The Towson University College of Education was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the ASCD for its leadership in the innovative use of technology to support the learning of pre-service teachers.
The Towson University College of Education was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) at a Teacher Preparation Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C. TU was selected because of its leadership in the innovative use of technology to support the learning of pre-service teachers.
“America’s pre-service teachers must be prepared to use technology effectively in the classroom,” said Joseph South, director of the ED Office of Educational Technology. “We are excited by the innovations we’re seeing at Towson University to ensure their pre-service teachers have opportunities to actively use technology to support learning and teaching through creation, collaboration, and problem solving.”
The summit brought together researchers, schools of education, district leaders, accreditors, and support organizations to advance four goals for educational technology in teacher preparation programs outlined in the 2016 National Education Technology Plan - Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education.
As the premier teacher education institution in Maryland, TU has a more than 150-year tradition of preparing classroom teachers, education specialists and school leaders. The College of Education’s academic and research initiatives provide students with experiences as technology integration leaders. TU’s faculty members are recognized for their research and leadership and have an extraordinary commitment to improving the field of education.
“We were honored to attend and present at the 2016 Teacher Preparation Innovation Summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and ASCD,” Mullen said. “The summit was an opportunity to join educators across the country who are on the leading edge of innovation and educator preparation."