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VCS Keynote: Called to Teach
Transcript of VCS Keynote: Called to Teach
Role of Technology
Technology is a means to our educational outcomes
The invaluable, immutable you
Transcends time and place
Gk. kaleoœ and kleœsis = divine call, personal commission
Gr. di-dak-sko = to accept,
extend the hand to
How do you know you are
called to teach?
Do you remember...
Millennials - Who we teach
Barna research by Dave Kinnaman
The Old Model
The New Model
The Mentor Model
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."
"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
Mullen & Wedwick, 2008
The Teacher's Role
"...we are beings with souls who are created to exist in community."
The Master Te
Called to Te ch
Some are not.
We must understand this, and act accordingly in light of it!
Quality Christian Education
(Abilities + Skills)
the best device ever!
( x Content)
“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.”
Social Selling Formula
The New Model
Not everything is at it seems.
CALLED TO TEACH