What is Creative Technology Pedagogy?
Creative Technology Pedagogy is the study and planning of instructional strategies that promote student created content. The aim is to move students from consumers of digital content to creators of digital content.
This is achieved by utilizing both software and hardware that allows students to create in a variety of fields like audio, video, photography, coding, 3D design, graphic design, robotics, digital animation, digital music, and data analysis.
My name is Shannon Williams and I have taught elementary music for 20 years, all of which have been in Southeast Ohio. I am originally a native of Portland, Oregon, and have been a resident of Athens, Ohio for more than 20 years. I graduated from Wichita State University with a BM in saxophone performance in 1994. I received my MM in saxophone performance from Bowling Green State University as well as a Masters of Music Education and Ohio Licensure in K-12 Music. I have tried to remain active as a saxophonist by performing at regional and national conferences as well as local music events.
In recent years, much of my teaching interest has focused on developing instructional activities that combine music and technology and creativity. I have served as a Technology Facilitator at The Plains Elementary for 10+ years and recently received my certificate as a level 1 and 2 Google Certified Educator. In addition, I also completed the Google Certified Trainer program. Most recently, I received a PhD in Instructional Technology at Ohio University. The focus of my research was on using social media to support teacher professional development. (Click here for my resume/CV)