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Top 10 Tech Trends in K-12 Today

Location: W180

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Tuesday, June 26, 4:45–5:45 pm
Location: W180

Susan Gentz   Dr. Kecia Ray  
This session will invite participants to react and respond to the results of the Center for Digital Education's digital district survey. Participants will be invited to review the results in a shared document and provide their insight into the ranking and order of the results.

Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Leadership
Topic: Technology planning and evaluation
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Systemic Improvement
  • Establish and maintain a robust infrastructure for technology including integrated, interoperable technology systems to support management, operations, teaching and learning.
Visionary Leadership
  • Engage in an ongoing process to develop, implement and communicate technology-infused strategic plans aligned with a shared vision.
Excellence in Professional Practice
  • Promote and model effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders using digital age tools.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Districts across the country are moving toward personalized learning and that requires a lot of infrastructure, security and digital content. The center for digital education conducts an annual survey to assess the transformation districts are taking on with technology. This session would share the outcomes of that survey with participants as well as enable them to share their reflections about the results. Additionally, we would capture their relevant stories to be included in a blog post as effective practices that align with the Top 10 and ISTE standards for Administration.


We will introduce the results of the digital districts survey to the entire group of participants. (20 min)

Participants will then divide into groups based on type of districts (5 min)

Participants will be given the link to a Google doc that includes the results of the survey and enables them to add their reflections. They will be asked to have a discussion about the list and contribute their reflections to the document. Each group should post at least 3 reflections (20 min)

After each group has posted reflections, we will have large group discussions summarizing reflections (15 min)

Concluding comments will be shared and participants will be invited to participate in the survey for 2018 (5 min)

Supporting research

Claro, M., Nussbaum, M., López, X., & Contardo, V. (2017). Differences in Views of School Principals and Teachers regarding Technology Integration. Educational Technology & Society, 20 (3), 42–53.

Howard, S. K., Chan, A. and Caputi, P. (2015), More than beliefs: Subject areas and teachers' integration of laptops in secondary teaching. Br J Educ Technol, 46: 360–369. doi:10.1111/bjet.12139

Baker, R. S., & Inventado, P. S. (2014). Educational data mining and learning analytics. In R. S. Baker & P. S. Inventado (Eds.), Learning analytics (pp. 61–75). New York, NY: Springer.Google Scholar
Ballantine, J. H., & Hammack, F. M. (2011). The sociology of education. New York, NY: Pearson.Google Scholar
Bereiter, C. (2005). Education and mind in the knowledge age. New York, NY: Routledge.Google Scholar

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Susan Gentz, Center for Digital Education
Dr. Kecia Ray, ISTE Past President

Dr. Ray's career includes directing technology research through Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Science Outreach programs. As a district administrator for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, she led the award-winning design, implementation, and evaluation of instructional technology programs including instructional design for online and blended learning environments, redesigning physical learning environments, establishing the virtual high school, and redefining school libraries. She is currently principal of K20Connect and adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University.

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