Institutes & Workshops

Teachers as Facilitators:
The Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century

Author:    Amy E. Gillam, M.Ed.
Computer Technology Educator, Te
chnology Integrator, Adjunct Professor
Twitter: @techspire    |     Blog: http://www.techspired.blogspot.com/   |    Email: agillamcms@gmail.com 

Introduction/Overview 
Our role as educators in the 21st century has evolved. We are no longer the source of all knowledge in the classroom. We are the educators that inspire our students to take ownership in their own learning. We provide opportunities for students to learn key concepts and discover the tools that they need for learning so that they can become life long learners. In the 21st century, teachers are the facilitators for learning... we engage, lead, inspire, and encourage the students in our classrooms. 

Are you ready to accept the challenge of evolving into a facilitator of learning....

YouTube Video

YouTube: http://youtu.be/7TWvVWaZQws

If so... then... ENGAGE ME!

YouTube Video

YouTube: http://youtu.be/ZokqjjIy77Y

Tutorial: 
For a teacher to become a successful facilitator, there are a few key points that you need to keep in mind...
  1. Develop a Personal Learning Network (PLN) ... connect with other educators ... share resources
  2. Make Course Content Accessible to Students Beyond the Classroom
  3. Guide Students to be Independent Learners
  4. Assess Student Engagement and Achievement
Continue with this Google Presentation to learn more...

Teachers as Facilitators


Please note... the content of this workshop may take more than an hour to complete. To keep within the one hour time frame, I would suggest doing one of the following things. 1. To go over the content in its entirety, spilt the hands on activity into two different sessions. or 2. To give an overview of all of the hands on activities, only focus on one to two of the featured ideas.


Hands on Activities (Explained in Detail in the Google Presentation Above):
Activity One: Develop Your PLN
As a 21st century teacher facilitator, you need to be able to find resources and new ideas for your classroom. It would benefit you if you develop your own Personal Learning Network. To learn more about PLN's here is a great video... "Personal Learning Networks for Educators": YouTube Link.

Here are some ideas to get started....
Activity Two: Make Course Content Available
As a 21st century teacher facilitator, you need to be able to post your course content so that is accessible outside of the four wall of the classroom. Students need to be able to have access to the content. By doing this, students can still be part of the learning if they are absent, they can use the material for reteaching or review, and they can also assess content for enrichment and further learning.

Here are some ideas to get started....
Activity Three: Teach Students to be Independent Learners
As a 21st century teacher facilitator, you need to show students how to take ownership in their own learning and be able to choose the tools to find answers and be independent learners and problem solvers.

Here are some ideas to get started....
Activity Four: Assess Student Engagement and Achievement
As a 21st century teacher facilitator, you need to constantly assess student engagement and achievement. There are many different tools to help educators to be more productive when assess students.

Here are some ideas to get started...

Access to Links and Videos:
YouTube Videos Playlist - collection of all videos referenced in this workshop
Diigo Bookmarking List - collection of all links referenced in this workshop


Additional Readings/Resources:
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Allison Mollica,
Jun 26, 2012, 7:34 AM
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Allison Mollica,
Jun 26, 2012, 7:35 AM
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