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G'Suite4Me: The Teacher Agency Project

Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYOD

Sunday, June 23, 1:30–2:30 pm
Location: Room 116

Dr. Karen Jackson  
The G'Suite for Me! Experience allows teachers to work with peers in a team environment to hone their craft and enrich their classrooms. In this model of professional development, teachers are matched to form a "jump team." The jump teams are flexible and designed to serve each teacher's training needs.

Audience: Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Intermediate
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: Attendees are encouraged to bring Internet-connected devices, as they may want to explore tech tools provided (explore teacher agency).
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Best practices and models for coaching
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Excellence in Professional Practice
  • Facilitate and participate in learning communities that stimulate, nurture and support administrators, faculty and staff in the study and use of technology.
For Coaches:
Visionary Leadership
  • Implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations and manage the change process in schools and classrooms.
For Educators:
  • Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
Related exhibitors: Flipgrid , GoGuardian + Pear Deck + Edulastic , WeVideo, Inc. , Google, Inc.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

As a result of this session, educators will be able to participate and plan a Teacher Agency Experience for their own campus or district. The questioning strategies and basic framework will be explained and evaluated as the participants go through the experience. The participants will be organized by their interests into Jump Teams, given time to explore a topic or tool, then come together with other Teams to share their new knowledge.
A survey of interests and learning topics will be used, to gather data. (Google Forms)
Opportunities for research and exploration will be provided to each Jump Team. ( With some sample ideas for scaffolding).
Time will be given - the most important component
Our celebration of learning or, making mistakes, or failure will be our evidence of success.


I The Idea: work with other teachers to explore the technology content that is out there. In my district we are becoming Blended Learners where the learner is in control of time, pace, path, and pace.
In the session, teachers will form Jump Teams based on their topic of learning.
II The Process: Select a theme for the learning. (15 minutes)
Need some Ideas?
Here is a link to give you somewhere to start. http://bit.ly/2xTQcyH
Theme ideas could include communication, assessment, enrichment, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.
Set goals. What do we want to learn? Is is basic knowledge of a tech tool? Is it first steps of implementation, create a product?
Commit. Do your best. Stay on time.
Test it out! Does it work? How can you share your product with others?
( 30 minutes)
Celebrate your successes and failures as opportunities to learn.
What is your success? Did you reach your goal?(5 Minutes)

III Reflect: 5-10 Minutes
What did you learn from this process?
How can you implement something like this in your district? What will it take?

Supporting research

Inquiry Mindset, Trevor McKenzie, https://www.trevormackenzie.com/inquiry-mindset/
Dive Into Inquiry, Trevor McKenzie,

Personalized Learning Playbook, Anthony Kim

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Dr. Karen Jackson, Retired, Temple Independent School District

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