(Note: Cross posted to the Multiple Pathways blog)
Last August, one of our Auburn-and-friends work groups developed a draft “Phases of Introducing Technology Integration.”
We wanted to think about developing teachers' skills at leveraging iPads for teaching and learning beyond just googling topics and word processing. Beyond just projecting material. Beyond just thinking about getting good at various tools. Beyond just using apps connected to the curriculum.
We wanted to think about technology as a tool to help us customize learning. We wanted to focus more on pedagogical goals than technological goals. And we wanted to think about where technology could take us that we couldn't easily go without technology.
So we set up our professional learning continuum, our phases of implementing technology integration, to be similar to our Phases of Implementing Customized Learning, and how such a structure helps support plementation and teachers. (Driver 1)
And we based it on our current thinking about powerful uses of technology for learning. (Driver 2)
And we tried to think about how the SAMR Model might inform our work. (Driver 3)
Now, we don't believe any of our work is permanent. We know that as we get better at what we do, we'll figure out how to improve our models. After we use this Phases of Technology document for a while, it will be ready for a revision.
But right now, we're wondering if our draft is developed enough to be the one we live with for 12-18 months before we revise it again…
So, as you look at our draft,
- Does the document adequately reflect our three drivers?
- Does the sequence of the phases seem right? Does the progression make sense?
- Does each phase seem to have the right elements for demonstrating mastery and moving on to the next phase? Does it adequately outline advancement (recognizing there will be plenty of support documents)?
- Is anything missing? What should be added?
- What needs to be edited or revised?
- How do we make it better before living with it for a while?
We don't need “perfect.” We'll learn a lot by living with the model for a while. But we want to kick the tires on this version a little, and insure it is “good enough” to live with for a while.
So, what do you think?