'Wait, What Just Happened?' Training Teachers for Pandemic Teaching
Participate and share : Poster
Spencer Kiper Dr. Cynthia Vavasseur
We must emphasize why we need technology before training preservice teachers to utilize technology. Four key areas will be addressed: technology for collaboration, tech for assessment, tech for STEM and tech for presenting new material. After determining why, hear about best-practice tech tools for each area.
|Audience:||Coaches, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Innovation in higher education|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Additional detail:||ISTE author presentation|
In the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, educators at every level are left evaluating the access, integration, and implementation of educational technology. This includes school systems and higher education institutions as well. The question that teacher preparation program providers are now asking : what shifts need to be made to our training of future educators in order to better prepare them for a very new challenging set of educational technology-related circumstances?
In this session, participants will glean what tech-based tools were considered "tried-and-true" applications by educators and technologists who successfully navigated the educational technology pitfalls of the COVID-19 global pandemic. These tools are categorized by their impact in certain domains including but not limited to technology that facilitated optimal instructional presenting, student and/or teacher collaboration, assessment tools and practices, and STEM education.
Through thoughtful analysis and reflection on the application of tools such as Google Apps for Education, native Apple apps, Zoom, Adobe Spark, and other applications, participants will gain a unique, first-hand perspective on how these tools were implemented in best practice by novice and pre-service educators. Engaging visuals, inforgraphics, and data-driven displays will help illustrate what programmatic modifications teacher preparation program providers might make in order to better prepare future educators for the post-pandemic educational landscape.
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Spencer Kiper is an Instructional Technologist for Caddo Parish Public Schools and Adjunct Instructor at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Spencer’s passion for building capacity in other educators drives his work in the areas of educational technology, STEM education, and globally-conscious practice. Spencer is a Henry Ford Innovator Award recipient and served as the 2019 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year.
Cindy Vavasseur (Dr. V) is a Professor of Educational Technology and the Program Chair for Master of Educational Technology Leadership at Nicholls State University. Nicholls is an ISTE Certification Provider and the first University to gain this distinction on first submission. Dr. Vavasseur is also the 2021 ISTE Teacher Education Network Award winner for Excellence in Teacher Education.