Sunday, July 14, 2019

Amber Heffner and IDEA


Amber Heffner
We discuss technology integration and professional learning with Amber Heffner, Executive Director of the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance (IDEA - formerly Illinois Computing Educators).

Some definitions...
  • ISTE = The International Society for Technology in Education - Learn more at https://www.iste.org/
  • SAMR = This model describes how technology is used, as Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition - Learn more at http://hippasus.com/blog/archives/227
  • TPACK = This model describes how Technical Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge, and Content Knowledge work together - Learn more at http://tpack.org/




UPDATE: We've had a couple questions since this episode was first published...

  • Q: How much does membership in IDEA cost? 
  • A: Educators can join Illinois Digital Educators Alliance for FREE! Visit www.ideaillinois.org for details!
  • Q: If I was a member of Illinois Computing Educators, what do I do to join IDEA? 
  • A: You don't have to do a thing. Your membership will transfer automatically.


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