I recently started a new journey to be (Learning Through) Tech Director in a small, rural, but innovative, 1to1 school district. I’m going to start sharing our journey to focus on more verbs (what we want to do with our tech) and fewer nouns (the devices, gadgets, and tools). … More Moving a District Towards More Verbs
A recent “Concept Draft” bill came to Maine’s Legislative Education Committee to make the Maine Learning Technology Initiative “more cost effective.” It greatly misunderstands MLTI. Read my testimony to the Ed Committee in opposition to this bill. … More MLTI is not a Tech Buy or Commodity. It’s a Learning Initiative.
The Maine Learning Technology Framework describes the key elements and components needed to achieve the greatest learning benefit from a district’s technology investment. The Framework is intended to support teachers, tech leads, librarians and other school leaders in their efforts to leverage technology to improve student learning experiences related to learning targets and outcomes. … More Maine Learning Technology Framework
We will never be successful having our technology help improve student learning if we continue to primarily discuss the technology. Our technology conversations must focus on the kinds of learning we want for students. … More Are We Talking Technology or Are We Talking Learning
As I have moved through the state and talked with educators about learning through technology, including while working with MLTI (the Maine Learning Technology Initiative), too often the conversations focused on laptops and tablets and folks wondering if we could find devices that were less expensive. Is it possible that in their thinking, all laptops … More Let’s Focus on the Learning