How a person learns a particular set of knowledge and skills, and the situation in which a person learns, become a fundamental part of what is learned. ~ Putnam & Borko, 2000
i.e., Teachers tend to teach what they were taught and how they were taught
Life is too short for long division! Teachers must be charged with rethinking the curriculum given the impact of technology on what is important to know and be able to do in the 21st century.
If we teach today as we taught yesterday, then we rob our children of tomorrow. ~John Dewey So, teachers must be charged with changing how they guide students in learning the new curriculum (the pedagogy).
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. ~Abraham Maslow Teachers must charged with changing along with the evolving technologies that they integrate when teaching the new curriculum incorporating new and emerging pedagogical ways.
No one ever said teaching was easy. Why do we act as if it is? ~ Maggie Niess
Subject Matter Technology Teaching and Learning
And then we HOPE! Hope is not a strategy. ~Thomas McInerney
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ~Alvin Toffler
What we want for our children...we should want for their teachers, that schools be places of learning for both of them, and that such learning be suffused with excitement, engagement, passion, challenge, creativity, and joy. ~Andy Hargraves
New thinking that brings an end to business (teacher preparation) as usual ~Paul Resta Change the school/teaching culture - –Accept that teachers need to learn as they teach … daily –Provide teachers with the infrastructure to support them in this new role (technology, time, resources, …) –Support teachers in learning, unlearning and relearning
The future is already upon us, it is just unevenly distributed. ~ William Gibson Teachers as mentors and professionals collaborating across traditionial barriers –Their classroom doors –Their school doors –Their district doors –Their state/geographic region doors Create, share, exchange ideas that begin erasing the knowledge divide –Collaborations of teacher educators, teachers, preservice teachers and students
The future is already upon us, it is just unevenly distributed. ~ William Gibson Foster public/private partnerships –Businesses have a stake in the products of education Proactive role in reducing the barriers that isolate and discourage teachers from trying new ideas Others.. For you to envision!
Not possible? Wrong! Begin with pilot projects Make use of online learning - continue to build and expand the projects Make use of blogs, wikis, … Collaborate across traditional barriers –Partner preservice teachers with multiple cooperating teachers - one locally, others at a distance
Hope is not a strategy for making this change. ~Thomas McInerney & Maggie Niess
It can be done If we are to meet the needs of the students of the 21st century!