Teaching teachers the way we want them to teach: Using digital resources to model and support best teaching and learning practices
AbstractWhen roughly 99% of elementary and secondary students report using digital technologies in their learning,* it has become clear that digital resources must be embedded in teacher preparation. However, the trend of using mobile versions of print textbooks fails to leverage technology for learning the way that K-12 teachers will ultimately be asked to. Teacher educators should be re-imagining the learning experience so that teachers learn about student engagement, multimodal accessibility, and active learning with resources that are themselves engaging, multimodal and interactive. Join Andrew Shean – Executive Dean of Ashford University’s College of Education – to consider the ways in which you can adjust your own practice to model and fulfill the promise of digital. Having authored a born-digital textbook and overseen its impact in the classroom, Andrew will discuss the pedagogical advances made possible by digital publishing and will address the impact of this shift on educators.