Next Steps: 


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:

 

21st Century Skills Rethinking How Students Learn Edited by James A. Bellanca & Ron Brandt, 2010

 

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:

 

Spring 2013:

            Select Guidance Committee

            Prepare Preliminary Portfolio

Spring 2013-Fall 2014:

            Practicum

            Select Comprehensive exam topics

Spring 2014:

            Select potential dissertation topics

Fall 2014 – Fall 2016:

            Dissertation work

Spring 2017:

            Defend Dissertation