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Baby Steps for Big Moves: 5 Easy Strategies for Student-Centered Instruction

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Monday, November 30, 12:00–1:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Lee Howell  
Explore how teachers wrestling with the traditional teacher-led instructional paradigm can take steps to shift to a more student-centered focus. Learners will get a brief overview and examples of playlists, EduProtocols, genius hour, inquiry-based learning and self-paced units of study.

Audience: Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Coaches
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google account preferred, but will provide other ways to access resources.
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Teachers will leave with resources and 5 different ways to shift their instruction to student-centered learning.

They have access to a resource that provides detailed information about:
*Playlists for Learning
*Genius Hour
*Inquiry Based Learning
*Self-Paced Units of Study

Supporting research

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Lee Howell, Leander ISD

Lee has been a bilingual elementary school teacher, a Program Director of a Math/Technology integration Project, and is now the Technology Integration Specialist in a large K-12 district in Central Texas. It's fair to say that Lee is obsessed with helping all stake-holders see the magic that can occur when meaningful technology and strong instructional strategies bring learning to life for all learners. She focuses on equity and access for all.

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