Technology helps students with connecting, creating and sharing, but devices are invisible in my definition of active learning. We need to be chanting: empowerment, collaboration, equity, agency, self actualization, and transcendence for kids and for us all within a system that serves as the birth place for every other profession. We need to be chanting these things instead of technology, technology, technology.
I began to think about the kinds of professional learning we offer at Powerful Learning Practice and asked myself if we were honoring what teachers want. We are a small, intimate group here at PLP, but we have huge hearts and an extensive amount of combined experience both in and out of the classroom when it comes to pedagogy and future ready learning.
As nine-year teacher Charlie Gramatges assumes his first full-time school leadership role, he’s taking his “learner first” attitude with him. In his first post for Voices, Charlie reflects on some of his wonderings about his new leadership position and invites your advice.
Embedded technology is not evidence of a transformational shift in teaching practice. Itâ€™s possible to embed technology into every aspect of teaching and learning and still have a completely teacher-centered classroom, with the teacher in control of what is learned, how itâ€™s learned, and for the most part, how students show their learning.