Foreword by: Douglas K. Hartman
Publication Date: March 14, 2022
What we have learned from the many challenges of online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic is the focus of this authoritative resource. Featuring teachers’ experiences and classroom examples, the authors examine what’s needed and what works in order to help educators improve current models of technology-integrated instruction in their schools and districts. With a focus on digital tools and planning for any setting, the text provides ready-to-use help for designing technology-integrated lessons, building and managing community, selecting the best digital tools for particular tasks, increasing student engagement, and differentiating instruction. The text also includes a final chapter that looks at how leaders can support schoolwide coordination and infrastructure. Action items at the end of each chapter address the specific needs of individuals, teams, and schools to help them shift from reflection to actual implementation, encouraging collaboration and accountability. Next-Level Digital Tools and Teaching is applicable to teaching and learning in face-to-face, online, or hybrid K–12 classroom settings.
Rachel Karchmer-Klein is an associate professor at the University of Delaware and the author of Improving Online Teacher Education. Dr. Karchmer-Klein provides professional development to institutes of higher education, public school districts, and private schools. Lauren Boulden is a digital learning resource teacher and former middle school teacher in the Caesar Rodney School District in Delaware. Maureen McDonald is an instructional coach and former first-grade teacher in the Appoquinimink School District in Delaware.
“What I most admire about this book is the authors’ insistence on goal-driven coherence for technology-integrated instruction in the classroom, within a team, and across a district. Readers will emerge from their experience with the text asking themselves, ‘What are we trying to do for learners, and why?’”
—Kelly Chandler-Olcott, interim dean and Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, Syracuse University
“Guided by their synergistic planning framework, the authors of Next-Level Digital Tools and Teaching provide specific evidence-informed strategies to support effective technology integration in the classroom. This is an outstanding and timely resource for educators at all levels.”
—Blaine E. Smith, associate professor, University of Arizona