I will be using TPACK and SAMR as my models to design and create change.
TPACK is about not using tech for the sake of tech, it is about using tech because it creates new and meaningful learning opportunities. I want to strive to hit the sweet spot in the middle of this model and will use this a goal when planning. The SAMR model is what I really identify with is planning and working on my driving question
"What is it about coding that allows struggling math students to succeed? " I look at how teaching traditional math concepts with coding really engages my students and the students who traditionally struggle the most are excelling. With the SAMR model guiding me I feel many of the coding lessons that I am teaching are in the transformation portion of the model which is where I want them.
Redefinition: Tech allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable.
My students are learning a new language as they create codes to solve math problems. They write their own codes, they modify code, and they trouble shoot/ debug code all while working through Math 1 content (TPACK).
Modification: Tech allows for significant task redesign.
This technology is creating change school wide we have two teachers teaching with this curriculum we have 10 students on our robotics teams the energy from the students is facilitating the change.
Blogging has become a way for me to reflect and sort out where I am and what I need to think about more deeply. Thank you for reading this long blog. My motivation is that I can't keep teaching math the same way to students who have failed it multiple times they deserve a new approach maybe all Math 1 students deserve some innovative change.