Wednesday, August 16, 2006

LoTi Mentor Certification Day 2 - Conyers, GA - Reflection

Yesterday, we focused on several areas impacting instruction, assessment, and technology use in the classroom such as how to conduct an extreme technology makeover (remember your Rockdale WebQuest Makeovers on Vegetarian Delights and Rockin in Rockdale) as well as how to design individualized professional development plans for staff.

Besides the LoTi Sniff test, I also introduced another concept to help us think about LoTi and the eight stages comprising the LoTi Framework. I used a lava lamp as a metaphor to represent the different levels of LoTi in the classroom. What causes one lesson to be at a higher level than another relates directly to the amount of HEAT generated.

- Higher order thinking
- Engaged learning
- Authentic learning experiences
- Technology tools

Many of you have requested access to more resources for staff. Please visit the following sites.


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