2 ISTE Alignment The International Society for Technology in Education completed review of the Verizon Thinkfinity Integration Framework on June 12, 2009.International Society for Technology in Education ISTE determined that the program clearly supports implementation of the 2008 (refreshed) National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T)) in a specific, carefully reviewed and documented manner and prepares participants to substantially meet the following standards: 1a and 2a.National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T)
3 ISTE Alignment These standards are: I. Technology Operations and Concepts Teachers demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts. A. Teachers demonstrate introductory knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts related to technology (as described in the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students). II. Planning and Designing Learning Environments and Experiences Teachers plan and design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology. A. Teachers design developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the diverse needs of learners
4 Brainstorm a topic / concept of interest Think about something that you will be teaching in the near future (next grading period) that you would like to supplement with some resources that you find in todays session. Before We Begin
5 Verizon Thinkfinity Integration Framework Process for IntegrationOutcomeGuiding Questions I. Motivation and Selection Educator identifies an instructional need, then selects a Verizon Thinkfinity resource to integrate that is related to identified need Appropriate resource identified, based on Instructional Need Instructional Need - The underlying purpose driving the selection and use of the Verizon Thinkfinity resource What standards and skills are to be addressed? What are the needs of the students regarding learning styles, working strategies, and ability levels? II. Consideration Educator thinks critically about the selected resource and develops a plan for the learning activity using the resource Well thought-out learning activity using the selected resource, with focus on Integration, Pedagogy and Logistics Integration - The purpose and placement of the Verizon Thinkfinity resource and the associated learning activity Within the specific learning activity, where and how will the VTF resource be used? How does the learning activity fit within the larger lesson or unit plan? Pedagogy - Teaching strategies and methods What teaching strategies will be used in this learning activity? How will this activity promote students development of 21st century skills (creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, communication and collaboration)? How will this activity promote students acquisition of core content? Logistics - Materials, scheduling, etc. What classroom configuration will be used during this learning activity? What other materials does the activity require? What elements of classroom management need to be considered? III. Preparation Educator prepares materials and other logistical elements Availability of materials and arrangement of logistics What technology needs to be reserved/acquired? What resources need to be prepared? IV. Implementation and Observation Educator implements the learning activity and monitors student behaviors and outcomes Learning activity execution based on prior planning and immediate student response Is the learning activity going as I had envisioned? If not, is that okay? How are students responding to the learning activity? Do I need to adjust the activity based on student response? V. Reflection Educator reflects on the learning activity, recognizes areas of success and considers ideas for improvement Meaningful assessment of learning activity How successful was the learning activity overall? What expected and unexpected student outcomes occurred? What prior planning helped the success of the learning activity? What additional considerations would help this learning activity be even more successful?
7 You are a classroom teacher who has designed a lesson on area and circumference of circles. Your lesson plan includes students working with manipulatives, then using the Circle Tool interactive on the computer, and finally completing a worksheet to reinforce their skills.Circle Tool As you can see, there are three different learning activities described which are all part of one lesson plan. A Verizon Thinkfinity Integration Plan is designed to focus on only the learning activity that uses the Verizon Thinkfinity resource. Verizon Thinkfinity Integration Framework
8 Standards: National, State, Local, 21 st Century Objectives: Students will: Calculate the ratio of circumference to diameter Discover the formula for the circumference of a circle Learning Activities: 1.Hands-on - compass, paper 2.Partner – Thinkfinity interactive 3.Worksheet Assessment: Related to objectives Verizon Thinkfinity Integration Framework
9 Lets take a few minutes to become familiar with the resource, Circle Tool. Because we are already aware of the components of the Integration Plan, we can use the Integration Plan Template to provide the support we need to integrate the resource successfully into our lesson. Verizon Thinkfinity Integration Framework
11 Whole group instruction with projection device One-to-one in rotating stations Whole group activity with small groups and mobile laptops Small groups in rotating stations One-to-one in computer lab One-to-one with individual laptops
12 Verizon Thinkfinity Integration Framework Circle Tool Think about the questions asked in the four parts of the Considerations Worksheet Jot down some informal notes for each question.
13 Synthesize information from the Considerations Worksheet as you prepare your Integration Plan
14 ErrorIncorrect ResponseCorrect Response Instructional Objectives rather than Learning Objects The student will write…. The student will arrange… Interactive Persuasion Map http://www.readwritethink.org/materia ls/persuasion_map/ Too Many Learning Objects Interactive Persuasion Map Persuasive Speech Checklist SpeechWriting – Write It! Persuasive Speech Rubric American Rhetoric, Top Speeches Interactive Persuasion Map http://www.readwritethink.org/materia ls/persuasion_map/ Lack of detail as to what students should do with the learning object Students will understand that speeches may impact various groups of people. Students will work independently to enter title into Persuasion Map, listing main idea and supporting details… Integration Plans The Verizon Thinkfinity Integration Plan provides a comprehensive format for organizing all of the details that you should think about when designing an instructional activity that integrates a learning object.
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