CourseID Class 6876
Course Name PL - Reigniting Technology Integration

This course runs parallel to the two-day technology conference sponsored by Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency and Northwest Area Education Agency on June 11 and 12, 2018.  The course learning focuses on the 4 C’s: Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Communication.


Participants will know that participating in each session their knowledge of technology integration and tools will increase their essential understandings of tools to improve student learning.

Target Audience General Education Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, Principal/Assistant Principal, and Technology
Buena Vista University Graduate Credit (i)1.0$100.00
Licensure Renewal (i)1.0$35.00
Course Type Instructor-led
Prerequisite Notes
In District? No - Available to anyone
Meeting Dates
Contact e-Mail
Contact Phone
Approver Dr. Linda Ankeny
Research Technology in Schools: What the Research Says
The research on the effect of technology in learning is emerging. Overall, across all uses in all content areas,
technology does provide
a small, but significant, increase in learning when implemented with fidelity. While this statistic is encouraging, the real value lies in the identification of those technology interventions that get sufficiently positive results to warrant the investment. Most
educators are looking for the value proposition that will significantly advance learning, teaching, and school system efficiencies. Taking
advantage of these leverage points requires serious review of specific research studies that specifically address the needs and challenges
of specific schools and serious attention paid to leadership development, professional development for teachers, school culture,
curricular redesign, and teacher preparation.
Charles Fadel, Global Lead, Education; Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cheryl Lemke, CEO, Metiri Group
Getting the Most from Technology in Schools
For technology to contribute positively to students’ learning experiences, it is important to
put together all the many pieces touched upon
in this brief: long-term planning, clarifying goals,
integrating efforts, coordinating the curriculum,
providing ongoing support and appropriate
infrastructure, and engaging in appropriate
professional development. Perhaps not surprisingly, these conditions for enhancing the value of technology investments are essentially the conditions for improving student learning in general. By putting these pieces in place — and with ongoing attention, funding, and adjustments when needed — computer-based technology can play a significant role in contributing to positive, productive learning experiences for all students.
WestEd’s Regional Technology in Education Consortium (RTEC)
School Improvement Rationale Teachers will learn numerous, actionable technology tips and techniques that can be implemented in an elementary, middle school, and high school classroom. Using the 4 C’s(Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, Collaboration) when planning and designing instruction, teachers will see how using the digital technologies can help achieve important district goals (literacy, math, science) with students.
Focusing on the 4 C’s (Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, Collaboration) in developing learning strategies and opportunities will help teachers prepare students to:
explore deeper learning experiences
personalize and find relevance in their education
utilize open content and other hybrid learning experiences
develop complex thinking and communication skills
Grade Range Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, and High School
Impact on Teaching and Learning Classroom teachers will more effectively deliver instruction by using a variety of instructional strategies for learning to help students use technology tools to enhance their learning, increase productivity, and promote the 4 C’s (creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking).
Theory Direct instruction by keynote speakers, breakout session speakers and class instructors
Examples from classrooms
Peer collaboration
Individual investigation
Demonstrations Instructor demonstrations
Individual exploration
Peer collaboration
Examples from classrooms
Peer Collaboration
Opportunities for Practice and Feedback Options There will be an evening session where participants discuss the strategies and possible technology tools to apply directly to lessons they teach. Collaboration time for participants to discuss their classroom implementation plan will also be provided. Team collaboration time will be encouraged.
Collaboration Collaboration time for participants to discuss their classroom implementation plan will also be provided.
Plan for Implementation Participants will reflect on implementation implications after each session. Additionally, participants will identify a technology tool and explain how they will use it in the classroom.
Formative Assessment of Adult Learners Participants will review the Universal Constructs: Essential for 21st Century Success: The 4 C’s (Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity). Presenters will activate background knowledge and conduct check for understanding throughout their learning.
Schedule of Implementation Checkpoint Daily
System Support (In District Only)
Class Materials
Evaluation of Learning See attached rubric.
Evaluation of Learning (Refer to Rubric) Yes
Class Requirements 15 or more hours of learning toward learning outcome.
Iowa Teaching Standards ITS 3 - Content Planning Instruction
ITS 4 - Delivery of Instruction
ITS 7 - Professional Growth
Iowa Leadership Standards