Office of Educational Technology. Welcome to the Office of Educational Technology!
The Office of Educational Technology (OET), in the Office of the Secretary, provides leadership for transforming education through the power of technology. OET develops national educational technology policy and advocates for the transition from print-based to digital learning. OET supports the President’s and Secretary’s ConnectED Initiative by: Promoting equity of access by ensuring a device for every learner and connecting all schools to broadband internet.Supporting powered-up educators and a robust ecosystem of entrepreneurs and innovators.Leading cutting-edge research in learning analytics and data to provide new types of evidence and customize and improve learning. Best practices for professional development in technology-enabled classrooms.
By Lisa deRoy Education Advocate, SMART Technologies The National Staff Development Council’s (NSDC) current definition of professional development sets the stage for progressively repositioning professional development in a new light. It focuses on continuous, professional learning within a school where educators actively take part in setting the goals and assessing the outcomes. This definition also makes additional key points: Professional development is aligned with both state standards and school improvement goalsProfessional development occurs multiple times a week, working with an established and prepared group of administrators, teachers, coaches and mentors.
Participants engage with one another through a continuous cycle of improvementProfessional development offers qualified coaches to help teachers transfer new skills and knowledge to the classroomProfessional development should assessed regularly for its effectiveness Phases 1 and 2 Phases 3 and 4 Phase 5 School building training. The Association of Educational Publishers Group News.
According to ABC News’ Children Late for School, Parents Charged in Virginia, the Virginia school district had the sheriff’s deputy’s handcuff and arrest Maureen Blake while hosting a slumber party for her children.
It seems that Blake was responsible for her children being tardy ten times since the start of this school year. Apparently she had the same problem last year and paid around $2,000 in fines. District spokesman Wayde Byard said, “Even when they’re a minute late… it’s very disruptive.” Executive Director of the American Association of School Administrators, Dan Domenech, says that parents have to understand it’s not just about them and their child. “The disruptive factor, the security factor, the bad-example factor” are all concerns for Domenech. Undoubtedly it is disruptive when children walk in late; although it is apparent the district is not doing anything to deter this behavior. Without a doubt those questions have not even touched the surface. Like this: Like Loading...
The Technology Integration Answer...Well Almost. Earlier this year our district adopted the TPACK model of technology integration.
What is TPACK you ask? Basically, it takes the approach that planning for technology integration shouldn't be an event. It should be something that adds to what we are already doing. Through the use of Activity Types, teachers can take the activities they are already doing and match them up with appropiate technologies that may or may not work, depending on the context of learning. You can view this presentation to learn more. According to the feedback we have gotten from the folks who have embraced it has been overwhelmingly positive. Recently I came across something that you can also use to make technology integration easier for you and your staff. Teachers Want More Access to Classroom Technology. A national survey from PBS LearningMedia—a new and free media-on-demand service featuring over 18,000 digital assets from national organizations like NASA, National Archives and PBS programs—finds teachers want even more access to classroom technology.
PBS LearningMedia released Monday at FETC that 93 percent of K-12 teachers believe interactive whiteboards enrich classroom education and 81 percent feel the same way about tablets, but 63 percent of teachers cited budget as the biggest barrier to accessing this technology. “Over the past decade, we’ve seen broadening adoption and deeper integration of digital media in classrooms for all age groups, with teachers enthusiastic about the power of new technologies to foster learning,” said Rob Lippincott, Senior Vice President, PBS Education. Like this: Like Loading... THE Journal: Technological Horizons in Education. Technology & Learning - The Resource for Education Technology Leaders. For over 30 years, Tech & Learning has served the K-12 education community with practical resources and expert strategies for transforming education through integration of digital technologies.
Our audience includes all job roles within the district community, with district-level technology coordinators the primary recipients. Beyond that, our magazine is often used as a professional development tool to help educators across the board get up to speed with the newest technologies and products in order to best prepare students for the global digital workforce. Contact Us: Tech & Learning Magazine/TechLearning.com Meet the Bloggers Sales and Advertising Contacts 2014 Media Kit Subscribe to Tech & Learning Magazine Subscribe to Tech & Learning eNews Webinars Tech Forum General Inquiries and Questions? Digital Directions: Digital Directions: Trends and Advice for K-12 Technology Leaders.