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Improving Achievement With Digital Age Best Practices

While technology ushers in opportunity, best practice integration remains challenging. Learn to implement digital pedagogies by promoting collaboration, bolstering purposeful inquiry, and anchoring student learning for optimized outcomes.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781452255507
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2013
  • Page Count: 200
  • Publication date: November 13, 2013

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Connect Common Core, inquiry, and technology!

While technology ushers in exciting and innovative educational opportunities, finding best practices for its complete integration remains a challenge.

Christopher Moersch, founder of the internationally recognized and research-based LoTi Framework, provides a concrete tool for implementing digital age best practices. With discussions on how to promote networked collaboration, bolster purposeful inquiry, and anchor student decision-making and learning with technology tools and resources, Moersch uses research-based instructional strategies to deliver:

  • A concrete road map for a smooth digital transition into new Common Core Standards
  • Lesson plans, benchmarks, and instructional units to help bridge the link between 21st century skills, Common Core Standards, and student achievement
  • Practical tips for classroom, building, and district implementation of digital age best practices
  • Tools and guidance for successful PLCs

Make the critical connection between effective implementation of 21st century skills/themes and student academic achievement part of your school’s pedagogy!

“When schools need to equip students with the skills to facilitate creativity, here is the blueprint. This carefully crafted advice has been road-tested and it works.”
—Neil MacNeill, Principal
Ellenbrook Independent Primary School, Ellenbrook, WA

Key features

  • Provides classroom teachers, instructional coaches, building and district administrators with a concrete road map to implement the tenets of 21st Century skills/themes using Digital Age Best Practices that includes the necessary research base, exemplars, and implementation strategies.
  • Addresses the link between 21st Century skills/themes, student achievement, and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), offering a proven methodology that includes sample lesson plans, benchmarks, and instructional units to provide a smooth segue for schools transitioning to the Common Core State Standards.
  • The Digital Age Best Practices section gives the reader the background and rationale for each strategie's' inclusion as a best practice, practical implementation tips/examples for classroom, building, and district use, and implementation barriers/solutions as well as sample lesson plans, classroom walkthrough templates, benchmark assessments, staff development agendas, and learning center/station activity cards.
  • Provides school and district leaders with an implementation model that shows them how to build capacity for change, implement the change, and then sustain that change.


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Christopher M. Moersch

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For the past 15 years, Dr. Chris Moersch has been the principal investigator of the LoTi project and Executive Director of LoTi Connection Inc. In that capacity, he has worked with thousands of educators nationwide promoting the tenets of digital-age literacy and professional development in an effort to transform low performing schools into high performing schools. He has over 20 years experience in the areas of curriculum development, program evaluation, and technology integration practices. His specialization includes implementing school improvement initiatives, creating 21st Century learning environments, and facilitating organizational change. Chris is the author of the LoTi ® Digital Age Survey, an empirically-validated survey instrument that helps teachers and leaders identify and formatively assess their level of teaching innovation.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Author


Section I. Digital Age Best Practices

Chapter 1. Bolstering Purposeful Inquiry Through Student Questions

Chapter 2. Promoting Shared Expertise With Networked Collaboration

Chapter 3. Personalizing and Globalizing Content by Making Authentic Connections

Chapter 4. Accelerating Individual Growth Through Vertical and Horizontal Differentiation

Chapter 5. Anchoring Student Learning With Digital Age Tools and Resources

Chapter 6. Clarifying Student Understanding With Formative Assessments

Chapter 7. Implementing Student-Centered Learning Environments

Section II. A Converging Educational Landscape

Chapter 8. A National Perspective

Chapter 9. The Atlantic City Experience

Section III. Implementation Plan

Chapter 10. Differentiated Professional Development

Chapter 11. Three-Stage Model

Section IV. Instructional Leadership

Chapter 12. 5Cs of Instructional Leadership





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