Teacher Technology Competencies
As the twenty-first century advances, the literate citizen's need to use computer technology to access and manage information continues to increase. Today's student must develop computer skills and proficiency in using a variety of technology tools. The development of these skills, as in other basic areas of knowledge, is the responsibility of the schools and teachers.
Dr. Paul Resta, Director of the Learning Technology Center, and Jenny Burson, former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction represented The University of Texas College of Education in a collaborative effort with the Austin Independent School District to ensure that teachers are prepared for this technology challenge. Along with Region Service Center XIII and Dallas and Leander ISD's, they established the Teacher Technology Competency Committee and developed a set of competency standards for current and future teachers. These standards identify the skills teacher's need in order to incorporate the use of technology into their curricula and to effectively teach technology skills to students. The committee conducted its work in 1996 and 1997.
The teaching of these competencies has been incorporated into the College's teacher preparation program and into various types of inservice teacher training throughout AISD.
View the Teacher Technology Competency Committee Report of October 7, 1997, which includes a listing of committee members and a detailed outline of the technology competencies by downloading the file from the link below. The file is viewable using Adobe Acrobat Reader on either a Macintosh or a PC. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you may download Acrobat FREE from Adobe.