Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Walking Away with Something for Everyone

Guest Blogger Anna Fick, Techforearlyed.blogspot.com
3rd Annual California Summit

As my district moves from a readiness model to an equity model of technology professional development, I am faced with a rather large challenge as the new Instructional Facilitator of Technology. Approximately 50% of our staff have completed basic training on the resources and tools that are provided through the district and roughly 40% (of those that have completed basic training) have completed additional training in technology integration. I would also classify us as segmented partial adopters of GAFE. The range of needs is certainly great, but my potential to meet their needs has been dramatically enhanced by my experiences at the EdTechTeam California Summit 2014.

After being inspired by the concept of 10x (moonshot) thinking during the opening keynote, my very first session by Peter Henrie of Amplified IT addressed some of the key steps I can take to help my district move towards a unified, purposeful, and meaningful adoption of GAFE. I left ready to share and inspire the district administrators I work with through the joint creation of a technology plan specifically for the GAFE goals we have for our schools. I'll also be sharing with them the power of allowing their students to help tell the district's story through Twitter and blogging as shared by Jason Markey (tremendous potential for student voice and ownership!).

The following session by Scott McLeod presented a non-judgmental tool, TRUDACOT, that delves in specifics to assist teachers in creating a lesson enhanced by technology to address a specific goal like differentiation, collaboration, choice, authenticity, etc. I feel confident in the ways this guiding tool can assist me in sharing with teachers how to create attainable goals that do not overwhelm them technologically and keep all things focused on student learning! This will allow me to easily scaffold professional development opportunities to provide educators with individualized learning as they prepare to do the same for their students.

Considering the keynote by Dan Russell on day two which showcased the power of mastering learning tools to become proficient in meta-literacy so that we are able to change and adapt to the ever-evolving environment around us, I was thrilled to learn about tools like Doctopus, Goobric, EdPuzzle (and Flipped Learning), and the Google Geo tools. These sessions captured my attention as they shared amazing strategies and methods to engage students and push them extend their understanding beyond the walls of the classroom. For example, using Google Maps to embed math problems or create a tour of various primary sources who immigrated to America. You might find a great Youtube video and customize it for your students needs using EdPuzzle to add voice comments and a variety of question types. Quoting Lisa Highfill I feel emboldened to “get kids to want to learn without doing it for the points!” 

I am leaving the California Summit equipped to:

- work collaboratively with administrators
- inspire educators through individualized professional development
- prepare educators to know their tools 
- engage and extend student learning

I find it rather remarkable that I was able to attend one conference that met the needs of so many individuals within the education field so fully! Not to mention, it all involves one of my favorite things - Google! I cannot wait to dive in and serve all of the amazing administrators, educators, and students in my district, not to mention continuing connecting with the innovative individuals I met while at the conference! 

Thanks Anna! Find another summit coming to California and beyond at www.gafesummit.com. Upcoming California events include San Diego, Marin, Los Angeles and Orange County!


  1. Anna, glad you found the trudacot useful. As you use it with educators, please send along your suggestions on how to #makeitbetter!

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