Teachers, Technology and Tea

Technological advancement training

Vital or Pointless?

The use of computers, smartphones, and other technological advances are becoming more of the social norm in the 21st century. It affects how individuals conduct business, how people connect with family, and how we can take learning to the next level. Whether a wise owl or a young cricket, metaphorically speaking, technology plays a role in just about everyone’s lives. However, what meaning does technology have for students and teachers? Integrating technology into the classroom is a great way to reach the diversity in learning. It gives students the chance to interact with their classmates more by encouraging collaboration. Most importantly, with technology, the traditional passive learning mold is broken. With the technology in the classroom the teachers become the encourager, advisor, and the coach. This is why no teacher should be left behind. Veteran and novice teachers that are not too familiar with technology need to be trained on what to do, so that students education on 21st century skills are not delayed. Merely having high stake test that determine whether a teacher is competent for a job. Taking these teachers through course programs that will show them the effective ways to implement technology in their lesson plan sounds more logical. Training should get the teachers comfortable with using technology. Training should show how the classroom modeling of technology will correlate in classrooms. Finally, it should encourage student’s participation. This will greatly help with the success of technological competencies for all teachers and students across the nation.

ISTE training

Administrators are not making it a priority to get teachers the ISTE training that they need for classroom success. I believe it has to do with budgeting and resources, only because many schools still lack technology within their classrooms. So it not on top of their agenda’s to get teachers the training they need. They should soon start these trainings because according to the no child left behind act, students need their common core standards in order to test well. So if public and charter schools expect to receive their funding, they should begin admitting teachers into ISTE trainings as well as “No teacher left behind” trainings.

Take learning to the next step