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UNSTRUCTURED Field Experience Log & Reflection

Instructional Technology Department Updated Summer 2015

Candidate:

Mentor/Title:

School/District:

Anna Bilyeu

Kris McBride/Instructional Technology Specialist

KSU iTeach & Henry County Schools

Course:

Professor/Semester:

ITEC 7460 Professional Learning & Technology Innovation

Dr. Amy Vitala/Spring 2018

(This log contains space for up to 5 different field experiences for your 5 hours. It might be that you complete one field experience totaling 5 hours! If you have fewer field experiences, just delete the extra pages. Thank you!)

Date(s)

2/2/18

2/23/18

2/26/18

1 st Field Experience Activity/Time

Work with iTeach Coaches and Henry County ITSs to plan workshop: We Have iPads in the Classroom: What Now? (4 hours) Curate workshop materials and create slide deck (8 hours) Deliver two sessions of workshop to PK-2 teachers (3 hours)

PSC Standard(s)

PSC 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 3.6, 5.2

ISTE Standard(s)

ISTE 2b, 2d, 2f, 3f, 4b

First Name/Last Name/Title of an individual who can verify this experience: Signature of the individual
First Name/Last Name/Title of an individual who can verify this
experience:
Signature of the individual who can verify this experience:
Summaya Knight / Instructional Technology Specialist
DIVERSITY
(Place an X in the box representing the race/ethnicity and subgroups involved in this field experience.)
Ethnicity
P-12 Faculty/Staff
P-12 Students
P-2
3-5
6-8
9-12
P-2
3-5
6-8
9-12
Race/Ethnicity:
Asian
X
Black
X
Hispanic
X
Native American/Alaskan Native
X
White
X
Multiracial
X
Subgroups:
Students with Disabilities
X
Limited English Proficiency
X
Eligible for Free/Reduced Meals
X

Reflection

(Minimum of 3-4 sentences per question)

1. Briefly describe the field experience. What did you learn about technology coaching and technology leadership from completing this field

experience? This field experience involved preparing for and presenting a session entitled We Have iPads in the Classroom: What Now? I presented the 1.5-hour session to two different groups of PK-2 nd Grade teachers during a Professional Learning Day for Henry County Schools. Development and delivery of the session was a collaborative effort. I worked with a team of three other Instructional Technology Specialists to plan the session and develop materials, and on the Professional Learning Day we each delivered the session at different locations across the county to give every PK-2 teacher an opportunity to attend. Through this field experience, I learned about meaningful evaluation and selection of digital tools, as well as the value of team work when designing professional learning experiences.

2. How did this learning relate to the knowledge (what must you know), skills (what must you be able to do) and dispositions (attitudes, beliefs,

enthusiasm) required of a technology facilitator or technology leader? (Refer to the standards you selected above. Use the language of the PSC standards in your answer and reflect on all 3knowledge, skills, and dispositions.)

Knowledge To complete this field experience, I needed knowledge of research-based, learner-centered strategies that address the diversity of all students, as well as knowledge of research-based best practices in instructional design. This knowledge is the foundation of effective technology integration. Without this understanding, technology integration is often disconnected from classroom practice and does not improve student learning.

Skills For this workshop, I needed to be able to select and evaluate digital tools and resources. The workshop was focused on apps that allow for product creation across content areas, so it was necessary to critically evaluate the tools to determine how they could be used meaningfully in the lower elementary classroom to meet this specific purpose. I also needed to be able to use the tools in ways that promote higher order thinking skills to help teachers understand that it is not about the apps we use, but rather how we use them.

Dispositions In order to successfully develop and implement technology-based professional learning that aligns to state and national professional learning standards, I needed an attitude of teamwork and collaboration. I worked with a team of three other Instructional Technology Specialists to plan and design the workshop, which required us to listen to each other respectfully, share ideas freely, and support each other throughout the process. I found that maintaining a spirit of collaboration improved the overall quality of our work.

3. Describe how this field experience impacted school improvement, faculty development or student learning at your school. How can the impact be

assessed? We Have iPads in the Classroom: What Now? focused on helping teachers evaluate and select developmentally appropriate apps that allow students to create products to demonstrate their understanding of new knowledge. Equipping teachers with this information has a positive impact on student learning because creating with technology tools encourages a more rigorous application of knowledge and allows for student choice in the classroom. iTeach coaches at several schools in the county reported that teachers asked for follow-up support on apps introduced during the workshop, which suggests the content was meaningful and relevant to teachers. Participants also completed a workshop evaluation form, which can be used to assess the impact of the session.