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Rock Your Cross-District Collaboration With Office 365

Location: W184d

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Monday, June 25, 1:30–2:30 pm
Location: W184d

Julie Paddock  
Time is fleeting in education. Teachers, librarians, principals, coaches and administrators are always looking for more time. Why limit collaboration to face-to-face meetings? Learn how to use Office 365 to create collaborative spaces that are available when you are.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: In order to participate fully in this session participants should have an office 365 account. A personal or educational account will suffice.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Communication and collaboration
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning as well as expand opportunities and choices for online professional development for teachers and administrators.
For Educators:
  • Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.
For Administrators:
Digital Age Learning Culture
  • Model and promote the frequent and effective use of technology for learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This session will emphasize the necessity of creating alternative forms of collaborating utilizing Office 365 tools and resources. Time to spend with colleagues, groups and teams within your building is infrequently available. Digital tools can not only revolutionize this but can also spread to because district or system wide ways to continue the conversations and collaborations cross district. Administrator’s lead by modeling as well as utilizing these digital tools for collaboration with their staff to facilitate understanding of both the tool and the instructional value of the tool. Preparing students for the world we live in requires educators to understand working in this digital world as well.
Coaches also utilize digital tools to build learning experiences for teachers using tools that will be useful for collaboration, communication and can be used to create digital learning experiences for students as well.
Educators need to take a leap into digital tool use to help themselves and their students utilize the digital tools in an authentic manner to improve instruction and learning.


Opening and introductions (2 minutes)

Overview of collaboration. Shared definition and understanding (solicit participant input) (3 minutes)

How has collaboration occurred in the past what is your experience with this? Why should you utilize digital tools? Why is Office 365 including teams the best tool for cross district and in school collaboration and communication? (10)

Demonstration of Office 365 tools and examples of collaborative work done in my district. (10 min)

Moving your team to Office 365. Participants discus with neighbor what they would take and use in their own district. (3)

Participants share the results of their discussions (2 minutes)

Using ISTE Standards as a guide for growing collaboration and use of digital tools. Where else in the ISTE standards do you find examples of this digital tool and collaboration? How will you meet these standards? (7 minutes).

Participants will select one or more ISTE standards/indicators and will brainstorm and collaborate on a Padlet board to identify ways that digital tools for communication can be addressed within that standard. (7 minutes)

Goal setting. Identify one specific action you can take with you for your personal productivity and collaboration or for a group you would like to work with next school year Personal reflection, then discuss with someone sitting nearby, then with the whole group. (5 minutes)

Wrap-up and summary.(3 minutes)

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Julie Paddock, Edmonds School District

Julie Paddock is a former Elementary and High School Teacher and current Instructional Technology Coach. She has worked for 7 years in this field in addition to being a technology leader in her schools. She holds a master’s degree in Learning and Technology as well as her CETL (Certified Education Technology Leader) certificate. She is also a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. Julie continues to refine and work on digital citizenship and digital literacy in a variety of ways in her school district and beyond. She has presented in her school districts and other venues including NCCE 2017 STE 2107

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