Seeing the Difference between Tech Training and Professional Development

Seeing the Difference between Tech Training and Professional Development

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  1. Getting the flywheel of any program moving is a real challenge. For years I essentially offered tech training with strategy peppered throughout. In essence I was doing tech training but secretly jamming pedagogy into the trainees. One of the common comments I disagree with is that as teachers get younger they just get better at technology. There is still a need for tech training, sometimes at the very basic level. I’ll worked with 24 year old teachers that don’t know how to use a digital camera or don’t know the difference between reply and reply to all. At the same time going to a “teaching online” training and getting a moodle training is so lame. Most recently I’ve be leaning towards a remediation model. Where we heavily favor pedagogy in our training. What happens is people get stuck on the tech, we can then remediate those people on an ad hoc basis. Of course it’s probably not a good idea to use the word “remediation” 🙂

  2. Getting the flywheel of any program moving is a real challenge. For years I essentially offered tech training with strategy peppered throughout. In essence I was doing tech training but secretly jamming pedagogy into the trainees. One of the common comments I disagree with is that as teachers get younger they just get better at technology. There is still a need for tech training, sometimes at the very basic level. I’ll worked with 24 year old teachers that don’t know how to use a digital camera or don’t know the difference between reply and reply to all. At the same time going to a “teaching online” training and getting a moodle training is so lame. Most recently I’ve be leaning towards a remediation model. Where we heavily favor pedagogy in our training. What happens is people get stuck on the tech, we can then remediate those people on an ad hoc basis. Of course it’s probably not a good idea to use the word “remediation” 🙂

  3. Getting the flywheel of any program moving is a real challenge. For years I essentially offered tech training with strategy peppered throughout. In essence I was doing tech training but secretly jamming pedagogy into the trainees. One of the common comments I disagree with is that as teachers get younger they just get better at technology. There is still a need for tech training, sometimes at the very basic level. I’ll worked with 24 year old teachers that don’t know how to use a digital camera or don’t know the difference between reply and reply to all. At the same time going to a “teaching online” training and getting a moodle training is so lame. Most recently I’ve be leaning towards a remediation model. Where we heavily favor pedagogy in our training. What happens is people get stuck on the tech, we can then remediate those people on an ad hoc basis. Of course it’s probably not a good idea to use the word “remediation” 🙂

  4. I think this is a good discussion, but I would prefer to see a seamless blend of pedagogy and tech use emerge; after all did we ever separate the use of the microphone or overhead projector from pedagogy? We have new tools now, and the integration of these tools forms part of the learning teachers have to do, young or old.

  5. I think this is a good discussion, but I would prefer to see a seamless blend of pedagogy and tech use emerge; after all did we ever separate the use of the microphone or overhead projector from pedagogy? We have new tools now, and the integration of these tools forms part of the learning teachers have to do, young or old.

  6. I think this is a good discussion, but I would prefer to see a seamless blend of pedagogy and tech use emerge; after all did we ever separate the use of the microphone or overhead projector from pedagogy? We have new tools now, and the integration of these tools forms part of the learning teachers have to do, young or old.

  7. Thanks Ben.  I wish I was at the meeting.  I agree it should not be separated, it should be combined as one.  I am not sure if it relates but  I will say that anything I expect from the teachers I need to be doing myself.  I am asking teachers to change their pedagogy, therefore, as a principal, I need to change my pedagogy of being a typical administrator by giving the teachers the time and resources needed to  meet the needs of our kids.  

  8. Thanks Ben.  I wish I was at the meeting.  I agree it should not be separated, it should be combined as one.  I am not sure if it relates but  I will say that anything I expect from the teachers I need to be doing myself.  I am asking teachers to change their pedagogy, therefore, as a principal, I need to change my pedagogy of being a typical administrator by giving the teachers the time and resources needed to  meet the needs of our kids.  

  9. Thanks Ben.  I wish I was at the meeting.  I agree it should not be separated, it should be combined as one.  I am not sure if it relates but  I will say that anything I expect from the teachers I need to be doing myself.  I am asking teachers to change their pedagogy, therefore, as a principal, I need to change my pedagogy of being a typical administrator by giving the teachers the time and resources needed to  meet the needs of our kids.  

  10. Alex Magaña Thank you so much for commenting on this. I couldn’t agree more with your assessment of just how much leadership needs to embrace change in order to ensure that teachers do the same. If you see the benefit, it is so much easier to give that time and those resources. Here’s to hoping we can find both together.

  11. Alex Magaña Thank you so much for commenting on this. I couldn’t agree more with your assessment of just how much leadership needs to embrace change in order to ensure that teachers do the same. If you see the benefit, it is so much easier to give that time and those resources. Here’s to hoping we can find both together.

  12. Alex Magaña Thank you so much for commenting on this. I couldn’t agree more with your assessment of just how much leadership needs to embrace change in order to ensure that teachers do the same. If you see the benefit, it is so much easier to give that time and those resources. Here’s to hoping we can find both together.

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