Teacher Prep Programs Increasingly Focusing On Technology Literacy

Education Week (1/29, Flanigan) reports that the teacher training program at Clemson University is illustrative of a “shift underway at some teacher colleges that are working to revamp their programs to improve the technology literacy of future educators,” noting that given the rise of digital technology, some observers see teachers’ lack of proficiency as “a major shortcoming in the profession.” Moreover, observers have expressed concerns about “whether schools of education are providing future teachers with the skills they need to address blended learning, and whether they’re using digital tools to improve instruction.”