National Technology Leadership Summits
National Technology Leadership Summit IX
TPCK in the Context of Digital Video
The concept of technological pedagogical content knowledge recognizes the central role of content and pedagogy in uses of educational technology. This Summit took on the task of fleshing out the TPCK organizational framework in the context of digital video. Rather using video merely for the transmission of information, Summit participants considered innovative ways video can be used to enhance student learning of discrete concepts in the school curriculum. The Summit also addressed related issues of policy and practice.
National Technology Leadership Summit VIII
Open Educational Content
Open content refers to shared content that extends permission
to others for modification, adaptation, and reuse. Thousands of
educational resources are freely available on the Web. Yet, one
of the chief barriers to using these resources is the difficulty
of locating appropriate resources that address specific instructional
objectives. Two NTLS working groups considered examples of Web
strategies that are currently working well, as well as issues
that need to be addressed.
Another Summit working group followed up on the recommendations
of the previous Summit by considering ways to faciliate effective
research on technology and its impact on student learning. A fourth
working group continued its work on legislative and community
advocacy for technology and teacher preparation.
National Technology Leadership Summit VII
Research, Evidence, and Advocacy
NTLS VII was held again in Washington, DC, and focused on developing
a proactive approach to establishing a research agenda in educational
technology. Participants worked in task forces to address the
Key research questions in the core content disciplines.
Acceptable evidence in educational technology research.
Legislative advocacy for teacher preparation programs and
National Technology Leadership Summit VI
Bridging the Last Mile
in NTLS VI (September 2004) met at the Library of Congress in
Washington, DC, to address strategies for increasing student access
to technology learning tools. Strategies discussed included
Whole class strategies, such as the use of computer projectors
to facilitate student inquiry in classrooms with Internet
One-to-one computing strategies, placing a handheld or portable
computer in the hands of every learner.
National Technology Leadership Summit V
Digital Images in the School Curriculum
NTLS V in October 2003 educational leaders met at the National
Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, to address the topic of digital
images in the school curriculum. Participants included leaders
from national teacher educator assocations, as well as representatives
from Canon USA, Olympus USA, Texas Instruments, Key Curriculum
Press, and the Software Information Industry Association. Recommendations
developed at the Summit are published in the May 2004 issue of
Learning and Leading With Technology, along with articles
identifying innovative uses of digital images in the content areas
of science, mathematics, social studies, and English.
National Technology Leadership Summit IV
Open Resources in Education
November 2002 a group of educational leaders met in Bermuda for
NTLS IV. The topic of open source software in education was selected
as the issue for consideration at NTLS IV. The two dozen leaders
participating in NTLS IV included presidents and representatives
from national teacher educator associations, editors of educational
technology journals, executives from the corporate world, and
directors of educational foundations. These leaders were asked
to consider how the benefits of open source software that have
already proven invaluable in higher education and business might
be extended to K-12 education. Proceedings of the Summit are published
Issues in Technology and Teacher Education.
National Technology Leadership Summit 2002
Grand Challenges: Preparing for the Technological Tipping Point
National Technology Leadership Summit was underwritten by the
U.S. Department of Education through a PT3 Catalyst grant. Representatives
from the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science,
the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, the College
and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the
Social Studies, the Conference on English Education within the
National Council of Teachers of English, the Society for Information
Technology and Teacher Education, and the International Society
for Technology in Education met in Charlottesville, Virginia,
in March 2002. The task force developed seven conclusions pertaining
to ubiquitous computing, which were published in the May 2002
issue of Learning and Leading With Technology.
National Technology Leadership Retreat II
The second National Technology Leadership Retreat (NTLR 2001)
was held in March 2001 in Orlando, Florida, to continue the dialog
between teacher educator associations and their related teacher
associations. Thirteen organizations were represented at this
retreat. In addition to various presidents, board members, and
executive directors of teacher educator and teacher associations,
participants included members of some associations' technology
committees and the content area editors of the CITE Journal. Participants
met in groups with colleagues from their content area to discuss
issues and questions surrounding technology use in teacher preparation.
They then collaborated with their teacher educator association
leaders to propose action plans for bringing technology to the
forefront as an issue in their organizations.
National Technology Leadership Retreat
The first National Technology Leadership Retreat was held in Reston,
Virginia, on September 29-30, 2000. The objectives of the leadership
retreats were: (1) review and discuss draft content area guidelines
for the preparation of science, mathematics, English and social
studies teachers that were developed by representatives from each
teacher education association; and (2) to secure informal input
and to plan formal mechanisms for feedback to extend and continue
the dialog initiated at the retreat.