Teachers as Curators of Ideas: A New Metaphor for the Digital Age Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 4:00PM – Via Adobe Connect

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Teachers as Curators of Ideas: A New Metaphor for the Digital Age 

With Dr. Corine Weisgerber, St. Edward’s University,¬†Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 4:00PM

The advent of social media platforms along with revolutionary changes in technology have brought about a new ecology of information which has the potential of fundamentally altering the way we learn and teach — if only we open our classrooms up to this new reality.

In this webinar, Dr. Corinne Weisgerber will introduce the idea of re-envisioning the role of a teacher as that of a curator of ideas. Just like a museum curator scours the art world, selects the finest works, gathers them together around a unified theme, provides a frame to understand the artists’ messages and then hosts a conversation around the collection, so the 21st century teacher must comb through an overabundance of information to discover the significant and relevant, bundle those ideas into course modules, contextualize them for the class and then create an environment for students to explore those ideas and enter into a conversation about them. The ultimate goal should be to arouse students’ intellectual curiosity by modeling how to discover, acquire and critically evaluate information. In essence, it’s about teaching students to become curators themselves.

You can register on the SIGTE Webinar Registration page, and to access this page please click here.

For more information on Dr. Weisgerber, please click here.

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