TPCK is a educational framework that I will be working with throughout the next year. It involves using technology, teacher's pedagogy and content in order for students to get the "whole" instruction. Being introduced to it I had mixed feelings. I did not know how to use it and had no idea of how it would help me apply it into my everyday instructions. I found it challenging for me to use because I don't think I have had enough training of how to use it. Therefore, I think that when I will be working with TPCK there will be times that I might mess up and do something not the right way. However, just like students, teachers make mistakes and I will be willing to learn from them.
I believe that great teachers are not afraid of learning new ideas and are constantly are looking of ways to incorporate those ideas into their classrooms. Even thought I am a beginning teacher, I have my philosophy of teaching and I understand the ways children learn best. I think that by using technology to teach and support the content is a great way to motivate the students and get them more excited about learning. Furthermore, in order to do this teachers need to support students throughout the learning process by incorporating strategies that help students understand ideas. Therefore, by using TPCK I will be able to make sure that everything is covered and that I am not missing any impor components of teaching.
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Hi! My name is Katarzyna Derza and this is my blog. Currently I am teaching STEM at Mariano Azuela Elementary School! I am very excited to share this year with students, educators and parents.