We can’t teach what we don’t know

Last week a diverse collaborative of national organizations released a set of Teacher Educator Technology Competencies that are intended to outline what teacher educators – namely, postsecondary instructors who prepare future teachers – should be doing to effectively integrate learning technologies into their instruction and academic programs. The overall list looks like this: and an […]

K-12 tech integration versus higher ed: Flipped?

Just a quick thought… In K-12, we struggle with access. Most schools are trying to get more technology into their classrooms. It’s not a given yet that students will have regular access to digital tools and adequate bandwidth in their learning spaces. That said, most schools have expectations of teachers that they will integrate technology […]

Is there room for creativity and sharing in a professional preparation program?

I help prepare principals and superintendents. Like other educational leadership programs across the country, my program is supposed to prepare teachers and administrators to take on new leadership roles. Students come to us with expectations that they will learn how to be successful in new, usually very challenging, administrative positions. Sometimes we do that well, […]