Creating, Sustaining, and Adapting a District Wide Approach to Digital Learning
Participate and share : Poster
Lauren Rataj Dr. Angie White
Learn how to build your instructional technology department from the ground up. This includes creating PLC opportunities like instructional coaching cycles, districtwide events, YouTube channels, podcasting, creating a technology plan and building an STLP. Speakers will include how to adapt your opportunities for teaching in remote and blended learning environments.
|Audience:||Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Professional developers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Any device that is has Internet capabilities to access our website and resources!|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
The purpose of the session is to share our journey and resources with other digital leaders who are passionate about igniting the digital learning movement within their school and/or district. Participants will understand how/and or be able to replicate and lead these initiatives on their own. Our success with this movement within our district can be measured both quantitatively and qualitatively. There was no structure or existence to the instructional technology department prior to this. There were also no similar in-district opportunities for educators to grow their capacity and leadership with technology.
https://www.kentuckyteacher.org/features/2018/04/kygodigital-more-than-a-hashtag/ Phelps, R., & Graham, A. (2013). Technology Together: Whole School Professional Development for Capability and Confidence. Washington: International Society for Technology in Education.
Tucker, Catlin R. Power up Blended Learning: a Professional Learning Infrastructure to Support Sustainable Change. Corwin, A SAGE Company, 2019.
Schaffhauser09/12/18, Dian. “Closing Digital Divide Requires Focused PD to Support Teachers.” THE Journal, 12 Sept. 2018, thejournal.com/articles/2018/09/12/closing-digital-divide-requires-focused-pd-to-support-teachers.aspx.
Knight, J. (2018). The impact cycle: What instructional coaches should do to foster powerful improvements in teaching. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, A Sage Company.
Lauren has experience as a Digital Learning Coach, Library Media Specialist, STC, and classroom teacher. As a current Digital Learning Coach within her district, she spends most of her time coaching teachers PreK-12 in the seamless integration of technology in their classroom instruction. In order to build teacher capacity, she also leads innovative professional learning opportunities for staff within her district, state, and globally. She is a current Empower Captain for GEG Kentucky and member of KySTE and ISTE. She is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, and Coach.
Angie has experience as a Digital Learning Coach, Chief Information Officer, and Director of Technology in the K-12 environment, as well as experience as an adjunct professor in higher education. As the current Director of Instructional Technology she leads innovative professional learning opportunities for educators and provides real-world opportunities and experiences for students. Angie earned a Doctor of Education degree from Morehead State University; two Master of Education degrees, one from the University of Louisville in Instructional Technology and the other from Georgetown College in Elementary Education; and a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree from the University of Kentucky.
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