Achieving Technological Literacy in Arizona Students and Teachers (ATLAST)

The design of ATLAST training is based on recent technological literacy research and proven best practices for teacher preparation and professional development. They include maximizing hands-on work and guided experience while minimizing "talking head" presentation; ongoing collaborative engagement with other teachers and students; provision of modeling to increase perceptions of self efficacy relative to the use of computer tools; and teacher competencies for using instructional technology.