Technology in
Professional
Development:
«TechKnowLogia»
Aslı Lidice Gokturk asli.saglam@ozyegin.edu.tr
http://aslisaglam.e...
TEACHER KNOWLEDGE
Think about factors that make up
our knowledge.
You may have more than one
answer but prioritise...
T...
Nature of teachers’ knowledge & learning
(Fisher et.al. 2006)
How do teachers know?
 Shulman and Shulman’s Model (2004)
 Vision
 Motivation
 Capability
 Understanding
 Practice
...
What do teachers know?
Shulman’s Categorization(1987)
 Content knowledge
 General Pedagogical knowledge
 Curriculum kno...
EFFECT OF TECHNOLOGY??
 How do you think technology affects teacher
knowledge?
VOXOPOP (an online
message board)
Do you use web tools in your teaching?
How did you learn about them? Did you receive any...
Effect of Technology : Brief description of constructs in the
'TPACK framework from Mishra and Koehler (2006) in Graham,
2...
What do teachers know?
A technological pedagogical content knowledge scale
(Yurdakul et.al. 2012)
The purpose of this section is to gather inform...
TPACK is:
Knowing how to present the subject matter with technology in
pedagocially sound ways
So & Kim, 2009
A teacher’s ...
INTERACTION BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL
TECH & TEACHER DEVELOPMENT
 The “new” models of staff development
 study groups,
 teach...
INTERACTION BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL TECH &
TEACHER DEVELOPMENT
 Other promising adult learning
environments include
 exchang...
Clusters of Purposeful Activity with Digital
Technologies in Professional Development
 Knowledge Building
 Distributed C...
Knowledge building: http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/
You can start your own blog 
blogging and copyrights issues
...and reflect your intake; A personal Example
OR you can start a class blog
Spice up your class with a blog;
 Input from teacher challange; how to embed media
 Hands on experience in my class blog;
Are you familiar with these?
 CoP
 WIA
 Web 2.0 tools
 EVO
 Worldbridges
 Secondlife
 Virtual round table
WEBHEADS
Online Community of Practice of Teachers and Educators
Practicing Peace and Professional Development through Web ...
HOW DOES WEBHEADS WORK?
COMMUNICATION PLATFORM : Yahoo
 Participants send messages about various issues,
 ask for help,
...
Webheadsinaction.org
TESOL CALL Interest Section
Electronic Village Online (EVO) Sessions
more social scaffolding:
collaborative spirit of WIA
...
An example; a course on digital story telling
 Syllabus:
http://digitalstorytelling4kids.pbworks.com/w/page/
45606035/Syl...
http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/
Resources about the effective integration
of technology with ELT teachers
Virtual Round Table E-Conference
http://www.virtual-round-table.com/page/vrtwebconprogram
an annual web conference for lan...
http://www.scoop.it/t/learning-technology
& explore Web 2.0 Tools
http://quickshout.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/on-surface-of-it-just-
word-looks-just.html
TEACHING ENGLISH
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/asligokturk/wikis-
working-interactively-a-kool-way-i-nternet
TEACHING ENGLISH
Facebook Groups
 Free on-line videos for teacher training: Blogging
http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/newBlogger/i
nde...
TechknowLogia
Try out
on-line
journals
Facebook Groups;
Back to effect of technology
PLN PATHS
http://davidwarlick.com/images/manypaths-20090725-074436.jpg
Back to teacher knowledge& learning;
«being ready, willing and able»
In conclusion, considering the examples,
How can digi...
ARIOĞUL, S. (2007). UNDERSTANDING FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS’ PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE: WHAT’S THE
ROLE OF PRIOR LANGUAGE LEARNI...
MILES, M.B. & HUBERMAN, A.M. (1994). QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS, THOUSAND OAKS, CA:
SAGE.
SHAVELSON, R.J AND STERN, P. (198...
Thank you :)
Aslı Sağlam
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  1. 1. Technology in Professional Development: «TechKnowLogia» Aslı Lidice Gokturk asli.saglam@ozyegin.edu.tr http://aslisaglam.edublogs.org 27.05.2012
  2. 2. TEACHER KNOWLEDGE Think about factors that make up our knowledge. You may have more than one answer but prioritise... Tell us the most important one 
  3. 3. Nature of teachers’ knowledge & learning (Fisher et.al. 2006)
  4. 4. How do teachers know?  Shulman and Shulman’s Model (2004)  Vision  Motivation  Capability  Understanding  Practice  Reflection  Community = «being ready, willing and able» (Fisher et. al. 2006; Chen, 2012)
  5. 5. What do teachers know? Shulman’s Categorization(1987)  Content knowledge  General Pedagogical knowledge  Curriculum knowledge  Pedagogical content knowledge  Knowledge of learners & their characteristics  Knowledge of educational contexts  Knowledge of educational purposes, values and aims
  6. 6. EFFECT OF TECHNOLOGY??  How do you think technology affects teacher knowledge?
  7. 7. VOXOPOP (an online message board) Do you use web tools in your teaching? How did you learn about them? Did you receive any training? Pre-service? In-service? Others???  http://www.voxopop.com/topic/cb455b6f-5f81-4bf7-ba6e- cd91b9842b41
  8. 8. Effect of Technology : Brief description of constructs in the 'TPACK framework from Mishra and Koehler (2006) in Graham, 2011. Technological knowledge knowledge of operating systems and computer hardware, and the ability to use standard sets of software tools such as word processors, spreadsheets, browsers,...etc.) Technological pedagogical knowledge knowledge of how teaching might change as the result of using particular technologies Technological Content Knowledge knowledge about how technology and content are related. Technological pedagogical content knowledge TPCK the basis of good teaching with technology • teach content • how technology can help readress some of the problems that students face • knowledge of students’ prior knowledge • and knowledge of how technologies can be used to build on existing knowledge and to develop new methods or strengthen old ones.” (p. 1029)
  9. 9. What do teachers know?
