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What to Look for in Technology Rich Classrooms- Instructional Practices that Work!

Educators in Maine have been in the unique position of experiencing rapid changes in the evolution of technology in a one to one environment for over 10 years.  While exciting, it can feel overwhelming– especially as other initiatives (such as standards-based learning)– are demanding time and resources in schools. This leads to a critically important question:

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How do teachers and school leaders know when and how to use the emerging

technological applications, hardware, and concepts (such as social media) in ways that promote student learning,

regardless of what other initiatives are underway in the school?

In the upcoming MLTI leadership sessions, we will explore:

  • When the use of technology is most effective;
  • How the effective use of  technology moves classrooms from a teacher dominated environment to a student-centered learning environment and what that “looks like”;
  • How technology allows teachers to differentiate for all learning styles and needs, and
  • How the use of instructional planning frameworks can serve as a guide for matching the “right” technologies for the learning outcomes.

MLTI has embraced the SAMR and TPACK models as the foundation for effective integration of technology in classrooms. We will explore what these models can offer school leaders as their schools incorporate technology as an integral part of the  implementation of standards-based learning, personalized learning, and other reform initiatives. Specifically, we will focus on the instructional strategies that have been consistently associated with student achievement (Marzano & Pickering, et al) and on ways technology can support those strategies.

This is a two part session as described below.  If you are unable to attend the first session but plan to participate in session two, please review the recording of session one, which will be posted on this site a few days after the February 13th session.

Part One:

When: February 13         8-11:30

Where: Burton Cross Bldg., Augusta and Available Through Webinar Video Conference

When: February 26   8-11:30

Where: UMaine, Orono (Live session only)

Part Two

When: March 11   8-11:30

Where: Burton Cross Bldg., Augusta and Available Through Webinar Video Conference

When: March 26 8-11:30

Where:UMaine, Orono (Live session only)

 

 

 

 

 

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