To create equitable and socially-just society teachers need to take responsibility not just for their own learning but also that of their peers. The VoiceThreads below reflect MIDL321 students’ attempt to engage pre-service teachers in the U.S in a professional development activity that will benefit not just the teacher, but also the students they will eventually teach.
1. If you are a pre-service teacher please create a VoiceThread account for yourself at voicethread.com. If you are using VoiceThread for the first time you might like to create a cryptic login id, something like Teacher123. Once you get more comfortable with the technology you can use your own name. Similarily, you might like to use a picture of an image, rather than your own picture.
2. Use the links below to access each thread. Listen to the presenter, as well as the comments made by others and leave 2-3 comments on each thread. Keep in mind; these threads are being shared with teachers from all over the world so you need to be professional in your tone, grammar, spelling, punctuation.
3. Increase your chances of winning a lovely IUP t-shirt by entering a lottery ticket for each of the VoiceThreads you visit. For example, if you view all eight, submit eight. If you view six, submit six. The box for submitting lottery tickets will be outside Dr. Machado’s office, Davis 307. The drawing will take place immediately after spring break (I will not be able to make this option available to non-IUP pre-service teachers).
Ethnic Diversity, Sarah: https://voicethread.com/new/share/6556042/
Social Class Diversity, Jessica: https://voicethread.com/new/share/6572769/
Racial Diversity, Brigid: https://voicethread.com/myvoice/#thread/6571657/34157008/35563631
Gender Diversity, Jamie: https://voicethread.com/new/share/6570788/
Nationality Diversity, Cameron: https://voicethread.com/new/share/6569326/
Linguistic Diversity, Nicholas: https://voicethread.com/share/6572697
Religious Diversity, Jordan: http://voicethread.com/#thread/6571653/34156818/35574859
Exceptionality Diversity, Max: http://voicethread.com/#thread/6574394/34171780