Have you ever wished you had learned something earlier in your career that would have been powerful for both you and your audience? For me, that thing is TPACK. TPACK (technological, pedagogical and content knowledge) is a practice that teachers can use to enhance student learning opportunities in a technology-based environment.
After learning that the TPACK process can be applied to my lessons, many doors have been opened. I have always thought of what to teach (content), how to teach it (pedagogy) and how to incorporate technology in my lessons, but never as a combined strategy for enhanced student learning. When I began my capstone project (Advanced Learners InVigorate Education), the TPACK concept was just beginning to develop in my mind. Over time, I began to understand that a great lesson plan can always be improved and become more dimensional by using the practice of TPACK. Because my capstone project is a resource for teachers including advanced-learner teaching strategies, I made sure that I focused more on the "how" the "what" and also infused technology whenever possible. I believe that my use of TPACK as a reference point while developing my capstone project has led to a dynamic, multi-level, user-friendly, and modern resource that I hope teachers will use with their students for years to come.