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Teaching and Learning with Technology

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Overview of 5 step model for integrating tech

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Teaching and Learning with Technology

  1. 1. Teaching & Learning With Technology <ul><li>CREC Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Scott R. Nierendorf </li></ul>A Model for Instruction
  2. 2. Five Separate Stages <ul><li>Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Guided instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Independent practice </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up instruction, feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Immersion & Responsibility </li></ul>
  3. 3. Stage 1: Exploration <ul><li>Experiment with the program </li></ul><ul><li>Explore Menus and icons </li></ul><ul><li>OK to make mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>No expectations…other than to look around </li></ul><ul><li>Students help each other </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask 3… then me! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Stage 2: Guided Instruction <ul><li>Formal learning opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Goals clearly established </li></ul><ul><li>Reasonable time frame </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not crammed into after school workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Considers adult learning styles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student: Teacher ratio best if < 15:1 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Stage 3: Independent Practice <ul><li>Learner given chance to practice </li></ul><ul><li>Optional exercises available </li></ul><ul><li>Learner can create relevant examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take content from subject/grade level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meaningful time on computer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help available as they work </li></ul>
  6. 6. Practice Continued <ul><li>Important attributes of practice session </li></ul><ul><li>Solidify skills introduced earlier </li></ul><ul><li>Learner will self monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Search for help, attempt to troubleshoot </li></ul><ul><li>Not abandoned by instructor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free to fail and learn from it </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Stage 4: Follow Up Instruction <ul><li>At least a day later </li></ul><ul><li>Time to digest previous material </li></ul><ul><li>Learner returns to class with specific ?s </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh start; no longer a beginner </li></ul><ul><li>More accountable for success </li></ul>
  8. 8. Stage 5: Beyond the Workshop <ul><li>Ongoing practice essential to retain learning </li></ul><ul><li>Exercises and materials available </li></ul><ul><li>Web resources, journals, written info </li></ul><ul><li>Direct communication with instructor: email </li></ul><ul><li>User group model: a core group of motivated learners </li></ul>
  9. 9. Closing Thoughts <ul><li>We ask students to be life-long learners </li></ul><ul><li>Similar expectation for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Technology provides wonderful tools … </li></ul><ul><li>And challenges! </li></ul><ul><li>The 3 year investment </li></ul>

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