EdTech Center: Distance Learning Strategy Session - Shared screen with speaker view
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Hello Linda from Lebanon
Hello all! Astrid Liden, PD Specialist with the MN Department of Education
Hi, Nathalie from Lebanon
Good afternoon from the Mayor's Office for Adult Literacy - Houston, TX
Hello! This is Helena Ibrahim from Lebanon
Hi , this is Ghadeer from Palestine
You can see the open source resources already collated in the library - in the EdTech Integration Strategy Toolkit: https://edtech.worlded.org/digital-skill-building-by-design-the-edtech-integration-strategy-toolkit/
Hi, Areej from Jordan
Glad to see colleagues from around the globe on this call!
Hi, this is Amani from Palestine
It's my honor to be in this meeting with all of you global educators! I'm Bethany in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Hello, Joe from Lebanon
Ginette's email: email@example.com
Hello, Jose from Connecticut
International Standards for Technology in Education (ISTE) for Educators: https://www.iste.org/standards/iste-standards-for-teachers
It's great to see everyone's introductions. Thank you for being here. Please feel free to put any questions you have in the chat. There will be time after each lightning talk for questions.
Hello from Barbara Adkins, Mountain State ESC, Clay County, WV.
"Providing opportunities to try, fail, and learn." Productive struggle.
I like some of the functionality that Edmodo has that is not on other LMSs.
And love this idea of putting our teachers on Edmodo to practice.
this is a good idea to focus on
Hi all. Deanna Strand in Dover NH here.
Hello, Hoda from Lebanon
we can overcome this by collaborating with professional communities
love this idea using this tool
I like that about the new EdTech Strategy Toolkit. You can think about WHAT your learning objective is, then choose the right tool.
do you have a link to share that tool that helps practitioners choose the right tool based on their needs? I think I missed that. thx
"Goal before tool" (:
link your need with the tool needed
Digital Literacy Skills Assessment for Educators: https://forms.gle/QxmtDFFErgaqseRx8
See Alison's chat above: You can see the open source resources already collated in the library - in the EdTech Integration Strategy Toolkit: https://edtech.worlded.org/digital-skill-building-by-design-the-edtech-integration-strategy-toolkit/
We also created this site: workforceedtech.org to help education and workforce professionals to choose tools based on goals
EdTech Center's IDEAL Consortium: https://edtech.worlded.org/professional-development/ideal-consortium/
this assessment is informative and interesting to know more about your student and to let them aware of themselves
But the edtech integration toolkit is most focused on tools for teaching - and intentional development students' digital skills in the process: https://edtech.worlded.org/digital-skill-building-by-design-the-edtech-integration-strategy-toolkit/
`Lean more about IDEAL Consortium: https://edtech.worlded.org/professional-development/ideal-consortium/
Activity Planning Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lL7flLwYLwu0JuH9-bIc_eOnrm6qj78l/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=101045768711323247482&rtpof=true&sd=true
Thanks for the links
Do you use a digital tool for self-reflection? I have seen Google Slides or Power Point for online journals that the coach leaves comments on. Any other recommendations?
@Michele, thank you for your question. Does anyone else have questions? Please put questions in the chat.
How do teachers engage in professional development? Do they share their plans with you and you develop trainings/coaching in response?
Ginette, this is great! How will you use the plans? As a state and with local program administrators?
can any body join PLN?
IDEAL consortium: https://edtech.worlded.org/professional-development/ideal-consortium/
+1 to joining IDEAL!!
Advancing Equity in Digital Skills, Digital Learning & Employment Tech for Adults: https://diglearningequity.groups.io/g/main
Thanks, Ginette, for the vote of confidence. Happy to welcome more states!
EdTech Center: https://edtech.worlded.org/
Transforming Distance Education Course (TDE) https://edtech.worlded.org/transforming-distance-education/
Anyone can join the diglearningequity group and pose questions, share ideas etc -- we welcome our international colleagues too
TDE- is an open access free self paced course. Thanks OCTAE for the support to create that course summer of 2020!
Thank you for sharing, is the course free charged?
Was the survey link she shared put in the chat already? Or a force copy version of it?
TDE is FREE!
Thank you Jen
Can we have a copy for the self assessment?
Digital Literacy Skills Assessment for Educators: https://forms.gle/QxmtDFFErgaqseRx8
that would be so great! ty
Hello, I liked the idea of starting with an assessment to set a baseline from which learning should kick-off, however I am not sure how the feedback the practitioner gets throughout his Learning journey. Is it only based on self evaluation and reflection based on the goal he sets at the beginning ?
Can highly digital students be mentors for their peers
So many great resources shared here in a clear and concise way. thank you!
Yes Areej, facilitating peer learning is definitely a best practice- and also helps with developing future teachers who understand and represent our learners
For our international colleagues, OCTAE is an office of the US Department of Education
Thanks for explanation
JFF is so excited to be partnering with the awesome team at the EdTech Center on DRAW
EdTech Integration Strategy Toolkit: https://edtech.worlded.org/digital-skill-building-by-design-the-edtech-integration-strategy-toolkit/
@Rachel, World Education is happy to partner with JFF as well.
