Ideas for Using the Classroom Scenarios

Please share how you are using these scenarios below.

I used them in a graduate course of teachers learning to integrate technology. We broke participants in groups (K-2) (3-5) (6-8) (9-10)
Then we asked them to each pick a classroom scenario to read and discuss it using the following prompts.
1. What knowledge (TPACK) would a teacher need to successfully implement such a scenario in their classroom
  • Technology Knowledge
  • Pedagogical Knowledge
  • Content Knowledge
2. What types of resources/supports would a teacher need to successfully implement this classroom scenario?
3. What adaptations could a teacher make until such resources/supports might become available?
      • Lucie deLaBruere

Click HERE for a Professional Development Activity Professional Development Activity that can be adapted in a multitude of different ways depending on the need and amount of time available.

Ed Barry

We used the Scenarios last week to kick off our fall, Emerging Technology/Participant Laptop course. Our initial activity was a cross between Lucie's above and the activity we participated in last winter at the VITA Learn meeting in Shelburne- which now as I check out Ed's link above is the PD activity he is referencing We will come back to the scenarios as participants further develop their own integration plans. Link to Youtube video and the Transformation wiki has been posted to our integration page.
  • Amy Truchon, Valerie Lodish &Vitaliy Kulapin, Burlington School District.

Our staff is currently using the scenarios as a starting point for the year. They appreciated the chance to see what these ideas "look like." We also linked our annual goals to the ISTE NETS for teachers (and administrators). The plan on the table is to use the scenarios book as a binder to which we will add our own scenarios throughout the year and share amongst staff and hopefully the SU.

Michael Berry, Richmond Elementary School

We recently used the Tech Scenarios during in-service at Jericho Elementary School, a K - 4 school. After a brief introduction and background information, teachers were put into groups by grade clusters (K-2, 3 - 4). The focus for the day was literacy so the teachers were given a list of the scenarios tied to literacy and directed to this page. Also, for back up printed "Scenarios at a Glance" for grades K - 2 and for grades 3 - 5 which are condensed to two pages so can be printed on one page, front and back.

There were three sessions, one to read and discuss, one to look at units in VCAT and decide how the tech scenarios would fit in and a third session to actually work on units and write up plans for incorporating 21st Century Skills. A grid that I created to guide them through the process are attached here.

Joanne Finnegan, Chittenden East S.U.

We used the scenarios with K-2 classroom teachers in the late fall. Teachers worked in small groups or teams. They picked one strand (i.e., Communication and Collaboration) - and read each of the 3 scenarios out loud to one another. They then discussed the content they'd be focusing on in coming weeks/months and how the ideas, tools, and structures suggested in the scenarios could be a part of their work. Teachers brainstormed together, kept notes in a Google Doc, shared it with me, and then I was able to follow up with individual teams in other meetings and online to support them with various technologies. As a result, many teachers expanded their comfort level and tried tools like Voicethread, Google maps, Kidblog, and more.

~Bonnie Birdsall, Williston