Best Tech Practices in
Professional Learning 
                                              Bill Dolton
                  ...
Your Participation

• CoverItLive or 3 X 5
• Twitter Hashtags: #petec2010 #FL02 (124)
• Wiki: http://bestpracticestechpd.w...
Poll: PD Roles
What is your primary role relative to PD?
   • Consumer (participant; others provide/lead)
   • Creator (cr...
Keep These Q’s in mind...
 • Who do you discuss PD with in your
   district/building?

 • What idea(s) will you follow up ...
NETS for Teachers

• International Society for Technology in Education,
  2008 revision


• http://www.iste.org/Content/Na...
Facilitate and Inspire...
• Student Learning & Creativity
• Digital-Age Learning Experiences & Assessments
• Digital-Age Work & Learning
• Digital C...
Design and Develop...
• Student Learning & Creativity
• Digital-Age Learning Experiences & Assessments
• Digital-Age Work & Learning
• Digital C...
Model...
• Student Learning & Creativity
• Digital-Age Learning Experiences & Assessments
• Digital-Age Work & Learning
• Digital C...
Promote and Model...
• Student Learning & Creativity
• Digital-Age Learning Experiences & Assessments
• Digital-Age Work & Learning
• Digital C...
Engage in...
• Student Learning & Creativity
• Digital-Age Learning Experiences & Assessments
• Digital-Age Work & Learning
• Digital C...
Standards for
     Staff Development

• National Staff Development Council 2001 Rev.
• http://www.nsdc.org/standards
Context

•Learning Communities
•Leadership
•Resources 
Process

• Data-Driven   • Research-Based
• Evaluation    • Learning
• Design        • Collaboration 
Content

• Equity
• Quality Teaching
• Family Involvement 
Models of Tech PD


•   Taxonomy of Combinable Choices


•   Judi Harris, College of William & Mary
Group Training
Individualized Learning /
Independent Exploration
Collaborative
Observation & Analysis
Inquiry / Action Research
Collaborative
Development / Improvement
Best Practice Attributes

   • Connected
   • Differentiated
   • Collaborative
   • Sustained and Applied
Connected
District
                     Priorities

 Professional
Development     Professional
                Development




     ...
Your Turn...


     How can we connect technology

professional development in both directions?
Differentiated




  http://www.flickr.com/photos/pimousse3000/3215200755/
<div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" a...
ACOT Stages of Adoption
  • Entry – little to no use
  • Adoption – minimal productivity use
  • Adaptation – productivity...
Concerns-Based
Adoption Model (CBAM)
 • Non-Use, Orientation, Preparation
    - need direction and support
 • Mechanical, ...
Rogers’ Adoption of
    Innovation
• Innovators – always on cutting edge
• Early Adopters
• Early Majority
• Late Majority...
LoTi Digital Age
                                                             Framework




                              ...
LoTi Digital Age
                                                             Framework



Non-
                 Use
     ...
LoTi Digital Age
                                                             Framework



           Aware
              ...
LoTi Digital Age
                                                             Framework


                           Explo...
LoTi Digital Age
                                                             Framework

                                 ...
LoTi Digital Age
                                                             Framework

                Integ rati
      ...
LoTi Digital Age
                                                             Framework
                     Integ ration
...
LoTi Digital Age
                                                             Framework
                           Expansi...
LoTi Digital Age
                                                             Framework
                             Refine...
Your Turn...


   How can we differentiate

technology professional learning?
Collaborative
Advantages

• Peer Learning
• Mutual Support
• Expanded Perspectives
• Multi-Disciplinary Opportunities
Elementary Tech
  Curriculum Facilitators
• Focus on Tech Curriculum
• Grouped by grade or discipline
• Developing common ...
Tech Mentor Program

• Focus on NETS for Teachers/LoTi
  Framework
• Self-Selected Groups
• Developing exemplar projects
•...
Your Turn...


How do we provide for collaboration in

spite of time and schedule constraints?
Sustained & Applied
Advantages

• Reinforces connection to classroom
• Ties effort to results
• Sustainability beyond PD program
• Facilitates...
iPod Pilot

• Focus
   • higher order thinking skills
   • creativity
   • essential quesions
• Support, Follow Through, &...
iWeb Humanities
     Project
• Ambitious Individual Initiative
• Technical and Curricular Support
• Need for Flexibility &...
Your Turn...

What strategies and resources
   can be used to support
    sustained and applied
    professional learning?
Re-Cap
Keep it...
   • Connected
   • Differentiated
   • Collaborative
   • Sustained & Applied
Best Tech Practices in
Professional Learning 
                                              Bill Dolton
                  ...
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  • Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
    Design &amp; Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences &amp; Assessments
    Model Digital-Age Work &amp; Learning
    Promote &amp; Model Digital Citizenship &amp; Responsibility
    Engage in Professional Growth &amp; Leadership
  • Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
    Design &amp; Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences &amp; Assessments
    Model Digital-Age Work &amp; Learning
    Promote &amp; Model Digital Citizenship &amp; Responsibility
    Engage in Professional Growth &amp; Leadership
  • Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
    Design &amp; Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences &amp; Assessments
    Model Digital-Age Work &amp; Learning
    Promote &amp; Model Digital Citizenship &amp; Responsibility
    Engage in Professional Growth &amp; Leadership
  • Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
    Design &amp; Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences &amp; Assessments
    Model Digital-Age Work &amp; Learning
    Promote &amp; Model Digital Citizenship &amp; Responsibility
    Engage in Professional Growth &amp; Leadership
  • Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
    Design &amp; Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences &amp; Assessments
    Model Digital-Age Work &amp; Learning
    Promote &amp; Model Digital Citizenship &amp; Responsibility
    Engage in Professional Growth &amp; Leadership
  • Demonstrations/awareness sessions
    Hands-on sessions, instructor-led
    Large-group interactive co-construction
    Small-group interactive co-construction
    Small-group problem-solving (inductive and/or deductive)
    Large-group problem-solving (inductive and/or deductive)
  • Independent exploration &amp; reflection (unassisted)
    Independent exploration &amp; reflection (assisted)
    Learning plan (design, execute, self-evaluate)
    Prescribed &amp; managed instruction
  • Classroom visits &amp; feedback (f2f or virtual)
    Mentoring (1-to-1 or group; subject matter expert or colleague)
    Peer coaching (1-to-1 or group)
    Best practices sharing (e.g., study groups; local conferences)
    Lesson study/Critical friends
  • (Difference from Observation/Analysis: Systematic data collection &amp; analysis)

    Independent reflection upon teaching
    Collaborative small-group reflection upon teaching
    Supervised/assisted inquiry (individual or group)
  • Group projects/plans/materials creation
    Individual projects/plans/materials creation, followed by group sharing &amp; feedback
    Autonomous group problem identification and problem-solving
  • Project-Based Learning with HS Teachers preparing for 1:1
  • ...to the big picture; coordinated with district priorities
    - investment of time must be perceived as contributing to what is valued - by the district, all central administrators, the school, the school administration...
    ... but also connected to the teacher&amp;#x2019;s needs and the realities of the classroom (regular surveys and data collected to inform PD planning???)
  • - teachers are distributed along a continuum of stages of adoption -- and will continue to be the case as new technologies continue to emerge and impact education
    - teachers also differ along dimensions of professional life, personal life, affinity/aversion to technology, others??? (discuss), discipline/grade level/educational assignment
    EXAMPLE: Tech Mentor and Elem Tech Support Programs
  • Tech Mentor &amp; Elem Tech Support Programs
  • Podcasting Pilot; Supporting individual initiatives (Trish&amp;#x2019;s More Alike than Different iWeb Project
  • Best Tech Practices for Professional Learning

    1. 1. Best Tech Practices in Professional Learning  Bill Dolton Adjunct Faculty, Wilkes University Ed.Tech.Consultant, William Dolton LLC Supervisor Educational Technology (retired), LMSD Tuesday 10:45 am - 11:45 am Chuck Ginter Lower Merion School District Crystal A (250)
    2. 2. Your Participation • CoverItLive or 3 X 5 • Twitter Hashtags: #petec2010 #FL02 (124) • Wiki: http://bestpracticestechpd.wikispaces.com
    3. 3. Poll: PD Roles What is your primary role relative to PD? • Consumer (participant; others provide/lead) • Creator (create/design PD; rarely lead) • Implementer (lead/run PD created by others) • Creator/Implementer (create and lead PD) • Director (set goals/direction/priorities) • Evaluator (collect data; research efficacy/needs)
    4. 4. Keep These Q’s in mind... • Who do you discuss PD with in your district/building? • What idea(s) will you follow up on – to implement or study more? • How do these ideas/concepts connect with your district priorities & classrooms? – What fits? What doesn't? Is there a need to change?
    5. 5. NETS for Teachers • International Society for Technology in Education, 2008 revision • http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ NETS/ForTeachers/2008Standards/ NETS_for_Teachers_2008.htm
    6. 6. Facilitate and Inspire...
    7. 7. • Student Learning & Creativity • Digital-Age Learning Experiences & Assessments • Digital-Age Work & Learning • Digital Citizenship & Responsibility • Professional Growth & Leadership
    8. 8. Design and Develop...
    9. 9. • Student Learning & Creativity • Digital-Age Learning Experiences & Assessments • Digital-Age Work & Learning • Digital Citizenship & Responsibility • Professional Growth & Leadership
    10. 10. Model...
    11. 11. • Student Learning & Creativity • Digital-Age Learning Experiences & Assessments • Digital-Age Work & Learning • Digital Citizenship & Responsibility • Professional Growth & Leadership
    12. 12. Promote and Model...
    13. 13. • Student Learning & Creativity • Digital-Age Learning Experiences & Assessments • Digital-Age Work & Learning • Digital Citizenship & Responsibility • Professional Growth & Leadership
    14. 14. Engage in...
    15. 15. • Student Learning & Creativity • Digital-Age Learning Experiences & Assessments • Digital-Age Work & Learning • Digital Citizenship & Responsibility • Professional Growth & Leadership
    16. 16. Standards for Staff Development • National Staff Development Council 2001 Rev. • http://www.nsdc.org/standards
    17. 17. Context •Learning Communities •Leadership •Resources 
    18. 18. Process • Data-Driven • Research-Based • Evaluation • Learning • Design • Collaboration 
    19. 19. Content • Equity • Quality Teaching • Family Involvement 
    20. 20. Models of Tech PD • Taxonomy of Combinable Choices • Judi Harris, College of William & Mary
    21. 21. Group Training
    22. 22. Individualized Learning / Independent Exploration
    23. 23. Collaborative Observation & Analysis
    24. 24. Inquiry / Action Research
    25. 25. Collaborative Development / Improvement
    26. 26. Best Practice Attributes • Connected • Differentiated • Collaborative • Sustained and Applied
    27. 27. Connected
    28. 28. District Priorities Professional Development Professional Development Classroom Issues Teacher Needs
    29. 29. Your Turn... How can we connect technology professional development in both directions?
    30. 30. Differentiated http://www.flickr.com/photos/pimousse3000/3215200755/ <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/pimousse3000/3215200755/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ pimousse3000/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/pimousse3000/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a></div>
    31. 31. ACOT Stages of Adoption • Entry – little to no use • Adoption – minimal productivity use • Adaptation – productivity use embraced • Appropriation – full adoption • Invention – new uses; share/teach others
    32. 32. Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM) • Non-Use, Orientation, Preparation - need direction and support • Mechanical, Routine - confident use • Refinement, Integration, Renewal - expanding into more sophisticated uses
    33. 33. Rogers’ Adoption of Innovation • Innovators – always on cutting edge • Early Adopters • Early Majority • Late Majority • Laggards – resistance; avoidance
    34. 34. LoTi Digital Age Framework http://www.loticonnection.com/lotilevels.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/ <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ eole/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a></div>
    35. 35. LoTi Digital Age Framework Non- Use http://www.loticonnection.com/lotilevels.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/ <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ eole/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a></div>
    36. 36. LoTi Digital Age Framework Aware nes s Non- Use http://www.loticonnection.com/lotilevels.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/ <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ eole/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a></div>
    37. 37. LoTi Digital Age Framework Explora tion Aware nes s Non- Use http://www.loticonnection.com/lotilevels.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/ <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ eole/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a></div>
    38. 38. LoTi Digital Age Framework Infusion Explora tion Aware nes s Non- Use http://www.loticonnection.com/lotilevels.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/ <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ eole/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a></div>
    39. 39. LoTi Digital Age Framework Integ rati on: Mech Infusion anical Explora tion Aware ness Non- Use http://www.loticonnection.com/lotilevels.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/ <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ eole/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a></div>
    40. 40. LoTi Digital Age Framework Integ ration Integ rati : Routine on: Mech Infusion anical Explora tion Aware ness Non- Use http://www.loticonnection.com/lotilevels.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/ <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ eole/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a></div>
    41. 41. LoTi Digital Age Framework Expansion Integ ration Integ rati : Routine on: Mech Infusion anical Explora tion Aware ness Non- Use http://www.loticonnection.com/lotilevels.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/ <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ eole/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a></div>
    42. 42. LoTi Digital Age Framework Refinement Expansion Integ ration Integ rati : Routine on: Mech Infusion anical Explora tion Aware ness Non- Use http://www.loticonnection.com/lotilevels.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/ <div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/1435420692/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ eole/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/eole/</a> / <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a></div>
    43. 43. Your Turn... How can we differentiate technology professional learning?
    44. 44. Collaborative
    45. 45. Advantages • Peer Learning • Mutual Support • Expanded Perspectives • Multi-Disciplinary Opportunities
    46. 46. Elementary Tech Curriculum Facilitators • Focus on Tech Curriculum • Grouped by grade or discipline • Developing common projects/lessons • Self-scheduled meeting times
    47. 47. Tech Mentor Program • Focus on NETS for Teachers/LoTi Framework • Self-Selected Groups • Developing exemplar projects • Self-scheduled meeting times
    48. 48. Your Turn... How do we provide for collaboration in spite of time and schedule constraints?
    49. 49. Sustained & Applied
    50. 50. Advantages • Reinforces connection to classroom • Ties effort to results • Sustainability beyond PD program • Facilitates Fine-Tuning
    51. 51. iPod Pilot • Focus • higher order thinking skills • creativity • essential quesions • Support, Follow Through, & Sharing
    52. 52. iWeb Humanities Project • Ambitious Individual Initiative • Technical and Curricular Support • Need for Flexibility & Adjustments • Learning from the Process
    53. 53. Your Turn... What strategies and resources can be used to support sustained and applied professional learning?
    54. 54. Re-Cap Keep it... • Connected • Differentiated • Collaborative • Sustained & Applied
    55. 55. Best Tech Practices in Professional Learning  Bill Dolton Adjunct Faculty, Wilkes University Ed.Tech.Consultant, William Dolton LLC Supervisor Educational Technology (retired), LMSD Tuesday 10:45 am - 11:45 am Chuck Ginter Lower Merion School District Crystal A (250)

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