The initiative was launched in collaboration with the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to support teacher prep programs in deepening the expertise of preservice teacher candidates when it comes to the use of technology to increase equity and impact of learning.
This pledge challenges EPPs to apply the frameworks to transform learning and accelerate equitable use of technology.
Teacher preparation programs that sign the EPPs for Digital Equity and Transformation Pledge commitment to:
- Prepare teachers to thrive in digital learning environments.
- Prepare teachers to use technology to pursue ongoing professional learning.
- Prepare teachers to leverage established frameworks to accelerate digital learning.
- Continuously improve expertise among faculty in modeling technology for learning.
- Collaborate with k-12 district leaders to identify digital teaching competencies.
Signing the pledge also allows an organization to join other leading EPPs in the Digital Equity and Transformation Network. Members of the network collaborate to build on the capacity of their faculty, update their curriculum to accelerate digital learning, and ensure candidates have the experience to use technology effectively for teaching and learning.
Organizations that have signed the pledge includes: American InterContinental University, Arkansas Tech University, Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, California State University Dominguez Hills, Eastern Michigan University, Fairfield University, Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development, Johns Hopkins School of Education, Kennesaw State University School of Instructional Technology and Innovation, Mount St. Joseph University, New Paltz State University of New York, Nicholls State University, Northern Michigan University, St. Francis College, St. John’s University The School of Education, University of Central Arkansas College of Education, University of Charleston, University of Maryland Global Campus, University of Michigan-Dearborn, University of Wyoming College of Education School of Teacher Education, USC Rossier School of Education, and Utah Valley University School of Education.
Learn more about the Educator Preparation Programs for Digital Equity and Transformation Pledge here.
Material from a press release was used in this report.
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