NO TEACHER LEFT BEHIND
How would you suggest we as a nation provide consisistent learning opportunities for teacher and ensure that they are not left behind in learning about new techniques and strategies?
It is my belief that in order for Teachers to stay on target and on top of the 21st Century of Technology they need to always be aware of the latest changes and trends of different on types of gadgets that are being put on the market. To help children become Technology savy in this day and time Educators can always do on going trainings to stay on task. In order for them to be able to help the children they need to be knowledgeable on what's new on the market themselves. On going research is key.
Should all teachers across the country use certain practices?
Nope I don't think everyone should be required to utilize the same technology gadgets. They should use the equipment that is best for their situation. But whatever equipment they decide to use they should be very knowledgeable about how to operate the device.
Should there be a consistent standard for all teachers to meet, just as students must pass high stakes test?
Yes because there is a push for schools to become Technology ready. I think they should be aware of what Technology has to offer. So that they can help the they teach to become more aware. Because you can't teach about something you know nothing about.
Lastly share your thoughts on how well Teachers are being prepared to master the ISTE Standards for Teachers Standards in their classroom.
The ISTE has many resources that teachers can use to guide them along. They offer online courses that can be used to help along with their curriculum they use for preparing activities.