These are my notes from Dean Mantz’s presentation “LoTi: Elevating Expectations, Performance and Accountability” at the TTT Conference in Wichita, Kansas, on 12 June 2008.

From my work in Kentucky, rather than calling LoTi “levels of technology implementation” we started to call it “levels of technology innovation”

LoTi goes back to 1994, developed by Dr. Chris Moersch
- starts with level zero’- a scale developed in an effort to accuragtely measure authentic classroom technology use

the higher the LoTi level, the deeper your relationship with them, as you facilitate the lesson the stronger their engagement level can be

How many of you have seen “A Vision of a Students Today” from Kansas State?
- shown in the context of “Why LoTi?”

Education with LoTi
- writing
- PAWS
- accountability measures
- vertical alignment
- more…

Education with LoTi
- an organized map for engaging students and challenging them at higher levels
- thoughful education, Marzo’s research-based practices, inquiry-based instruction, higher order thinking skills
- project-based instruction, questioning techniques, authentic/real world application, professional learning communities
- rigor/relevance, 21st century skills, formative assessments, NCLB and AYP, more…

Now: to to the Loti Lounge if you have a laptop
- click sign me up

Melinda Stanley from KSDE has been promoting LoTi
- Maize is going Loti, so is Lyons

if you want to disaggregate data down to the building level, there is a charge, and to get summary data
- Melinda has negotiated that price down for the state of Kansas

the LoTi “details questionaire” is available for:
- Media-Technology Specialists
- Preservice Teachers
- Inservice Teachers
- Instructional specialists
- Building administrators

This is information for you as an educator: if you are taking this and NOT in the classroom now take it as if you WERE in the classroom now

it is VERY interesting when you take this as a pre-service teacher
- in my preservice class for Sterling College, scores are all over the table

“greatest obstacle to further using technology in your instructional setting?”
- access to technology
- time to learn, practice and plan
- other priorities (statewide testing, new textbook adoptions)
- lack of staff development opportunities

THE LOTI SURVEY WAS CREATED WITH WEBOBJECTS

Level 6: everything you want and need is available to you (you are living on cloud 9, you have everything you want to integrate and use technology in your classroom)

national average for a district or teachers in general on this scale: 2 to 3 (typically closer to 2)
- are numerous school districts in Texas, New Jersey, other states utilizing LoTi

Levels of Teaching Innovation:
0: Non-use
1: Awareness (teacher is using it for online gradebook and email)
2: Exploration (powerpoint shows – generally knowledge base of Blooms, regurtitation)
3: Infusion
4a: Integration: Mechanical
4b: Integration: Routie
5: Expansion
6:

Revision of Bloom’s taxonomy (ANDERSON AND KRATHWAHL 2001)
- this is the digital Blooms, created by a former student of Bloom
- verbs: make students interact and participate, not just sit back and absorb, not going to enthrall and try to make your kids sponges
- kids are engaged and active

so many vision statements in schools say students are going to be lifelong learners
- if teachers are not lifelong learners, how are kids going to be?

key verbs that go with each level of revised Blooms

how many of you have sat in in-service that is not relevant to you?
- that is where differentiation comes in

HEAT: Analysis of Student Learning (in Celsius Degrees)
- Higher order thinking
- Engagement
- Authenticity
- Technology

done by Western Kentucky University professor
- Loti is superimposed over this

LoTi is not the answer to everything, but it gives you a structure, a map to guide you and help you find that light at the end of the tunnel
- to help guide you to that next level

iSpring converts PPT to Flash (free and commercial)

As 21st century learners you are trying to help your students become self-directed
- this is the difference between LoTi levels 4a and 4b (mechanical versus natural, letting instincts take over)
- teacher is facilitating with level 4b: it is student centered, not teacher centered

Pulling from Marzo’s focus on real-world applications

I encourage you to revisit the “Explore LoTi resources” over the summer (requires you log in)

LoTi aligned lesson plans

Elevating performance
- addresses dynamic ways of improving student achievement
- more…

Even though we are 1:1, we have projectors in every classroom, CPS systems in most classrooms
- we have the technology, but teachers are not using it to the level they can
- we are failing our teachers in this case

I THINK IN MANY CASES WE MAY BE CONTINUING TO THINK ABOUT TOP DOWN CHANGE AS BEING THE KEY, RATHER THAN SEEING THE NEED TO EMPOWER STUDENTS

movie “Summer School” – point at the end, students during the summer actually learned something and their gains showed it

Examples of LoTi measured improvement in terms of AYP

focus is getting kids engaged and taking ownership over what they are doing

LoTi “Sniff test”
- is technology being used? (no: 0, yes, continue…)
- Is there evidence of content-related higher order thinking by students (No: could be level 1 or 2… Awareness if teacher is using technology only for productivity tools, 2 if students are using technology for lower level cognitive skills. In both cases it is teacher-centered.) If yes…
- Is the learning experience student-centered? Real-world, applied learning. (To be “student centered,” student generated questions must dictate part of the content, process, and/or product) – If NO, it is level 3: Infusion (products emphasize complex thinking skill strategies, ie problem solving, decision-making, reasoning) If yes..
- (CAN’T SEE REST OF THE SLIDE)
- more…

THIS IS A VERSION OF THE LOTI SNIFF TEST ONLINE WITH FISD – NOT THE SAME ONE DEAN IS SHOWING THO.
- another shorter versionalso here from Chris at METC 2007

THAT IS A GREAT SLIDE, I LOVE THE FLOWCHART STYLE

now showing a

authentic project idea: students creating their own movie trailers for books assigned for reading in school (like “The Scarlet Letter”)

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