In addition to presenting on aspects of Digital Citizenship at this year’s Midwest Educational Technology Conference, I also had the privilege to be a part of a session new to METC – Speed Geeking. In this style of presentation, presenters have about 8 minutes to deliver a compelling message on one topic before moving to another part of the room. Attendees have the opportunity to interact with a number of engaging speakers, each delivering content in their own style.
Our Speed Geeking topic this year was focused on inspiring teachers to meet the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T). We attempted to accomplish this by each taking one standard and outlining practical ways teachers might meet that standard. The full wiki with all standards and presentations is available online.
My assigned standard:
1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments. Teachers:
- promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness.
- engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources.
- promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students’ conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes.
- model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments.