Educational Technology Specialists

2019-2020 Schedule and Topics

Headways for Educational Technology Specialists: Technology and Innovation in Education will be facilitated by Sarah Edson, NCGS Trustee and Dean of Academic Technology and Innovation at Ethel Walker School. Dates and times for the five discussions will be announced in late-August.

Technology Integration & Curriculum Design

Topics to consider: leading with pedagogy: choosing the right tool for the task, “Evergreen apps” (non-subject-specific tools useful all year for essential skills, such as writing, presenting, speaking, listening, designing, annotating, curating, collaborating, sharing, and more), technology and learning styles, Universal Design for Learning, blended and online learning


Faculty Professional Development

Topics to consider: faculty skill development, online and in-person training, the spectrum of enthusiasm for tech usage, fostering a culture of sharing, creating opportunities for collaboration, personal learning networks


Classroom Management: Maximizing Engagement & Minimizing Distraction

Topics to consider: classroom design, instructional approaches, time management, “distraction & dopamine” — the temptations of veering off task, the myth of multitasking


Digital Citizenship

Topics to consider: digital identity & digital footprint/tattoo, media balance, privacy, media literacy, social media and self-esteem, communication, empathy, cyberbullying, student portfolios, copyright & citation, digital boundaries between faculty and students, acceptable use policies


Leveraging Global Digital Connections While Ensuring Student Safety & Protecting Privacy

Topics to consider: connecting classrooms, social media activism, Skype in the Classroom, publishing student work for authentic audiences, mentorship with alumnae and professionals, student privacy and protection