Teaching, Technology and Restructuring Partnership

Teaching, Technology and Restructuring Partnership

San Diego State University - O'Farrell Community School - Morse High School

The Teaching, Technology and Restructuring Partnership (T2ARP) credential program is based at O'Farrell Community School, a nationally recognized, innovative middle school, designed to meet the needs of early adolescents from diverse cultural, linguistic and ethnic backgrounds, and at Morse High School, a technology-rich school with a strong school-to-career curricular focus. The program began in the Fall of 1993 and provides in-depth practice in areas such as educational technology, interdisciplinary teaching, and curriculum and instruction for diverse learners. Participants have the opportunity to experience the the new roles required of teachers in a restructuring environment, including those of teacher-as-facilitator, -advisor and -guide.

T2ARP is also unusual in that it crosses traditional departmental lines. It is co-directed by Dr. Nancy Farnan of the School of Teacher Education, and Dr. Bernie Dodge of the Department of Educational Technology.

In 1996-7, the student teachers participating in the T2ARP program are:

Paul Abrahamson, Social Science
Jason Askegreen, Physical Education
Ellen Bergan, Social Science
Nathan Bland, Social Science

Jacqueline Bonventre, Math
Helena Cho, Math
Laura Grady, English
Mark Hoskisson, English

Kent Hudson, Social Science
Cedric Logan, Physical Education
Timothy McMahon, Math
Russ Nielsen, Business

Jennifer Norum, Life Science
Pamela Skalicky, English
Mark Sovitsky, Math
Jeffrey Swartwood, English

Kendra Tutunjian, English
Tracy Vaden, Social Science
Michael Wells, Life Science
Liz Wong, Social Science
Roy Youngs, Math

Before they began their student teaching, this year's class collaborated on Expedition to Encanto, a field research report about the community that surrounds O'Farrell and Morse. This Spring they will elaborate on that activity by adding research and reflections based on their experience since last August.

You can also look at the 1994-95 or 1995-96 T2ARP student teachers.

Last updated March 14, 1997.