Over the past few months, you may have heard some talk about Curriculum, Instruction and Technology (CIT) as one of the new specializations for the old Masters of Education (M.Ed.) degree. Not surprising.
Tech is cool. Curriculum is anything but. Technology has been a part of the social fabric for about 20 years, or so. Curriculum was carved into stone tablets back in ancient Greece, by Plato or Aristotle, or someone. Think of technology as a much-needed injection of youth serum into curriculum. Technology has fostered new learning theories, new gadgets for instruction, and new ways of doing…well, just about everything. Continue reading “Can Technology Make Curriculum Cool?”
Recently, I was speaking with a technology integration specialist (TIS) whose position is new for her district. Her goal is to make it the norm for “teachers to be able to request TIS services for 1:1 coaching with any device or app or curriculum activity”. She is working to make both herself and the purpose of her position known, while generating ideas and trainings for teachers where technology-use lacks right now. Continue reading “7 Tips for Making Technology Integration More Human”
A short video for online professional development on Universal Design for Learning. The purpose of the video was the provide a quick review of the lesson and give a short assignment.
Using Universal Design for Learning and Technology to Support the Whole Child will explore key issues, brain-based research, and best practices for using technology and Universal Design for Learning to support whole-child development. This presentation will empower educators to use the tenets of UDL and the technology available to them in their schools to help students develop the skills they need in the digital age.
Chelmsford Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Linda J. Hirsch, Chelmsford Public Schools Mathematics and Science Curriculum Coordinator Dr. Matthew Beyranevand, and Wilmington Public Schools Director of Technology Dr. Anne-Marie Fiore have been chosen to present at the MassCUE/MASCD spring conference at The College of the Holy Cross on March 10, 2017. Their presentation is entitled Using Universal Design for Learning and Technology to Support the Whole Child.
This one-day Leadership Conference is co-sponsored by Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and MASCD (Massachusetts Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development). MassCue and MASDC recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership that focuses on teaching and learning. Both organizations believe that each child, in each school, in each of our communities deserves to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Thus, this year the conference will focus on how leaders can leverage technology to reach the whole child.
The conference is made up of a cross section of education professionals from across the Commonwealth and surrounding states. Average attendance is 175- 200 attendees, including Superintendents, Technology Directors, Curriculum Coordinators, and classroom teachers.