Today, I blog with a purpose. With 21st century education being on top of the educational hit list, I find myself utterly shocked at the lack of postings for Computer Technology Teaching Positions. Even the computer integrator positions have gone down drastically. Did my months participating in etmooc make me blind? There were so many other computer teachers, or like minded people that I truly hoped and believed the postings would start in April as usual. Go to Google and type in Computer Technology Teaching Positions, or better yet, try any of the famous searches I have done, "digital media" "social media" "adjunct professor" "computer educator" "computer integrator" "technology teacher" "computer teacher". You will not find much if anything.
I got my master's in computer technology integration as I love computer technology of any kind, I truly do. Ok, I have a special love for social and digital media as well as citizenship and digital storytelling, but you get the point. I can and love to teach education, computer productivity applications and have a special passion for teaching blogging and web 2.0 which allow for communication, collaboration and creativity (the building blocks of the 21st century learner).
I am truly starting to think I should have gotten my master's in a content area such as science (as the positions I do see are always "core" subjects), and while I like science a lot, I'm not ready nor can I afford the classes needed for a new certification. Hmm.. now in order to teach, I am considering leaving what I consider to be the most important subject "computer technology"?? Here in the state of New Hampshire, I think we are progressive yet as I have extended my search to include the state of Massachusetts with not much success.
Has computer education falling to the wayside? Am I living in the wrong location?
I wonder how many will see this for I am not self promoting though I do think I am an amazing teacher, but as my master's classes fall to the wayside due to lack of enrollment, I look to other colleges and public education and am truly surprised at the lack of posts for positions for which I am qualified, here in NH, with a certification and master's in Computer technology integration and five years of experience I am left to wonder if I picked the wrong field, the wrong state, or the wrong country. I hear technology is at the top of the educational food chain in some European countries, and I know it is obvious when I look at my community from etmooc. I guess I'm just a frustrated computer technology teacher displaced and needed to rant. Ok, I miss teaching full time, I admit it, but how do I fix it?
I would geniunely love to hear comments on this one!!