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Build Equity in Your Assignments With Choice Boards

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Location: La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 4
Experience live: All-Access Package

Participate and share : Poster

Michelle Wendt  
All students should have access to problems and rigorous tasks that stimulate their motivation and engagement. Choice boards are a way of organizing resources and learning tasks for students as well as an opportunity for students to go beyond the curriculum.

Audience: Library media specialists, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
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: Internet
Topic: Instructional design & delivery
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
Related exhibitors:
Seesaw Learning
, Wakelet
, Canva for Education

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Teachers are constantly seeking to engage their learners, student motivation increases when they have more choice in how they learn, more choice in what they learn, and more choice on who they can learn with.
Participants will uncover the benefits, standards-based design, differentiation techniques, and explore digital activities that cater to many learning styles, such as visual, auditory, read-write, verbal, and kinesthetic.
Tailoring tasks to learners helps to give students agency when they are offered a chance to choose from a menu of options. The underpinnings of standards, technological interventions, and level of academic difficulty, can be appropriately differentiated for the various groups of learners in your class.
Participants will have access to successful models that can be easily adapted to fit their own curriculums and grade bands.

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Michelle Wendt, SRI&ETTC of Stockton University

Michelle Wendt is a Tech Integrationist, Social Media Manager of the SRI&ETTC, and Adjunct Instructor for Stockton University. She designs and delivers professional development programming and coaching in tech skills-building to K-12 teachers. Michelle is embedded in several SJ School districts as their in-house Technology Coach. Modeling the design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences, addressing content standards and student technology standards, she speaks at conferences around the country, modeling the use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning and expand opportunities and choices for online professional development.

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