A frequent ISTE session and workshop presenter tackles the toughest challenge facing schools: how to focus technology to transform student learning. Using the ISTE Standards as a critical lens, we'll demonstrate how teachers and schools leverage technology systems to empower teachers and students.
Purpose & objective
Most students using classroom technology do not experience dramatic empowerment in the way that workers are empowered by technology. Where technology has transformed most global institutions, technology in schools has barely made a dent. The primary reason is that schools have used technology to substitute or replace traditional schoolwork. The same content is taught in the same way with just a new tool or medium. At the opposite pole are transformative applications that can fundamentally change the ways teachers teach and students learn. This session will focus on moving up the technology levels from beginner to transformative applications. The NETS standards have begun to provide examplars to help schools and teachers identify technology applications that are simple substitutes for status quo and those with the potential to transform education. This presentation will demonstrate how schools around the world are fundamentally transforming teaching and learning to produce globally competitive graduates.
5 min - introduction of presenter and topic
10 min - discussion of the range of technology implementation levels from beginner to transformative across NETS standards.
10 min - discussion of how technology has not yet powered significant achievement gains according to high-stakes test scores
15 min - demonstrations of international teachers and schools that have transformed teaching and learning in fundamental ways following the taxonomy of the NETS standards
10 min - prescriptions for teachers and administrators to level up from beginner levels toward transformative levels of technology applications.
10 min - Q&A
Christensen, Johnson & Horn. (2008). "Disrupting Class."
Khan, S. (2013). "The One World Schoolhouse."
Thomas, D. & Brown, J. S.. (2011). "A New Culture of Learning."
Dr. Garrigan's many presentations at ISTE, PETE&C, NSTA, etc.