Overview

Crossroad signs pointing to technology and pedagogy.The growing complexity of technology in education may make one feel they are alone pondering…”What device and which Apps?”.  Crossroads, a dynamic website, is where technology intersects with pedagogy; exploring, rating and sharing teaching and learning experiences through lesson design with a worldwide community for the 21st century classroom. Throughout this site you will find technology tools organized by lesson design standards. This framework gives educators a road to purposefully integrate technology to support learners. Join the journey!

Standards

Community of Learners

Creating an engaging and supportive environment to meet the needs of diverse learners. Tools in this category will be used by educators to conduct welcome activities, building relationships to create an inviting, safe and active learning space.

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Planning for Instruction

Designing sequenced lessons with clear and measurable learning objectives to activities, materials and assessments. Tools in this category will be create organized, effective lesson plans and manage the classroom (e.g. attendance, level questions, seating charts, etc.).

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Building Connections

Linking academic vocabulary, prior knowledge and relevant experiences to make meaningful connections to new concepts. Tools in this category will be used by educators to build key vocabulary terms and help learners connect ideas.

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Making Content Meaningful

Engage the learners through a variety of instructional strategies to create opportunities to apply, practice and demonstrate understanding of concepts and skills. Tools in this category will be used by educators to clarify, explain and build on concepts.

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Interaction

Developing opportunities for student-to-student, student-to-instructor, student-to-content interaction that considers group configurations, processing and response time. Tools in this category will be used by educators to engage students in practicing concepts through meaningful interaction.

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Lesson Delivery

Continuously monitoring student learning, assessing progress and adjusting role, pace and instructions to learner needs. Tools in this category will be used by educators to determine the time on task and the pace of the lesson.

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Review & Assessment

Making informed decisions by using formal and informal assessment as appropriate to support, verify and document learning. Tools in this category will be used by educators to evaluate and assess understanding of the concepts taught.

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Reflective Educator

Pursuing self-awareness for reflection-in and reflection on action that creates opportunities for professional growth and development. Tools in this category will be used by educators to gather materials and resources to increase their content area expertise and knowledge.

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