The profession of Educator is one of the most important occupations in the world. A great teacher inspires, motivates, encourages, and has direct impact on their students’ academic and career goals.
Educators are held to very high standards and are expected to have advanced knowledge and skills, as well as adopt and adapt to evolving practices and technologies. Great teachers know that their role first and foremost is to treat the student as an individual and understand their needs, learning styles, and abilities.
A teacher’s job is no longer simply delivering facts and information, but to help students learn how to use them, develop abilities to solve problems, make informed decisions, and build knowledge.
To become better educators, teachers need the right tools to help them face new and upcoming challenges head-on. These tools must be reliable, scalable, and able to meet the needs of a shifting classroom model—whether it’s delivering lessons to students remotely, in a classroom, or in a hybrid environment.
An important part of professional development is through hands-on training on hardware and software tools. Although professional development usually refers to classes, seminars and/or workshops, it also can include conferences, taking online courses, and independent study, among others.
Author Recent PostsMonica Cappiello, Instructor, Ohlone College & Education Liaison, SIGGRAPH 2022Monica Cappiello has over 9 years of educational experience, including titles such as Dean of Academic Affairs, Full-Time Faculty, and Department Director of Media, Animation and Games. Industry companies she has worked for include PBS, Red Giant Studios, Mendez Foundation, and Pixellex Studio.Several of her works have been awarded at film festivals.Monica has earned a B.A. Studio Arts and Digital Media, as well as a minor in Astronomy at the University of Virginia. She also has a M.F.A. in Animation from Savannah College of Art and Design.On her off time, she has a digital persona called Academic Phoenix, where she creates digital tutorials ranging from modeling, texturing, lighting and AR. She currently has over 55k subscribers in YouTube. Furthermore, Monica volunteers for SIGGRAPH since 2015 taking up multiple roles including VR Theater Director, Immersive Pavilion subcommittee, and Education LiaisonCurrently she works as an instructor at Ohlone College and is the Education Liaison at SIGGRAPH 2022.Originally from the east coast, she now calls California her home.Fun fact: She was Geoffrey the Giraffe for Toys R Us and published a short story about her experience. Latest posts by eSchool Media Contributors (see all)
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