K-12 Teacher Courses
Overview | Supporting Materials
Skill-Centered | Research-Centered | Integrated
The In-Service, classroom based, Teacher
Training Program, has been the core of the first phase
of AAM. The program began in January of 2000 and over 600
in-service teachers have been trained by this method. The
training includes a:
- Graduate-level, three-credit course
technology including a laptop computer for each
(not required in the syllabi presented here)
- Mentoring program
Regardless of the approach to teaching
the AAM classroom program, there
are many elements in common. The various agreements may
be edited to meet individual Partner needs.
An examination of lesson plans from the AAM Partners has identified three taxonomies.
Each approach results in an outcome that meets the goals of the AAM program,
but with a slightly different emphasis on additional learning.
Concentrates on developing technology skills related to using
American Memory primary resources and computer hardware and
software. This yields increased teacher computer skill proficiency
and utilization of American Memory resources to enhance teaching
and learning activities.
Concentrates predominantly on integrating American Memory
primary resources, research and teaching strategies related
to pedagogy and identifying proven teaching/learning methodologies.
This results in enhanced teaching skills levels and use of
American Memory resources to enhance teaching and learning
Concentrates on fundamentals of instructional technology,
identified to include pedagogy, proven methodologies, computer
technology skills, utilizing American Memory primary resources,
and focus on community-connectedness. This results in teachers
learning how to use comprehensive instructional design to
enhance teaching and learning experiences.
is a funded program, administered through the .
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