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  1. 1. Reflections of Pedagogy Melanie Dunlop College of Southern Nevada
  2. 2. Pedagogy of Teaching <ul><li>“ Pedagogy ( IPA : /ˈpɛdəgoʊdʒi/), or paedagogy : the art or science of being a teacher . The term generally refers to strategies of instruction, or a style of instruction “ (Pedagogy). </li></ul><ul><li>Though this is the formal definition of pedagogy, each teacher applies their own personality, their experience, their current teaching position and the formal education to their pedagogy. This presentation will identify my systematic design </li></ul>
  3. 3. Odyssey’s Systematic Design Approach <ul><li>“ Instructional technology is just what it sounds like: using computers, CD-ROMs, interactive media, modems, satellites, teleconferencing, and other technological means to support learning” (Associates, 98-01). It cannot be denied that every time a new class at Odyssey is added to the curriculum, the first thought is, “How can it be taught online?” This proves that the instructional technology design approach is at the forefront of our curricular decisions. Odyssey has a limited offering of course word due to limitations of online curriculum and the Clark County School District acceptance of what gives students a justifiable online education. </li></ul>
  4. 4. My Systematic Design Approach <ul><li>Though I have spent more of my teaching career in the ‘traditional’ classroom, my most recent experience is in an online environment. Due to this, every lesson that I consider must include instructional technology. What other teachers in a traditional classroom take for granted, for me is a substantial consideration. Basic information in a text book must be sought after on the internet, or paid for in online text books. Communication of concepts must be clarified with audio recordings, tegrity recordings, youtube postings, e-mail and announcements. </li></ul>
  5. 5. My Design Process, Evidence <ul><li>Evidence in its broadest sense includes anything that is used to determine or demonstrate the truth of an assertion” (Wikipedia, 2007). When comparing the definition of ‘instructional technology’ it is almost an exact replication of my day as a teacher. I will be giving my evidence in the form of an example. I am going to teach a unit on Cnidaria. The first part of planning this lesson for me is to see what is available for online usage. I always try to use any information that has already been created before I begin manufacturing new information. This design theory integrates technology into the design framework of a lesson. This is the cornerstone of my position at Odyssey. </li></ul>
  6. 6. My example <ul><li>To see an example from last years unit, please ‘ click here ’, to view that lesson. Though my style may have changed, this is a good example of my ‘instructional technology’ design. You can see in this unit that I utilize the book, scanned copies of a coloring book, tegrity and a video as well as assessment that is completed with our online platform. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who is the Weakest Link? <ul><li>Weakest Link : Thought ‘instructional technology’ may be a good technique in an online environment, it often doesn’t translate as well to other teaching environments. There is a current movement at our school that seems to ‘over technology’ the students. Currently, even in the college environment, technology is not the primary source of education. It is true that students are extremely proficient in technology because, unlike me, at technology immigrant, my students are technology natives, but when a student attends college, lecture will be what they are mainly exposed to. Often, teachers at our school are meant to feel substandard if they do not blog, use Audacity or join a social network and so much more. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Strengths <ul><li>The strengths in choosing an instructional technology design are in the following video. Click here , to watch the video. I believe that I am helping digital students to have a digital school. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Finally <ul><li>When I look at instructional design, I believe that there are many characteristics of the teacher, the class, the school and the subject that need to be figured in when creating curriculum. Each year, this can change as new students enter a course. It is up to the educator to morph a class into the necessary curriculum. I choose to use instructional technology, but as my school changes, so may this philosophy. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bibliography (2007, May). Retrieved February 26, 2008, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence Associates, O. P. (98-01). Retrieved February 26, 2008, from funderstanding: http://www.funderstanding.com/instructional_technology.cfm Dunlop, M. (2007, January). Biology . Retrieved February 25, 2008, from Odyssey Biology Class: http://www.odysseyk12.org/HS/teachers/dunlop/biology/q3/01/index.html Pedagogy . (n.d.). Retrieved February 28, 2008, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedagogy#_note-0 Torres, M. (2008). Retrieved February 25, 2008, from teachertube: http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=b5c8973ade16764156be