The overarching goal of the TPACK Extravaganza is to deeply reflect on the potential for applying concepts, activities, and digital tools that are aligned to the TPACK framework when conducting PD/capacity building with districts, schools, and teachers. Specifically, you will learn about and apply a digital age educational framework: technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) (Mishra & Koehler, 2006). You will reflect on useful properties of the TPACK framework and their implications across content areas. You will explore, experience, and use a selected digital tool to support your growingTPACK. Finally, you will create TPACK capacity building models for use when conducting PD/capacity building with your staff or constituents.

TPACK Resources

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

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  • Mishra P. & Koehler, M. J. (2009). Too cool for school. Learning and Leading with Technology, 36(7), 14-18.

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General Outcomes

  • Provide an understanding of how the TPACK model serves as a lens to find the best intersection of curricular standards, sound pedagogy, and technology selections (knowledge*)

  • Engage in reflection on the potential for applying TPACK concepts to activities and digital tools when conducting PD/capacity building with districts, schools, and teachers (attitude).

  • Engage and equip participants with relevant knowledge and skills for select Web 2.O tools(skills).

  • Provide the opportunity for participants to build their capacity in aligning Web 2.0 tools with specific intersections of the TPACK model(behavior).

Participant Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to transfer TPACK learning to their own work (knowledge and behavior).

  • Participants will be able to articulate the value and challenges of effective learning experiences supported by TPACK (attitude).

  • Participants will be able to create TPACK - centered digital resources and activities to support planning and PD(behavior).

  • Participants will be able to align the new Standard Courses of Study (Common Core State Standards or North Carolina Essential Standards) and pedagogical approaches to select Web 2.0 tools (skill).

* These represent “Levels of Learning Outcomes” from Guskey adapted from
Guskey, T. R. (2000a). Evaluating professional development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.