Teaching Above Your Head

About the Session

Teaching Above Your Head

If you, as a teacher, feel completely comfortable and in control of your class and teaching; you are preparing your students for your past and not their futures!
I often hear district administrators say something along the lines of “if we could only bring in skilled computer programmers, a robotics expert or a teacher of state of the art manufacturing, biomedical, etc…. then we could have great STEM classes and really produce great career ready students…”.

Unfortunately I then need to let them know the bad news that there is almost no way they are going to get professionals that get salaries that dwarf teaching pay to teach at their school. And even if by some chance they could get them, do they realize that once they are out of their fields they will quickly fall behind.

Fortunately there is some good news: you do not need to know more than your students to be a truly impacting force on their future careers. Just as a 40+ year old football coach could not be expected to compete as a player on the field, we need to realize that same holds true for teachers of future careers of their students.

This session will explore how we can switch some of the heavy lifting of teaching and learning to the students, what things that we teach will have lifelong impacts on students and how we can provide them with opportunities to learn from the best leaders in today’s careers.

SAMR Alignment
My session best aligns with the ideas of Redefinition (R)

About the Presenter

Anthony Luscre
Technology Integration Specialist

Anthony Luscre is a Technology Integration Specialist at SPARCC. His background includes over 20 years in Educational Technology and over 20 years in both the Medical Technology & Electronics fields. He is a frequent speaker at a variety of conferences on a wide range of tech-related topics. A strong advocate for Information & Technology Literacy, Anthony believes it is imperative that teachers enable their students to be effective and efficient users of electronic resources– incorporating advanced web searching techniques, critical evaluation of information found and the ability to glean and manipulate data using a wide variety of online & computer based productivity tools. He also believes in having your students do some of the “heavy lifting” of teaching & learning. His hobbies include Amateur (Ham) Radio, his call sign is K8ZT, Electronics, History & Geography, Trains, Cooking and Making Stuff.