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4 Types of Days in the Life of an Instructional Technologist

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Wednesday, June 26, 12:00–1:00 pm
Location: 107AB

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There's No "I" in Edtech

Stephanie Hwang  
Working with a multi-generational/professional teaching staff abounds in its challenges, but we find beauty in using a variety of training methods to meet individuals where they're at. From facilitating safe, collaborative spaces to private tutoring sessions, we have found the most success in diversifying teacher professional development.

Audience: Coaches, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Communication and collaboration
Grade level: 9-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments.
For Educators:
  • Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

With the varying levels of skills and abilities in our school, we needed a way to differentiate learning for our staff. This presentation is geared for new instructional technologists, technology coordinators, and/or teachers who support school staff, especially professional development and trainings. In this session, participants will take away:

1. A framework for meeting the needs of a pool of adult learners who have a wide range of technology abilities. (Ex: 1:1 Tutoring scheduled with Calendly, T3 meetings led by myself or an Ed Tech Representative, department-specific trainings, Mailchimp Dragon Pedagogy newsletters, ZenDesk skill-step articles using Snagit and Camtasia, etc).

2. Access an archive of Helpdesk articles, collaboration meeting resources, best practices blog articles. Depending on the topic, this archive may include but is not limited to sample lessons, resources, reflections, and worksheets.


What is my role? (5 min)
Who is my audience? (10 min)
How do I stay focused? (5 min)
What's working for me? (10 min)

Supporting research

Transformational Learning by Jack Mezirow (2000)

Andragogy and Technology: Integrating Adult Learning Theory As We Teach With Technology by Dolores Fidishun (2000)

Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy: Adult Learning Theories - Andragogy, Self-Directed Learning, and Transformational Learning (2011)

Application of Andragogy in Personal Computer Training by Malcolm Knowles

7 Top Facts About the Adult Learning Theory (

ADDIE Model (

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Stephanie Hwang, Bishop O'Dowd High School

Stephanie Hwang is the Instructional Technologist at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, CA. Prior to Educational Technology, her background was in science education and media production. She currently focuses her work on the distribution and communication of current ed tech practices through the design and production of instructional media and articles, as well as the facilitation of in-person trainings.

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