We have all heard about the Digital Divide. Maine’s schools are the first (and still only!) schools to participate in a statewide 1to1 technology initiative. Does the 15-year-old MLTI mean that we no longer have a Digital Divide in Maine? What are the issues surrounding technology, inequity, and learning?
Are you frustrated at the challenge of working with underachieving and unmotivated students? What motivates them to learn? What can we do to improve the situation?
MooseTech 2018 & WMEC Rendezvous 2018 Session sponsored by GEAR UP Maine. Getting Started with Proficiency-based Learning New to Proficiency-based Learning? Or been at it a while, but feel like you aren’t sure how to make better progress? This session will provide ideas on where to start with your students, your teaching, and your assessment. …
MooseTech2018 – Session sponsored by GEAR UP Maine. What’s all the fuss about micro-credentials and digital badging? What are they and how do I earn them? What do they have to do with professional development? Is anyone using them in education for students? Micro-credentials as a Learning System Scouting Merit Badges All About Micro-credentials Nellie Mae…
Finding ways to engage students is hard enough, but teaching rural students can add extra layers of challenges. And yet, some teachers are enormously successful reaching these students. What are their secrets?
How might we best support our teachers as we work to implement new initiatives with fidelity? There seem to be too many initiatives, too few workshop days, and too few instructional coaches/technology integrators. And we don’t just want teachers attending workshops, we want them to feel supported as they go back to their classrooms and work to implement our initiatives well.
That is the state of education technology in Maine? What is popular? What are the pitfalls to avoid? What do we need? What gets in our way of getting there?
The true power of technology is not in learning to use it, but rather using it to learn. The device (by itself) isn’t the magic, all the ways students can learn with it is! Don’t be a district that puts the device first. Put the learning first.
Educators need to know how to teach technology quickly so they can focus on the learning.
What if your organization or school is planning on starting their own micro-credentials? What design components do you need to plan around? What are the considerations to explore before you get started?