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VCS Keynote: Called to Teach

Technology as a Teaching Aid
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Jacco vanderKooij

on 11 November 2013

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Transcript of VCS Keynote: Called to Teach

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The Call
Role of Technology
Technology is a means to our educational outcomes
The invaluable, immutable you

Transcends time and place
Thomas Aquinas
Etymology
Gk. kaleoœ and kleœsis = divine call, personal commission
Teach
Etymology
Gr. di-dak-sko = to accept,
extend the hand to
Called?
How do you know you are
called to teach?
Do you remember...
the call?
Millennials - Who we teach
Barna research by Dave Kinnaman
The Old Model
Traditional processes
Traditional content
Traditional tools
The New Model
The Mentor Model


Final Thoughts
YOU
Formula
Spiritual nomads
Stuck between Christian sub-culture and the world they live in
Technology is changing their epistemology
Instant access to answers/knowledge
Church/Scripture in their pockets
Access creating a split soul
Time, Talent, Treasure and Technology
Access and Alienation lead to loneliness
Broken (family, sexuality, confusion, digital distractions)
Skepticism of authority
Peers are their spiritual and moral compass
Social activists seeking change
Today's Total Truth
Certain aspects of education are continually evolving.
"A person was "called" to teaching in a way that was similar to the priest's vocation, or call to serve. The teacher's service to humanity was an act of love."
(Gutek, 2011)
OUR STUDENTS
Romans 12

"We have different gifts, according to
the grace given to each of us.
...if it is teaching, then teach."
Quality Teaching & Tech
“Being literate no longer only involves being
able to read and write. The literate of the twenty-first century must be able to download, upload, rip, burn, chat, save, blog, Skype, IM, and
sha
re.”
Mullen & Wedwick, 2008
Quality
Christian
Education
Coach
Feedback Giver
Filter
Encourager
Facilitator
The Teacher's Role
Goal Setter
Environment
Manager
Leader
Differentiator
Assessor
"...we are beings with souls who are created to exist in community."
The Master Te
Marshall, 2010
Called to Te ch
Some are not.
We must understand this, and act accordingly in light of it!
Unchartered opportunities
Jacco
Quality Christian Education
=
(Abilities + Skills)
Tools
Methodology
+ Organization
the best device ever!
( x Content)
Jacco
Coffee with
“What will sustain through all the changes is the teacher who is constantly curious,
driven by the possibilities of his or her classroom,
and never satisfied with repeating lessons and practice.
Devices come and go, but progressive teachers who adapt will last longer than any device.”
Marcinek, 2013
st
cher
http://futureofsalesisnow.com/how_do_i_sell_online/sales_20_tools_that_help_you_sell
Social Selling Formula
The New Model
Not everything is at it seems.
CALLED TO TEACH
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