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Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

Back to Reality - How to Translate Ideas from ISTE 2018 Into Practice

Location: W187a

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Wednesday, June 27, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: W187a

Dr. Brandon Olszewski  
We'll explore some tenets of how humans learn, and extrapolate how this information can inform your own strategy for how to motivate educational change as you return to your school or district, including how to address challenges and barriers to innovation.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
  • Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.
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.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose = help attendees understand more about the social psychological foundation of human learning, and apply it to their personal strategies for advocating educational change.

Objectives include:
Attendees will increase their knowledge about social psychology and human learning.
Attendees will have fun in an interactive activity!
Attendees will develop their thinking on how to communicate to others about what they learned at ISTE 2018


Evaluating truth exercise

Principles of learning - cognitive and non-cognitive
Backfire effect and identity protective cognition
Putting it together with video

Re-entry strategy (small group exercise)
Identify challenges you will face - are they systemic? Collegial?
What strategies that you want to use won’t work? Why not? Consider likely backfire and identity protective cognition barriers.
What are some different ways you can think about engaging challenging colleagues and systems that can help promote innovation, rather than triggering backfire?

Share some strategies

ISTE resources to help you plug into ongoing help
ISTE U - for your own professional learning
ISTE blog - hands-on examples of innovation in learning
ISTE communities - Connect with others

Supporting research

Dekker, 2012 - on educational myths=

Peter, 2015 - on the backfire effect =

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