The next Teaching Skills That Matter (TSTM) EdTech Maker Space (ETMS) kicks off on March 17th at 1 pm Eastern! This ETMS is going to deepen our understanding of which instructional routines and teaching methods are effective for building the nine skills that matter of TSTM (more on TSTM here).
?How does an exit ticket build self-awareness? How does a jigsaw build processing and analyzing information? These are examples of the kinds of connections between instructional routine → skill that matters → rationale or "learner do" we hope the makers will help us develop.
Then, in typical EdTech Maker Space fashion, we'll apply these new connections to the design of a reusable activity using edtech. For the first time, makers will be contributing to an EdTech Tool Reusability Index, which will not only be useful in their own practice of generating open education resources (OER) but will be shared with the field so that we're all better equipped to create and share with edtech tools. The result will be shared, reusable, routine-able (I know, not a word) activities that integrate the "skills that matter" for adult learners!
It's learning by doing!
Details & Logistics:
The maker space will include three synchronous sessions from 1-3 pm Eastern:
- March 17th
- March 31st
- April 28th
There will be asynchronous work between sessions. The total time commitment is estimated to be about ten hours. All participants will receive a certificate reflecting the number of hours of participation along with EdTech Achievement or EdTech Leader badges to reflect their new skills.
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P.S. AIR and the EdTech Center at World Education have teamed up in the TSTM-SkillBlox research study which has already produced interesting blogs and useful resources. Of particular interest to the Integrating Technology group might be the Design Guide resources that can be used to design reusable digital activities. Even though this pilot study is just getting started, we are eager to keep an ongoing dialogue with the field about the work we're doing. You can find project background info, blogs, resources, and more on our site. Check it out!