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Checklist for Amplifying Teacher and Student Voice in District Technology Decisions

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Lindy Hockenbary  
In the modern educational world, instruction is either student-centered or teacher-centered. However, this is not quite the case when it comes to digital tools. Join us to review a simple checklist that ensures your school’s digital tools are amplifying student and teacher voice.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Distance, online & blended learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Ensure all students have access to the technology and connectivity necessary to participate in authentic and engaging learning opportunities.
Visionary Planner
  • Engage education stakeholders in developing and adopting a shared vision for using technology to improve student success, informed by the learning sciences.
Empowering Leader
  • Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

- Define teacher-centered and student-centered
- Identify educational technology tools that amplify teacher and student voice in district technology decisions

Supporting research

The politics of student voice: unravelling the multiple discourses articulated in schools
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0305764X.2018.1444144?casa_token=bn2xD99FF3QAAAAA%3ATajwiwFcGgQdIacndxrQ1_Zxrez47Xi74CKKJK10k5ooIcPb4hZGQ1-xAp7NsBX1LPPwt24QkDOW
Chapter 6: Review of Research on Teacher Participation in School Decision Making
https://doi.org/10.3102/0091732X017001225
Educational Technology and Student Voice: Examining Teacher Candidates' Perceptions
https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1161604
Factors Affecting Technology Uses in Schools: An Ecological Perspective
https://doi.org/10.3102%2F00028312040004807
Exploring Student Voice in Teachers' Motivation to Use ICT in Higher Education: Qualitative Evidence from a Developing Country
https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1167304
3-Step Method to Increase Teacher Voice
https://www.edutopia.org/blog/increasing-teacher-voice-decision-making-anne-obrien

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Lindy Hockenbary, InTECHgrated Professional Development

Lindy Hockenbary is an educator whose strength is helping other educators utilize technology to enhance learning experiences. She has spent her career in various roles in the education field, including classroom teacher and technology integration specialist. As someone who loves to learn, her spare time is spent pondering how to make learning better. Lindy was a member of the original Hāpara Certified Educator cohort and then went on to help facilitate the Hāpara Champion courses before moving into the role of Hāpara’s Professional Learning Manager. Lindy holds several edtech certifications, including Google for Education Certified Trainer and Google for Education Certified Educator Level 2.

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