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Baby Steps: Scaffolding Teachers' Uses of Innovative Learning Pedagogies PROCEEDING

, Purdue University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, TX, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-27-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Helping teachers achieve real gains in the use of innovative learning strategies requires teacher change on multiple fronts: adopting new strategies for engaging students’ interests, facilitating new roles for both teachers and students, and supporting student agency throughout the problem-solving/learning process. Unfortunately, achieving these gains is not easy; we need to begin by building teachers’ capacity – in all aspects of innovative learning - for them to be successful. Further, in order to sustain these changes, we need to support teachers’ initial small steps toward these bigger changes. In this presentation, I describe ways to initiate and sustain the change process via small strategy adjustments that, over time, can lead to impactful student learning outcomes.

Citation

Ertmer, P. (2017). Baby Steps: Scaffolding Teachers' Uses of Innovative Learning Pedagogies. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1-10). Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 18, 2017 from .

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