Connecting and equipping Lutheran school teachers to inspire students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.
When we launched TEC21 we called digital learning and connectedness vital pursuits. Today, eight years later, we recognize technology in the classroom as a non-negotiable. Research, exploration and sharpened understanding of the proclivities of the contemporary student point to the need for both a strong digital platform in every classroom and tech-savvy teachers.
Kids are early adapters. Our mounting concern is that kids will leave behind the educator who lags in interest or aptitude for digital innovations. We fear parents making a school choice for their children will find a tipping point around this competency or lack of it. This enlarges the responsibility we feel to equip teachers, adding digital “scout” to our job of facilitating technology workshops. It increases the urgency we feel for our “2020” vision to expand the TEC21 footprint in the U.S. while making overtures overseas.