Learning Strategies

Professional Development's 'Giant Step'

Nov 9, 2011

GREAT LEAP FORWARD: The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop has released "Take A Giant Step," a professional development "blueprint" crafted by the Digital Age Teacher Preparation Council. It outlines five goals for the year 2020, all involving how educators can best integrate digital technologies for children 3 to 8. Great introduction for newbies, but loyal Edsurgents will see themes we've covered before: training educators on best practices, integrating tech into curriculum standards, creating public-private R&D partnerships. (Maybe except for the proposal to assess "accredited early childhood settings" based on yet-to-be-developed tech standards.) From what we've seen, both the Davids and Goliaths are currently hard at work tackling these issues.

Learning Strategies

Professional Development's 'Giant Step'

Nov 9, 2011

GREAT LEAP FORWARD: The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop has released "Take A Giant Step," a professional development "blueprint" crafted by the Digital Age Teacher Preparation Council. It outlines five goals for the year 2020, all involving how educators can best integrate digital technologies for children 3 to 8. Great introduction for newbies, but loyal Edsurgents will see themes we've covered before: training educators on best practices, integrating tech into curriculum standards, creating public-private R&D partnerships. (Maybe except for the proposal to assess "accredited early childhood settings" based on yet-to-be-developed tech standards.) From what we've seen, both the Davids and Goliaths are currently hard at work tackling these issues.

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