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Change Agents in Our Schools


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This presentation is the final presentation given by Dr. Leigh Zeitz in the Educational Technology and Design course at the University of Northern Iowa. …

This presentation is the final presentation given by Dr. Leigh Zeitz in the Educational Technology and Design course at the University of Northern Iowa.
The intention of this presentation was to bring closure to our educational technology course. It was exciting to see how many student felt that they could become change agents in their teaching.

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  • 1. Being a Change Agentin Your School
    Dr. Leigh Zeitz
    Educational Technology and Design
  • 2. Change to Learn, Learn to Change
  • 3. What Have You Learned in ETD?
  • 4. Projects?
    Thematic Unit
    Video Project
    Digital Portfolio
    Extra Credit
  • 5. What else?
    Organizational Techniques?
  • 6. What . . .
    do you want to integrate into your teaching when you get your own class?
    might be a barrier for integrating new ideas into your teaching?
  • 7. Barriers to Tech Integration
    Personal Beliefs of Educators
    Bauer & Kenton, 2005
  • 8. Environmental Barriers
  • 9. Curriculum Issues
    Curriculum doesn’t use technology
    Technology used as an add-on, not to support learning
    Tech standards are not used
  • 10. Personal Beliefs
    Teaching is going well, don’t need tech
    Value success over adventure
    Teachers feel vulnerable and ignorant
    Teachers fear unreliable technology
  • 11. We need to teach our kids for their futures . . .
    . . . not our pasts.
    Daniel Pink
  • 12. How Can YOU Effect Change?
    Become a
    Change Agent
  • 13. What is a Change Agent?
  • 14.
  • 15. A Change Agent . . .
    Lives in the future, not the present.
    Is fueled by passion and inspires others
    Has a strong ability to self-motivate
    Must understand people
    Dennis StevensonToolbox for IT
  • 16. Build Vision
    Some men see things at they are and ask “Why?”
    I dream things that never were and ask “Why Not?”
    Robert F. Kennedy,
  • 17.
  • 18.
  • 19. Look for a New Paradigm
    Student-centered education
    Project-based learning
    Authentic learning
    Technology-rich learning environments
  • 20.
  • 21. Learning Can Be Different
    High Tech High San Diego
  • 22.
  • 23. Use the Technology Yourself
    Get a laptop
    Use your laptop
    Use it in class
    Use it in your everyday life
    Become “one with your laptop”
  • 24.
  • 25. Technology for Your Students
    1-to-1 computing
    Science probes
    Heart monitors
    Assistive technology
  • 26.
  • 27. Work with the System
    Get Involved!
    Get on the Curriculum Committee
    Get on the Technology Committee
    Meet with your principal
  • 28. Listen to Your Students
    Pay attention to their responses
    Examine their successes
    Ask them what is working
    Assess them formatively as well as summatively
  • 29. It’s OK Not to Know
    Don’t be the Sage on the Stage
    Ask for student assistance
    Empower student experts
  • 30.
  • 31. Push the Limits
    It’s not about preparing them for the office anymore.
    It’s about preparing them for their lives
  • 32. Look for Resources
    Explore closed closets
    Talk with your teacher-librarian
    Talk with your technology coordinator
    Talk with your principal
    Look for
  • 33.
  • 34. Grants
    Accessing resources
    Funding solutions
    Every foundation has a personality
    Match to that personality
    Find a measurable project
    Develop a usable plan
    Have a tangible outcome
    Publish your results
  • 35. Experiment
    Build on the work of others
    If you aren’t failing once in a while, you aren’t trying hard enough
  • 36.
  • 37. Be Accountable
    You are responsible for your students’ success
    Align with standards
    Develop your learning environments meaningfully
    Measure outcomes to measure success
  • 38.
  • 39. Learn Continually
    Read books, blogs, tweets . . .
    Listen to podcasts
    Watch lectures at iTunes University
    Attend classes, seminars, webinars
    Discuss with your colleagues
    Discuss with your students
    Write about what your learn
  • 40. Moving Beyond Your Classroom
    What is the process?
    How do you approach it?
    Is any task too tall?
    How much change can we handle
  • 41. Are YOU a Change Agent?
    10 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself