Tougaloo College Pledges to Prepare Future Educators with Tech Skills to Thrive in Digital Learning Environments

Tougaloo College Pledges to Prepare Future Educators with Tech Skills to Thrive in Digital Learning Environments

 
Tougaloo, MS — Tougaloo College announces that it has signed the EPPs for Digital Equity and Transformation Pledge, committing to prepare educators with the skills to successfully use technology for learning in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms.

By signing the pledge, Tougaloo College joins a large network of institutions committed to preparing teachers to thrive in digital learning environments and pursue ongoing professional development. This programming prepares teachers with the ability to apply frameworks that accelerate transformative digital learning while collaborating with school leaders to identify shared digital teaching competencies.

The School of Education, Supervision, and Instruction at Tougaloo College is a well-noted Education Preparation Provider (EPP). The School of Education, through teaching, scholarly research, and service, is dedicated to preparing future teachers with the knowledge base, dispositions, and skills necessary to become successful and effective educators in a complex, rapidly changing global society.

“Modern technology continues to transform higher education teaching and learning. We recognize the importance of utilizing innovative approaches to thrive in a digitally dominated learning environment. Therefore, the College remains committed to equipping educators with digital learning technology tools to enhance education delivery. This would ensure that students have access to diverse learning methods to meet the challenging demands of the 21st century,” said Dr. Carmen J. Walters, President of Tougaloo College.

The EPPs for Digital Equity and Transformation Pledge is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Education and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). 

“Knowing how to use technology to support student learning is an essential skill for any teacher to thrive in a post-COVID world,” said Richard Culatta, CEO of ISTE. “I’m thrilled that Tougaloo College is committed to embedding tech skills into their program so all Tougaloo College teacher candidates will be prepared to hit the ground running!”

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