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T21 Selection Criteria

Checklist for Selection of T21 Cohort Participants - Participating schools will be chosen based on the following criteria.

Preference will be given to schools that meet all criteria. If more than 25 educators apply participants will be chosen through random selection.

 Teacher’s Commitment  A Participating Teacher Will:
  • Actively participate in face-to-face workshops, webinars and online mini-courses, discussions and surveys
  • Contribute to your school by sharing ideas with colleagues; promote and model effective use of technology in the classroom 
  • Develop digital portfolios with their students
  • For optional graduate credit: Contribute a project plan to a shared lesson repository
 Principal's Commitment  Administrator will:
  • Provide a time and place for cohort participant(s) to share/demonstrate ideas with staff
  • Communicate regularly with cohort participant(s)
  • Develop a technology goal for your school (if no technology goal exists)
 Team Participation Schools sending teams will be given preference over one individual teacher per participating school. 
School has a SMART technology goal to:
 Accelerate the use of technology to support student learning and achievement or provide resources and training for teachers to integrate technology into curriculum and teaching.

Rubric: Teacher's open response item will be rated against this rubric.

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 Position Statement  Response provides a clear and strong statement on the author's position on leveraging technology to support student learning.  Response provides a statement on the author's position on leveraging technology to support student learning.  Response does not provide a statement on the author's position on leveraging technology to support student learning.
 Support for Position  Includes 2 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position  Includes one piece of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that supports the position  Does not include evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) to support the position
 Clear Examples  All of the evidence and examples are specific and relevant. Explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author's position.  At least one of the pieces of evidence and examples is relevant and has an explanation that shows how that piece of evidence supports the author's position.  Evidence and examples are not relevant and/or are not explained.

 
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