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  1. Nov 2018
    1. 9Annotated List of Current Technology ToolsThese technology tools have been used or reviewed by thepresenters. This is not a comprehensive list, but is a good start when choosing tools to engage the adult learner. Note that some of the tools must be purchased or subscribed to; when possible,the presenters have listed a free alternative.

      This provides a list of tools that may be available to use for adult training's, or within a classroom setting. Many of these fall into the self-directed learning category, as they provide more free reign for the students in an online environment. Also included on this page is a list of various "best practices" and focuses on androgogy. The tools provided are also great for proffessional development sessions or for working with adult students.

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    1. 10Guiding Principle #1: Focus on the active use of technology to enable learning and teaching through creation, production, and problem-solving.

      This policy brief by the Department of Education, focuses on teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. Of particular note is the "Guiding Principles" that focus on best practices for teachers and their students. One key that they focus on is providing "active use" training. This can apply to both the instructors in their professional development settings, and their students.

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    1. 17OFFICE OFEducational Technology2. Transforming Our EcosystemLearning, Teaching, and AssessmentSection I.Engaging and Empowering Learning Through Technology

      This article by the Department of Education is particularly focused on Adult Education and the role of technology in it. Of note is the sections dealing with best practices; these recommendations are given not only to instructors, but educational institutions, educational technology developers as well as policy makers.

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    1. When Each One Has One: The Influences onTeaching Strategies and StudentAchievement of Using Laptops in theClassroom

      Of note in this article is that the teachers received training via the "iNtegrating Technology for inQuiry (NTeQ) model". This model works with teachers to create real-world, problem based lessons that are collaborative. The study then looked at how teachers with these lessons were able to work with students who were presented technology in the classroom for the first time. The study notes positive scores in many of the areas tested. This would be important information to be shared at professional development meetings.

    1. Effects of a Professional Development Initiative onTechnology Innovation in the Elementary School

      This study looked at training teachers in a constructivist modeled approach. They were given specific training on how to build curriculum in a technology rich environment, and compared to educators who were not given the same training. Not only does this article provide evidence of the success of these professional development sessions, but it helps give best practices.

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    1. The Role of Ed Tech and Professional Development in Driving Personalized Learning

      This site provides a selection of webinars on a variety of topics, ranging from Educational Technology to Assessment and Testing. These webinars, most free, also include a corresponding powerpoint. This may be great for professional development on campus.

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    1. Professional Development for Technology Integration

      Professional Development for Tech Integration. This article would be crucial for anyone that is performing professional development for K-12 educators. It dissects best practices in how to train these individuals. It goes through pros and cons of a variety of practices.

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    1. Professional Development

      This source from the National Education Association (NEA), gives a variety of STEM Resources, including a section based solely on professional development. The article titled, "A Compendium of Best Practice K-12 STEM Education Programs" includes 38 different programs that could be used in a K-12 classroom.

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    1. Classroom

      This site pulls together articles working with a variety of topics, such as Blended Learning, and is a great tool for professional development at the K-12 level. It has sections based on particular states, tips and tactics, videos, etc. that all offer important and current information on best practices in bringing educational technology to the classroom.

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    1.  Search Education

      This site includes live webinar trainings as well as Lesson Plans to help assist a teacher who is bringing technology into their classroom for the first time. The webinars are great, though for a new teacher the lesson plans are ideal. Not only do they allow for ease of access, but they are generally light and entertaining for the students as well. This would be great for a professional development session.

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    1. ANDRAGOGY: AN EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FOR ADULT LEARNING

      This article discusses the foundations of technology for adult education and the development of andragogy. In particular, it notes that adult learners need to be self-driven and self-evaluating to constantly be a part of their own education. This would be valuable in working with adult students, or in preparing for a professional development of adult educators.

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    1. ISTE Standards Students

      The International Society for Technology in Education standards for students give a great benchmark for how educators should be integrating and their target goals for students. These would be valuable as a part of professional development for teachers on campus.

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    1. Arizona Adult EducationCollege & Career Ready Standards Technology

      Educational Standards to be used for Adult Learners. This gives a great run down of the standards adopted in 2011 by the Arizona Department of Education for Adult Education. They include indicators that would be vital for anyone working in this field, and would require constant professional development to stay on top of.

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    1. The LINCS Community is a professional learning space that brings together adult education teachers, program managers, and professional developers worldwide who are working toward one common goal - to provide high-quality, evidence-based learning opportunities to adult students

      This is a group dedicated to best practices for Adult Learners. Of note are the discussion groups, which require a login, that hit on a myriad of topics that are vital for the growth of adult learners. One of the best professional development pieces included with registration is a series of self-paced online courses for adult education instructors; along with a lot of other resources for these teachers.

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    1. Evaluating Digital Learning for Adult Basic Literacy and Numeracy

      This includes research on adult education, and which programs help target low-skilled adult learners to help them reach a higher potential. In particular, it was looking at programs that could be purchased or were provided for free, that allowed a variety of methods to access them. This would be useful information for educators who are teaching this population of students.

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    1. Technology Toolbox for the Adult Education Instructor

      Webinar that deals with professional development for the adult education instructor. In particular it is looking at online tools that provide assistance in an online environment for testing, quizzing, articles, and a plethora of other tools to assist the students in this class. It is provided by the Coalition on Adult Basic Education, and is around ninety minutes long, providing a slew of useful tools.

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    1. Definition of Flipped Learning

      This site provides a wealth of information on creating a "Flipped Classroom". This could be used in both a K-12 setting as well as an Adult Learning environment. The site itself is a wealth of knowledge on this particular topic, including podcasts, newsletters and articles on best practices on how to use a flipped classroom in today's technologically advanced classrooms. This would be great for professional development in both K-12 and Adult Learning environments.

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    1. ISTE Standards Teachers

      The International Society for Technology in Education standards for teachers is meant to be a guide for educators as they develop their curriculum or train their peers and community members. These standards, in their brief form, are meant to help inform best practices in this development.

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    1. This study looks at educators needs and proficiency with education to determine best practices. In particular, it identifies that teachers need, and often welcome, increased training in these areas. It notes that hands-on technological training for both teachers and students is at the crux of any success that will be seen in teacher growth in this field. It then diagrams what best practices in these trainings can look like; focusing primarily on a K-12 environment.

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    1. Resources

      This site, P21, works with every individual who is involved in education; from parents and teachers, to policy makers. It provides resources, professional development and a myriad of other services to assist in education for the 21st Century. Of particular note here is the connection between education and business that is highlighted throughout the site. This could be useful as series of tools for professional development on site.

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