edWeb Connects with Pre-Service Teachers

Tech4TeacherEd is a new edWeb.net community for pre-service teachers, college of education faculty, and inservice educators to share resources and ideas for integrating digital tools into the classroom.

The goal of Tech4TeacherEd is to provide a free professional learning community where undergraduate and graduate pre-service candidates can discover information about integrating technology into teaching and learning, a wide range of resources for educators, and the ISTE Standards for Students, Educators, Education Leaders and Tech Coaches. The community hosts edWebinars presented by teacher ed candidates, giving them an unprecedented opportunity to share their learning and perspectives on the issues impacting education with the global education community. It helps them engage as a professional in lifelong learning right from the start in their pre-service years.

The community was founded and is hosted and moderated by Dr. Monte Tatom, Associate Professor of Education at Freed-Hardeman University (TN) who believes pre-service teachers need to engage with the large education community as early as possible on their path to becoming teachers, administrators, and educators in any role.  

“One reason why seven years ago I joined edWeb.net [is] because it’s very important for us to continue our learning process,” commented Dr. Tatom in a recent edWebinar. “I have to make sure I stay connected to make sure I am on top of the most current way of doing things. That’s why it’s important to have your 24/7 professional development.”

Tech4TeacherEd is a wonderful community for pre-service teachers and any educator who wants to mentor students who have made the wonderful decision to choose education as a career.

Monte Tatom webinar imageThe following edWebinar recordings are available to view on-demand, and more will be added as the program continues:

Surviving and Thriving in a Teacher Education Program

Taylor Warren, a candidate in the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology program at Freed-Hardeman University in Tennessee, presented helpful tips and tricks for not just surviving, but thriving in teacher education courses. Taylor discussed: planning, priorities, organization, communication, engagement, seeking help when needed, asking questions, participating, and relieving stress.

How to Survive an Online Class

Hear from Dr. Monte Tatom, who has been teaching online classes since 2009, on ways in which participants in online learning can survive in that environment. Dr. Tatom discussed: devoting time, communication, engagement, getting involved early, how online classes vary greatly, taking it seriously, time management, contributing and participating, taking advantage of tech tutorials, and seeking assistance if needed.

Introducing Tech4TeacherEd on edWeb

Dr. Monte Tatom, Associate Professor of Education at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN, talked with Margaret, Brittany and Ashley who are candidates in the online M.Ed. in Instructional Technology program at Freed-Hardeman University. They are in their capstone course and shared technologies that they have used while candidates in the program. They also discussed suggested technologies for both teacher ed candidates and professors.

Register for the next edWebinar taking place on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 5 pm Eastern Time:

Revamping Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Classroom with Technology

Join the Tech4TeacherEd community for invitations to upcoming programs at: