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Take TPaCK into the New Year- Part 2

A previous post discussed onboarding colleagues to the TPaCK instructional framework.

TPaCK is an instructional framework that measures the interactions among content, pedagogy, and technological knowledge” (Koehler & Mishra, 2009, p. 66). Strong correlations among the components helps teachers identify effective practices that will enrich students’ learning experiences (Teague, 2017).

It is important to not assume that colleagues are familiar with the TPaCK framework nor inservice at a basic level if they are. An easy way to gauge TPaCK concept awareness is to ask two questions. A 2-question survey is an effective and efficient way to ascertain awareness.

A pilot study used an online, 2-question survey to learn about TPaCK awareness among current K-12 educators in both public and private schools across the U.S.

Question 1: Are you familiar with the TPaCK instructional framework?

Question 2:  Which of the following resource media (if any) do you use to keep current on technology trends? Choose all that apply.  

The survey was created using Survey Anywhere. Pilot study participants were given both a link and a QR-code for mobile completion.

A random sample of eleven responses appear below. What story does the data tell?

 

Q1: Are you familiar with the TPaCK instructional framework?

Dr. Teague Survey Q1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q2: Which of the following resource media (if any) do you use to keep current on technology trends? Choose all that apply.  

Dr Teague Pilot Study Q2 Dec2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If these results were from your faculty, how would you proceed?

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References

Koehler, M., & Mishra, P. (2009). What is technological pedagogical content knowledge
(TPACK)? Contemporary issues in technology and teacher education, 9(1), 60-70.

Teague, H. L. (2017). A Mixed Methods Study of Online Course Facilitators’ Perceptions of Mobile 
     Technology, Design, and TPaCK Affordances. ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, PO
Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.

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Take TPaCK into the New Year

As you welcome new colleagues to your team/school/PLN, how you would identify their technology interest and comfort level? One way to do this is through a discussion of the TPaCK instructional framework. TPaCK combines technological acumen with pedagogy and content knowledge with . TPaCK  measures the “interactions among content, pedagogy, and technological knowledge” (Koehler & Mishra, 2009, p. 66). Strong correlations among the components helps teachers identify effective practices that will enrich students’ learning experiences (Teague, 2017).

TPaCK combines pedagogy and content knowledge with technological acumen.

Assessing a colleague’s fluency with TPaCK can be done through two questions:

  1. Are you familiar with the TPaCK instructional framework?
  2. What resources do you consult to help you keep current with research-based teaching and learning strategies? 

I created an online, 2-question survey with Survey Anyplace to measure my colleagues’ TPaCK fluency. The results from a random sample of participants will appear in a future post.

 

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References

Koehler, M., & Mishra, P. (2009). What is technological pedagogical content knowledge
(TPACK)? Contemporary issues in technology and teacher education, 9(1), 60-70.

Teague, H. L. (2017). A Mixed Methods Study of Online Course Facilitators’ Perceptions of Mobile 
     Technology, Design, and TPaCK Affordances. ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, PO
Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.

 

 

 

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