Practice my data collection skills (both qualitative and quantitative) related specifically to teacher integration of technology while facilitating the Northeastern Nevada STEM project during the 2012-2013 academic school year.
When presenting at the 2012 NCTE conference, record conversations, collect information/anecdotes related to teachers and their work to integrate technology. (Find out what kind of IRB work I need to do before this conference.)
Identify and plan to attend a national conference connected to my research interests.
Continue building background knowledge through further readings:
Preparing Teachers for a Changing World: What teachers should learn and be able to do sponsored by The National Academy of Education, Editors: Linda Darling-Hammond and John Bransford, 2005
National Academies report: Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills James W. Pellegrino and Margaret L. Hilton, Editors, 2012
The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity will determine our Future by Linda Darling-Hammond, 2010
Tom Guskey’s book about professional development as soon as it is released.
Long-Term General Planning:
Select Guidance Committee
Prepare Preliminary Portfolio
Spring 2013-Fall 2014:
Select Comprehensive exam topics
Select potential dissertation topics
Fall 2014 – Fall 2016: