Powerful Professional Learning in the Digital-Age (Schoology Digital Learning Leader Academy)

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Location: MCCNO La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 5
Experience live: All-Access Package

Participate and share : Poster

Christina Aquilina  
Dr. Gina Hartman  
Dani Patterson  

Many new things have been learned by educators in the past two years after the pandemic. One of those lessons is reflecting on how professional learning provided to educators must also evolve. In addition to powerful digital tools, educators need powerful and innovative professional learning opportunities. Join us to learn about a research-based blended professional learning program that is positively impacting educators and school districts around the U.S.

Audience: Principals/head teachers, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
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.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Seal of Alignment holders will share more about their product's proven ISTE Standards alignment

Supporting research

SOA Reviews on the ISTE Standards.

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Christina Aquilina, PowerSchool

Christina M. Aquilina, MT. is a Learning and Innovation Specialist/Coach on the Proven Practices team at PowerSchool. Christina is from Richmond, Virginia where she alternates working remotely and traveling across the country to visit school districts. Christina enjoys learning about how her teachers and administrators use Schoology to meet their needs. Before joining the PowerSchool team in October 2020, Christina worked for the wonderful Henrico County Schools in central VA. She loves to read, sit on the beach, cook & eat delicious food, and ride her Peloton.

Dr. Gina Hartman, PowerSchool

Dr. Gina Hartman wears many educational leadership hats. She currently works full-time as the Director of Customer Education for PowerSchool. She also is an adjunct instructor and has served as a public school board member. Gina has been in education for over 20 years and has extensive experience working in public school districts. She is the former Co-President of the St. Louis Educational Technology Association. She is also an ISTE Making IT Happen award recipient and recipient of the V.C. McCluer Award for her outstanding personal contributions to the instructional programs of the suburban Saint Louis schools.

Dani Patterson, PowerSchool

Dani Patterson, M. Ed., has been in education for over 14 years in different capacities such as: elementary teacher, technology specialist, instructional coordinator of instructional technology, and most recently Director of Digital Learning & Innovation. Her passion for Blended Learning started young in her career and she strives every day to help other educators take simple innovative steps for one reason: student achievement. She has her dream job working with the ProvenPractices team to help teachers globally!

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