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NESTT Learning Labs

The NESTT Learning Labs were established in the Fall 2017 to address the need to prepare both faculty and teacher education candidates to utilize technology within their instructional practices. NESTT is an acronym for New and Emerging Support for Teaching with Technology. In order to reach this objective, the NESTT Learning Labs established five goals to guide our work.

  • To ENGAGE faculty and candidates around ideas for the adoption and integration of technology within their instructional practices.
  • To PROVIDE safe spaces to be curious, creative, and inquisitive with technology.
  • To SUPPORT faculty in redesign of courses, assignments, and projects to take advantage of how different technologies can support student learning.
  • To EMPOWER both faculty and candidates to utilize & use various technologies themselves instead of being dependent on others.
  • To MODEL pedagogies and practices that support learning. NESTT staff reflect on and practice technology coaching and mentoring models to support their own professional development
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IMEP Summer STEM Technology Summit

The Indiana Migrant Education S.T.E.M. Technology Summit is a partnership between the Indiana Department of Education Migrant Education Program and Ball State University Teachers College Educational Technology Program.

Goals for the summit are to engage students in problem solving activities where they develop communication, teamwork, and leadership skills.

Students will do this while they explore math, science, & engineering concepts, through different technologies and create various projects that demonstrate what they’ve learned.

The summit hopes to demonstrate the power of creative thinking with technology in our changing world, and to provide a doorway to the future of what is possible through education.

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Schools in the Context of Community

The Schools Within the Context of Community Program is an immersive, 18-credit semester, which emphasizes that knowledge about the communities as an essential ingredient to being a good teacher.

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Professional Development Differentiated and Digitized

The Professional Development Differentiated and Digitized (PD3) Immersive learning program is a 9 credit hour experience where candidates partner with an area school district to aid iin the implementation of a new learning management system. Candidates also developed a 4 week STEM program for a 1st - 3rd grade after school program. Throughout the experience, candidates are critically examining the technology integration and adoption process, working closely with existing school teachers, and modeling instructional strategies for meaningful technology use within K12 instructional contexts.

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Technology Mentoring

Undergraduate students work with area teachers to support the teachers' learning, integration, and adoption of technology within their instructional contexts. BSU students develop professional relationships, and gain valuable knowledge about curriculum planning and technology integration within diverse instructional contexts.

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Emerging Technology

Students explore a variety of emerging technologies These technologies provide opportunities for teachers and students to collaborate, create, problem solve, and consider how these technologies my be utilized within k12 instructional contexts.