Validation of Teaching Competencies Needed to Facilitate Instruction in Student-Centered, One-to-One Learning Environments
Abstract: This roundtable session is organized to promote an engaging discussion regarding the ongoing process of validating an inventory of teaching competencies. This inventory of competencies was designed to describe skills needed for teaching in a one-to-one computing environment, as a resource for schools and teacher preparation programs. Through the successful implementation of Delphi methodology, the researchers identified the 30 teaching competencies that comprise the inventory. The teaching competencies were organized in five categories: instructional planning; instructional delivery; assessment of learning; classroom management; and professionalism and leadership and reflect the consensus skills and competencies needed to successfully teach in this dynamic learning environment. This session will focus on the development of a new instrument resulting from validation processes and how the emphasis on increasing validity can impact its use in the field.