Teacher Education Playground: Preparing for the Future of Learning
Explore and create : Playground
Wednesday, June 26, 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Playground A, Level 2, Grand Hall
Dr. Peña Bedesem Chip Cash April Chamberlain Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran Rebekah Davis Dr. Julie Delello Jaime Donally Dr. Samantha Fecich Amanda Fox Rayna Freedman Sarah Fromhold Cassie Frost Christopher Hernandez Dr. Peter Hessling Bijan Jalali Dr. Deborah Kerby Kammas Kersch Cory Klinge David Lockett Dr. Dennis McElroy Rachelle Dene Poth Joy Powell Dr. Susan Poyo Dr. Brandie Shatto Dr. Torrey Trust Steve Wick
Join Teacher Education Network leaders and community members to learn how the Standards for Educators are implemented into their practice and prepare current and future teachers for doing the same. At this interactive playground, you will discover digital tools, learning activities and PD ideas for the ISTE Educator Standards.
|Audience:||Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Professional developers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||None necessary ahead of time|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Additional detail:||ISTE author presentation|
The playground will be focused on each of the ISTE standards and tie into the year theme of the Teacher Education Network. Throughout the year, TEN is looking toward the future of learning and how to best prepare new educators as well as provide resources for current educators, to implement emerging technologies and focus on new trends in education.
We will have stations where presenters are sharing different apps, tools, ideas for using AR/VR, availability of Assistive tech (like Microsoft Translator and others) to support all the standards.
Creation of engaging activities and resources for educators, whether classroom teachers, coaches, administrators, preservice teachers, many new ideas will be shared.
We will have each of the TEN members grouped into the playground areas by standards. For example, standard 7, indicator one- "Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning" with resources, activities and more.
Content will be based on our themes:
Preparing/supporting new and current teachers for the digitally connected world
Using tech to maintain a healthy lifestyle for Ts & students (tie to National Health Month)
Best practices in this online space
How do you teach students with special needs in the online space?
Best practices for adapting instruction for students in the online space
Mentoring (virtual and face to face)
Smart living/teaching in a smart society (artificial intelligence)
Service learning across the globe / Teach SDGs
How to reach out to teachers around the world
There will be different presenters rotating through stations and also one section for live discussions or demonstrations
McArthur, D., Lewis, M. & Bishary, M. (2005). The Roles of Artificial Intelligence in Education: Current Progress and Future Prospects. Journal of Educational Technology, 1(4), 42-80. Retrieved September 4, 2018 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/161310/.
A PhD student in the Learning, Design and Technology program at NC State, Rebekah is currently serving as the Digital Learning Graduate Assistant in METRC, the College of Education’s media resource center. Along with conducting in-house and conference workshops on technology integration topics, she teaches the Introduction to Technology class for undergraduates. Prior to working at NC State, Rebekah spent 20 years teaching middle grades English Language Arts and Social Studies, and working as a Gifted Ed Facilitator. Rebekah is dedicated to helping students reach deeper learning by finding and sharing technology resources that help teachers innovate their way into the future.
Rayna Freedman is a 5th grade teacher at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield, MA. She has taught grades 3-5 and is an ITS. She is working on her doctorate through Northeastern. Rayna is president of MassCUE. She is a BrainPOP certified educator, Flipgrid Ambassador, and Fablevision Ambassador. Rayna has presented for ISTE, Ed Tech Teacher, Tech and Learning, MassCUE, MASCD, Medfield DLD, and BLC. Ms. Freedman is published in Early Childhood Education Today, Building Teachers: A Constructivist Approach to Introducing Education 2nd edition and Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education. She is a level 2 Google Certified Educator.
Peter Hessling, Ph.D., is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at North Carolina State University (Raleigh). He teaches graduate qualitative research and undergraduate foundations of education courses, in both face-to-face and fully online environments. His research interests include the history of education, pre-service teacher beliefs, and new teacher induction, especially in high poverty schools.