Creating Coaching Systems – To Build Teacher Efficacy and Capacity

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. A major part of my role is to provide instructional and EdTech integration coachingContinue reading “Creating Coaching Systems – To Build Teacher Efficacy and Capacity”

Instructional Design is the Foundation of Learning

Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. Designing a lesson plan takes a wide range of strategies that incorporate the elements of engaging students, havingContinue reading Instructional Design is the Foundation of Learning

Instruction Without Boundaries: Let’s Create Engaging and Effective Classrooms Within Any Setting to Enhance Student Learning

Over the last few years, we have had to teach within online, blended, and fully in-person classroom settings. While great strides have been made leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, it demonstrated how the future for K-20 education is within classroom settings that no longer are bound to only a physical classroom space. We’ve learnedContinue reading “Instruction Without Boundaries: Let’s Create Engaging and Effective Classrooms Within Any Setting to Enhance Student Learning”

Evaluating Your Instructional Needs and Students’ Needs: The Technology Integration Matrix and the Learner Variability Tool

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. To see what specific lessons and instructional strategies look like within classrooms, concrete examples,Continue reading “Evaluating Your Instructional Needs and Students’ Needs: The Technology Integration Matrix and the Learner Variability Tool”

Instructional Strategies that Can Be Used With and Without Tech

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. Strategies power everything we do in the classroom. Instructional strategies are the drivers ofContinue reading Instructional Strategies that Can Be Used With and Without Tech

Using QR Codes and Integrating them with Strategies to Amplify Learning

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. QR Codes provide a signature for someone to access the content. Think of itContinue reading “Using QR Codes and Integrating them with Strategies to Amplify Learning”

Instructional Strategies to Integrate with Google Jamboard to Amplify Learning

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. Google Jamboard, like Google Slides, has many opportunities to integrate various instructional strategies toContinue reading “Instructional Strategies to Integrate with Google Jamboard to Amplify Learning”

Creating Content with EdTech – Similarities with User Interfaces and Toolbars Make it Easy to Create Content as Seen on Canvas, Google, & Microsoft

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. Creating content on Canvas is very similar to creating content on Word or GoogleContinue reading “Creating Content with EdTech – Similarities with User Interfaces and Toolbars Make it Easy to Create Content as Seen on Canvas, Google, & Microsoft”

Reflecting on Educations Challenges and Opportunities of 2021 to Help Us Navigate in 2022 and Beyond

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. As we end 2021 and move into 2022, much has happened in the worldContinue reading “Reflecting on Educations Challenges and Opportunities of 2021 to Help Us Navigate in 2022 and Beyond”

Season 1 Recap 3: Navigating Education – The Podcast

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. The last and final recap of Season 1 of Navigating Education – The Podcast,Continue reading “Season 1 Recap 3: Navigating Education – The Podcast”

Student Self-Reflection, Self-Assessment, and Metacognition Using Interactive Slides – Part 4

As we know, Pear Deck and Nearpod can be utilized and integrated into a wide variety of strategies. Student reflection and metacognition strategies are part of this range of strategies! In Part 4 of our Interactive Slide Blog Series, we will cover this in-depth. Metacognition and Reflection – A Skill Set for Lifelong Learners AsContinue reading “Student Self-Reflection, Self-Assessment, and Metacognition Using Interactive Slides – Part 4”

2021 Projections for K-12 Education

As we begin 2021 in K-12 education, we see ourselves with COVID-19 at its worse across North America. For many who already were not in teaching online, immediately after the Thanksgiving holiday, we saw many school districts move to online instruction due to holiday surges. However, these toggles from hybrid to online instruction mostly tookContinue reading “2021 Projections for K-12 Education”

Navigating the Toggled Term: Looking at the Present and Thinking Forward into the Future for K-12 Education

By: Matt Rhoads, Ed.D Dr. Matt Rhoads is a Tech and Instructional Leader and Innovator with hands in Adult Ed, K-12, and Higher Education. He is the author of several books and is the host of Navigating Education – The Podcast. As the first few months of school has passed in the 2020-2021 school year,Continue reading “Navigating the Toggled Term: Looking at the Present and Thinking Forward into the Future for K-12 Education”

Podcast Interview: MindShare Learning Report – Reopening Schools and “Navigating the Toggled Term.”

Today, I was interviewed on the MindShare Learning Report Podcast on reopening schools and my new book “Navigating the Toggled Term.” Robert, the host of the show, provided some engaging questions related to engaging students in online and blended learning settings and safely reopening schools for blended learning. In addition, we discussed the online instructionalContinue reading “Podcast Interview: MindShare Learning Report – Reopening Schools and “Navigating the Toggled Term.””

Using Data to Make Data-Driven Instructional Decisions: Part 4 of 4 – Taking Newfound Knowledge from our Data and Making a Decision

Over the course of the last four week in the “Using Data to Make Data-Driven Instructional Decisions” series, we have outlined how to collect data, clean/organize data, and conduct univariate and multivariate statistical analysis on the data to transform it into newfound knowledge that can be used to make a decision. While this sounds likeContinue reading “Using Data to Make Data-Driven Instructional Decisions: Part 4 of 4 – Taking Newfound Knowledge from our Data and Making a Decision”