Writing a Teaching with Technology Philosophy Statement
Teaching philosophy statements are vital components of instructors’ teaching portfolios as they communicate core values and commitments to student learning. As technology continues to play an important role in many classrooms, educators might take stock of the digital tools they employ—not only in terms of how they connect these tools to their students’ learning but also account for students’ safety, agency, and wellbeing. Of course, outlining these kinds of commitments can take up more space than traditional teaching philosophy statements typically allow.
In this 2-week asynchronous workshop, participants will first have the opportunity to explore various contexts and audiences for which a teaching with technology philosophy statement (TTPS) might be useful, as well as examine the various writing moves that a TTPS can make. Then, participants will draft their own TTPS by considering their own investments in technology, students’ learning goals, and students’ safety and accessibility. This session will be especially helpful for GSIs/postdocs who have already drafted a regular teaching philosophy statement but all educators are welcome to register. The facilitator will also host an optional one-hour synchronous Q&A session for those enrolled in the workshop on Friday, August 6 at 4:00 pm EDT.