What is a Technology Teacher?
A technology teacher by definition is a trained, well educated teacher who aids in the education of students in the field of technology, technology being anything from computers, to household tools, and even a sewing machine. However throughout our research we have gathered that technology teachers are much more than that. A technology teacher yes indeed does teach the student body about the field of technology in addition to this they are responsible for an array of other things. The technology teacher’s job description is an ever changing one, and depends on where the teacher is located and the demand of the facility of which they are teaching at.
Like other all other teachers a technology teacher at the junior/senior high level must gave two teachable areas and must have an education degree. Although technology teachers are not only present in our grade schools, they are found at the college and University level as well. However this research assignment is focused on the career of a high school technology teacher.
Like all other teachers the technology teachers of our school systems are responsible for the well being of all his/her students. The teacher is responsible for providing the Provincial prescribed program and must ensure all students are learning the most that they can. Aside from these traditional roles technology teachers have an array of differing responsibilities like creating and maintaining a computer lab. This one task can be a very difficult one. As you are well aware technology is constantly changing on a daily bases, upgrades can be done on software and hardware almost hourly. As you can see, ensuring that all the computer facilities in the building are up to speed and in working order, alone is a full time job.
Usually the technology teachers of the school are the only teachers with the background and knowledge to run and maintain the...