Creating Technology-Rich Learning Environments and School Culture - the ISTE Way!
Listen and learn : Panel
Sunday, June 23, 8:30–9:30 am
Location: Nutter Theater: Level 1
Kim Bennett Kerri Connor Connie Garrison Elizabeth Huffaker
Our team will share experiences from our ISTE Certification journey. You'll walk away with practical and useful information that you can use immediately to enhance teaching and learning. We'll share tips and tools on how to change the culture to support adoption of the ISTE Standards.
|Audience:||Teachers, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||None|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Innovative learning environments|
|ISTE Standards:||For Administrators:
Digital Age Learning Culture
|Additional detail:||Session recorded for video-on-demand, Session will be simulcast live|
Purpose/Objective of Panel
• To demonstrate and offer ideas for incorporating technology into the middle school classroom.
• To help promote the use of the ISTE standards into regular practice.
• To explain how the ISTE educator and student standards have helped to empower and grow our school culture.
• To relay our personal experience going through ISTE certification and how it has impacted our teaching strategies.
• To encourage other educators and administrators to incorporate ISTE standards into their school culture.
Topics of discussion
• Describe CMS school culture (student population, staff population, community, technology resources).
• Explain process of ISTE certification (steps taken, requirements).
• Share personal artifacts demonstrating ISTE standards.
• Share how ISTE has grown our teaching practice (what has changed, what has stayed the same, what we brought back to our own community/school)
• How to transition and encourage teachers into utilizing more technology into their teaching practice
o Tech Tuesdays
o Advisement lessons using Nearpod
o Technology meetings twice a week to train on specific tools
o Purchasing district accounts for useful tools (Nearpod, USA TestPrep)
o Committee groups
o ISTE certified taking a leadership role by helping to train, inform, and encourage
o Encouraging BYLD
As we prepare students to be career and college ready, research shows we must change how we are educating students for careers that don’t currently exist. The US Department of Education states 75% of educators think that technology has a positive impact on the educational process, but many are slow to change their instructional practices.
The ISTE Educator Standards are a roadmap for teachers to leverage technology to personalize learning geared toward student interest at their academic abilities, has allowed the effective use of learning management systems to reach every child, every day; has made the world a smaller place so that collaboration with students and experts across the globe can be accomplished easily; and has helped all educators model life-long learning for their students.