The EdTechTeacher Summer Workshop Series is back and I’m excited to be leading three different workshops in two cities (Boston / SF) this year. Check out the sessions below to learn more about each topic as well as the specific date & location. You can learn about all of our summer offerings here: edtechteacher.org/summer.
Civic engagement has been a foundational element of our nation since its inception. But it is undeniable that the rapid shifts in our world have also shifted what civic engagement means and looks like. These changes have created exciting new opportunities to learn, connect and engage with others, yet have also surfaced new challenges in navigating our complex, hyperconnected and rapidly changing world.
Innovation in education has accelerated, in large part, due to the tremendous changes in digital technologies. Each one of these innovations have, in various degrees, shifted teaching practices in schools across the nation. But as we navigate the current wave of emerging educational technology tools and practices, we need to discuss what the end result of these innovations actually are, or at least aim to be. In other words, what is the end game for these innovations?
As next-generation assessments and instructional data can help educators gain a deeper understanding of students, the sheer amount of information available can prove challenging. As discussed in a prior post, educational technologies can amplify the impact of proven formative assessment strategies. But in doing so, educators must often navigate various platforms and other sources of student information that, in many cases, do not seamlessly align or integrate together.