Breakout Session

Monday Evaluation

Moving Forward and Sustaining Technology Integration

Bonnie Olmanson, Troy Gunderson

12/12/11, 11:45 AM-12:35 PM
Millennium Hall of Avenues 4-5

Using active classroom teachers as peer coaches, mentors and trainers is an effective way to encourage technology adoption and usage. We'll share lessons learned in the initial implementation of a teacher technology team, successful strategies and activities for moving technology integration forward and transforming classrooms.

Links and/or Materials:

Join the conversation through our backchannel: Moving Forward

Transforming Classrooms to Increase Student Engagement and Achievement

MDE School Technology Support - Technology Planning and Needs Assessment Surveys
ISTE Standards
iTunes University (Click here for MDE Technology Professional Development iTunes U)

Supporting Research/Books

  • Building Technology Facilitators and Leaders--A Standards-based Approach, Williamson and Redish, Learning and Leading with Technology, 2007, p. 22-26.
  • Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D. J., & Pollock, J. E. (2001). Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  • Pitler, H., Hubbell, E. R. Kuhn, M., & Malenoski, K. (2007). Using technology with classroom instruction that works. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

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Presenter Background

Bonnie Olmanson, 30 years as educator, Business Education, BS, MS; 1.5 years as Technology Integration Coordinator at Onamia Schools ISD 480, Onamia Ed Tech ARRA Grant Coordinator 2009-2011;; 320.532.6808; twitter: bkolmanson

Troy Gunderson, 4 years as educator, Onamia Teacher Technology Team (T3) member, currently at Grand Rapids Middle School serving as 8th Grade English teacher, Tech Committee, and AYP Instructional Leadership Team