It’s not taught in any teacher credential program I know. Admin would never pick a history teacher to teach Science, or a PE teacher to teach math, but that’s what constantly happens with tech. I can’t tell you how many emails I get from newly-minted tech teachers–I am the PE teacher, now teaching tech… Last year I taught 4th grade, now I’m teaching IT.
Maybe this is your story.
If you’re a new tech teacher, here are some articles you will like:
New Tech Teacher? I Understand You
5 Must-have Skills for New Tech Teachers Plus One Extra
Should Tech Teachers be in the Classroom or the Lab
Should Tech Teachers be in the Classroom or the Lab–Follow Up
Dear Otto: Lab Teacher or Integration Specialist
11 Ways to be an Inquiry-based Teacher
You Know You’re a Techy Teacher When…
What’s a Tech Teacher Do With Their Summer Off?
12 Tips for Teaching Middle School Tech
New Students? 7 Tips to Differentiate with Tech
11 Things I wish I’d Known Before Becoming a Tech Teacher
Book Review: Kindergarten Technology Textbook
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, a columnist for Examiner.com, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.