Expanding the digital toolbox of every educator at SRHS
A Brief Glimpse at South Rowan High School
Meet the iInnovate Team
Technology Mid-Year Reflection
iInnovate Remix Emerges
iInnovate Remix consists of two levels of support. Tech Raid Tuesdays would be professional development sessions after school. These sessions are open to all teachers and cover 2-3 tools grouped by their typical uses. The second level of support are paired tech coaches with our 10 lowest tiered tech learners.
iInnovate Travels to NCTIES
Here We Go...
Tech Coaches/Tech Learners
After the conversation with the tech learners, the administrator then met with the tech coach to inform them of their assigned tech learner. Due to the implementation of content specific common planning as well as bi-weekly data driven content specific professional learning communities, the iInnovate team and administration agreed that tech coaches and tech learners would not be matched by content. The thoughts behind this were that cross curricular connections would be fostered in a non-threatening environment.
Early Feedback - Week Two Surveys
How have iInnovate and Tech Coaching impacted you as an educator this year?
The Tech Raids have been successful thus far based on classroom walkthrough data that illustrates an increase in digital tools to support instruction in previously limited classrooms. Additionally, the iInnovate team has provided weekly updates that illustrate an increase in the number of staff members reaching out to their peers regarding specific tools. The model of using a follow-up sharing session has increased the confidence of all staff members participating.
As illustrated above in the Week 2 feedback, the tech coaching piece has had a steeper learning curve. We will continue to focus on coaching practices with our iInnovate team. We also will ask for bi-weekly survey feedback in lieu of the originally planned week 2 feedback and week 8 feedback. In order to effectively implement this model, we must attempt to overcome the obstacles that comes with working with varied levels of adult learners.
The Transformation of South Rowan High School...To Be Continued
Bi-Weekly Professional Development
"A defined collaborative approach is crucial for helping build an ethos of sharing that leads to successful laptop integration." (Green, Donovan, & Bass, 2010)
"In a stage one personalized learning environment, the teacher redesigns the learning environment by changing the physical layout of the classroom." (Bray & McClaskey, 2015)
"The research concludes that a focus on learning can enhance performance, whereas a focus on performance alone can depress performance." (Bray & McClaskey, 2015)