Five Pillars of Future-Ready Teaching & Learning


Enduring Understanding DTLVA participants will understand that The Five Pillars of Future-Ready Teaching & Learning outlines all the standards, practices, and tools for effective teaching and learning in DPS.
Essential Questions
How can teachers use The Five Pillars of Future-Ready Teaching & Learning to better their instruction?
Knowledge DTLVA participants will understand how the components of The Five Pillars of Future-Ready Teaching & Learning lead to desired outcomes in the classroom.
Skills DTLVA participants will be able to begin utilizing the tools and practices within The Five Pillars of Future-Ready Teaching & Learning for planning instruction.

InstructionsIn order to comprehend The Five Pillars of Future-Ready Teaching & Learning model, your tasks are to: 
  • review the chart above that includes the Essential Questions for this course;
  • watch the introductory video;
  • read and review all "Required Readings & Materials;" 
  • complete the assessment, "The Five Pillars of Future-Ready Teaching & Learning Check for Understanding."

Introduction

Required Readings, Materials, and Tasks
  • Review The Five Pillars of Future-Ready Teaching & Learning.
  • Google Apps for Education (DPS)- a suite of web-based tools (documents, storage, calendar, web sites, video, etc.).
  • Discovery Education (DE)- a multimedia database for educators to use in the teaching and learning of all aspects of their curriculum.
    • Discovery Education Basics (view the first fifteen minutes of the video on this page)
    • Complete the following tasks:
      • Log into Discovery Education (DE) with your DPS username and password
      • Find a video (full or segment) that you can use in a lesson plan during the first quarter of 2015-2016.
      • Add the video to your "My Content" in DE.
  • Activinspire- a presentation software package, similar to PowerPoint, with embedded tools for effective teaching.  It can be used with any interactive white board including Activboards and Brightlinks.
  • TPACK- a framework that joins three knowledge areas (technological, pedagogical, and content) to enhance instruction.

Five Pillars of Future-Ready Teaching & Learning: Check for Understanding