• 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.
• 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