Using Technology to Support 21st Century Teaching & Learning

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Presentation by Lenny Schad, Chief Technology Information Officer, Houston ISD given at Global Cities Education Network GCEN Singapore Symposium, October 2013.

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Using Technology to Support 21st Century Teaching & Learning

  1. 1. Using Technology to Support 21st Century Teaching & Learning
  2. 2. HISD Case Study 1-to-1 Laptop Initiative – Starting with High Schools – Devices will go home – 2013 -2014 – Eleven High Schools – 2014 – 2015 – Eighteen High Schools – 2015-2016 – Sixteen High Schools 3
  3. 3. Contextual Factors “WHY” – Digital Living • Personally • Professionally – Personalized Learning – Differentiated Learning – Creativity – Collaboration – Engagement 4
  4. 4. Contextual Factors “HOW” – Philosophically change instructional delivery model • Technology Solution vs. Classroom Experience Understanding & Acceptance – – – – – – School Board Departments Principals Teachers Parents Students 5
  5. 5. Our Journey to 1-to-1 Cornerstones for Success –Strategy –Leadership –Expectation Management 6
  6. 6. Our Journey to 1-to-1 Cornerstones for Success Strategy –District & community initiative –Departments must understand their role –Measurement criteria must be defined early 7
  7. 7. Our Journey to 1-to-1 Cornerstones for Success Leadership –Cross Functional Team – Curriculum – Professional Development – Instructional Technology – Technology – School Support 8
  8. 8. Our Journey to 1-to-1 Cornerstones for Success Expectation Management –Cultural change –Pacing critical –Embrace varying degrees of adoption 9
  9. 9. What’s going well? • Leadership – Support – Fidelity • Teacher Training 10
  10. 10. Challenges • Teacher Readiness • Time for PD • Logistics 11
  11. 11. Thank You

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