This workshop is designed for school leaders working to make a 1:1 technology environment and 21st Century Learning essential elements of school culture and intellectual life.
The workshop is organized around three core themes:
We’ll examine strategies for convincing diverse stakeholder groups — students, teachers, parents, administrators, and school board members — about the imperatives of 1:1 instruction and 21st Century Skills development. We’ll also examine diverse strategies that schools employ to create a common vision for meaningful, technology-rich learning.
We’ll then immerse ourselves in strategies and policies that help transform 1:1 classrooms from assembly lines within a factory model to creative agency classrooms, where students are empowered to create and explore. We’ll examine case studies of schools and districts that have gone 1:1 – iPad or laptop – and evaluate their strategies, policies, and implementation.
We will also examine strategies for professional development and examine the issue of performance assessment with 21st Century teaching and learning.