Technology Integration Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Adapted from (Richardson, 2004)
The Bottom Line
The challenge for administrators is to develop motivated teachers who are actively engaged in teaching and learning, open to new ideas and approaches, and committed to students and who change over the lifetime of their teaching careers.
Miskel & Hoy, 2005, 7th edition
“ Giving and receiving instruction is preparation for knowledge work. Knowledge work begins when the student does something with the information received and in the process makes the information his or her own.” (Schlechty, 77)
Some teachers treat all objectives as recall…
It’s about reflecting on our practice.
It’s about solutions to problems.
It’s about meeting needs.
It’s also about objectives, appropriate activities and aligned assessment.
Ideas About Integration
Doing the same thing we’ve always done…but better…transparent technologies
Doing the same things we’ve always done…on steroids…pushing the envelope of new things
Learning about (technology as curriculum: “computer” lab or class, programming, skills taught in context)
Learning with (technology supports curriculum: the GOLD standard)
ACOT Stages: the long version Entry Teacher is learning the basics of a technology, e.g., how to set up equipment and operate it. Adoption Teacher begins to use the technology in management areas, e.g., computer generated quizzes or worksheets, gradebooks. Adaptation Teacher begins to use software to support instruction, e.g., a commercially produced content area program or productivity tools (word processor, data base) Appropriation Teacher begins to focus on collaborative, project-based technology use and technology becomes one of several instructional tools. Invention Teacher begins to develop different uses for technology, e.g., creates projects that combine two or more technologies.
ACOT Focus Areas Entry… … Invention Resources Print-based Traditional Variety of media Teacher Front of room P-S with students Instruction Task-oriented goals Learning goals Students Rote recall Higher level processing
Problem-Based Learning Activities
So, what about your lesson plan? Where does it fall on the LoTI scale? What elements of the 21st century skills does it include? If it’s a technology lesson, does it include relevant core content?
International Society for Technology in Education ( http://www.iste.org ) PLUS http://caret.iste.org
Virginia Society for Technology in Education ( http://www.vste.org ) FREE!
The Consortium for School Networking ( http://www.cosn.org )
George Lucas Educational Foundation ( http://www.glef.org )