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.

SKILLS

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

Define and understand the different blogging and social media platforms, speaking to the advantages and disadvantages of each
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)

Define a Professional Learning Network and its benefits, advantages, and goals
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

Define project-based/blended-learning and its philosophical goals
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

Build projects and lessons around web apps
Encourage student exploration for project creation with multimedia web apps
Discuss exploration of apps and sourcing with a rubric for comparing/contrasting good resources

TEMPLATE DEVELOPMENT

Discuss best practices for designing a template in G Suite and more for the variety of document types
Create, develop, and use templates for a variety of uses
Discuss best practices for sharing templates with others

TROUBLESHOOTING BASICS

Go beyond the turn it off/back on troubleshooting steps to diagnose basic technology issues
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

Generalize your technology knowledge into translatable concepts for a variety of learning levels
Create supporting materials (outlines, presentations, videos, etc.) to assist in your conceptual explanation
Discuss and implement “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

Discuss best practices for what type of output is best for your project
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