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Make the Move: A Strategy-Based Approach to Integrating Educational Technology

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 105AB

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Instructional Technology Consultant
Macomb Intermediate School District
ISTE Certified Educator
Kate Grunow has been in education for over a decade as a K-12 digital media specialist and English teacher. She currently serves 130,000 students and over 10,000 teachers as an instructional technologist in metro Detroit. She is one of the co-creators of the 21 Things 4 project and a presenter at local, state, and national conferences on topics such as blended learning, free technology tools, learning management platforms, and digital age teaching and learning. She has been the Schoology implementation lead for Macomb ISD for the past two years training over 3,000 teachers on Schoology during Covid-19.
Professor of English and Education
Central Michigan University
ISTE Certified Educator
Dr. Troy Hicks is a professor of English and education at Central Michigan University. He directs the Chippewa River Writing Project and, previously, the Master of Arts in Learning, Design & Technology program. A former middle school teacher, Dr. Hicks has earned CMU’s Excellence in Teaching Award, is an ISTE Certified Educator, and has authored numerous books, articles, chapters, blog posts, and other resources broadly related to the teaching of literacy in our digital age.
Instructional Technology/Data Consultant
Macomb Intermediate SD
ISTE Certified Educator
Dr. Parker is an Interactive Learning and School Data/Improvement Consultant with Macomb ISD; adjunct faculty member for Central Michigan University in the Master of Arts in Learning, Design, and Technology. She has over 30 years as an educator in library media, technology, and Career Technical Education - Business, Accounting, & Computing. She is an ISTE Certified Educator and a former ISTE Digital Leader of the Year. Her work with ISTE includes support for ISTE Certification, authoring courses on the ISTE Educator Standards and ISTE Student Standards and the ISTE Seal of Alignment as a co-creator of the 21things4 project.

Session description

We all have our favorite teaching strategies, but many struggle with embedding technology in their "go to moves." Explore scenarios, templates, technology categories and free resources for “putting groove" (technology) in your "moves" (best practice strategies) with protocols like jigsaw; I see, I think, I wonder; and six-word stories.

Purpose & objective

Based on the Technology Categories for Purposeful Instruction, the ISTE Educator and Student Standards, and research based instructional practices, attendees will "Make the Move".
*Know about best practice models, digital tools, and resources in educational technology.
*Understand how to apply the Technology Categories for Purposeful Instruction and theie own instructional strategies.
*Make Connections between the resources, categories, and moves by exploring scenarios in teaching and learning.
*Transform the learning by moving through the templates to "learn the move", "put groove in the move", and "get moving".

Coaches, teachers, or professional developers will appreciate the templates and resources provided to help teachers transform teaching and learning.

We will outline a template to “make the move,” integrating tech into F2F and remote instruction. Using protocols found in our upcoming co-publication between Solution Tree & ISTE, we will take participants through several scenarios and activities to scale up digital age teaching and learning. Examples include protocols like “Jigsaw,” “I See, I Think, I Wonder” and “Six Word Stories,” where participants will use our template for integrating best practices and technology into instruction.

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Welcome & Introductions - 15 mins
Interactive Inclusion Activity

Learn the Move - 20-30 mins
What is a Move? (brief introduction of Hattie's 256, Marzano 9, Kagan's Cooperative Learning, and visible thinking routines.
Elements of the Move template
The impact of the post-pandemic shift
Why teachers need to transform teaching and learning with tech-embedded best practices
What does a Move look like at the no-tech, low tech, tech embedded levels
Introducing the protocols

LEARN - Hands-On Audience Activity - 10 mins

Putting Groove in the Move - 20-30 mins
How are we framing the Technology Categories for Purposeful Instruction? (introducing the 9 categories)
What does it look like to "Put Groove in the Move" using ed tech models (e.g. SAMR, TPACK, Triple E, TIM, PICRAT, etc.) and freely available tools (sample digital tools and 21things4educator connections)?
What does it look like when we integrate the Standards (SCENARIOS sharing ISTE Educator and Student standards and no-tech, low tech, and tech-embedded)

GROOVE - Hands-On Audience Activity - 10 mins

Soup to Nuts - Sample Moves - 20-30 mins
Explore sample protocols (I See/I Think/I Wonder, Six Word Story, Jigsaw, or etc.) with scenarios - Soup to Nuts

SCENARIOS - Hands-On Audience Activity - 10 mins

Make Your Move - 20 mins
Using the protocol, participants will conplete the protocol to to apply technology to a strategy

MOVE - Hands-On Audience Activity 20 Mins

SHARE - Digital Gallery Walk 15 mins

2.5 - 3 hours

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Supporting research

Crompton, H. (2017). ISTE standards for educators: A guide for teachers and other professionals. International Society for Technology in Education.

Dean, C. B., & Hubbell, E. R. (2012). Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement. Ascd.

Hattie, J. (2008). Visible learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. Routledge.

Kagan, S. (1989). The structural approach to cooperative learning. Educational leadership, 47(4), 12-15.

Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D., & Pollock, J. E. (2001). Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement. Ascd.

Ritchhart, R., Church, M., & Morrison, K. (2011). Making thinking visible: How to promote engagement, understanding, and independence for all learners. John Wiley & Sons.

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Session specifications

Instructional design & delivery
Skill level:
Coaches, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Attendee devices:
Devices required
Attendee device specification:
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
ISTE Standards:
For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.