Vermont Teachers Teaching with Technology - 2011 is an updated version of a web site originally created in 2000 as part of the University of Vermont's Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) grant. (Note: The original web site may be found at: http://www.uvm.edu/~slathem/vt3. Please note however that many links are currently out of date.)
This site is designed to contain information about Vermont teachers who are using educational technology in their classrooms to enhance, enrich, and improve student learning. Using case studies of Vermont teachers in elementary, middle, high school, and higher education, VT3 will provide stories of typical classroom teachers who will tell you about themselves, their schools, and how they use technology in teaching. In addition, VT3 provides links to many useful resources that support effective technology integration, with emphasis placed on student-centered learning, project-based learning, problem-based learning, and inquiry-based learning.
The 2011 version of VT3 contains some of the original case studies created between 2003-2005, but will feature over the coming years more recent stories about Vermont teachers. Graduate students enrolled in my course, Inquiry-based Learning and Technology are invited to publish case stories on this site. However, other contributors who'd like to submit stories about Vermont teachers who are modeling effective instructional pedagogy in their application of technology are also welcome. (Please contact Sandy Lathem for more information.)
VT3-2011 will also provide links to case studies of teachers outside Vermont and will also include high quality resources that can assist teachers to use educational technology to support academic rigor and higher order thinking skills for their students.
For more information or to submit comments or suggestions, please contact:
Sandra A. Lathem, Ed. D.
College of Education and Social Services
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont 05405