Today the weather is super cold and miserable here is The Texas Gulf Coast. John is busy working on getting things ready for our tax accountant, I, on the other hand, am bundled up with hot chocolate and a book!
Guess who is having a better day?!
I started reading the book Learning First, Technology Second by Liz Kolb. This is part of a book study, hosted by ISTE, with Ed Tech Coaches around the world. I have loved the ISTE book studies I’ve taken part of in the past as I get such a global perspective. It is also one of the reasons I love the ISTE conference!
Today is day two of our “slow chat” on Twitter. Essentially we have one question a day to answer. I love that because it allows me time to think about my reading.
As I started the book yesterday, one thing really resonated with me. As an educator, we talk a great deal about “framework.” In #edtech we discuss SAMR, TPACK and TIM Frameworks. All have some validity to them, but they didn’t hit the mark of the learning comes first. Kolb introduces us to her thoughts on the Triple E Framework.
In my mind, this framework makes a great deal of sense to the educator because it closely resembles a Universal Design for Learning. As we move forward to help personalize learning for students; giving them a variety of ways to learn and to express their learning, #EdTech coaches have to follow suit with a variety of possibilities, not just one way of doing things.
The tool must always match the goal, not the other way around!
I’ll post some of my thoughts and link to some of the quotes that resonate with me along the way. If you are taking part in the study, then I look forward to learning with you.
If you are part of this book study with me, what are your goals?