A Framework for Integrating Technology in the Student Centered ClassroomElementary TangiTech (PreK-6th Grade) is a three day continuation workshop of technology integration into the classroom curriculum followed by a 1 week online Blackboard class. Elementary TangiTech is taking the place of TangiTech 1 and TangiTech 2. This training will provide you with examples of effective technology-based strategies that support and enhance curriculum and can provide a catalyst for fundamental change in the overall teaching and learning process. The focus of the program is good teaching not good technology. Common Core State Standards mandate that technology be infused into the curriculum. TAP/NIET teaching rubrics encourage teachers to motivate students and provide instructional content that fosters thinking and problem solving. This training can assist in meeting the needs set forth by CCSS and the teaching rubrics. Participants earn 24 CLUs for completion. Teachers may only take this class one time.
TangiTech Elementary is an intensive, content-rich, 24-hour professional development program. Through TangiTech Elementary you will experience many examples of effective technology-based strategies that support and enhance curriculum and that can provide a catalyst for fundamental change in overall teaching and learning processes. As a TangiTech participant you will learn basic technology skills while focusing on project-based activities that are based upon the Common Core State Standards.
We thank you for accepting the invitation to be a TangiTech Elementary participant. We appreciate your commitment of time and energy to this endeavor and hope that we provide you with a professional development experience that meets and exceeds your expectations.
We hope that your experiences in this project will be productive and pleasant. We expect that through the various sessions you will learn new skills and concepts, meet new people as well as forge strong professional relationships, and that you will build products and experiences that will serve those in your school in the coming years.
Descriptor: Students use technology and digital media strategically and capably.
Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and mediums and can select and use those best suited to their communication goals.Standards for Technology ImplementationReading:
#7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
#6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.#8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.Speaking and Listening:#5 Make strategic use of digital media and vidual displays of data to express informaiton and enhance understanding of presentations.#2 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.*See individual activities for more standard-specific connections to the Common Core.Activities and MaterialsIntegrates digital activities and online resources to enhance the following:-support of the lesson objectives- rigor of lesson-sustaining and motiviating students' attention-variety of thinkingMotiviating StudentsIntegrates digital activities and online resources to enhance the following:-orginization of content so that it is personally meaningful and relevant to students-learning experiences where inquiry, curiosity and exploration are valuedPresenting Instructional ContentPresentation of content most of the time includes:-visuals that establish the purpose of the lesson, preview the organization of the lesson, and include internal summaries of the lesson.ThinkingIntegrating digital activities and online resources to enhance the following types of thinking:-Practical Thinking where students use, apply, and implement what they learn in real-life scenarios.-Creative Thinking where students create, design, imagine and suppose.Problem SolvingImplements digital activities that teach and reinforce the following problem solving types:-Generating Ideas-Creating and Designing