This past week, I presented at the two amazing virtual conferences: BCSSTEAM and ideaU. Both of these conferences are great examples of how districts and state organizations can offer virtual learning options to their members, I really enjoyed presenting at both of these conferences as I ended my summer presentation schedule. For the next couple of weeks, I will be in Back to School mode. Tomorrow, teachers return on contract for preservice week and I am very excited about the work we have planned for this upcoming year. Being my second year at my school and my sixth year as a tech coach, I can't wait to dig deeper into coaching cycles with my colleagues this upcoming year.
Reviewing what are the ABCs of Transforming Learning are-
Two weeks ago, I shared a blog post called X = eXplore the Connection Between UDL and Tech Tools. This is not the first time that I have mentioned UDL or Universal Design for Learning in this blog series. So why revisit it, you may ask. As educators, we can leverage tech tools to provide UDL for our students. This levels the playing field for our students and provides all of our students access to learning..
This week, we will focus on Y= Yield Better Digital Learning with these Tips. As we begin the school year, it can be easy to go directly into content (after all, we have so much of it to cover, right?) However, I believe that if we want our students to be better digital learners, we need to provide them first with a strong foundation using proper digital habits and also ensure that we, as educators, use tools to promote creation with them.