As a culminating activity of the Master of Education program in Technology Facilitation students engage in a practicum that requires 90 contact hours in which they demonstrate how they have met each of the standards set forth by the International Society for Technology in Educatioin (ISTE). To do this, approximately 270 hours of preparation hours are logged as well.
This fall Lindsey Kearney, a teacher at Ballenger Creek Elementary, demonstrated meeting the ISTE Technology Facilitation standards in many ways, from providing web-based resources for her teaching colleagues, to participation on her school's technology planning committee, to offering individual technology assistance, to providing before and after school professional development sessions. Dr. Laura Corbin Frazier served as supervisor for Lindsey's practicum. In observing a before-school professional development session on Web 2.0 tools, Todays Meet and Kahoot, Dr. Frazier noted that Lindsey's session was so effective because she had collected survey data about professional development needs to aid her planning.