I’ll admit it. I’ve been slack on my educational technology reading. I took the summer to relax, swim, and enjoy my family. Oh, and move my classroom across the county as I transferred schools. Turns out that unpacking a classroom that has been packed up for summer, to repack it into boxes, to move it to a smaller room, and then unpack again, is a very time consuming endeavor!
But I digress, summer is officially over… I’ll be spending part of the next week with my old staff helping deliver some professional development on technology. Our incredible curriculum specialist is gathering our teachers to discuss and plan a set of specially designed lessons that will address specific student needs. My role is to help teachers better incorporate technology into these lessons. They will be focusing on Marzano’s High Yield Strategies and work to incorporate at least five of them into daily instruction and practice. You can read about Marzano’s work on his site, or check out this summary from Palm Beach Schools.
Because my role in the professional development is to help teachers effectively incorporate technology into lessons featuring these strategies, I created a Prezi focusing on three of the main strategies. I wanted to post the Prezi on here in case there were any other teachers starting back to school with professional development on Marzano. The Prezi certainly isn’t a stand alone presentation, and will need some discussion. Please comment below or email me if you need something clarified.