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Leveraging Technology to Support Student Learning

Greater Essex County DSB (2015) Professional Learning Facilitators

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Viewer's Guide

Educators recognize the importance of being “involved in the technology conversation.” During facilitated interactive sessions, teachers in the Greater Essex DSB are introduced to technology tools and an instructional framework that they can apply to their classroom practice to deepen student learning.

This video offers a glimpse into one school board’s journey of building a foundation of understanding across the system and growing digital skills for their teachers. The professional development aimed at leveraging technology was enabled by the creative use of a digital learning team. While the team teaches students about digital citizenship through interactive lessons, teachers attend a half-day facilitated workshop. With this model, every teacher in the board will attend this professional learning session.

Themes and IdeasThemes and ideas:


  • SAMR1 model
  • Collaborative learning
  • Digital citizenship2
  • Technology-enabled learning

Viewer's ListThis video is for:
  • Professional learning facilitators
  • System leaders

Discussion QuestionDiscussion questions:
  • When introducing professional learning about technology-enabled teaching to deepen student learning, how might you engage classroom educators in the process?
  • How might teachers share their lessons that integrate technology to improve student achievement, engagement and well-being?
  • In your school and board, who are the stakeholders involved in the ‘technology conversation’?
  • Who might be missing from the conversation, and how might you engage them in the conversation?
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   1Go to to access OSAPAC resources on the SAMR model.
2Go to to access OSAPAC resources on digital citizenship.

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