Using Technology with High Impact Instructional Strategies
In this series, we will explore four instructional strategies: Feedback, Discourse, Metacognition & Purposeful Planning that have been proven to increase student achievement and how digital tools can enhance the use of these strategies.
Session 1: Feedback
Description: In this session, we will dive into effective feedback strategies and how digital tools can make the feedback cycles more effective and efficient.
Session 2: Discourse
Description: Communication between students enhances learning and strengthens connections. In this session, we will explore how technology can support classroom conversations.
Session 3: Metacognition
Description: Being reflective in learning has a high effect size on achievement. In this session, we will dig into digital tools that facilitate metacognitive strategies.
Session 4: Planning with Purpose
Description: Effective implementation of technology must be well-planned and with intention. In this session, we will examine strategies for integrating technology with specific learning outcomes and goals.
Amanda Ironside has 20 years of experience in public education in which she has enjoyed working as an elementary teacher, math interventionist, gifted & talented teacher and instructional coach. Currently, she is the Gifted & Talented Coordinator for the Menasha Joint School District located in Wisconsin. Amanda is an instructional leader, focusing on curriculum development and enhancing educational pedagogy in order to meet the diverse needs of all students.
Amanda has extensive experience coaching and collaborating with teachers and students so that their unique academic and instructional needs are met through extensions and support when appropriate. Through coaching and collaborating, she shares research-based strategies and aids in developing instructional plans based on best practice. She is an innovator in her district, providing professional development in multiple disciplines and at all grade levels.
Greg Kehring has 15 years of experience in public education in which he has worked as an elementary classroom teacher, math coach and interventionist, and K-12 instructional coach. Greg is currently the elementary instructional technology coach and information privacy coordinator for a school district in Northeast Wisconsin. He enjoys working with teachers to effectively integrate digital tools into their instructional practices.
Greg is passionate about the potential that technology has to impact student learning and outcomes. He has extensive experience in working with educators to use digital tools to deliver effective, research based instructional strategies. He is an innovative leader in his district providing professional learning in a variety of settings in multiple content areas and grade levels.