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Using Technology to Promote 21st Century Skills: Lessons from Rural High School Teachers in Iowa (Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance Conference)

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Time: 10:40 a.m.–11:25 a.m. Central Time

Location:
Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance Conference (WiRSA)
Glacier Canyon Conference Center
45 Hillman Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Description:

REL Midwest is presenting findings from a descriptive study, Technology Use in Instruction and Teacher Perceptions of School Support for Technology Use in Iowa High Schools, that covers:

  • How much educators in rural high schools in Iowa have used technology to support the development of 21st century skills among students.
  • Teachers’ perceived school support for technology use.

In this session, the study’s lead author describes how teachers emphasized specific 21st century skills (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking) when asking students to use technology, and the ways that teachers in different subject areas and of experience levels differ in their use of technology. The presenter shares the implications of these findings for how schools can support rural educators in using technology in ways that promote 21st century skills.

Partnership: Iowa Learning and Technology Networked Improvement Community

Speaker: Jonathan Margolin, Principal Researcher, REL Midwest