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This computing integration focuses on supporting teacher candidates to understand the role of tech and computing in their learners’ lives and development.
Teaching in this area could support teacher candidates to…
- develop stances that are open and curious about their students’ digital lives
- understand the variation in students’ tech experiences, repertoires, and attitudes
- understand how that variation relates to students’ racial, class, gender, ability, language and other identities
- build on what teacher candidates learn about their students’ tech experiences, repertoires, and attitudes in some aspect of their instruction or pedagogical practice
Teachers learn about the literacy, language, abilities, cultural practices, identities and development of their learners because having this context helps them develop inclusive stances and instructional practices that are relevant and meaningful to students. Today, children are interacting, using, and creating with technology from an early age. For this, considering their students’ online lives, experiences with technology, and digital media literacies can provide teachers with extra insights. But what should teachers know about learners’ digital lives? How might they learn about their learners’ digital lives? How might they apply what they learn in their instruction?
Courses that would lend themselves to this integration
- Foundations – Childhood, Early Childhood, Secondary
- Education Technology
Potential Conversations and Activities
Teaching in this area could support teacher candidates to teach and learn…
Summer 2022 Professional Development Workshops Related to Learners’ Digital Lives
- Tuesday, July 12, 10am-12pm, Accessibility for All: Teaching Accessibility via Games, Hosted by Devorah Kletenik
- Wednesday, July 13, 10am-12pm, Engaging Neurodiverse Learners Through Technology, Hosted by Haley Shibble
- Thursday, July 14, 10am-12pm, Let Me Count the Ways! Why and How to Embed Computer Science in ELA and Literacy Methods Courses, Hosted by Tom Lynch
- Wednesday, July 20, 10am-12pm, Artificial Intelligence and Student Data Literacy, Hosted by Julia Stoyanovich
- Tuesday, July 26, 2pm-4pm, K12 Equitable CS: Practices, Implementation, and a Vision for the Future, Hosted by Shana White & Frieda McAlear
- Wednesday, July 27, 10am-12pm, Civic Engagement in the Digital Age: Common Sense Resources, Hosted by Tali Horowitz