Special Strand Featuring:
PT3 Presentations

(Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers
to Use Technology)
 

 SITE 2006 Conference (March 20-24)
Orlando, Florida

The PT3 Grantees Meeting will be held in conjunction with SITE 2006.  The U.S. Dept. of Education will be in contact with PT3 Grantees concerning this meeting.

PT3 Grantee Meeting at SITE 2006 Announcement

              (For 2003 PT3 grantees & interested former PT3 grantees)

The PT3 2006 Grantees' Meeting will be held at SITE on Sunday March 19. Meetings will be held with U.S. Department of Education Staff on March 19 and participants are encouraged to attend PT3 concurrent sessions at SITE on March 20-23.

The 2003 grantees are required to send three project staff to the meeting (project director, another key staff person, and evaluator). Past PT3 grantees, and friends of the PT3 community, are more than welcome to attend.

 

Tentative Agenda:
9:00-9:15 AM . . . . . . . . . Welcome
9:15-10:45 AM . . . . . . .   Grants Policy Oversight Staff Presentation
10:45 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . Morning Break
11:00 AM -12:00 NOON . .First Panel (PT3 Participants)
12:15-1:45 PM . . . . . . . . Lunch with Speaker
2:00-3:00 PM . . . . . . . . . Second Panel (PT3 Participants)
3:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . Afternoon Break
3:15-3:45 PM . . . . . . . . . PT3 Grant Administration
3:45-4:45 PM . . . . . . . . . Third Panel (PT3 Participants)
6:00-8:00 PM . . . . . . . . . Reception/PT3 Poster Presentations

 
PT3 Panel Topics—Evaluation, Dissemination, Sustainability. An overall theme of the PT3 presentations will be future
 impact after the termination of PT3 grant funds.
 
This is a great opportunity to share project activities with other PT3 colleagues and teacher educators. The link to register for the conference and to obtain information on a proposal submission is http://www.aace.org/conf/SITE/.

 


Background

 

Preparing future teachers to use technology effectively to improve learning is a major challenge facing our nation’s schools of education. Over the next decade about 2.2 million teachers must be recruited to replace retiring teachers and to accommodate student population increases. If our information technology investments are to pay off in improved education, these future teachers must be technology-proficient educators who know how to use these modern learning tools to help students meet high standards. 

 

The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) is working closely with the U.S. Department of Education and with the teacher education professional associations in core subject areas such as Mathematics Education, Science Education, English Education, and Social Studies Education.  


This annual SITE International Conference will feature PT3 initiatives.  In addition, a special strand of more than 100 PT3 related presentations are expected.

 

PT3 recipients are encouraged to submit proposals for SITE 2006.  PT3 sessions will enable presenters to demonstrate and discuss research, development and applications in progress, to gain feedback and to establish connections with those engaged in similar activities.