Meeting #5 is our last meeting of the year. Click the link to access the notes from the meeting.
The objective for the HTAC is to develop the shared vision for technology and
instruction for Hopkins and to make recommendations to district leaders as to the
path we’ll take to achieve that vision. With every member of this HTAC cohort
engaged and participating, we have perspective from all our instructional areas
helping to make sure the meaningful, high quality, and deeper learning experiences
technology enables are delivered equitably.
Meeting # 4 - "We Believe" Core Values final draft
Hopkins Educational Technology Core Values
We believe the opportunity to regularly engage with digital tools is foundational to how students learn in Hopkins.
We believe all Hopkins students benefit from instruction that leverages technology to provide deeper, more meaningful learning experiences.
We believe technology serves as an instrument to achieve equality in student outcomes.
We believe that technology in our classrooms transforms teaching and learning by building new pathways for collaboration and inquiry.
We believe technology allows students to navigate the pace and depth of their learning experience in ways never before possible, which can lead to greater engagement and more authentic learning.
We believe that technology increases student engagement by providing platforms for students to share and communicate their learning.
We believe technology offers families a window into the education and learning in their children's lives.
We believe that technology allows for a rigorous differentiated curriculum that meets the needs of all learners.
We believe that technology integration in our classrooms gives students unique opportunities to expand their learning, share their voices, and make connections globally and locally.
We believe that technology allows us to focus on our uniquely human traits and strengths while deepening our complex problem solving, coordination, and cognitive skills.
We believe in ensuring equitable access to technology for all learners, both in school and at home.
We believe technology provides the opportunity for students to become responsible digital citizens who present an ethical, positive, and constructive online presence while demonstrating balance between digital and non-digital interaction.
Last fall Ivar lead the Leadership Team and Curriculum Coordinators in two separate conversations about how technology should impact every Hopkins student. Each broke into small groups and brainstormed around the question, “How does technology impact the experience of every student at Hopkins Public Schools?”
Meeting #3 - "We Believe..." - Google Doc (due 3/23)
I know everyone is super busy but I'd like to get one more meeting accomplished before spring break. We have had 100% participation by every HTAC member so far and I hope we can keep that going. Thank you for your continued active participation in HTAC!
Please start by reading this short article. Last week I attended the CoSN Conference in Washington D.C. and heard many speakers and presentations on the Fourth Revolution and what that means for K-12. I think this helps provide a sense of urgency to our work.
This document is an attempt to take the HTAC "I Believe..." statements that were posted to Padlet, merge alike statements and those that received comments and create a single collection of our core beliefs. Please look it over and use the Add Comment tool to add / change / improve our collection. Is anything missing? Consider the Top Skills mentioned in another article about the 4th Revolution (this has been posted to the bottom of our Google Doc)
Please complete this meeting task by Friday, March 23rd. Please don't feel the need to spend more than 10 minutes on this part.
Last meeting each HTAC Committee member posted a FlipGrid video of their thoughts around how technology should impact every Hopkins student. We will now work to build our shared, Hopkins belief statements.
If you haven't already, please review all of the videos posted then use what resonates with you to write two of your own belief statements. Post your two belief statements to our Padlet (link above).
Due date: Monday, March 5, 2018 by 11:59 pm.
Thanks again for your participation in this group!