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Leadership Exchange
at ISTELive 21
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

#21things4 Digital Age Teaching and Learning

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Dr. Jennifer Parker  
Kate Grunow  

Tour the updated ISTE Seal of Alignment honoree — 21things4teachers. Part of the 21things4 Project, 21things4teachers curates free tools, apps, resources and curriculum for digital age teaching and learning. Define what online learning looks like, connect to free resources and tools, and apply it to your own instructional practice.

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Professional developers
Skill level: Beginner
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: We will be exploring 21things4 online resources using your favorite Internet browser - no accounts will be required.
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Music, Not applicable
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

To know about free resources and curriculum for digital age teaching and learning
Understand how to implement the ISTE Standards for Educators
Make connections between free resources and curriculum and best practice recommendations
Transfer the learning into your own professional practice to improve teaching and learning

Supporting research

Schachter, R. E., & Gerde, H. K. (2019). Personalized professional development. YC Young Children, 74(4), 55-63.

Zhang, L., Basham, J. D., & Yang, S. (2020). Understanding the implementation of personalized learning: A research synthesis. Educational Research Review, 100339.

Margolis, A. R., Porter, A. L., & Pitterle, M. E. (2017). Best practices for use of blended learning. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 81(3).

Anthony, E. (2019). (Blended) Learning: How Traditional Best Teaching Practices Impact Blended-Learning Classrooms. Journal of Online Learning Research, 5(1), 23-48.

Baragash, R. S., & Al-Samarraie, H. (2018). Blended learning: Investigating the influence of engagement in multiple learning delivery modes on students’ performance. Telematics and Informatics, 35(7), 2082-2098.

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Dr. Jennifer Parker, Macomb Intermediate SD
ISTE Certified Educator
Kate Grunow, Macomb Intermediate School District

Kate Grunow has been in education for over a decade as a K-12 digital media specialist and English teacher. She currently serves 130,000 students and over 10,000 teachers as an instructional technologist in metro Detroit. She is one of the co-creators of the 21 Things 4 project and a presenter at local, state, and national conferences on topics such as blended learning, free technology tools, learning management platforms, and digital age teaching and learning. She has been the Schoology implementation lead for Macomb ISD for the past two years training over 3,000 teachers on Schoology during Covid-19.

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