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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Wednesday, June 26, 8:30–9:30 am
Location: 103A

Janice Harding   Dr. Jennifer Parker  
Move beyond posting worksheets to embedding interactive content. Engage students with new ideas for flashcards, social media, memes and texting. Capture ideas in new ways with infographics, animation, comics or formative assessments. Hold onto your device for this lightning-speed round of free resources for digital teaching and learning.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: A variety of tools will be presented and participants will be provided choices on what they would like to use/download.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using differentiation, including adjusting content, process, product and learning environment based on student readiness levels, learning styles, interests and personal goals.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose of this session is to provide educators/coaches with options for presenting content beyond the basics of posting online documents.

Participants will:
Know about technology tools and resources that support interactive and engaged learning
Understand how common tools and resources can be reused, revitalized, and remixed with existing content to re-imagine a lesson/unit/idea.
Make connections between technology and content to redesign lessons for increased student engagement
Transfer the session experience into classroom application to improve teaching and learning.


Thinking Outside the Box
*Classroom examples of old tools in new ways
*Connections between and among standards - Content, ISTE
*Re-imagine Challenge
Shoot out - 30+ free tools and apps in lightning speed round fashion
Hands-on - audience participation with a couple
Open Mic - audience share-back favorite tools

Supporting research

Courduff, J., & Szapkiw, A. (2015). Technology integration in the resource specialist program environment: Research-based strategies for technology integration in complex learning environments. Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching, 8(1).

Cusi, A., Morselli, F., & Sabena, C. (2016). Enhancing formative assessment strategies in mathematics through classroom connected technology. Proceedings of PME, 40, 195-202.

Haydon, T., Hawkins, R., Denune, H., Kimener, L., McCoy, D., & Basham, J. (2012). A comparison of iPads and worksheets on math skills of high school students with emotional disturbance. Behavioral Disorders, 37(4), 232-243.

Johnson, D. M., Wardlow, G. W., & Franklin, T. D. (1997). Hands-on activities versus worksheets in reinforcing physical science principles: Effects on student achievement and attitude. Journal of Agricultural Education, 38(3), 9-17.

Kisiel, J. F. (2003). Teachers, museums and worksheets: A closer look at a learning experience. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 14(1), 3-21.

Peck, C., Hewitt, K. K., Mullen, C. A., Lashley, C. A., Eldridge, J. A., & Douglas, T. R. M. (2015). Digital youth in brick and mortar schools: Examining the complex interplay of students, technology, education, and change. Teachers College Record, 117(5).

Pitler, H., Hubbell, E. R., & Kuhn, M. (2012). Using technology with classroom instruction that works. Ascd.

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Janice Harding, Macomb Intermediate SD
Dr. Jennifer Parker, Macomb Intermediate SD
ISTE Certified

Interactive Learning/School Improvement & Data Consultant at Macomb Intermediate School District. Co-creator of 21things4 Project, which earned ISTE Seal of Alignment. Received the ISTE 2018 Outstanding Leader Award. Served K-12 students as a CTE Business teacher, K-12 Library Media, and District Instructional Technology & Media. Presenter at many local, state, and national conferences on educational technology to improve instruction and engagement, ISTE Standards, school data and assessment, and the best free technology for K-12. State Project Director, MISchoolData Professional Development. She has a BS, MA, and Ed.D. from Central Michigan University, and an MBE from Eastern Michigan University.

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