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The 21st Century TeacherThe transition of yesterday‟straditional teachers to today‟smodern teacher.
Yesterday’s School Teacher1800s1. Teachers did not have any formal training until introducing Normal Schools in 1823 and by 1870 all states had free public schools2. The primary goals of education were learning the 3 Rs and more concern for a teachers behavior than their pedagogy3. Students did not attend Image: Wikipedia school for very long.
Yesterday’s School Teacher1900s1. The 3 Rs expanded to the 7 Cardinal Principals.2. Attendance was compulsory until age 163. Cultural and ethnic diverse students were introduced into public schools4. Bachelors degree was required by mid-century, and were expected to know pedagogy5. Organizations for teachers (NEA, AFT) became important as 1915 class picture, Ohio teaching transitioned into Image: Wikipedia a “profession”
TODAY: Some changes in the classroom Before1. Monocultural (Melting Pot)2. Only English3. Only 1 place to teach class4. Teacher was transmiter of information5. Education for the “masses”
TODAY: Some changes in the classroom Today 1. Multicultural (salad bowl) 2. ELLs 3. Multiple places to teach class 4. Teacher now “facilitates” information. 5. Individualized Education PlansWhat today’s class looks like Source: Google
Teaching Delivery Models Industrialist vs. ConstructionistIndustrialist Contructionist1. Separate Subjects 1. Integrated subjects2. T. distributes 2. T. guides learning knowledge experience3. Passive student role 3. Active student role4. No student part. In 4. Students participate planning in planning5. Memory and drills 5. Leaning by discovery
Why have we shifted from and industrial to astudent centered approach? Some ideas…. Students have more access to information: The teacher is no longer the transmits information, they „facilitate‟ it. Students are more diverse: they have different mentalities and learning styles Research shows student cooperation can increase performance: collaboration is key to cultural tolerance Students want to learn more: they challenge authority and question things more in search for truth and justice
Do learners today have a different expectation of HOW they want to learn?Today‟s students1. Students want to participate in their learning, not just receive instruction.2. They want collaborative and digital ways to acquire knowledge3. They want to manage their own time.4. They want relevant content and material, they want to apply what they learn in school to their lives.5. They want to celebrate their individuality together through their differences, ideas and perspectives.
What aspects of students are NOTdifferent?1. They still want role models that authentically care for them2. They still want to be noticed and recognized, whatever they may be.3. They still want to be loved and accepted by the people in their lives.
National Educational Technology Plan Transforming American EducationThis plan calls for 5 Educational goals:applying theAdvanced 1. Learningtechnologies used in 2. Assessmentsour daily 3. Teachingpersonal and 4. Infrastructureprofessional lives to 5. Productivityour entire educationSystem. http://www.ed.gov/technol ogy/netp-2010
Today’s School Teacher Teachers Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity Don‟t be afraid to be creative and innovate! Show your students they can too. Use real-world situations and digital tools to engage students in authentic problem solving Learn from and with your students, colleagues and everyone involved in the learning process.
Today’s School Teacher Design and develop Digital age Experiences and Assessments. Digitalize your material, be creative. Use technological learning environments to help students set their own educational goals Customize digital learning activities to meet students learning styles Give students formative and summative easily accessible online assessments and find out how much they really know.
Today’s School Teacher Model Digital Age work and Leaning. Go digital. Be an expert on technology and use it in your day to day. Collaborate with peers and students to digitalize your class. Use a blog/website to communicate with students and parents and peers. Use digital tools to support research, data analysis and learning
Today’s School Teacher Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Always use the internet ethically and legally. Always remind your students. Make sure all your students have the same access to all resources. Interact with your students online out if the class. Connect with other cultures through digital tools to create awareness and cultural tolerance and understanding.
Today’s School Teacher Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership Explore different technological developments for learning. Share them with your students and peers, show them your experience and help them integrate it in their learning Talk about new research and practices, reflect on how you think they‟ll work with your students. If you discover an effective practice, share it with everyone. Make your contribution to the evolution of teaching in the 21st Century!
TechnologyHow it has changed our students livesPositive aspects: Better teaching and learning: more digital tools = more participation today‟s tech savvy student are more confident Increased cooperation and communication among students, teachers and parents. More and easier access to information. Geographic freedom.
Technology How it has changed our students livesNegative aspects (and some counters)1. Makes it easier to cheat Use plagiarism detection software, proctor important assignments /assessments2. Makes it harder to focus. encourage monotasking in your lessons3. Poor handwriting skills encourage calligraphy practice by approaching students portfolio and scrapbooks as artwork.
Something to think about: When was the last time you sent a message through a social media page or shared a link on “Facebook”? Did you ever learn to do something with a “Youtube” video or a blog? Do you send your children text messages? Do they answer back and forth with you? When was the last time you made something with the help of another person? Let the answers to these questions help you get started on your transition to being a better effective teacher for our students today! Thank you