Technology Initiatives

Technology Initiatives

The Technology Initiatives Team collaborates with local, national, and international organizations, as well as Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College faculty, staff, and students on innovative technology initiatives. Our team supports the exploration, implementation, and infusion of emerging technologies to prepare our community for the tools and technologies of the future and make meaningful partnerships with external organizations that share in the vision of MLFTC.

Website Development

In addition to maintaining the college web presence on, we assist faculty and staff with using digital technologies to harness the power of the internet to communicate story, mobilize knowledge, curate content, promote scholarship and represent the college.

IgnitEd Labs

The IgnitED Labs are open, hands-on, learner-centered creative spaces where users can explore and play with new and emerging technologies that can serve a role in teaching and learning. The IgnitED Labs were designed to go beyond the scope of traditional computer labs and provide students opportunities to create knowledge and skill sets through emerging technologies. These innovative spaces allow for users to create and tweak, tinker and play, and ultimately improve the learner experience through their discoveries.


Technology Initiatives is focused on:

  1. Educational Technology Initiatives: technology infusion within the MLFTC teacher preparation, development and implementation of forward thinking IgnitED Labs showcasing the latest emerging technology.

  2. Development of external partnerships: collaborating with external organizations on technology initiatives related to ASU and the MLFTC.

  3. Increase faculty scholarly visibility through support in curation of their scholarly work.

  4. Provide consultation for creating and expanding faculty online presence.


ASU and DCU Technology Collaboration

The Technology Initiatives team and colleagues from the DCU Institute of Education are working on a collection of collaborative projects focused on exploring a new frontier of technology in education. We are working to envision what the "Diamond Age" of technology would look like in the schools of tomorrow. Project status: ongoing.

Madison Meadows Middle School: Creative Use of Technolgy

As part of the Madison Meadows Middle School project, the Technology Initiatives team is conducting a series of workshops with the goal to create a unified, transformative, compelling, aesthetic experience for teachers over the current year grounded in the creative use of technology for teaching and learning in the disciplines.  Core to the foundation of the workshops are the tenets: learning by design, innovative use of technology, and development of learning communities.

SVP Ed Pitch Contest and #EducateAZ

The Technology Initiatives team is working to support the first Ed Pitch contest from Social Venture Partners (SVP) Arizona.  Ed Pitch is an open contest for Arizona college students to pitch their innovative ideas to enhance the k-12 education experience in Arizona with a grand prize of $50,000.
Project status: ongoing