Equip & Empower
Equip- the dictionary definition for equip is to supply with the necessary items for a particular purpose. What are the necessary items? They are technology tools for 21st century teaching.
Teachers focus on teaching and I focus on the technology tools to help teachers reach and teach each and every one of their students. Many of them would like to integrate more technology into their curriculum but are unaware of the tools that are available. I enjoy sharing technology tools that can help them better assess, communicate, collaborate, and create a learning environment where students enjoy learning and are obtaining the skills to be ready for college and the world of work. Training can be provided to a department or an entire faculty at your request.
The dictionary defines empower as the ability to make someone stronger and more confident, esp. in controlling their life their teaching life. When it comes to using technology in the classroom, most teachers have low-self efficacy. After all they are not the digital natives. They avoid it because it's uncomfortable or foreign for them. In addition, to reach these students they must learn to facilitate more and lecture less.
So for many teachers this means a paradigm shift needs to take place. And, for many of us, change is not easy. With my enthusiasm and ability to establish rapport quickly, I help teachers embrace change more readily. In my one-on-one coaching sessions, I help teachers discover “What’s in it for me?” I assure them that the investment is worthwhile and above all , I remind them that I am with them to provide support. As a result teachers leave my sessions more confident and stronger to approach the “new” technology they are learning.
Now in the iBookstore!
My iBook is now available in the iBookstore! This interactive book is filled with reasons, research, and ideas for producing a podcast for teachers and students and it is FREE! Download it here.