The Digital Teachers Project: A Step towards Empowering Teachers for More Equitable Education.


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Kaplan G., Çağiltay K., Kara Aydemir A. G. , Çelik B., Tunga Y.

AERA (American Educational Research Association) 2022 , California, United States Of America, 21 April - 26 September 2022

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study aims to present preliminary findings of the Digital Teachers Project that is carried out with elementary schools teachers in Turkey, which is basically designed to develop and improve their digital literacy and competencies. This project aims to contribute to digital transformation in education by increasing and improving the digital competencies of teachers who have difficulties in using digital technologies in their classes, especially during the emergency remote education we are experiencing due to the pandemic. Designed based on, “learning by doing” approach, the project was highly appreciated by the teachers and completion rates and teachers’ satisfaction levels show that the ‘Digital Teachers’ Project offers a viable and sustainable model for in-service teacher education.