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    1. 1. Improving Technology Facilitation and Leadership Resources for Professional Learning
    2. 2. Topics and Resources for Professional Development <ul><li>Technology Operations and Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and Designing Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity and Professional Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Social, Legal, Ethical, and Human Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures, Planning, and Budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and Vision </li></ul>Slide
    3. 3. 1. Technology Operations & Concepts: Issues/Challenges/Gaps <ul><li>De-emphasis on TOC, even though there is much work left to do and research shows that TOC does affect implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Tech proficiency is evolving and complex </li></ul><ul><li>Tech proficiency is local, contextual </li></ul><ul><li>Educators have varying levels of technology proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Initial educator proficiency models are outdated </li></ul><ul><li>Proficiency profiles are difficult to administer, difficult to develop </li></ul>Slide
    4. 4. 2. Planning and Designing Learning Experiences: Issues/Challenges/Gaps <ul><li>A high-percentage of technology implementation in classrooms focuses on lower-order cognitive skills and direct-instruction </li></ul><ul><li>It is difficult to describe and measure the different types of technology implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Moving technology-supported practice means shifting instructional design </li></ul><ul><li>This change is tough—especially in a standardized testing environment </li></ul>Slide
    5. 5. 3. Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum: Issues/Challenges/Gaps <ul><li>Teaching and learning is not aligned to the needs and preferences of digital age learners </li></ul><ul><li>Our instructional resources aren’t digital </li></ul><ul><li>While most states have adopted the NETS, we haven’t connected them to content standards in meaningful ways </li></ul>Slide
    6. 6. 3. Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum: Resources <ul><li>Educating the Net Generation www.educause.edu/educatingthenetgen </li></ul>Slide
    7. 7. 4. Assessment and Evaluation: Issues/Challenges/Gaps <ul><li>Using technology to assess content standards (examples: computer-based testing, student response systems e-portfolios and computer-generated rubrics for assessment) </li></ul><ul><li>Using technology to collect, analyze, interpret, and report data </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating the impact of technology on student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing student technology literacy </li></ul>Slide
    8. 8. 4. Assessment and Evaluation: Resources <ul><li>http://www.4Teachers.org </li></ul><ul><li>Boudett, K., City, E., & Murname, R. (2005). Data wise: A step-by-step guide to using assessment results to improve teaching and learning. Cambridge, MA: Harvard. </li></ul><ul><li>Means, B. & Haertel, G., Editors. (2004). Using Technology evaluation to enhance student learning. New York: Teachers College </li></ul><ul><li>(next slide…on tech literacy) </li></ul>Slide
    9. 9. 4. Assessment and Evaluation: Resources <ul><li>Honey, M., Fasca, C., Gersick, A, Mandinach, E., & Sinha, S. (2005). Assessment of 21 st century skills: The current landscape. www.21stcenturyskills.org/images/stories/otherdocs/Assessment_Landscape.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>A summary of Educational Testing Services i-Skills pilot and information at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ets.org/Media/Tests/ ICT_Literacy/ppt/amla_plenary.ppt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ets.org/ictliteracy/ </li></ul></ul>Slide
    10. 10. 5. Productivity and Professional Practice: Issues/Challenges/Gaps <ul><li>Productivity tools are widely available but have not been contextualized for education </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning technologist may not be familiar with the professional development literature or standards </li></ul><ul><li>We have only begun to explore how technology can enhance educators’ professional learning </li></ul>Slide
    11. 11. 5. Productivity and Professional Practice: Resources <ul><li>Online Professional Learning: </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB), North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL) </li></ul><ul><li>Dede, C., Editor. (2006). Online Professional Development for Teachers: Emerging Models and Methods. Cambridge, MA: Harvard. </li></ul><ul><li>EdTech Leaders Online: http://www.edtechleaders.org/ </li></ul>Slide
    12. 12. 6. Social, Legal, Ethical, & Human Issues: Issues/Challenges/Gaps <ul><li>Copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullying </li></ul><ul><li>Updating Internet Safety and Acceptable Use Policies related to Web 2.0 </li></ul>Slide
    13. 13. 6. Social, Legal, Ethical, & Human Issues: Resources <ul><li>National School Boards Association. (July 2007). Creating and connecting: Research and guidelines on online social and educational networking: www.nsba.org/SecondaryMenu/TLN/CreatingandConnecting.aspx </li></ul>Slide
    14. 14. 7. Procedures, Planning, and Budgeting for Technology: Issues/Challenges/Gaps <ul><li>Reliable, permanent access at the classroom level </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate technology support </li></ul><ul><li>School administrative skills that are not often taught in instructional technology programs (budgeting, policy, procurement procedures, accounting practices, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Need for high levels of technical expertise and project management for technology facilitation and leadership </li></ul><ul><li>The burden of learning for technology facilitators and leaders in this truly interdisciplinary field </li></ul>Slide
    15. 15. Leadership & Vision : Resources <ul><li>ISTE’s Essential Conditions at: </li></ul><ul><li>www.iste.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=NETS </li></ul><ul><li>Whitehead, B., Jensen, D., Boshchee, F. (2003). Planning for technology: A guide for school administrators, technology coordinators, and curriculum leaders. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. </li></ul>Slide
    16. 16. Additional Resources on TF/TL Standards <ul><li>Twomey, C., Shamburg, C, & Ziegler, L. (2006). Teachers as Technology Leaders: A Guide to ISTE TF/TL Accreditation . Eugene, OR: ISTE. (This text is helpful to university faculty seeking to develop and/or implement a graduate education or add-on endorsement program aligned to the TF/TL standards. Available from www.iste.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Williamson, J. & Redish, T. (August 2007). Building Technology Facilitators and Leaders: A Standards-based Approach. Learning and Leading with Technology , 36(1), pp. 23-26. (Provides in-depth information on the content and purpose of TF/TL standards.) </li></ul>Slide

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