Creating Change when Change is Hard

Inspired by the work of Dan and Chip Heath and their book Switch, this session will explore a systematic approach to developing technologically rich learning environments in schools.

  • The Elephant, The Rider and the Path – A Tale of Behavior Change [video]
  • 10 min Summary “Switch: How to create change when change is hard [video]
  • John Kotter – Leading Change [pdf]
  • Wired Magazine – LA iPad Debacle [article]

Direct the Rider (rational) – Part One

  • Collaboration – Find and Follow the Bright Spots [Google Slides]
  • Fast Company – Don’t solve problems, copy success [article]
  • Dan Heath – How to find bright spots [video]
  • Point to the Destination – TPACK Model [website]
  • NESTA – Decoding Learning [report]
  • Mentimeter [voting]
  • Showcasing Practice – Inside our Classroom [blog collection]
  • UWCSEA Learning Principles [poster]
  • Approaches to Teaching the Learning in the IB Diploma [pdf]

Motivate the Elephant (emotions) – Part Two

  • Simon Sinek – Start with the Why [TedTalk]
  • Celebrate the Small wins – Twitter Hashtags [#uwclearn]
  • Collaboration – Motivation Your People [Google Slides]
  • Angela Duckworth – Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance [TedTalk]
  • UWCSEA Tech Mentor Role Description [Google Doc]
  • Positive Deviance Initiative, thanks Jeff ! [website]

Shape the Path – Part Three

Overview

Inspired by the work of Dan and Chip Heath and their book Switch, this session will explore a systematic approach to developing technologically rich learning environments in schools.

We will focus on the notion that sound pedagogy drives classroom practice and therefore our use of technology. Beginning with research outlining the emergent areas where technology best enhances pedagogy we will look at the concept of pedagogy toolkits to outline and document best practice. We will look at how we can best leverage other school initiatives to build teacher capacity in using technology. Together we will outline models for sustainable change, and improvement in student learning.

This session will be suitable to any School Leader or Technology Coach looking to develop, refine or rewrite their strategy for technology use. Participants will leave with an understanding of research into emergent pedagogies, integration models including TPACK and example toolkits of best practice. The session will provide time for reflection and sharing of school experiences.

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