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Education Blueprint: The Master Teacher Portal for K-12 Resources + Collaboration

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Dr. Kelly Pascarella  
Attendees will explore Education Blueprint, a free, interactive platform that serves as the master professional learning community for K-12 educators to find, share, rate and search for resources that make for the best learning experiences. Attendees will understand incentives built into the website and how it can impact pedagogy.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: www.educationblueprint.org
Topic: Open educational resources
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Empower educators to exercise professional agency, build teacher leadership skills and pursue personalized professional learning.
Connected Learner
  • Set goals to remain current on emerging technologies for learning, innovations in pedagogy and advancements in the learning sciences.
  • Develop the skills needed to lead and navigate change, advance systems and promote a mindset of continuous improvement for how technology can improve learning.
Related exhibitors:
Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education, University of San Diego
, Scholastic, Inc.
, SXSW EDU
, Lerner Digital
, Common Sense Education

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose:
Educators will understand the mission of Education Blueprint and how this free, interactive K-12 platform can remove the burden individual teachers and districts have to access, manage, and evaluate ubiquitous digital education resources that are ever-evolving.

Objectives:
1. Attendees will create a profile on Education Blueprint and understand tools for finding, sharing, and rating educational resources.
2. Attendees will understand how this technology intervention serves as both a professional learning community and social media tool, encouraging all K-12 educators to interact on one master platform.
3. Attendees will be briefed on John Kotter’s Change Theory and Dr. Kelly Pascarella’s research which led to the creation of the Education Blueprint website.
4. As evidence of success, attendees will share the website on social media, with fellow teachers, and teachers in their care encouraging user participation on the website.

Outline

Content, Activities, and Timelines:
1. Attendees will create a profile on Education Blueprint and understand tools for finding, sharing, and rating educational resources. (10 Minutes, Guided by presenter)
2. Attendees will understand how this technology intervention serves as both a professional learning community and social media tool, encouraging all K-12 educators to interact on one master platform. (20 minutes, Peer to peer interaction)
3. Attendees will be briefed on John Kotter’s Change Theory and Dr. Kelly Pascarella’s research which led to the creation of the Education Blueprint website. (20 minutes, Presenter Led)
4. As evidence of success, attendees will share the website on social media, with fellow teachers, and teachers in their care encouraging user participation on the website. (10 minutes, Contest with prizes for sharing)

Supporting research

Dr. Kelly Pascarella - Dissertation available on Proquest:

“An Evaluation of Teacher Access, Management, and Evaluation of Digital Education Resources Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic and Emergency Remote Teaching”

https://www.proquest.com/docview/2531563288/BF77A94A45DC41B4PQ/3?accountid=13354

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Dr. Kelly Pascarella, USCSD / Education Blueprint

Dr. Kelly Pascarella is a 16 year public school educator in the Pittsburgh, PA region. Her dissertation, "An Examination of Teacher Access, Management, & Evaluation of Digital Education Resources Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic and Emergency Remote Teaching" led to the creation of an interactive PLC platform for preK-12 educators, Education Blueprint. This platform allows all educators to collaborate on one social media site, bringing together teachers' collective knowledge and sharing of digital education resources and the capacity to follow and manage technological development. www.educationblueprint.org is free for all educators. Login today and share this mission with your colleagues!

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