An internship experience in educational leadership at Pyne Poynt Family School

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Brooks, Patricia A.
Educational Leadership
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This study is intended to focus attention on the need for technological training for educators. Teachers do not have the necessary technological skills to effectively impact on student learning. Participants of the study were surveyed and interviewed. All those surveyed were teachers at the school where the intern was assigned. Teaching experience ranged from first year teacher to 30 year teacher. Of the 48 questionnaires distributed, 22 were returned. Results provided information for the intern to determine staff training needs relative to curriculum, past computer knowledge and Internet experience, attitude toward technology, and barriers hindering technology use.Data collected supported the fact that the majority of teachers felt unprepared to use computers as instructional tools, and few teacher training programs were preparing educators to effectively use the Internet to enrich their classrooms and contribute to their own personal development.