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Teach Boldly and Spark Change: Using Technology for Empathy, Equity, and Activism

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture


Sunday, November 29, 9:00–9:45 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Cynthia Merrill  
Liv Van Ledtje  
Dr. Jennifer Williams  

Three ISTE authors discuss how to activate change in teaching and learning through innovative practices, meaningful use of technology and global collaboration. Discover how to use design- and empathy-driven practices in teaching, and learn from a young changemaker who shows students how to use technology for empathy, equity and activism.

Audience: Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Digital citizenship
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
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.
Digital Citizen
  • Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
Additional detail: Student presentation, ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

-Exemplify responsible online activism, inspiring both youth and educators in the global community.
-Exemplify and demonstrate practices to empower students in problem-solving and collaboration, including gradual release of responsibility and human-centered design
-Draw on rich literacy and technology research in connected to digital age teaching and learning.
-Illustrate the value of creation and connected learning, weaving in the critical need for digital literacy for students.
-Discuss young students as digital leaders, providing examples of digital activism and the power of authentic student voice and participation.
-Invite participants to create a customized plan to leverage innovative practice, education technology and global networks to activate positive change in the classroom and the world.
-Showcase the power of narrative, bringing focus to the need for storytelling, empathy, equity, and activism in education and in the world.
-Offer direction for seeking out authentic feedback and steps for iterating on ideas with emphasis on preservation of voice and prioritization of creativity in expression of ideas.

Outline

-Discuss rich literacy and technology research in connected to digital age teaching and learning. Discuss the power of narrative, bringing focus to the need for storytelling, empathy, equity, and activism in education and in the world. (10 min)
-Provide examples that demonstrate practices to empower students in problem-solving and collaboration, including gradual release of responsibility and human-centered design (10 min)
-Illustrate the value of creation and connected learning, weaving in the critical need for digital literacy for students. (10 min)
-Discuss young students as digital leaders, providing examples of digital activism and the power of authentic student voice and participation. (10 min)
-Invite participants to create a customized plan to leverage innovative practice, education technology and global networks to activate positive change in the classroom and the world. (10 min)
-Offer direction for seeking out authentic feedback and steps for iterating on ideas with emphasis on preservation of voice and prioritization of creativity in expression of ideas. (10 min)

Supporting research

Spark Change by Olivia Van Ledtje and Cynthia Merrill
Teach Boldly by Jennifer Williams

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Presenters

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Cynthia Merrill, The Literacy Consortium
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Liv Van Ledtje, Oyster River School
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Dr. Jennifer Williams, Take Action Global

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