Preservice Teacher Technology Academy

Overview

IMG_1550Technology is quickly becoming one of the most important resources in education. It allows students to connect, collaborate, create, and share like never before. Use of technology in the classroom has even been shown to increase student engagement and achievement. So why aren’t more schools and students using technology? It is true that many schools are challenged with providing funding for student devices, but this isn’t the most challenging component of student technology use. Many teachers who have access to technology don’t take advantage of it because they don’t know how to use it for instruction and assessment.

Due to the lack of understanding and fear around technology, school and district administrators are more motivated than ever to hire new staff that can demonstrate technology proficiency. Unfortunately, this is something that new and pre-service teachers often lack. While many young teachers know how to use technology for personal use, they do not have the skills and resources necessary to use it for instruction and assessment. This is why SAGA Educators developed the Preservice Teacher Technology Academy. Through the completion of this 30 hour blended learning experience, preservice teachers will acquire the skills and resources needed to be a new teacher in the 21st century.

Goal

Provide pre-service teachers with the technology skills and resources needed to teach in the 21st century.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Know the importances of student technology use in education
  • Understand how to use a variety of technology tools with students
  • Be able to use technology for instruction and assessment

Topics in This Academy

  • Create an online presence in the classroom
  • Utilize Google Apps for Education
  • Find open educational resources
  • Create a digital portfolio
  • Understand how to search (not just Google)
  • Use technology for professional learning
  • Formative and summative assessments using technology

Target Audience

This workshop is appropriate for all preservice teachers looking to increase their technology proficiency for the purpose of instruction and assessment.

Approximate Number of Hours

30

Workshop Separates

We understand that institutions and students may not be able to commit to a full 30 hour academy, which is why we offer separates for all of our academies. Any of the topics of the Preservice Teacher Technology Academy are available in a one-day workshop format for 6 hours of professional development.

Please contact us using the contact form to get more information about our Preservice Teacher Technology Academy or workshop separates.