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EduProtocols: Break Free from Pre-Packaged Lessons

Location: W196b

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Tuesday, June 26, 2:45–3:45 pm
Location: W196b

Jon Corippo   Marlena Hebern  
Break out of the corporate lesson and worksheet cycle! Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern will present their favorite protocols to spark the Four C’s in your classroom, infuse technology into lessons of any subject and free students from worksheets while still covering content and curriculum.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Quizizz- no account needed, just the take a quiz website.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.
Global Collaborator
  • Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of the presentation is to provide lesson formats (called protocols) for instruction.

Protocols are a combination of jig-saw, cooperative learning, and Kegan Structures that allow content to be learned in collaborative groups. They are flexible and UDL friendly.

We see teachers personally purchase lessons and when the lesson is over, they buy another one. Every time the lesson changes, the brain load on kids (and teachers) raises their affective filter as they try to determine and figure out what the task is asking them to do. The more focused kids are on figuring out the task, the less brain power they have to understand the content and the more they will rely on the teacher for support. Do we teach for tasks or do we teach for content? If we teach for content, we can regain brain power by using protocols to frame the changing content.

Jon and Marlena will each share a few of their favorite protocols that can be used with any content in the 1:1 or lab cart classroom.

We focus on Google Docs and Slides, but any format can be used with protocols.

Skill levels: Basic skills such as sharing and commenting on documents, distributing and collecting from students, inserting text, pictures, and tables.

Resources: The resources contain a blank template and a sample for each of the protocols that will be shared. Jon and Marlena also personally follow up on each and every inquiry that is posted to them in Twitter or by email.

Evidence of success: Our session is successful if each teacher takes home a protocol to try and has access to a collection of resources and is inspired to try something a little bit new.

Participants will be able to replicate the 3 protocols to be presented that can be used immediately in the classroom.


3 minutes: Opening and welcome.

Device based activity and game:
10 minutes: Fast and Furious (Jon) Quizizz for vocabulary mastery.
Participants will participate in a sample in which difficult vocabulary is taught through Quizizz.

7 minutes: Setting - why protocols work and what are protocols.

Device based activity:
15 minutes: Iron Chef: (Jon)
How to organize, run, and monitor student presentations all in a class period or two.

Device based activity:
15 minutes: BookaKucha (Marlena) 3 slide Book Report to replace AR forever using literature circle practices.
Participants will create a sample to take home and will have access to a variety of other samples.

5 minutes: Closing: Fast and Curious Quizizz about protocols.

Supporting research

4C Protocols: Learn by doing.
Supporting Research: Constructivist theory of learning by Jean Piaget, in which students learn best by doing. Students construct their own learning though hands on application of skills learned thus far.

4C Protocols: Open-ended, creative learning. Creativity is an important part of learning. While applying the theory of constructivism in instruction, students also need the latitude to be creative in learning and displaying their learning.
Supporting Research: In the book, Creativity, Technology, and Learning: Theory for Classroom Practice, Florence R. Sullivan explains the connection between constructivism and creativity.

4C Protocols: Immediate feedback is more valuable than grades. Supporting Research: Response to Assessment Feedback:
The Effects of Grades, Praise, and Source of Information by Anastasiya A. Lipnevich, ETS, Princeton, NJ and Jeffrey K. Smith, University of Otago, New Zealand.

4C Protocols: Preparing students for a diverse future.
Supporting Data: The Future Jobs Report estimates that “65% of children entering primary schools today will ultimately work in new job types and functions that currently don’t yet exist. Technological trends such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (robotics and autonomous transport) will create many new cross-functional roles for which employees will need both technical and social and analytical skills.”

4C Protocols: Collaboration, flexibility, adaptiveness, and teamwork and the Four C's.
Supporting Data: With a 293.8 billion dollar creative industry that includes entertainment, visual arts, fashion and publishing (Fast Facts on California's Innovation Economy), California is beginning to understand that their economy depends on a workforce that has creative strengths in addition to academic. In 2016, California passed AB 37 to authorize new media arts standards for California’s K-12 classrooms which will define the creative and technology development of students while also developing skills that employers value such as collaboration, flexibility, adaptiveness, and teamwork. (December 5, 2016, Department of Education News Release)

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Jon Corippo, CUE

Jon Corippo is the Interim Executive Director for CUE, leading CUE throughout California and Nevada. Jon keynotes, leads and designs Professional Learning experiences all over the country. Jon's core PL skills are focused on 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project Based Learning, social media skills and Lesson Design. Jon is the creator of the CUE Rock Star Camp Series, The CUE Rock Star Admin Camp Series and planner for the CUE Super Symposium and JET Review Program. Under Jon's Leadership, and with his CUE Professional Learning Team, CUE PL has trained over 32,000 teachers in 2015-2017.

Marlena Hebern, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools

Marlena Hebern is a Coordinator for Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. Marlena was a classroom teacher of 17 years in grades K-8 and also worked as an English Language Arts K-8 Academic Coach and English Language Arts K-8/English Language Learner Services Coordinator. She has been recognized as a Beginning Teacher Support Provider of the Year and has a master’s degree in Reading Instruction. She is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and co-founder of Edcamp Yosemite. Marlena also presents at local and regional conferences.

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