Lesson Plans from the APT3 Project
From 2000 through 2003, UMD's Arrowhead "Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology" (APT3) Project was part of the national Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) Program. In APT3, UMD faculty, in-service teachers and pre-service teachers (UMD Education students) worked together to integrate technology into teaching, at the university and in K-12 schools.
APT3 established 18 collaboratories - unique social structures composed of cooperating teachers, university faculty and preservice teachers. Collaboratories planned for and integrated technology into existing pre-kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum by asking two key questions:
- What do students need to learn?
- How can technology support their learning?
The APT3 project increased interagency collaboration, cultural understanding and digital equity. It also increased teacher ability to use technology effectively for communication, productivity, learning and teaching. It also generated: