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Explore and create : Workshop

Saturday, June 22, 12:30–3:30 pm
Location: 118C

Jeff Bradbury  
Is your district looking to solidify its digital identity and not sure where to start? Learn how to create an effective digital literacy plan for a typical K-12 district and identify the ingredients needed for an effective instructional technology plan that meets the needs of students, staff and your community.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: BYOD/1:1 instructional programs
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
  • Conduct needs assessments to inform the content and delivery of technology-related professional learning programs that result in a positive impact on student learning.
Visionary Leadership
  • Contribute to the development, communication and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive use of technology to support a digital age education for all students.
For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Engage education stakeholders in developing and adopting a shared vision for using technology to improve student success, informed by the learning sciences.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this presentation is to help school district leaders and technology coaches find the right tools, metrics, and resources needed to create an effective technology integration plan for their school district and community. Together, we will examine what goes into creating one of the most important guiding documents a school district can have.

During our session, we will take a look at digital literacy from both the micro and macro levels and understand how to create a tech plan that involves input from all stakeholders.


An Introduction to Digital Literacy in 2019 (6 min)
How did example school districts create their Tech Integration Plan (14 min)
Understanding the steps needed to identify what digital literacy means to them. (10 min)
How to create and revise their plan (10 min)
How to implement an effective professional development/coaching program (10 min)
Adjusting the plan as the year progresses. (10 min)
Recommendations for future collaborations. (10 min)

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Jeff Bradbury, TeacherCast Educational Network

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