Smart Buy: Improving Edtech Purchasing With the Learning Sciences
Participate and share : Interactive lecture
Dr. Saro Mohammed Dr. Brandon Olszewski Rachel Schechter Josh Werth
The Smart Buy forum will equip educators, leaders and instructional technology specialists with the knowledge to make smart choices around edtech selection and purchasing with the learning sciences. Why the learning sciences? Rather than waiting on the publication of research that's conducted in schools like yours about the edtech you're interested in, what if you could look at an app and determine if it's built based on what we know about how people learn? This session will prepare you to do just that, and steer conversations with edtech product providers in a whole new way!
|Audience:||Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Science of learning|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
The objective of this event is to help educators, leaders, and edtech specialists make better decisions about edtech selection.
As a result of participating in this forum, participants will:
1. Deepen their understanding of the learning sciences and learning engineering, and thus, effective instruction.
2. Make clear connections between current research and educational practice - specifically, around edtech selection and use.
3. Better direct conversations with edtech solution providers to be more helpful, including on the vendor floor at future conferences, and in demos and conversations with vendors.
Content and activities = A first version of a new edtech selection toolkit will be a central resource for the forum. New learning content - about the learning sciences and learning engineering - will also be provided (e.g. slides).
Time & schedule - expected session format
5 min = welcome
15 min = introductory content
20 min = hands-on group work with edtech selection resources
10 min = wrap up
Course of Mind website = https://courseofmind.org
As an education researcher and evaluator, Sarojani Mohammed, Ph.D., fights the injustice of knowledge-hoarding by making deep, meaningful connections between research and practice to foster the best learning experiences for each learner. She has 15 years' experience in research/external evaluations of public, private, and non-profit education programs. Saro is the founder and principal of Ed Research Works; a founding board member and the executive director of Capacity Catalyst; and the co-founder of the Teaching and Learning Research Community.
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