No Teacher Left Behind

21st Century Skills for Teachers

Week 4 discussion 1

Many institutions of higher learner now offer technology courses to faculty to bridge the gap between the digital learning of the teachers and student. Teachers are being helped to master the particulars of PowerPoint or learn to post materials in a course management system. These are a couple of modern technology the teachers are learning. The teachers are learning the technology courses in phases.

In terms of students learning the practices the teachers should use are: teachers should use a stable and combined curriculum, in meeting the students’ needs the instructions should be distinguished and provide lively learning opportunities for students to adopt learning.

The American Federation of Teachers has long led and been involved in efforts to improve instruction and teaching standards in the United States. The most recent improvements includes: teachers are engaged and involved in the development and implementation of the Common Core State Standards, The engagement in launching and sustaining new teacher residency programs to prepare urban teachers; and the launch of Share My Lesson, the nation’s largest free online collection of classroom resources created by teachers, for teachers, including a new section of materials for curricula based on the Common Core State Standards (Randi Weingarten, 2012).

ISTE Standards are the standards for evaluating the skills and knowledge educators need to teach, work and learn in an increasingly connected global and digital society. Teachers are being prepared to possess the skills and behaviors of digital age professionals. Teachers must become contented being co-learners with their students and colleagues around the world (ISTE, 2008).


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