Using Technology to Facilitate Learning
Do you struggle to provide meaningful professional development opportunities to inspire your teachers? Professional development tools should provide in-depth collaboration, interactivity, assessment needs while supporting a variety of learning goals. The capabilities of educational technology has the potential to radically change instructional strategies to bring about socially meaningful learning.
In what ways can the learner benefit from technology facilitated learning?
What makes a well rounded teacher?
How can skype , wikis, blogs and other digital resources promote higher order thinking, problem solving, collaboration and motivation?
In what ways can digital text transform learning?
Tools to engage and motivate learners
The internet houses a variety of tools that can be used to facilitate learning. Gathering tools to effectively delivery professional development should focus on the end goal and the information shared. This is not a NCDPI recommended list but a source that can be used to meet the learning goals in the categories provided. Create your set of tools that can be used to facilitate the learning goals when planning your professional development.
Select one of the tools above to create an activity to: (1) assess prior knowledge, (2) curate resources for building high quality professional development, (3) design a timeline for collaboration, (4) create a presentation or share information on a plan for professional development in the school or district. Click here to share a link to your activity.