Have you ever been "in the zone"? As an instructional designer have you ever considered your job to be getting people OUT of their comfort zone? This is, as they say, where the magic happens...in the Learning Zone! The Learning Zone rests between the Comfort Zone and the Chaos Zone The comfort zone is an …
This infographic alone supports the importance of technology integration at the elementary/secondary level so that students are prepared for the global workplace and college. The new normal is part of #futureready.
"So what are the things that are becoming just as important as the ever-traditional ‘Reading, Writing, and Math’? Take a look below. Do you already incorporate these ideas into all of your classes? Which do you find hardest?"
Brief blog entry on how our world is changing. Poses the question of how are we preparing our students for the future. Excellent for discussion and reflection regarding preparing students for the future.
Professional learning lies at the heart of any tech coaching program. To remain effective, coaches must continually evaluate the PD they offer to ensure it’s delivering results for teachers and students.
Kirsten Wilson's insight:
Great resource for improving my practice as an instructional technology coach.
"As more organizations turn to online instruction to train their employees and customers, more administrators and other leaders are finding themselves in the position of having to create a lot of content. These leaders must turn their presentations, lectures, on-the-job training and years of experience into self-contained lessons that not only contain a great deal of institutional knowledge, but also convey it effectively. This task may seem intimidating and overwhelming. There are, however, a few tips that can simplify the process."
"Both synchronous and asynchronous approaches to eLearning have their advantages and disadvantages. While one approach may be more effective than the other in a given situation, it is not to say it is best for all learning situations.”
This was an excellent and brief article that explains the difference between synchronous and asynchronous learning, the benefits and challenges or both, and how to evaluate what kind of learning is best for the situation. This is a great read for teachers integrating and moving into a globally designed classroom to be sure that the best platform for learning is offered.
New research reveals that students who attend schools with a focus on deeper learning are more likely to have higher achievement scores.
Kirsten Wilson's insight:
This is an excellent article supporting instructional practices that utilize PBL, Workshop model and ROLE Environments. This further supports the need for instructional models that develop students' intrinsic drive and personal autonomy.
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