In this session, we will review a digital age professional knowledge framework: technological pedagogical and content knowledge - TPACK (Mishra & Koehler, 2006). We will engage in a "TPACK" experience to guide your growing capacity targeted at planning, implementing, and assessing of technology-infused learning activities.


The goal of this session is to quickly review your TPACK understanding and apply it during a game/brainstorming activity.

Learning Outcomes

After this session you will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of the TPACK lens as a guide to find the best intersection of curricular standards, sound pedagogy choices, and technology selections;
  • Understand and apply basic concepts associated with technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK);
  • Reflect and articulate the value and challenges of effective learning experiences supported by TPACK;

I. TPACK 101 (5 minutes)

Screen Shot 2012-08-14 at 10.57.01 AM.pngThe technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) framework can help administrators, teachers, and staff to:
      • Engage in self-assessment of their own TPACK;
      • Use common language when evaluating and selecting technology to explicitly support and enhance student learning;
      • Impose a thoughtful lens when observing technology-infused learning activities.


Here's a quick overview of the importance of TPACK:

II. TPACK Game | Beach Ball Style (15 minutes)
Here is an overview TPACK Beach Ball game:

Screen Shot 2012-08-14 at 11.20.03 AM.pngBelow you will find a table of 3 lists. The "C" column lists contains different basic content area (SS, SCI, ENG, MA, etc). The "T" column lists different technologies (blogs, wikis, docs, etc). The "P" column list pedagogical strategies (collaborative learning, PBL, differentiation, KWL, semantic mapping).
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We will be tossing out a "C" ball and "T" ball...or a "P" ball and "C" ball.

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If you catch the ball, please select a corresponding item from the column below; or come up with your own!

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We will poll the audience to brainstorm the missing "TPACK" item that would be an EFFECTIVE approach to support student learning.

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III. Reflection (5 minutes)
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What are your thoughts about the TPACK framework? What potential does it offer in supporting your work in guiding the digital transition through your role or charge at NCDPI?
To what extent does the TPACK framework support a culture of change in education?

Additional Resources

Koehler, M.J., Mishra, P., Bouck, E. C., DeSchryver, M., Kereluik, K., Shin, T.S., Wolf, L.G. (2011). Deep-Play: Developing TPACK for 21st Century Teachers . International Journal of Learning Technology, Vol. 6, No. 2. 146-163. (Located on Puyna Mishra's blog http://punya.educ.msu.edu/2011/09/08/1860 )

Koehler, M. J., & Mishra. P. (2009).Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 9(1), 60-70.


Mishra, P., & Koehler, M. J. (2006). Technological pedagogical content knowledge: A framework for teacher knowledge. Teachers College Record, 108(6), 1017-1054. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9620.2006.00684.x

Shulman, L. S. (1986). Those who understand: Knowledge growth in teaching. Educational Researcher, 15(2), 4-14.

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