About a year and a half ago I heard a particularly effective director of educational technology say to his lead teachers, “a student not engaged is a student not learning.” This was in a California district stuck in Program Improvement due to low test scores (which were primarily a function of their large population of English Learners). Unfortunately, the additional assessment burdens the teachers were under would do nothing to solve the fundamental problem of engaging their students. This pioneering director urged the teachers to use technology creatively to engage their students - rather than set their technology aside to spend more time on assessment and intervention focused on “the base program.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
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