Welcome! “ Teachers in every strata of education are increasingly dealing with a student population that is not only more wired than they are but also grew up in a techno-drenched atmosphere that has trained them to absorb and process information in fundamentally different ways. This generation of students is more likely to be armed with cell phones, laptops, and iPods than with spiral notebooks and #2 pencils. ” -Josh McHugh Edutopia, October 2005
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Tonight ’ s Agenda <ul><li>Welcome and Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Program Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Program Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Evolution of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Research that Supports the Use of Technology in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Success Stories and the Learning Curve </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap Up </li></ul>
Need <ul><li>Students in technology rich environments experienced positive effects on achievement in all major subject areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Training on applications of technology in curriculum will enhance the quality of education that students receive and increase workforce preparedness. </li></ul><ul><li>(Sivin-Karchala, 1998) </li></ul>
TIES GOALS Goal 1: Increase your motivation and ability to use classroom technologies in innovative ways.
TIES GOALS Goal 2: Increase the shared body of curriculum-based activities with technology.
TIES GOALS Goal 3: Create a community of educational technology educators in the Toledo area.
EXPECTATIONS <ul><li>Research-based, Effective Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>“ Intensive sessions where teachers are able to explore new ideas and materials; follow-up support over an extended period of time with mentors … ongoing, reflective conversations with colleagues doing the same job and trying to make similar changes; and observation of other teachers in their classrooms, both for exemplary practice and observing the process of change. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Hawkins (1997) </li></ul>
EXPECTATIONS <ul><li>Sessions: </li></ul><ul><li>Attend & </li></ul><ul><li>Actively Participate </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Implementation (field test!) </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation at Spring Forum: </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson & Reflection on your “ field test ” </li></ul>
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Discussion Questions Are there numbers or statistics that you found meaningful or surprising? What ideas came to mind for your classroom as you watched the video?
Research and Trends <ul><li>Sivin-Kachala and Bialo (2000) reviewed 311 research studies on the effectiveness of technology on student achievement. Their findings revealed positive and consistent patterns when students were engaged in technology-rich environments, including: </li></ul><ul><li>significant gains and achievement in all subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>increased achievement in PreK- 12 for both regular and special needs students </li></ul><ul><li>improved attitudes toward learning and increased self-esteem </li></ul>
Research and Trends “ Combining technology instruction with the study of other disciplines, such as mathematics, science or social studies, helps reinforce the learning within each discipline.” -Ohio K-12 Technology Academic Content Standards
Research and Trends If technology is to be used to produce improvements in student achievement, teachers must see a direct link between the technology and the curriculum for which they are responsible (Byrom, 1998). Teachers today are constantly being told that technology is always the preferred method of delivery, rather than when it is appropriate (Schrum, 1999).
Research and Trends Roschelle, Pea, Hoadley, Gordin, & Means (2000) identify four fundamental characteristics of how technology can enhance both what and how children learn in the classroom: (1) active engagement, (2) participation in groups, (3) frequent interaction and feedback, and (4) connections to real-world contexts.
Integration … the Technology Standards “ One of the enduring difficulties about technology and education is that a lot of people think about technology first and education later.” -Dr. Martha Stone Wiske, co-director of the Educational Technology Center at Harvard Graduate School of Education
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