This is part 2 of my notes from the 3 August 2009 LoTi Administrator Institute led by Dean Mantz in Kingman, Kansas. My part 1 (morning) notes are also available.
Dean’s July 23, 2009, post “Turning up the ‘HEAT’ in Education” is very important to understand what we are discussing today
LoTi levels 0-3 are very much teacher controlled
- LoTi levels 4a – 6 the teacher is becoming the facilitator
Big shift to level 5 is connecting outside of the classroom, bringing in outside resources with places like ePals, Skype in Schools, Global Education Collaborative, etc. (more links on this available)
National average of LoTi survey is just 2-3
talking with teachers about “dressing up lessons” with not only technology but also this focus on the first three parts of HEAT
Now looking at the LoTi Sniff Test
Now looking at Tracie Skoglund’s lesson on the Promethean website
What is the relationshiop between HEAT and LoTI?
- LoTi is the framework for designing your lessons
- as LoTi levels increase, your HEAT levels increase
- HEAT is used by administrators for walkthroughs and feedback with teachers following classroom observations
Now watching “Out of This World: Students Take an Eco-Friendly Field Trip to Mars” from EduTopia
How amazing, Mrs. Campbell (the teacher) has created with her husband a bike that is connected to a wind turbine
- key in her mind: helping get the kids curious
- carefully crafted, interdisciplinary lesson
- fun learning experiences for students
ISTE observation tool focuses more on time spent using technology tools, doesn’t include the instructional elements
LoTi surveys are free and resources are free
- there is a charge if you want to see the LoTi survey results
Dean is using Filesanywhere to access files for our workshop
This was a GREAT day of PD and I’m really looking forward to the follow-up activities and interactions on the LoTi Moodle. I recorded a podcast interview with the Kingman superintendent, Scott Carter, which I’ll edit and post as a podcast here soon.
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On this day..
- 4th Grade Virtual Tour of a California Mission in Minecraft - 2013
- Oklahoma STEM Updates from Jeff Downs (August 2012) - 2012
- Identifying Barriers to Creativity in Schools #blackfootETC - 2011
- Online Learning with Montana Digital Academy #blackfootETC - 2011
- Filtering the Information Flood: Strategies for Effectively Teaching Online - 2011
- Dr Tim Tyson on our need for visionary educational leadership - 2010
- Podcast325: Implementing a Shared Vision for Digital Learning in Kingman, Kansas - 2009
- Notes from LoTi Administrator Institute led by Dean Mantz (morning) - 2009
- Congrats to Scott Hudson: Eagle Scout at age 36 - 2008
- Great day with Oklahoma A+ Schools - 2007