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Thursday, November 18 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Do We Need More Ed Tech?! (Or More Training?)

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While blended learning offers great promise, there are no ‘silver bullets’ when it comes to adding technology to education. Change comes not from implementing technology but from helping all stakeholders use that tech to leverage educational change instead of the 'domestication of the technology to outdated practice. This help comes in the form of ongoing, content, and grade-level specific training, and providing staff with the time and resources need to adapt to the new possibilities opened by educational technology and blended learning. Implementation is not just showing teachers how to use technology, rather training them to teach with it. This session will briefly look at the body of research on educational technology implementation and the training requirements of ESSA. This will be followed by a discussion on the practical considerations for planning effective training for staff, students, and parents when implementing educational technology.

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Philip Pulley

Teacher/Tech Aide, Fieldcrest High School CUSD 6
A social studies, speech, & video teacher with 11 years teaching in 1:1 environment, 5 years with Schoology. (Presentations follow) Phil is a PowerSchool Champion, Schoology Ambassador, and former Ambassador of the year. His doctoral studies focused on flipped learning, educational... Read More →

Thursday November 18, 2021 12:00pm - 12:50pm CST
Plaza C