Teaching for Understanding with Technology Brian Mellott 10 September 2008
Introduction <ul><li>What is Teaching for Understanding? </li></ul><ul><li>What are New Technologies? </li></ul><ul><li>Ho...
Teaching for Understanding <ul><li>Developed at Harvard Graduate School of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible framework ...
What is Understanding? <ul><li>“Flexible performance capability” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of concepts </li></ul></u...
Teaching for Understanding <ul><li>Asks five leading questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which topics to understand? </li></u...
Implementation <ul><li>Build a bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Take it slow </li></ul><ul><li>Assess the usage of technology </li...
Activity <ul><li>Go to the associated wikispace:  ITEC 545 Chapter Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>After linking to the cur...
Using New Technologies <ul><li>Enhance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Not part of the teacher’s toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Shou...
Activity <ul><li>Teaching for Understanding can focus on the curriculum  or  on the technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to th...
Wrapping Up <ul><li>Do you know what Teaching for Understanding is? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what New Technologies ar...
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Summary of Chapters 1 & 2 of Martha Wiske's TEACHING FOR UNDERSTANDING WITH TECHNOLOGY. For supporting information, see http://mellott.wikispaces.com/ITEC+545+Chapter+Presentation

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Teaching for Understanding with Technology

  1. 1. Teaching for Understanding with Technology Brian Mellott 10 September 2008
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>What is Teaching for Understanding? </li></ul><ul><li>What are New Technologies? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I implement these ideas into my classroom? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Teaching for Understanding <ul><li>Developed at Harvard Graduate School of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible framework for rethinking pedagogy, including the integration of technology </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Understanding? <ul><li>“Flexible performance capability” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methods of reasoning and inquiry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purposes of learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forms of expression </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Teaching for Understanding <ul><li>Asks five leading questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which topics to understand? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What to understand about the topics? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to develop and demonstrate understanding? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to assess learning? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to learn together? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Implementation <ul><li>Build a bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Take it slow </li></ul><ul><li>Assess the usage of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul>
  7. 7. Activity <ul><li>Go to the associated wikispace: ITEC 545 Chapter Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>After linking to the curriculum maps (or using maps from your own school system), develop three examples of how to incorporate the features of Teaching for Understanding. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Using New Technologies <ul><li>Enhance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Not part of the teacher’s toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Should involve meaningful work </li></ul>
  9. 9. Activity <ul><li>Teaching for Understanding can focus on the curriculum or on the technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the associated wikispace: ITEC 545 Chapter Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Find three ways to incorporate technology using Teaching for Understanding. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Wrapping Up <ul><li>Do you know what Teaching for Understanding is? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what New Technologies are? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know how to implement these ideas into your classroom? </li></ul>

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