Leadership in Technology Integration using TPACK


“At the end of the day, what qualifies people to be called ‘leaders’ is their capacity to influence others to change their behavior in order to achieve important results.” Joseph Grenny

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PowerPoint from October 30, 2014 Professional Development


Click Here: See Our Work from our day together on October 30, 2014


Welcome to our next PD!

To prepare for Thursday, please do the following:
  1. Review the readings, website and video below.
  2. Decide if you are a Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced technology integration teacher.
  3. Go to the resource listed based upon your "level" and find a tool to share.
  4. When you come to the training, you will be asked to write down a technology tool (and be able to explain it), pedagogical teaching skill (Ex: think/pair/share) , and a content standard. (Use the crosswalk or any content area in your school.) Please bring all three with you.

READ: Targeting Digital Technologies in Common Core Standards: A Framework for Professional Development - Think about where you may fit in the area of technology integration. Are you a Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced?
Find a Tool:
Beginner: Best Library Media Blog: http://edublogawards.com/2013awards/best-library-librarian-blog-2013/
Intermediate: Best Technology Blogs: http://edublogawards.com/2013awards/best-teacher-blog-2013/
Advanced: Web 2.0 Directory http://www.go2web20.net/

READ: Using an Elaborated Model of the TPACK Framework to Analyze and Depict Teacher Knowledge - Think about the different ways technology can be integrated (or not) using this model. Are you proficient in CONTENT, PEDAGOGY, and TECHNOLOGY?

REVIEW: TPACK.org
VIEW: TPACK in 2 Minutes!

REVIEW: The excerpts below from A 21st Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation -
Think about the Library Media Specialists' Role in Technology Integration and TPACK:
*Note: Consider underlined items for your school's MakerSpace.

Content: "WHAT we teach."

Become an expert on the interdisciplinary features of your state's adopted standards.
Use Crosswalks to compare standards by grade level.
  • Use the power of the Common Core State Standards movement to increase your curriculum leadership role in your school.
  • Help teachers identify nonfiction texts in the content areas for students to read.
  • Teacher students to evaluate their research sources, particularly websites, and judge their credibility.
  • Focus lessons on teaching the skills of argument analysis, problem solving, decision making, and cognitive process.
  • Purchase "how to" books and locate websites about use of emerging technologies for instructional purposes.
  • Locate website content and lessons to teach critical thinking skills to students.
  • Make sure students can create and interpret visual communication.
  • Include visual, digital, textual and technological literacies in lessons and assignments.

Pedagogy: "HOW we teach."

Exchange feedback about teaching strategies in a constructive environment to improve student learning.Initiate a sustained silent reading initiative.
  • Use SQR3, KWL and other active reading strategies.
  • Assign reading roles in small group activities.
  • Provide print and electronic graphic organizers for students.
  • Model "think aloud" reading strategies for students; don't just "tell".
  • Use the strategy Read-Write-Pair-Share to boost students' reading skills.
  • Revisit learning/reviewing reading strategies for your grade levels and curriculum.
  • Include brainstorming and other pre-reading activities in your collaborative lessons. (or isolated lessons :-)
  • Research how reading strategies help students understand database-retrieved articles.
  • Include statements in lessons that generate responses of wonder or shock.
  • Embed global thinking into collaborative lessons. (or isolated lessons :-)
  • Create posters that show how to align social media formats to appropriate student products, ad hang the posters in the library space to guide student work.
  • Explain the concept of digital literacy to your students.
  • Purchase "how to" books and locate websites about use of emerging technologies for instructional purposes.
  • Use information literacy models such as the Big6.
  • Integrate learning styles.
  • Keep 21st century skills in mind when creating lessons for student mastery.
  • Use your personal e-reader, tablet computer, and netbook at school during student lessons to model emerging technologies.
  • Create templates for students to use at each level of the information-literacy model.
  • Use what students know, as well as what they don't, using pretesting, brainstorming, and other assessment strategies. Use Web 2.0 tools that generate timelines and mind maps or support brainstorming to help students collect and organize data.
  • Use wiki and blog features to collect qualitative data as well.
  • Use Web 2.0 tools for peer- and self-editing.
  • Show students how to use the think-pair-share strategy when they are peer-editing.
  • Try the "fishbowl" technique: two students model peer-editing, based on their rubric criteria, for a third student.
  • Develop writing activities that use guided questions to support critical thinking.
  • Integrate real-world and authentic venues and settings when appropriate.
  • "Chunk" assignments within your lessons into doable pieces of learning.
  • Provide a formal work plan for students, breaking down lesson assignments, using a calendar or timeline, and providing for frequent feedback.
  • Encourage students to tweet their responses in place of written exit slips.
  • Create rubrics using Web .0 and multimedia apps.
  • Include the use of self-inquiry tools such as double-column journal entries to evaluate student process.
  • Create a step-by-step rubric for students to revise their work and allow class time for students to complete the rubric.

  • Technology: "Our PARTNER"


Snap photos of students engaged in reading activities, enlarge and post. (Use READ Design Studio)
Purchase and circulate audiobooks, or link your library website to online audiobook services.
Present in-service training to teachers on sources of free e-books.
Create a "presentation area" in the library space for students to create, practice, and present.
Loop book reviews and trailers on your projectors and whiteboards during school hours and other events.
Provide print and electronic graphic organizers for students.
Connect students to websites that contain content and strategies that support critical-thinking skills.
Access resources, blog posts, and webinars supporting AASL's Best Websites for Teaching and Learning.
Subscribe to technology magazines.
Set up alerts or RSS feeds for articles about teaching and technology.
Add technology blogs to your PLN (Personal Learning Network)
Meet with IT staff to discuss purchases, certificates of training, and emerging technologies.
Encourage the use of free, online collaboration tools including web browsers, word processing tools, spreadsheet tools, website authoring applications, personal learning networks and email.
Create Learning Nooks in the library space where students can practice using resources in multiple formats during free time, before, during and after school.
Create a technology collection for students to browse or borrow, and include magazines, brochures and equipment.
Search for innovative methods to use current and emerging technologies to improve students' learning experiences.
Offer 15 minute afterschool technology "one-shots" for teachers to match technology formats to the right student products.
Push technology website links and articles to teachers.
Encourage students to use Web 2.0 tools to build and manage their own virtual space, including a portal, a personal learning network, and a personal portfolio.
Write a grant to purchase student response systems to use in the library.
Use Web 2.0 tools that generate timelines and mind maps or support brainstorming to help students collect and organize data.
Use wiki and blog features to collect qualitative data.
Use Web 2.0 tools for peer- and self-editing.
Create rubrics using Web .0 and multimedia apps.