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YouTube Tutorials : The New PD in the Era of Distance Learning

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Monday, November 30, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Samuel Kary  
In this session, attendees will explore why YouTube has emerged as a go-to for teachers to learn how to teach with technology in the era of distance learning. We'll discuss what we can extrapolate from the high levels of engagement with video-based learning to improve teacher professional development.

Audience: Coaches, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Windows, Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None
Topic: Teacher education
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model incorporation of research-based best practices in instructional design when planning technology-enhanced learning experiences.
  • 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.
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences emphasizing creativity, higher-order thinking skills and processes, and mental habits of mind (such as critical thinking, metacognition and self-regulation).

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This presentation is designed to demonstrate to attendees that video tutorials for incorporating technology into the classroom more closely models the way that people today regularly take in information: in highly personalized, bite sized chunks designed to address the specific interests and needs of the individual. Given the variety of teacher skill level and individual experience incorporating educational technology, whole group instruction seems an outdated model that mirrors instructional practices educators have since determined ineffective for students. In order to promote widespread technology use and to promote innovation and creative, teachers need to be clearly show how to integrate technology into the curriculum, as well as given ideas they can use in their classes right away rather than having to connect the dots themselves.

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Samuel Kary, The New EdTech Classroom

Sam Kary has been a classroom educator and instructional coach for the past decade. He is also the founder of The New EdTech Classroom, a YouTube channel dedicated to teaching educators how to take a strategic, goals-first approach to technology integration. His newest project, New EdTech Classroom Student Tutorials, is a separate channel dedicated to programmatic tutorials and foundational technology skills tutorials for students.

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