Suggested Topics

Assessment

  • Global projects & authentic assessments
  • Standards-based grading & tools
  • Predictive & screening assessments 

  • Competency-based assessments & aligned management systems
  • Progress monitoring assessments
  • Performance/mastery measures
  • Data teams & analysis strategies
  • Competency & credit recovery

Personalized Learning

  • Intervention strategies for struggling students
  • Web-based strategies & tools for diverse learners:
    • Gifted
 and talented
    • English language learners

    • Special education
    • Early childhood education
  • Assistive technology for all

eLearning Experiences

  • Online learning
 (degrees, courses, classes, and webinars)
  • Collaboration tools – Google Suite, MS 365 Suite
  • Flipped classroom Blended learning
  • 
Professional development
  • Videoconferencing & web conferencing
 delivery strategies
  • Learning management systems
  • Classroom management systems

Student as Designer & Creator

  • Creating with micro controllers (Raspberry Pi, Arduino)
  • Maker Movement & coding
  • Apps design & development for mobile technologies
  • Robotics
  • 3D printers ~ design & production
  • Game-based learning
 & game design
  • Storytelling, videography, and video production
 & distribution
  • Video streaming (SchoolTube, TeacherTube, YouTube) ondemand
  • Music, art, journalism, yearbook, eBooks, media arts 

  • Animation/multimedia


21st Century Skills & Resources

  • Design & computational thinking
  • STEM/STEAM/STREAM integration strategies
  • Project-, problem-, inquiry-based, and learning opportunities
  • Authentic & proficiency-based learning experiences 

  • Virtual & augmented reality 

  • Revisiting Career & Technical Education (CTE) curriculum
  • Social networking for instruction and communication
  • Instructional tools (interactive whiteboards, document cameras, student response systems)
  • Apps across the curriculum for all learners

Leadership & Professional Learning

  • Assessment of teaching practices 

  • Design & delivery of professional development 

  • Implementing technology initiatives

  • Professional Learning Communities & Networks (PLC & PLN)

  • School (internet) safety & bullying 

  • Innovative & emerging leadership practices 

  • Managing your digital footprint
  • Researching & writing grants
  • Social media for marketing & crisis communication
  • Collaboration, relationships, & partnerships in the education community

Information Literacy

  • Learning/library commons
  • Information & digital literacy
  • Library maker spaces
  • Library & classroom collaboration
  • Netiquette & digital citizenship
  • Digital librarian – eBook & eShelf systems
  • Curating resources
  • Copyright, fair use & Creative Commons
  • Research integration

Managing Mobile Resources

  • BYOD
 strategies supporting 1:1 learning
  • Planning, implementation, device selection, & deployment
  • Apps for learning – vetting, installation strategies, & security
  • Policy, procedures, insurance, liability, and privacy
  • Staffing, support, and student IT support programs
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM

Infrastructure & Support

  • Network growth and capacity (infrastructure to wireless access)
  • Network security
 ~ equipment safety, data privacy challenges
  • Virtualization and SaaS ~ moving to the cloud
  • Staffing, support, and technology management 
 ~ roles
  • and responsibilities
  • Open source software, applications, and management
  • Procurements & RFP process


The goal is to feature choices each day that address these critically important topics, highlight examples of successful strategies, and share practical ideas.