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A Districtwide Approach to Interactive Classrooms for Student-Centered Learning

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Location: La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 14
Experience live: All-Access Package

Participate and share : Poster

Lauren Rataj  
Roslyn Manning  

Learn how Oldham County Schools (Kentucky) created its interactive classroom refresh process. This includes, but is not limited to, the board-approved plan, individual school panel evaluation process, initial staff training, ongoing PLC integration support and new-hire introduction and support plan.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Coaches, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Our main resource will be created and housed on Google like a Slide file or Site. Sharing on individual files will be open to "Anyone with the link". As long as attendees have a Google account, they will be able to access everything!
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
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

The purpose of the session is to share our district's journey and resources with other leaders who are unsure of the best possible ways to use technology-based funding to support student learning. Our presentation will demonstrate a proven plan that allows individual school choice for interactive classroom technologies that best meet teachers’ and students’ needs. From attending our poster session, participants can walk away with resources and ideas on how they can create their own plan, outline a panel evaluation process, facilitate initial and on-going staff training, as well as tips on new-hire introduction and support. We will know that our presentation is successful from reflecting on the questions and feedback that listeners provide us during our poster session. We will follow up with any of these participants if needed as well.

Supporting research

Assessing classroom technology integration. (2013, October 8). Education World. Retrieved from http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech243.shtml

How to integrate technology. (2007, November 5). Edutopia. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/technology-integration-guide-implementation

Poole, B. (2009). A philosophy of instructional technology use for teaching. Education World. Retrieved from http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/columnists/poole/poole017.shtml

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Presenters

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Lauren Rataj, Oldham County Schools

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.

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Roslyn Manning, Oldham County Schools

Hello! I’m a k-12 Digital Learning Coach serving 10 schools in Oldham County, KY. My teaching background is in 9-12 English Language Arts, and I earned my M.Ed in Instructional Technology. I am excited to return to ISTE as a presenter!

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