PHASE 3 - ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY
Progress your technology integration with new ideas, such as Flipped Classroom and Blended Learning initiatives, Professional Learning Communities, and supporting colleagues with their advancement in their Essential and Integrated Technology skillsets.
I am a leader with my technology skill-set and assist others in building their knowledge and expertise.
I regularly evaluate and update my technology tools to find the most efficient workflows.
I expand beyond District-provided resources to develop my own professional learning community, engaging in relevant dialogue with others related to technology integration.
BLOGGING AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Understand blogging terminology and formats with permalinks, categories, tags, and more
Discuss classroom uses from both a communication and a student project perspective
Practice sharing workflows for the desired social media/blogging platforms
DEVELOPING YOUR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NETWORK (PLN)
Develop your own philosophy for lifelong learning related to the PLN
Have a solid professional social media presence
Join learning communities with blogs, podcasts, LinkedIn, etc.
Actively contribute to your PLN with commenting, article creation, etc.
PROJECT-BASED/ BLENDED LEARNING CONCEPTS
Brainstorm lessons/concepts that can be turned into projects
Create technology resources to enhance/provide foundation to the projects
Re-evaluate projects and lessons for proper blending of physical tools and multimedia components.
WEB APPS: GOING FURTHER
Encourage student exploration for project creation with multimedia web apps
Discuss exploration of apps and sourcing with a rubric for comparing/contrasting good resources
Create, develop, and use templates for a variety of uses
Discuss best practices for sharing templates with others
Understand expected behavior to troubleshoot proper workflows
Discuss steps to identify hardware vs software issues
Isolate issues to determine possible fixes
Collaborate with others to solve technological problems
WORKSHOP DEVELOPMENT/ TEACHER SUPPORT
Create supporting materials (outlines, presentations, videos, etc.) to assist in your conceptual explanation
Discuss and implement the “iSchool Training Philosophy” with the non-directive, hands-free approach to technology training
Actively assist your colleagues in both formal and informal training sessions
MULTIMEDIA: GOING FURTHER
Expand into more advanced digital photography editing with constrained cropping, histogram edits, photo manipulation, destructive vs non-destructive editing, and more
Record video with a variety of shots and perspectives, capturing with purpose for easier, story-based editing
Combine multiple media sources together for an interactive presentation/delivery