TPACK Development Kayla Land
What is TPACK? Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) is a framework that identifies the knowledge teachers need to teach effectively with technology.
Why Is It Important? Teaching with technology is now a requirement for Alberta teachers. It introduces new challenges for teachers to update their teaching style. TPACK is a great tool of reference for teachers to be aware of their teaching styles in the classroom and how to improve.
In my tpack model i included both my current and Ideal tpack venn diagram. I do not believe the tapck model should be is perfectly BALANCED between the three knowledges, so i protrayed my personal view point on the importance of each type of knowledge. My Personal TPACK
I feel very confident in my content knowledge. I am learning much more complex knowledge in both mathematics and chemistry currently. I believe I will not feel 'filled' in content knowledge until I am in a classroom and have gone over the specific age group's curriculum. Content
Throughout my studies I am beginning to feel more comfortable with the idea of becoming a teacher. I have begun to develop my individual teaching strategy, with a focus on inquiry based learning. One of the aspects of teaching that most frightens me in the classroom management. I also want to grow more in different teaching techniques for the diverse learners I will teach. Pedagogical Knowledge My Ideal pedagogical bubble I made the largest because I believe these skills are the most important for being an effective teacher and for students to have the most growth.
Technological Knowledge My technological bubble is fairly small yet growing. I am beginning to learn new forms of social media and creating PLNs. I see such potential for my growth as a teacher through social networks. However, I am struggling with integrating technology into my classroom. I find such fun activities yet I am unsure of if they will be effective teaching tools as well.