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Sam Littleford Presents at PAC-TE


Sam Littleford presents her poster

On October 29, 2015, Samantha Littleford, a graduate student in School Psychology at Marywood University, presented at the 44th Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE) Fall Conference: "Teaching from High Ground: Authenticity, Resiliency, and Ethics."  Working under the mentorship of Dr. Frank DeMatteo, Sam presented the poster, "Co-teaching and Instructional Technology Integration: Perceived Resistance to Technology Use" for teacher educators at the conference, held at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg, PA. 

Instructors who asked Sam questions about her poster were very knowledgeable about the technology aspect of the research and believed it was a very timely topic. They were surprised that, despite the abundance of technology and the desire to use it, the teacher candidates and co-op teachers did not use it in their instruction and lessons. Certainly more educators were inspired and empowered by Sam's presentation to address issues of technology resistance in teacher candidates and cooperative teachers. Congratulations, Sam, for your valuable contribution to the field of education!