Thank you for helping our team reimagine and re-energize digital learning! Thank you for pushing our thinking to further empower all of our students!
- Hannah School, Beverly
Technology transforms teachers, not teaching. Now more than ever, it’s time to focus forward and Take AIM at Digital Learning. Discover classroom-tested strategies to ACTIVATE content, INNOVATE instruction, and MOTIVATE learners. Find reflective prompts and next-day takeaways to push your thinking around the integration and application of academic technology to inspire moments that are meaningful, memorable, and measurable. Explore methods to remix content curriculum and reshape learning spaces, or create computational thinking and coding challenges to engage all learners. \More than teaching about technology, and different from teaching with technology, Take AIM applies lenses to rethink the way things have always been done in order to redesign what kids are doing and reimagine how learning looks in your classroom.
Explore 5 domains of digital learning (Instruction, Operation, Computation, Wellness, Creativity) as digital literacy competencies to design instruction, demonstrate learning, and assess understanding. Explore the Digital Fluency Framework, a structured approach for educators to advance digital literacy through a competency-based model. Move beyond tech-integration and shift from talking about products to elevating practice through intentional focus on these 5 competencies. This session will promote authentic opportunities to capture student voice, make thinking visible, build student agency, and reimagine post-pandemic student publishing, digital literacy and leadership.
Redesign instructional objectives and outcomes to promote every student’s voice. Build beyond the bulletin board to capture and model process, showcase and archive products, share and spotlight performance, explain and demonstrate practices. Reframe student-publishing from project-completion to a showcase of student-learning, centered in equity and opportunity where every student’s voice matters and is heard through interactive print, video, podcast, and intentional edtech content-creation tools.
How do we create change that celebrates every student? Learn stories of leaders who have created pathways to grow from impacting to influencing teaching and learning around the globe from within and beyond the classroom. Gain actionable strategies to reach beyond your role to create the change around you. Learn to increase access, promote equity, and celebrate every learner in a unique workshop format that will leave educators and administrators inspired to lead.
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Bring Coding and Computational Thinking into the elementary classroom. Explore hands-on opportunities for computational thinking and early programming using apps and robots, as well as offline activities fostering problem-solving skills and engineering. Bring coding concepts and language to the hands of young learners for accessibility and engagement, and showcase effective implementation with participant exploration, including web-based software as well as physical robots and tools, including Dash, Ozobot, Beebot, Sphero Indi, Circuit Playground and Makey-Makey.
Successful and transformational digital learning relies on a technology program anchored in professional learning. Examine strategies to expand digital learning capacity in order to make deep progress toward implementing the teaching and learning goals of your local technology plan/program. Drive transformation by evaluating characteristics and features of effective professional development, and promote a culture of digital learning and instructional support based in clarity, coaching, and collaboration.
It's time to power-up publishing past printing and share student-creativity beyonds the bulletin board! Move the levers to shift content-consumption to content-creation. Leverage academic technology to capture student creativity and curate visible thinking through slides, sites, podcasts, video content, and digital storytelling. Empower student voice and choice while reframing the purposes, practices, and products used in classrooms to reimagine sharing and celebrating student work.
Effective leadership and change can't happen on its own. This Princess Bride themed session looks at characteristics of effective leadership, explores ways to collaborate with change agents, and traces the "courage of service" to examine staff development and student learning. Discover and share effective practices for collaboration, resources for instructors and administrators, and proven tools for amplifying student voices and demonstrating learning. Through the lens of coaching, leading, and a hero's journey, consider an action-adventure approach to personalizing teaching learning.
Activate learning and leverage innovative technology to create Digital Climate Change- the culture and space to spark engagement and empower learning. Explore resources, best practices, and 25 years of classroom experience to support technology integration and instructional design for the elementary general ed classroom, not in isolation or “tech time.” Participants will evaluate learning environments and instructional practices for implementation of transformational technology thinking immediately.
Adapt and adopt a Digital Learning Badge program for your classroom, school, or district. Bring ISTE and Common Sense aligned Digital Learning Standards to life in your setting or adapt the badging platform to fit any criteria and content area across the curriculum to empower students to reflect and archive their own learning in an engaging digital-passbook portfolio project that is meaningful, memorable and measurable. Participants will transfer their own learning objectives to create a platform that identifies and aligns criteria, curates student-creation and demonstrates student-learning.