A Research-Practice Partnership about K12 Technology Integration: Technology as a Catalyst for Teacher Learning through Failure and Creative Risk-Taking

Cassandra Scharber, Lana Peterson, Katie Baskin, Jessica Cabeen, Derik Gustafson, John Alberts

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Abstract

Our contribution to this issue features a K12 school district + university partnership related to technology integration, and explores the connections between technology, teacher learning, creative risk taking, and failure. Austin Public Schools (APS) and the LT Media Lab (LTML) have been engaged in a research-practice partnership (RPP) for seven years to support technology integration across the district. Through four cases, this article explores the role of technology and failure in influencing teachers’ learning and creativity related to technology integration practices. These cases illustrate how technology is the catalyst for teachers’ learning through creative risk-taking within different school contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)626-635
Number of pages10
JournalTechTrends
Volume65
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 26 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This manuscript and the research-practice partnership it describes upholds ethical standards. Funding sources: The partnership described in this manuscript is funded by a local foundation in the city where the school district resides. This partnership has been in place for seven years. There are no potential conflicts of interest (financial or non-financial) present. This manuscript is descriptive of a partnership and does not outline a research study. It was written in collaboration with the research partners themselves. There is an IRB in place for research involving human participants within this partnership; survey responses used in this manuscript are from participants who consented to participate in research. This manuscript, partnership, and research do not include animals.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, Association for Educational Communications & Technology.

Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Design case
  • Failure
  • K12 technology integration
  • RPP

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