We're also so grateful to our subject matter experts (one of which is Ginette Chandler) and technical working group members for all their contributions to the DRAW initiative.
LINCS resources: https://lincs.ed.gov/state-resources/federal-initiatives/digital-literacy
Teaching Skills That Matter: https://lincs.ed.gov/state-resources/federal-initiatives/teaching-skills-matter-adult-education/digital-literacy
Very useful information, thank you
what do you mean by the "create personal playlists that combine different skills"?
It is very vital to assess the needs.. awesome to shed light on this issue
Needs Assessment: https://wakelet.com/wake/oE8aSwlIj5IskWqbMqnug
Self Assessment: https://edtech.worlded.org/mlearning-resource/digital-literacy-self-assessment-tool/
We Learn By Doing: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jf0nycWpSVrVZeQ26Gl9r5itQDlUiugiWSIfGFz58f4/edit#slide=id.g357ec25bb6_0_543
I do agree with the adults learn when it relates to their previous experiences
As this motivates them to learn..
What digital literacy elements or skills have you seen in your learners over the past two years? What are some deficit-based language you’ve seen in adult education?
Monica- we're about to release a new version of CrowdED Learning Skillblox' app- that allows teachers or learners to create personalized playlists: https://www.crowdedlearning.org/skillblox
@Alison - great! Thank you!
Please sign up to that mailing list- or our edtech center one to be notified once released- as it will enable combining instructional resources from different content areas into one playlist and assign it to learners or groups of learners. And it's free! https://www.crowdedlearning.org/contact
Diverse Needs of Learners (ESOL, Neurodiverse, Parents, Elderly, etc.)Digital Accessibility: How Schools and Teachers Can Support Students with Disabilities in Remote Learning https://www.air.org/resource/field/digital-accessibility-how-schools-and-teachers-can-support-students-disabilitiesDigital Promise Learner Variability Factor: Digital Literacy https://lvp.digitalpromiseglobal.org/content-area/adult-learner/factors/digital-literacy-adult-learner/summaryIntegrating Digital Literacy into English Language Instruction: Companion Resource https://lincs.ed.gov/sites/default/files/LINCS_CLR-2_508_0.pdfSupporting digital literacy development in LESLLA learners https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XXGXuEvI9VAmMojouSm5JfHZRNTekN8j/view?usp=sharingWhat the Tech: Parenting, Young Children, and Digital Tools in the Age of COVID-19 https://www.edc.org/blog/what-tech-parenting-young-children-and-digital-tools-age-covid-19
great , thx for mentioning the differentiated and targeted instructions , those are essential in every learning process
I'd appreciate some seeing some examples of "deficit-based language," so I can better recognize it. IS DBL coming from ABE practitioners or learners? Or both?
Yes! True! Observed in my research!
Using the PIAAC Framework for ProblemSolving in Technology-Rich Environments toGuide Instruction: An Introduction for AdultEducators https://edtech.worlded.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PSTRE_Guide_Vanek_2017.pdf
Digital Literacy Action Plan (DLAP) Tools: https://wakelet.com/wake/oE8aSwlIj5IskWqbMqnug
Don't we need to start by teaching discreet skills so they can later project out from the skill to different platforms?
Can we get a complete list of all these resources please?
the idea of making learners doing their own action plans is important and be agent of their learning
Yes @areej alia!!!
They make their learning.
+1 Jamie @adam… one example of deficit framing is English learner versus Limited English Proficient. Or low-level learner versus naming the course foundational.
(the order of my examples is not parallel, but I hope the intent is clear)
Thanks, yeah, the more concrete examples the better.
I agree! @jamie Harris Always look at the glass half full instead of half empty
We're seeing teachers feeling challenged when asked to incorporate digital skills into their content instruction. We're working on the idea of developing lesson ideas around this and incorporating the idea of routines. Do you have any resources around this or do other folks on the call have suggestions?
This has been an incredible session! I have to go to another meeting, but it's been great. Thank you so much!!!
Routines! Yes, Nell that’s the structure of the Gride app
Is anyone doing research on the transfer of native language smart phone use to English language applications. We find this dynamic all over the place at Tyson Foods.
@Jen yes--it was from the ed tech toolkit that the idea of routines came to us
One example of asset-based approaches is that we hard a lot in the scan that assessments often don't recognize the skills learners to have, especially when the learners are immigrants or youth or come from a culture different from the instructors or program managers
great. We’ll be building out more developed examples through DRAW
How can learners use digital tools without getting into the chaos of using them??
Immigrant communities were using texting and social media long before many of our programs recognized those as digital skills
@areej - I think you need to have an understanding of what learners CAN do and then start from there. Gradually add new tech as they build skills and comfort bit by bit
Ginette ChandlerBuilding Personalized Professional Development Plans
Areej - one of the strategies is to create and use routines that leaners and teachers can be comfortable with, but then add challenges
Room 2: Alison Ascher Webber and Jamie HarrisTop Instructional Strategies for Digital Resilience
If learners are familiar with slides, have them try Jamboard
I don’t have a room join option