by Rebecca C. Itow
On Friday, I gave a talk on
this paper at the SITE conference
in Las Vegas on the relationship between Participatory
Professional Development and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK).
Generally, I asserted that all of these innovations in technology are changing
the ways learners interact with information, learning environments, their
teachers, and each other. They are more connected – to everything – which means
that we need to reenvision our understandings of what learning environments
look like, how to design for them, and what counts as “engagement” and “learning”
within them. However, this also
means that we need to reenvision what professional development looks like and
the ways in which it presents new information to teachers so that they can
learn how to design for and teach in
these new environments.
Read more here.