A Plain English Instructional Model

A Plain English instructional model provides a framework around which educators and school leaders can discuss teaching and learning and the role of technology in pedagogy and instruction. … More A Plain English Instructional Model

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Micro-credentials 101 – Workshop Resources

What’s all the fuss about micro-credentials and digital badging? What are they and how do I earn them? What do they have to do with professional development? What’s this new iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credentials program from ACTEM and the DOE? Attend this session and not only discover answers to these questions, but get a head start … More Micro-credentials 101 – Workshop Resources

Selecting a Learning Device: Maine’s Recommendation

I have talked recently with several districts who made a device choice within the last year or two, based on device cost only, who are now running into challenges. How could schools select devices based on how the teachers will use them for creating quality learning experiences and based on a 4-year projected cost including all necessary supports, not simply on technical specifications, nor on any one-time purchase cost alone? … More Selecting a Learning Device: Maine’s Recommendation

Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning

It’s easy to find stories and reports in the media frustrated with technology in schools, promoting caution, or even advocating for banning tech. But to what extent to these look at how the technology was being used, consider desired learning experiences for students, or the support offered teachers? … More Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning

Moving Beyond Word Processing, Presenting, and Online Research

With all Maine’s access to devices and broadband, our data show that students are stuck at using their devices for word processing, presenting and online research, skills we want students to develop, but by themselves don’t justify our investments in learning technology and connectivity. How can we help schools move beyond word pressing, presenting, and online research? … More Moving Beyond Word Processing, Presenting, and Online Research