Creative Constructor
Lab Virtual
Leadership Exchange
at ISTELive 21
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

10 PK-12 School District Priorities for 2019

Listen and learn

Listen and learn : Lecture

Sunday, June 23, 1:00–2:00 pm
Location: 103A

Dr. Jill Gildea  
Bringing together students, faculty, staff and the community, this stellar session spotlights 10 priorities for PK-12 districts that lead to an innovative, engaging learner experience. Participants will leave with tips and tactics to try tomorrow. No need to reinvent the wheel. Discover what works today.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Tablet: Android, iOS
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Digital Age Learning Culture
  • Ensure instructional innovation focused on continuous improvement of digital age learning.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Build the confidence and competency of educators to put the ISTE Standards for Students and Educators into practice.
For Educators:
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Stellar Session highlights key successful strategies, supports, techniques, and take-aways to make learning personal for our PK-12 students through the lens of “today’s news” and “Top Ten Priorities”

Participants will:
-Identify exemplary innovations across the U.S. via theory to action examples.
-Engage with one another on the top 10 technology priorities to transform today’s classroom tomorrow.
-Consider how technology tailors learning to individual students; and,
-List the next three steps to take-away from this ISTE session that will lead to student achievement, attainment, equity, and success.


I. Introduction/Overview (5 min)
-Who & Why - Intro to Presenter & Topic (INTERACT: Shoulder Partner Intro & Why This Session — ISTE Standards Displayed)
-Connect to ISTE Standards
-Objectives of Session
-Infuse Humorous Quote/Visual
II. Top 10 Priorities for PK-12 Education (45 min)
-Connection to ISTE Standard
-Practical Application - Tip to Try Tomorrow
-Success Stories - Evidence of Student Access, Opportunity, Achievement
INTERACT/ENGAGE - Turn & Talk Related to Personalized Learning, Digital Content & Curriculum, Professional Development, & Student Data Privacy
III. What Next? (10 min)
-Summary of Learning
-INTERACT - POLL (Online Participation)
-INTERACT/ENGAGE - Next Step/Take-Away

Supporting research

Alliance for Excellent Education - Future Ready Schools
Center for Digital Education - It’s All About Personalized Learning; CDE Survey
CoSN -
Education Week - Various articles - Thomas VanderArk
Harvard Business Review - Performance/Workplace/Happiness

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Dr. Jill Gildea, Park City School District

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