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Take the T3 Challenge! Learn How to Double Achievement With Technology

Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYOD

Sunday, June 23, 9:00–10:00 am
Location: 115B

Dr. Sonny Magana   Jay Sorensen  
The T3 Framework for Innovation provides a sequence of highly reliable strategies that have been shown to rapidly accelerate student achievement. Take the T3 Challenge and learn how to reliably double student achievement with technology.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: BYOD/1:1 instructional programs
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Math
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Visionary Leadership
  • Inspire and facilitate among all stakeholders a shared vision of purposeful change that maximizes use of digital age resources to meet and exceed learning goals, support effective instructional practice, and maximize performance of district and school leaders.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The impact of educational technology on achievement remains too low, and understanding why it is so low is critical. Dr. Sonny Magana’s pioneering research has advanced our understanding of the “why,” and more importantly, how educational systems can accelerate achievement with technology. In this session, award-winning educator and best-selling author Dr. Magana will share the T3 Framework for Innovation from his book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies.
The T3 Framework categories technology use into 3 stages: T1) Translational, T2) Transformational, and T3) Transcendent, providing a more precise, actionable, and measurable framework to guide effective educational innovation. The strategies in the T3 Framework have an observed Effect Size of ES=1.6, which is equivalent to an additional four years of academic achievement in a single year (Haystead & Marzano, 2009; 2010; Haystead & Magana, 2013; Magana & Marzano, 2014; Magana, 2017). The T3 Framework for Innovation has been hailed as a major step forward towards enhancing deeper learning and student achievement (Fullan, 2017; Hattie, 2018; Marzano, 2017; Zhao, 2017).

The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the T3 Framework for Innovation, a research-based model for disrupting the T3/Disruptive Classroom Technology model will be shared by the author. T3 gives educators a simple clear path to technology integration that dramatically boosts student performance.

The objectives for my presentation are as follows:

1. Discover and explore the T3 Technology Integration Framework, Domains, Elements, and Strategies;

2. Deeper exploration of T1) Translational Technology Use, T2) Transformational Technology Use and, T3) Transcendent Technology Use; and,

3. Plan for improving student engagement and achievement by reframing the use of legacy, current, and emerging technology tools in by using the resources and guidance provided by the T3 Framework.


Dr. Sonny Magana will share the T3 Framework for Innovation. The T3 Framework provides a highly researched, highly reliable sequence for dramatically boosting student achievement. Activities: 10 minute overview of the preponderance of foundational evidence for the T3 Framework; 15 minutes interactively exploring T1) Translational Technology Use; 15 minutes interactively exploring T2) Transformational Technology Use; 15 minutes interactively exploring T3) Transcendent Technology Use; 5 minutes reflecting upon and planning for taking the T3 Challenge to double academic achievement. The vast majority of this session will be illustrative of hands-on, interactive and contributive learning.

Supporting research

Disruptive Classroom Technologies (Magana, 2017)

Enhancing the Art and Science of Teaching with Technology (Magana & Marzano, 2014)

Hattie, 2008; 2012; Hattie, 2017; Hattie, 2018; Haystead & Marzano, 2009; 2010; Haystead & Magana, 2013; Magana & Marzano, 2014; Magana, 2016; Magana, 2017; Magana, 2018; McFarlane, 2018.

Research Paper: Disrupting Low Impact Technology Use: Aligning Visible Learning and the T3 Framework (Magana, 2018)

Dr. John Hattie
Dr. Robert Marzano
Dr. Michael Fullan
Dr. Angela McFarlane
Dr. Sonny Magana

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Dr. Sonny Magana, Magana Education

Dr. Sonny Magana is an award-winning teacher, best-selling author, and pioneering researcher. His book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies introduced the T3 Framework for Innovation which been hailed as a “brilliant breakthrough in our understanding and use of technology for learning” (Fullan, 2017), and, “a major step forward; The T3 Challenge is a powerful, credible, and exciting challenge: Let’s do it!” (Hattie, 2018). Sonny holds a bachelor of science degree from Stockton University, a master of education degree from City University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University.

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Jay Sorensen, Oxnard Union High School District

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