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Enhancing Teacher Perspectives: Technology in Elementary Schools

Dr Robin Wright Fromherz, Linda Tamura.

How does technology fit in your teaching world? This presentation will encourage participants to examine their levels of technology based on their current classroom practices. A brief look at current research and the completion of a technology survey will lay the groundwork for introducing the Bledsoe Taxonomy of Technology Practices. Educators will assess their use of technology, based on the taxonomy model, and identify goals for professional development. This session will be highly interactive and involve a demonstration of intriguing classroom strategies. Handouts and ideas for classroom applications will be included.


Dr Robin Wright Fromherz  (United States)
Assist Professor
School of Education
Willamette University

Linda Tamura  (United States)
Professor of Education
School of Education
Willamette University, Salem, OR, USA

I am a Professor of Education at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and formerly the Director of Teacher Education at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, USA. For three years (1994-7) I served as Secretary and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE). In 2001 I co-edited "Turning Points in Teaching: Narrative Reflection on Professional Practice," a special issue of the Willamette Journal of the Liberal Arts, with Prof. Fromherz and another colleague. I've given numerous presentations and have published a book, curriculum guide and articles, focusing primarily on oral histories of Japanese Americans and issues of classroom diversity.

  • Technology
  • Taxonomy
  • Survey
  • Interaction
  • Research
  • Demonstration
  • Professional development
  • Classroom applications

(Virtual Presentation, English)