Pedagogical Possibilities: Empowering Educators Through Data Analytics!
Participate and share : Poster
Thursday, December 3, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Suzy Brooks Monica Cougan
Explore how one Massachusetts school district is leveraging real-time technology usage data to inform instruction. District leaders have partnered with teachers to develop tailored, data-powered learning environments and scalable blended learning practices, enabling them to build a collection of proven digital technologies that support student success.
|Audience:||Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Professional developers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Topic:||Assessment/evaluations/use of data|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
This session will cover one district's approach to evaluate results and their process for evaluating intention vs. reality in the implementation of digital learning strategies and instructional tools.
Participants will walk away with an understanding of the critical importance of developing and implementing an EdTech audit, as well as the essential steps leadership teams and educators need to take once they receive and review their audit results.
Participants will learn how one district utilized data analytics to assist in making sound instructional decisions, as well as determine financial efficacy.
Utilizing a comprehensive EdTech data analytics tool (CatchOn) and a customized dashboard, participants will see how district leadership engaged collaboratively with teachers to discern the value of various digital programs, as well as the sound and intentional use of 1:1 devices throughout the district.
Participants will leave with an understanding of a strategic, data-based collaboration model used within a district that connects district leadership at the technology, instructional, and curriculum level to produce positive outcomes. This model will go beyond the implementation to share interventions and professional development opportunities put in place to direct change in progress as needed while under evaluation.
Participants will walk away with a EdTech data audit best practices guide and list of recommendations to apply and utilize with their district educators and leadership team. Every district is different, but each district has the ability look a level or two deeper when auditing their EdTech initiatives and digital application usage. This set of recommendations will assist districts in this process, regardless of the tools they utilize.
I. Introduction - Meet the Panel (3 minutes)
II. Overview (10 minutes)- Phase I - School district demographics - The problem - Solution - implementation of the 1:1 initiative
III. Phase II - Measuring Success (15 minutes) - Monitoring results - Evaluating new problems/challenges - Managing success and transformation
IV. Phase III (15 minutes) - Making changes at the classroom level - Conversations - creating teacher voice - Adopting change and ownership
V. Phase IV (12 minutes) - EdTech Efficacy - Review at the district level - What is success? - Financial - Equity - Results
VI. EdTech Audit - Recommendations (5 minutes)
VII.Final Q& A - As a panel, Q&A will be utilized throughout each phase of the presentation, however we will leave time at the end for any final questions.)