2d. Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences emphasizing creativity, higher-order thinking skills and processes, and mental habits of mind (such as critical thinking, metacognition and self-regulation).
Engaging students creative and higher-order processing skills are valuable rationale for implementing technology-enhanced learning experiences. Students have greater voice and greater choice when teachers model and design lessons using effective digital tools. The following examples show how I support teachers so they help their students create.
A high-school French teacher was inquiring about a model where her students could share information about themselves in French. She emphasized the creative process that could be shared with others beyond their classmates. We found an app that supported student iPad devices thus students could work independently to show their learning and the project could be shared with families and others.
The following blog post reveals how I helped teachers encourage 2nd graders to develop processing and inquiry skills when they created two different videos that we shared with people around the United States.
In the following blog post, evidence shows that students engage in higher order thinking skills by analyzing their own data collected from the state book award selection.