Staff development to provide intentional language teaching technology-rich K-8 multicultural classrooms

E. Carol Beckett, Keith Wetzel, Ines Marquez Chisholm, Ron Zambo, Ray Buss, Helen Padgett, Mia Kim Williams, Mary Odom

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Teams of pre-service and in-service elementary teachers attended workshops, learned technology applications, and designed curricular units that incorporated technology during staff development accomplished through a Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) U.S. Department of Education grant. Training focused on development of Units of Practice (UOP) with integration of technology, academic standards, and the ESL Standards for Pre-K-I2 Students (TESOL, 1997). Teacher teams infused strategies for culturally and linguistically diverse students to provide intentional language teaching for English language learners. Although the Practicum Plus Program was found to be effective, the authors noted difficulties encountered in recruiting participants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-30
Number of pages8
JournalComputers in the Schools
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2006


  • Language teaching
  • Multicultural classrooms
  • Practicum Plus Program
  • Pre- and in-service teachers
  • Professional development
  • Technology integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences


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