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Teaching with Technology

Overarching Goals

 

• Explore ways to use educational technology/digital learning tools to improve children’s learning 

 

• Explore ways to increase teachers’ access to professional learning opportunities designed to increase teachers’ content, 
  pedagogical, and technological knowledge relative to the effective use of technology for teaching and learning

 

• Explore possible metrics, collect and analyze data, interpret results, and share findings that strengthen instructional

  practices by incorporating technology in ways that enhance children’s digital and literacy skills

 

• Use the TPACK framework to inform our work

TPack

 
Source: TPACK model for technology integration
Reproduced by permission of the publisher, © 2012 by tpack.org

 


Technology Professional Development Projects

 

Supporting the i-Generation: Summer iPad Academies for Educators and Instructional Leaders
(June 2014)

The Summer iPad Academies addressed how to build digital age learning skills, use technology to address Common Core Standards and early learning state standards, and provided networking opportunities with teachers, educators, and instructional leaders throughout the southeastern United States. Two and three day session topics are listed below. 

  • I have an iPad, Now What? Instructional Strategies for New Users (All Grade Levels) 
  • Create + Collaborate + Innovate = Enhancing Literacy Practices using the iPad (PreK – Grade 5) 
  • Exceptional Ideas for Teaching Exceptional Students: Using the iPad to Meet Individual Needs (PreK – Grade 5) 
  • Making Phonological Awareness Fantastic: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Teaching Phonological Awareness using the iPad (PreK -Grade 1) 
  • Informational Texts + iPads = Interactive Learning: Strategies to Improve Literacy Practices (PreK – Grade 5) 
  • Becoming an iLeader: iPad Implementation for School Leaders (PreK – 5)

FIE PreK-Grade 2 Literacy-Focused Family & Educator (LiFE) Pilot (2013-2014) 

  • 2 to 3 iPads per classroom for instructional use with children
  • Professional learning via Face-to-Face sessions
  • Scaffolded instructional and technological support for literacy coaches
  • Professional learning and building capacity to increase family involvement

   

FIE/DCPS Prekindergarten Disabilities Partnership Project (2012-2013): Supporting Literacy Instruction using Technology with Prekindergarten Disabilities Teachers and Speech/Language Pathologists 

  • Small-group instructional iPad clusters: 3 to 5 iPads per classroom for use with children to differentiate instruction 
  • FIE professional learning was delivered through Face-to-Face Learning Sessions

  

FIE/Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) PreK-Grade 2 Collaborative Pilot Project (2011-2013): Supporting Literacy Instruction using Technology

Year One (Prekindergarten)
  • One iPad per classroom for instructional use with children
  • FIE professional learning was delivered through Synchronous Web-based Learning Episodes, Job-embedded Coaching, and Face-to Face Learning Sessions

 

Year Two (Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, 2nd Grade)

  • One iPad per classroom for instructional use with children
  • FIE professional learning was delivered via Asynchronous Web-based Learning Episodes, Job-embedded Coaching, and 
  • Face-to Face Learning Sessions

Contact Information 

Heather Monroe-Ossi 

h.monroe-ossi@unf.edu