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Introducing the Upcoming Professional Development

Collaborative Learning

At the upcoming PD meeting we will be diving into collaborative learning!


What exactly is collaborative learning anyway?


Collaborative learning is an approach to teaching and learning that involves groups of students working together to solve a problem, complete a task, or create a product.


We'll talk more about how we know this approach to learning works, in our meeting next week!


As you start to dive into collaborative learning here are some of the terms you might run into:


Collaborative technology: Digital tools that facilitate working together

Project-based Learning: method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.

TPACK: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) is a framework that identifies the knowledge teachers need to teach effectively with technology

Why is technology integration so important in our courses?

Take a look at this short video that highlights some of the research backed reasoning behind the technology integration craze!!
Intro to TPACK - Punya Mishra, Michigan State University

TPACK! Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge

Now that we have been briefly introduced to the idea of TPACK and the art of technology integration, let's take a look at 3 examples of technologies that could be utilized by you, in your classroom!


Each Video gives a quick 3 minute intro to the technology!

Blendspace

3 Min. Teaching w/Tech Tip -- Create Powerful Lessons in Minutes with Blendspace

Screen-Cast-O-Matic

3 Minute Teaching with TechTip - Screencast-O-Matic

Movenote

3 Minute Teaching With Technology Tutorial: Using Movenote for Video Lesson Content

Now What?

If you would like to explore any of these technologies further, click on the links below!

Collaborative Learning and You!

Wednesday, Nov. 30th, 4pm

Vet Tech Classroom

Now that you've spent some time with this content, come to the professional development meeting where we will learn together about collaborative learning and how it fits in our courses!