Student-Centered Learning: Policies (Learning and Technology Policy…
Student-Centered Learning: Policies
Learning and Technology Policy Framework
Policy Direction 1: Student-Centered Learning
The 1st policy direction of this framework is to ensure student-centered learning supported by and in congruence with the use of technology in schools from K-12 and possibly beyond.
Policy Direction 3: Professional Learning
Educational professionals apply, maintain and develop the KSAs described in the Teacher Quality Standards through active learning allowing them to effectively and innovatively use technology in education.
Policy Direction 2: Research and Innovation
This policy pushes teachers to participate in and apply new educational practices supported by evidence of success allowing an advance in innovation in education.
Policy Direction 4: Leadership
Educational leaders should establish policies that support innovation and push for the additional use technology in education allowing for student-centered learning.
Policy Direction 5: Access, Infrustructure and Digital Learning Environments
All students and educational professionals should have access, technological devices, reliable infrastructure, high-speed internet, and digital learning environments.
With the continued use of these student-centered policy directions, educators will have the tools, understanding, and experience to guide students to be self-reliant, innovative and exceedingly successful.
International Society for Technolgy in Education (ISTE)
Standards for Students:
3) Knowledge contructor
Students use technology to access, develop and construct knowledge allowing for a more understandable and personal learning experience.
Students using these standards and strategies will model the ideal participation for success in a student-centered learning environment.
Standards for successful student-centered learning.
Policies and Strategies for teachers and student be find success in student-centered learning.
4) Innovative designer
Students use multiple technologies in design processes to creatively solve problems and display solutions.
2) Digital citizenship
Students understand their rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of living in an increasing digitally connected world.
5) Computational Thinker
Students develop and use strategies to expand their knowledge and problem-solving abilities in ways which make use of technology at their disposal.
1) Empowered learner
Students take advantage of technology helping them to achieve and develop competency in their own learning.
6) Creative communicator
Students can communicate clearly and creatively while using a variety of digital platforms which help them work towards their goals.
7) Global collaborator
Students use digital technology to broaden their perspective through working with others allowing them to find new ways to be a successful learner.
Standards for Teachers:
3) Model digital age work and learning
Teachers display their KSA's and work processes showing professional innovation in both the global and virtual world.
Teachers using these standards can help students work towards becoming increasing self-reliant in a student-centered learning environment.
4) Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility
Teachers have multiple understandings and perspectives on social issues and show students what it means to make ethical and responsible choices in the growing digital world.
2) Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Teachers should incorporate technology and resources while developing and evaluating lessons to maximize the effectiveness of learning.
5) Engage in professional growth and leadership
Teachers continue to actively learn and develop professionally while setting an example of what it means to be a life-long learner.
1) Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
Teachers use the knowledge of their subject areas and past in education to create lessons that will enhance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both the real and virtual world.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Programs of Study
Rationale and Philosophy:
To help provided ways to make use of technologies with the most success. The ideas expressed are those of many educators across Alberta. It is not intended to be used as a curriculum, rather it should enhance it.
Processes for Productivity
Students will need to know how to use technolgy to communicate and interact with others, create text, organize data and integrate applications.
Communicating, Enquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving
Students will use technology to collaborate and in aid in inquiry expanding their competency, building off past knowledge and broadening their perspective. They will use a variety of technologies and assess information found while using multiple research techniques.
Students achieving these goals will be the ideal model of a student in a student-centered learning environment. They will have developed in knowledge, problem solving and competancy desired in the work world.
When using the ICT to help develop a lesson plan it can help teachers to find ideas to enhance the learning of students in a student-centered education.
Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts
Students should understand the role and nature of techology in todays world and how to make responsilbe and ethical choices while using technology.