Shelee King George Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology. Innovation vs. Invention. What’s your invention?. Think of an invention that you use regularly that would impact your life greatly if you had to live without it. Table Connections.
Think of an invention that you use regularly that would impact your life greatly if you had to live without it.
Introduce yourself to your table mates.
My belief in education
Beyond today – Take action on at least two ideas to promote innovation in the classroom.
What are some big elements of change occurring in the past 30 years?
What skills do our students need to cope with change?
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
Written and Oral Communications
Information Technology Application
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Explore the kind of learning needed to prepare students with theseskills….
What skills and knowledge do TEACHERS need to offer this type of learning to their students?
Inspire student learning and creativity
Design, develop digital age learning expectations and assessments
Model Digital age work and learning
Promote and model digital age citizenship
Engage in professional growth and leadership
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Read the 4 discussions comparing innovation to invention.
Which one helps you clarify the comparison the best?
While I was completing my Masters Degree in Instructional Technology, I was convinced that by helping teachers integrate technology into their lessons (doing the same thing…just with technology) would make the difference.
… I was convinced that by co-teaching with classroom teachers, we would give students the opportunity to work with different media to extract/ share information and express themselves while not adding to the teacher work load of doing “one more thing”. We used technology tools to engage students and activate THEIR way of thinking and learning while teaching the CURRENT curriculum and that would make the difference.
Now, I have arrived at a point in the process where I believe that it is not (never was) about technology. To make a difference, it has always been about good teaching, reflecting and focusing on (relevant?) student learning.
Filter through which we can look at lessons
REALTask or not?
Groups of 3-4
Choose a recorder
Revise an existing traditional task so that it meets the 3REALS of engaging tasks.
Post your paper for viewing when done