Making Changes: Leveraging Digital Resources. This column is an overview of the recently published SETDA case studies that highlight the work that was completed with the support of the Education Through Technology program. By: Christine Fox, SETDA’s Director of Educational Leadership and Research.
Professional Development for Technology 3.0. A collaborative contingent of innovative instructional leaders from California have created an annual Leadership 3.0 Symposium which in intended “to help school and district leaders keep their fingers on the pulse of and hear about innovations that were working in other administrators’ schools.” By: SETDA members, Rowland Baker, Director of the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL) and Jose Ortega CDE Director of Technology.
Vendor Neutral, Standards Based, District Owned: The IlliniCloud. A grassroots effort to combine resources across the state is creating powerful, integrated tools for Illinois educators. By Vicki Dewitt, Director of Area V Illinois Learning Technology Center, Melinda Fiscus, Director of Learning Technology Center 6 North, and Kathleen Barnhart, Principal Consultant for the Special Education Services, Illinois Board of Education and SETDA member.
Funding Innovation. Last January, the Technology Tips column covered the implementation of digital math curricula in Indiana. This column covers the broader picture of classroom innovation grants in the state. By Zach Foughty, Assistant Director of College and Career Readiness, Indiana Department of Education.
Timesavers, Collaborative Skillbuilders, and More. Tech-savvy principals learn to make the web work for them. By Cathy Higgins, Director of Technology, ConVal School District, New Hampshire and former SETDA member.
Addressing Geographic Challenges of Rural Education Through Collaboration. Through the organized use of technology, educators overcome geographic isolation and provide varied learning opportunities to students. By Roxanne Mourant, Alaska State Technology Coordinator and SETDA member, John Monahan, Director of Alaska Distance Education Consortium at the University of Alaska, Bob Whicker, Director of the Consortium for Digital Learning, Association of Alaska School Boards, Ginger L. Blackmon, Principal of Highland Tech Charter School, Anchorage and Woody Wilson, Director of Alaska's Learning Network distance courses.
Florida's Technology Integration Matrix. To create its technology guidelines, Florida focused on the intersection of meaningful learning environments and levels of technology integration. By James Welsh, Assistant Director of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida, J. Christine Harmes, Evaluation and Measurement Consultant with the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida, and Roy Winkelman, Director of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida.
Start Your Online Testing Engines by Geoff Fletcher
Digital Content: Making Learning Relevant by Doug Levin
Patience and Partnership. In Washington State, technology integration relies on coaching and regional support not equipment. By Dennis Small, SETDA Member and Educational Technology Director.
Resource Databases: Making Educators' Lives Easier. California's database of prescreened resources helps educators quickly find exactly what they're looking for. By Rowland Baker, SETDA member and Director of the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership funded through the California Department of Education.
Digital Learning in South Dakota: Statewide efforts to provide all schools with the infrastructure and equipment for Internet access resulted in increased student engagement, communication between students and teachers, constructivist teaching, lesson adaptabililty, and student-centered teaching. By Wade Pogany, SETDA member and Director of Assessment and Technology Systems.
Supervising Teachers’ Technology Use: Meet the challenge of observing teachers who use innovative technology in their classrooms. By Monica Beglau, SETDA member and Executive Director of the eMINTS National Center at the University of Missouri.
Lessons in Leadership: Maine Learning Technology Initiative: Leadership is the Key to Success in the Nation’s Only Statewide One-to-One Laptop Initiative. By Jeff Mao, SETDA member and Learning Technology Policy Director.
Implementing Digital Math Curricula: Indiana Educators Share Their Experience of Replacing Math Textbooks with Digital Materials. By Zach Foughty and John Keller, SETDA member and Director of Learning Technologies.
Nevada Pathway Project: Preparing 21st Century Principals: Teachers and administrators in Nevada began using a collaborative, online professional development system to facilitate their own 21st century learning. By Kimberly Vidoni, Shawn Lady, Loretta Asay, and Jacque Ewing-Taylor.
Vermont’s Transformation of Education: When Vermont educators began to see a gap between students’ needs and the state’s education system, they began planning how to adapt for the 21st century. By Peter Drescher, SETDA member and Vermont Education Technology Coordinator.
The Texas Virtual School Network: An innovative model gives districts access to--and funding for--online courses to meet the challenge of rigorous state graduation requirements. By Barbara Smith, Texas Virtual School Project Director.
The 21st Century Physics Flexbook. By Jim Batterson and Lan Nugent, SETDA member and Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Career Education in the Virginia Department of Education.
Blended Learning: The Internet and the Classroom. By Melinda Maddox, SETDA member and Director of Technology Initiatives in the Alabama Department of Education.
Building Technology Literacy into the Curriculum: To teach and access technology literacy, ensure that it goes hand-in-hand with the curriculum. By Kathy Boone, SETDA member and Assistant Director of the Office of Instructional Technology for the West Virginia Department of Education.
Online Learning for All Students: The flexible format of online learning gives it the potential to support all levels of student learning. By Kathleen L. Webb, SETDA member and Principal of the Utah Electronic High School and Utah’s State Educational Technology Coordinator.
What's So Powerful About Web 2.0? To help your teachers take advantage of Web 2.0 tools, it's important for you to set the example. By Cathy Higgins, SETDA member and State Educational Technology Director for the New Hampshire Department of Education.