Deep Dive With EduProtocols

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Explore and create : Creation lab

Marlena Hebern  
Dr. Scott Petri  

Take a deep dive into the ins and outs of EduProtocols with the authors and co-creators of EduProtocols in this hands-on session. Learn four protocols that you can use Monday morning. Learn why they work and how to make them work in any classroom from grade 3-14.

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Access to a Google Drive and Google Slides (either personal or a school domain)
Topic: Distance, online & blended learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
For Students:
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Educational or infrastructure challenge/situation: Teachers are facing the multiple challenges of transitioning in-class learning to distance learning and back again. They are also facing the challenge of students who now realize that school isn't fun anymore and that they have to power to tune out. Educators don't always know how to design interesting and fun lessons and learning progressions for students that are simple to deploy and address multiple standards.

Technology intervention: Google Slides. All that teachers will need are some basic Google Slides skills. Using the 'pre-determined steps' of an EduProtocol, teachers will be able to easily design interesting lessons for students that are packed with standards and align to the ISTE standards for students.

Models employed: EduProtocols are learning routines. Students repeat a series of predetermined steps that focus on the 4C's (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking). These steps will take students through the activity and can be repeated for eternity with new content. They are simple enough to work across grade levels 3-14. This makes learning routines that are predictable, easy to follow, engaging, and fun for students.

Lesson plans or instructional activities/strategies employed: Participants will learn 4-5 EduProtocols that they can immediately implement in their classroom. Participants will learn why they work based on John Hattie's 252 Influences Effect Sizes Related To Student Achievement and the T3 Framework that supports EduProtocols as a researched strategy to engage students.

Evidence of success: Over 40 school districts have implemented EduProtocols as a successful instructional strategy. Visit #eduprotocols on Twitter to see what educators are saying about EduProtocols:


90-minute Hands-on Deep Dive Outline:
5-minutes: Opening and introductions
15-minutes: Iron Chef EduProtocol
5-minutes: Debrief Iron Chef EduProtocol
5-minutes: Why they work (The Research)
15-minutes: Cyber Sandwich EduProtocol
5-minutes: Debrief Cyber Sandwich EduProtocol
20-minutes: Sketch and Tell EduProtocol
5-minutes: Debrief Sketch and Tell EduProtocol
10-minutes: Thin Slide EduProtocol Reflection: What are your next steps for implementation?
5-minutes: Wrap-up and questions

Supporting research

John Hattie's ranking of leanring outcomes:
T3 Framework by Sonny Magana:

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Marlena Hebern, Retired Teacher

Marlena Hebern draws upon her 18 years of successful classroom experience when training, supporting and coaching teachers on engaging students through technology, hands-on tech, and district implementation of technology programs. Marlena is the co-creator of the EduProtoocls movement and the co-author of The EduProtocols Field Guide, Books 1 and 2. Marlena is a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer. Marlena is also the recipient of the 2020 EdTech Digest Award, Leader Setting a Trend for her work with EduProtocols.

Dr. Scott Petri, John F. Kennedy High School

Scott Petri has taught social studies at the middle and high school level since 2003. He has also served as a coordinator and small school principal in LAUSD. He was the 2021 Outstanding California Social Studies Teacher of the Year and has twice been a finalist for the CUE Leroy's Big Idea contest.

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