Loma Linda University hosted about 40 educational administrators and university professors from around the country for a three-day conference for its Excellence in STEM Experiential Education (EXSEED), an innovative and collaborative program established to enhance integrated Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in K-12 Adventist schools.
It is vital that the teacher and student become co-creators of knowledge instead of content consumers. It’s a simple concept covered in some form multiple times during teacher training, but its power is underappreciated and underemphasized. In the rush to cover the curriculum teachers often forget their job is to co-create knowledge with their students. Creatively re-imagining what has become “common knowledge” for the teacher, but is novel for their students. That re-creation should spark some new facet of understanding for the teacher as well. That was the beautiful part of teaching that captivated my wondering mind, no day, no subject, no problem, no moment would be exactly the same twice.
CS Unplugged is very much based on a constructivist approach: students are given challenges based on a few simple rules, and in the process of solving those challenges they uncover powerful ideas on their own.
The students at Roseburg Junior Academy have been thrilled beyond belief to participate in testing two different VR sets. It has really changed this entire school year and each individual student.
Reposted from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
TPACK is composed of three interlocking components of teacher’s knowledge: content knowledge (CK), pedagogical knowledge (PK), and technological knowledge (TK).
Chrome apps you may want to try out with your students.