Panel discussion on balancing teaching and technology is topic at Trinity School on May 28

by Contributed Content on May 22, 2015

On May 28, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Trinity School in Menlo Park is hosting an open-to-the-public free panel discussion on Balancing the Art and Science of Teaching and Technology. Founders from Curriculet, Duck Duck Moose, Literably, Padlet, and Tynker will participateOrganizers request that attendees register online in advance.

The processing power of an iPad is 625 times more powerful than the Pentium processor from just 10 years ago. In the hands of young students, these new “supercomputers” could dramatically transform K-5 education. However, what about pedagogy? How much is too much? How should parents engage technology at home? Are educators keeping up with students?

Trinity School in Menlo Park has been at the forefront of incorporating technology into the classroom and adapting to the changing roles of teachers and students that allows for a more personalized and collaborative learning approach.

“The traditional role of teachers delivering instruction in front of neat rows of desks is long gone,” says Lana Harkness, Trinity School Academic Dean. “Today’s technology enables teachers to target learning that’s individualized, informed, creative, and meaningful. Technology makes instruction accessible without time, age, or space constraints. The traditional role of students as repositories of information has also changed: Students can now be dynamic learners working at their own pace, showing what they know in novel and authentic ways.”

 

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