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1 Becoming a Connoisseur of Technology Integration Michael Simkins, Ed.D. Co-Director, TICAL Santa Cruz County Office of Education

2 Something about you… Teachers? Administrators? College & University faculty? Scholars/researchers? Others?

3 Something about me… Elementary schoolteacher Curriculum & the Study of Schooling Elementary Principal Director, Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project

4 Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership

5 TICAL is… State-wide Professional development resource Provided by Santa Cruz COE Funded by CDE

6 TICALs Mission To help K-12 administrators provide informed and effective leadership in the use of technology to improve education.

7 TICALs Focus Area technology planning integrating technology in standards-based curriculum data-driven decision- making professional development financial planning operations and maintenance

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9 Being a connoisseur To be a connoisseur is to know how to look, to see, and to appreciate. Elliott Eisner in The Educational Imagination

10 Connoisseurship Connoisseurship, generally defined, is the art of appreciation…(it) is a private act; it consists of recognizing and appreciating the qualities of a particular.

11 Appreciate To judge with heightened perception or understanding –to be critically and emotionally aware of delicate subtle aesthetic or artistic values –to be fully sensible of, often through or as if through, personal experience "appreciate." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, ( 14 Mar. 2007).

12 Developing connoisseurship Opportunity to observe in a focused, sensitive, and conscious way Opportunity to compare, discuss, integrate and appraise what has been observed

13 Looking vs. Seeing Looking is a necessary condition, but looking is essentially a task one undertakes; it is seeing that is an achievement. Elliott Eisner

14 Along came a spider

15 Alice Christie Quote Ive never seen a really good example of technology integration that was not done by a really good teacher. Dr. Alice Christie, ASUWest (my best paraphrase; forgive me!)

16 But it isnt enough.

17 Education Technology Expert Panel US Department of Education Educational Technology Expert Panel

18 In Education Technology affords new ways of teaching established disciplines that are likely to be more effective for more students…

19 In Education …equally important, technology can inspire teachers and students alike to move beyond conventional content and deepen the process of learning in various disciplines. Technology Expert Panel

20 How does the technology add value? …in terms of efficiency? …in terms of possibility?

21 10 Questions 1.What are the students supposed to be learning? 2.What do they need to do in order to learn it? 3.How did students learn this in the past?

22 10 Questions 4.What technology is being used by students? 5.How is the technology being used by students?

23 10 Questions 6.How does the technology add value in terms of efficiency? 7.How does the technology add value in terms of possibility?

24 10 Questions 8.What new problems does the technology present? 9.Is it worth itwhy or why not? 10.How might technology be used differently to increase its value?

25 The English Teacher To be or not to be…

26 World Cultures

27 The Paperless Classroom

28 The Interwrite Classroom

29 Geometry All Around Us

30 Novel to Soundtrack

31 Energy Awareness

32 Hula to High-Tech

33 A Product of Learning

34 Handouts? (831) Leave a business card. Thank you!


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