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Arizona Technology in Education Alliance

Improving Schools for Digital-Age Learning

An Online/Face-to-Face Exploration of Using the National Educational Technology Standards
for Students and Arizona Educational Technology Standard
as a Framework for Improving All Arizona Schools

When: 1:00 pm to 5:pm, Friday, February 20

Where: This interactive session is a combination of online presentations and face-to-face

interactive sessions at local sites throughout the state.

Who should attend: This session has been designed for District Curriculum Coaches,
Administrators, and Instructional Technology Support Personnel; the Business Community, and
interested professional organizations throughout the state.

How to Participate:

There are three ways to participate!

1. Attend

Four locations have currently been identified in Phoenix (Scottsdale at Skysong and
Madison School District), Casa Grande (Casa Grande Union High School), and
Tucson (University of Arizona).

Participants will meet at these physical locations with a facilitator to view the virtual
sessions and then participate in the face-to-face sessions.

2. Host a session:

Are you interested in collecting a few colleagues to participate in this program?

Host a session yourself. You will need to provide a computer with broadband
access to the Internet and, depending on the number of people participating, a
video projector and speakers. We will provide directions and access to a Google
Doc for you to participate in the face-to-face interactive sessions.

2. Participate

If you are unable to attend a hosted session, we would still like you to participate.
You will need a computer, broadband access to the Internet, and a set of headphones
or speakers.
We will provide directions and access to a Google Doc for you to participate in
the face-to-face interactive sessions.

For questions or more information, please contact Chris Johnson at

Format of the Day: Session begins at 1:00 pm, Arizona Time

Time Mode Activity

1:00 – 1:30 Virtual Introductions and overview of the day
Chris Johnson. President AzTEA
Don Knezek, CEO, International Society for Technology in Education

1:30 – 2:30 Virtual Making the NETS (Student, Teacher, and Administrator) Come to Life in
Your Classroom, School and District
Ferdi Serim, ISTE Board of Directors
Standards-based learning is itself a transformative process, made even more
powerful when standards for academic and digital age learning are tightly
interwoven. Learn how curriculum, instruction and assessment are being
aligned in several case studies involving 21st century skills, school
improvement and RTI, all of which apply the research and processes advocated
by Dr. Robert Marzano. Each example will show the applicable standards for
students, teachers and administrators in action, in real life.”
2:30 – 2:40 Break

2:40 – 3:00 Virtual The Arizona Educational Technology Standard

Nan Williams, Director of Technology, Arizona Department of Education.

3:00 – 4:00 Face-to-face Interactive Reflections

Responses will be collected in a Google Doc at each site.

Participants at each site will respond to the following:
1. (30 min) For many of you this may be the first time you have seen
these standards,
a. What do find that is exciting, new, fresh?
b. What do you think would engage your stakeholders?
2. (30 min) While we know there are barriers to implementing these
standards (money, PD, infrastructure, mental model of what school
should "look like"), what are some strategies you might implement to
overcome them?

4:00 – 430 Virtual Synthesis and presentation of all responses

Individual responses from each site will be collected in real time. The
respondents will reflect on the responses from the field and offer their
Invited respondents, Don Knezek, ISTE (confirmed) and Ken Kay, Partnership
for 21st Century Learning (tentative)

4:30 – 5:00 Face-to-face So what are you going to do tomorrow to make this happen? Responses entered
in the site Google Docs
1. Discuss Monday Morning Strategies
2. Write yourself a letter (To be sent in a self-address envelope or sent as
an e-card). This reminder will be mailed to the participants two-weeks
after this session.

This session will be followed approximately 30 days later with a one-hour online follow-up