Constructor Lab
Leadership Summit
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

PBIS, Chromebooks and Title 1: How We Made Magic

Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 5

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster

Wednesday, June 27, 8:00–10:00 am
Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 5

Samantha Duchscherer  
See, learn and discuss how we used Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS), Chromebooks and a whole lot of love to make some incredible gains at a Title 1 middle school with all the usual problems: behavior, drugs, lack of parental involvement, you name it.

Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Attendees must have prior knowledge of how to use basic G Suite tools.
Focus: Leadership
Topic: Educational policy and leadership
Grade level: 6-12
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
For Administrators:
Visionary Leadership
  • Inspire and facilitate among all stakeholders a shared vision of purposeful change that maximizes use of digital age resources to meet and exceed learning goals, support effective instructional practice, and maximize performance of district and school leaders.
Digital Age Learning Culture
  • Provide learner-centered environments equipped with technology and learning resources to meet the individual, diverse needs of all learners.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participant Outcomes:
Participants will leave with:
1. An understanding of our school culture, and hopefully, an ability to relate to a Title 2 school.
2. A thorough understanding of the steps we took using PBIS to help improve.
3. A thorough understanding of the steps we took using technology for learning to improve.
4. A thorough understanding of the steps we took to improve our culture.
Evidence of Success:
-The in person, and back channel, conversations between participants (questions will also be answered here).
-Discussion during actual presentation.
-Further communication with me, and their PLC, via Twitter or email.


Activities (1/2 the time):
This presentation will be heavily discussion based, and adaptive to audience questions. So there will many digital discussion activities.
1. A Wordle creation of participant school culture beliefs.
2. A collaborative Slide Deck that we move through and create together.
3. Small group/large group discussion opportunities.
4. A back channel chat on Toady's Meet so that audience members can discuss and share.

Content (1/2 the time):
- We will discuss how culture was the base for our school shift and improvement, and the tools we implemented.
-We will discuss the tools we implemented and coaching we engaged in for technology in learning.
-We will discuss how we implemented PBIS in our school culture and community.
-We will give a Drive folder of resources so that all participants leave with concrete tools to implement.

Supporting research

See all PBIS and technology in learning research, as well the experiences in my school and others like mine. My coaching techniques and how I teach adults is always rooted in research by Elena Aguilar, form "The Art of Coaching."

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Samantha Duchscherer, Jacksonville North Pulaski School Dis.

I started teaching in the Bay Area and fell in love with all things Google-y from the start! Now that I'm in Kentucky I've taken a role as Technology Resource Coach in a Title 1 school, and I'm using everything I've learned to keep my students and teachers engaged with their learning. I'm all about having fun while learning, and love a good geek out session!

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