Although educational technology best practices have a significant positive impact, they are not always widely and consistently applied. According to the national ProjectRED study, 99 out of 100 schools fall short of a successful technology implementation. Failure to implement technology effectively inhibits a school district’s ability to engage students in STEM. With employment in STEM jobs in our country expected to grow to more than 9 million by 2022, it’s critically important that we are preparing San Diego students to pursue these fields, particularly female and minority students. In order for San Diego to remain a leader in the STEM economy, it’s critical that we provide support to educators on effective technology implementation.
About TeamRED Workshop Series
In 2017, the Classroom of the Future Foundation (CFF) will host eight in-depth workshops for educators from across San Diego County to instruct them on how to effectively use technology to teach STEM to students. Each workshop focuses on 1 of 9 key technology implementation factors for success, which increase student learning outcomes.
The target audience for the workshops will vary based on the topic, but include Superintendents, top district administrators, principals, and STEM teachers. All K-12 educators are welcome to participate. These workshops are free of charge.
Each workshop will include a presentation on the material, expert guest speakers, collaborative peer-to-peer learning discussions, and practice demonstrations around adopting this material in the STEM classroom.
Facilitated by Dr. Katie Martin
CFF will partner with Dr. Katie Martin from the University of San Diego’s Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education (IEE) to facilitate these workshops. Katie Martin, PhD, is the Director of Professional Learning at IEE. She teaches graduate-level courses in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences and works with teachers and administrators in diverse K-12 schools. Through partnerships with local and national school districts, she has helped develop systems that facilitate personalized professional learning for educators. Katie works with leaders to create a culture of learning and innovation to ensure all students are equipped with knowledge and skills to be successful today and in their future.
Workshop #1: Change Management Training to Build a Culture of STEM
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Workshop #2: Strategies for Principals to Advance STEM
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Workshop #3: Creating a Culture of STEM: Strategies for Online and Blended Learning
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Workshop #4: Using Online Collaboration to Engage Students in STEM
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Workshop #5: Integrating STEM into all Core Subjects
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Workshop #6: Using Online Formative Assessments to Advance STEM Knowledge
Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Workshop #7: The Pedagogy and Effective Use of Technology for STEM Learning
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017
Workshop #8: Using Social Networks and Virtual Field Trips to Engage Students
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Benefits of Participating
By participating in the TeamRED Workshop Series, educators will gain free professional development on the key implementation factors for STEM learning success. Participants will leave each workshop with the ability to train other educators at their school on these successful strategies. In addition, participating educators will receive the following:
- A certificate from the Classroom of the Future recognizing your abilities to effectively use technology to enhance STEM learning (educators must attend at least 6 of 8 workshops)
- Automatic entry into the 2018 CFF nominations pool for the Innovative Educator Award. This award is recognized at the annual CFF Innovation in Education Awards in May, and comes with a financial grant for the district (educators must attend at least 6 of 8 workshops)
Please don’t hesitate to contact Jane Schlosberg at email@example.com with any questions.
The TeamRED Workshop Series utilizes the nationally recognized Project RED approach, which is focused on properly implemented education technology and continuous access to a computing device for each student.
In 2010, Project RED conducted the first large-scale national study of 1000 schools to identify and prioritize over 100 factors that make some U.S. K-12 technology implementations perform dramatically better than others. This led to the Technology Factor report and a set of tools including the 1500 line item RED Design Gantt chart. These resources outline the steps a district must take to ensure success.
Special thanks to the Verizon Foundation and SDG&E for their support of the TeamRED Workshop Series, and for their committment to educator professional development, as well as STEM engagement in San Diego public school classrooms.