  10. 10. A technological pedagogical content knowledge scale (Yurdakul et.al. 2012) The purpose of this section is to gather information about combining technology, pedagogy and content knowledge in the teaching and learning process. For each item choose only one option that best describes you. Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agreeor Disagree Agree Strongly agree 1 I can use technology to develop activities based on students needs to enrich the teaching and learning process. 2 I can implement effective classroom management in the teaching and learning process in which technology is used. 3 I can use technology for implementing educational activities such as homework, projects, etc. 4 I can use technology based communication tools ( blog, froum, chat, e-mail, etc. ) in the teaching process. 5 I can use innovative technologies ( facebook, blogs, twitter, podcastingi etc.) to support the teaching and learning process. 6 I can use technology to update my knowledge and skilss in the area that I will teach. 7 I can troubleshoot problems that could be encountered with online educational environments ( Moodle, Web CT, etc) 8 I can use technology in every phase of the teaching and learning process by considering the copyright issues(e.g. licence) Ican become a leader in spreading the use of technological innovations in my future teaching community.
  11. 11. TPACK is: Knowing how to present the subject matter with technology in pedagocially sound ways So & Kim, 2009 A teacher’s knowledge of how to coordinate and combine the use of subject-specific activities and topic-specific activities using emerging technologies to facilitate student learning Cox&Graham ,2009 TPACK is not simply: ....adding technology to existing teaching and content... Yurdakul et al,2011
  12. 12. INTERACTION BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL TECH & TEACHER DEVELOPMENT  The “new” models of staff development  study groups,  teacher networks,  mentoring relationships,  committee or task force,  internship,  individual research project,  or teacher resource center  (Alberta Commission on Learning, 2006; Birman et al., 2000; Sikora & Alexander, 2004).
  13. 13. INTERACTION BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL TECH & TEACHER DEVELOPMENT  Other promising adult learning environments include  exchange of information,  collaborative work,  critical thinking,  active/exploratory/inquiry-based learning, informed decision- making,  and authentic, real-world context (ISTE &Thomas, 2007).
  14. 14. Clusters of Purposeful Activity with Digital Technologies in Professional Development  Knowledge Building  Distributed Cognition  Community and Communication  Engagement
  15. 15. Knowledge building: http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/
  16. 16. You can start your own blog 
  17. 17. blogging and copyrights issues
  18. 18. ...and reflect your intake; A personal Example
  19. 19. OR you can start a class blog
  20. 20. Spice up your class with a blog;
  21. 21.  Input from teacher challange; how to embed media  Hands on experience in my class blog;
  22. 22. Are you familiar with these?  CoP  WIA  Web 2.0 tools  EVO  Worldbridges  Secondlife  Virtual round table
  23. 23. WEBHEADS Online Community of Practice of Teachers and Educators Practicing Peace and Professional Development through Web 2.0 and Computer Mediated Communication
  24. 24. HOW DOES WEBHEADS WORK? COMMUNICATION PLATFORM : Yahoo  Participants send messages about various issues,  ask for help,  respond to each other’s questions &  even share important events in their lives Webheads meet online (live) on a regular basis ( each Sunday via Wiki) http:// learning2gether.pbworks.com  explore the latest communications technologies,  brainstorm on how to adapt Web 2.0 & Social networking tools.
  25. 25. Webheadsinaction.org
  26. 26. TESOL CALL Interest Section Electronic Village Online (EVO) Sessions more social scaffolding: collaborative spirit of WIA EVO &WORLDBRIDGES online discussions &workshops varying from simple discussions to virtual hands-on workshops, discussion of an issue in the field of teaching language to experiments with and pedagogy of new technology tools  Provides invaluable service to teachers all over the globe,  Brings the convention to those who cannot travel..  The sessions are again free and open to all interested parties.
  27. 27. An example; a course on digital story telling  Syllabus: http://digitalstorytelling4kids.pbworks.com/w/page/ 45606035/Syllabus%29  Tasks: http://digitalstorytelling4kids.pbworks.com/w/pag e/47970204/Week1
  28. 28. http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/ Resources about the effective integration of technology with ELT teachers
  29. 29. Virtual Round Table E-Conference http://www.virtual-round-table.com/page/vrtwebconprogram an annual web conference for language learning Technologies Virtual Round Table E-Conference http://www.virtual-round-table.com
  30. 30. http://www.scoop.it/t/learning-technology
  31. 31. & explore Web 2.0 Tools http://quickshout.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/on-surface-of-it-just- word-looks-just.html
  32. 32. TEACHING ENGLISH http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/asligokturk/wikis- working-interactively-a-kool-way-i-nternet
  33. 33. TEACHING ENGLISH
  34. 34. Facebook Groups  Free on-line videos for teacher training: Blogging http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/newBlogger/i ndex.html  Elecronic Village Online; Mentoring http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/48514837 /Mentoring2012
  35. 35. TechknowLogia Try out on-line journals
  36. 36. Facebook Groups;
  37. 37. Back to effect of technology
  38. 38. PLN PATHS http://davidwarlick.com/images/manypaths-20090725-074436.jpg
  39. 39. Back to teacher knowledge& learning; «being ready, willing and able» In conclusion, considering the examples, How can digital technologies support; 1) the development of teachers’ vision for education? 2) teachers’ motivation to learn and develop their practice? 3) teachers’ professional knowledge, understanding and practice? 4) teachers' reflection? 5) teachers’ learning in the community?
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  42. 42. Thank you :) Aslı Sağlam
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