Monday, April 5, 2010

Oklahoma LoTi Snapshot: Continuous Improvement Process

Provided below is the agenda for our LoTi "Snapshot."

What is digital-age teaching and learning?

Now, rank the videos from Lowest (1) to Highest (3) in terms of representing digital-age teaching and learning.

Discussion: Add a comment at the bottom of this blog post now about the specific "look-fors" that separated your highest rated video from your lowest rated video.

What is H.E.A.T.?

Discussion: Conduct a H.E.A.T. analysis of the Food Chains video. Was it bringing the H.E.A.T. to student learning in terms of Higher order thinking, Engaged learning, Authentic connections, and Technology use. Take a minute to reflect on the amount of student H.E.A.T. generated from the video.

What is LoTi?

Discussion: Conduct a LoTi Sniff Test of the Biology video. What was the LoTi Level of the video?

Discussion: How does LoTi relate to H.E.A.T.? How does the LoTi/H.E.A.T. Model relate to 21st Century Skills.

What is the LoTi Continuous Improvement Process?
• Assess
• Plan
• Implement
- Sample H.E.A.T. Strategy-Web 2.0 Tools
• Sustain
- Classroom Walkthroughs with H.E.A.T (User ID: lotiguest/Password: lotiguest)

Discussion: What criteria or "look-fors" does your school district currently use to gauge acceptable "digital-age learning" best practices? How do these criteria compare with the H.E.A.T. look-fors?

What is the role of the Educational Technology Instructional Specialist (ETIS)?
• Facilitate classroom walkthroughs
• Create Individualized Professional Development Plans for targeted staff members
• Facilitate the development of a Next Steps plan focusing on 21st Century Skills (i.e., H.E.A.T.) and student achievement
• Perform large/small group professional development
• Conduct in-class modeling of 1:1 environment based on the critical content standards
• Design benchmark interventions at a LoTi 3+
• Collect pre/post LoTi data from targeted classrooms

Professional Development Opportunities:
Online LoTi/H.E.A.T. Classes (User ID: lotiguest/Password: lotiguest)