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What K–12 Administrators Should Think About When Integrating Classroom Tech

August 27, 2018

For K–12 school districts that want to adopt classroom technology to improve outcomes or better engage students, the first step is engaging teachers, says Shannon Tabaldo, founding director of the Innovation in Digital Education and Leadership institute.

“As we move into this space of digital technology integration in the K–12 world, teachers in a special place in their career — maybe they’ve already been in teaching for quite a while — they don’t have the educational background of technology,” Tabaldo tells EdTech, following an appearance at the International Society for Technology in Education 2018 conference. This usually leads to an evident lack of student engagement, Tabaldo explains.

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Game-based Learning for the Next Generation of Educators

March 1, 2018

As classroom technology has evolved, Loyola Marymount University has added more technology integration coursework to its undergraduate and graduate programs. One such course is "Learning and Teaching with Technology," now required for all students completing a Masters of Arts in Education. The course is taught by Shannon Tabaldo, Director of Innovation in Digital Education and Leadership Institute (IDEAL), who strongly believes that educators must be well versed in both the use of technology and how these tools can be applied to enhance learning experiences.

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Inaugural EdTech Mini-conference Brings Together Educators for a Day of Innovative Learning

February 2, 2018

The SOE Alumni Association hosted its first EdTech Mini-conference at LMU on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, where educators in Los Angeles gathered to explore the topic of educational technology with the theme of Engaging Learners through Technology.

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Grimmway Schools Partners with Loyola Marymount University's Innovation in Digital Education and Leadership Institute to Provide Cutting-Edge STEM Training for Educators

May 22, 2017

Grimmway Schools, a growing network of high-performing, college-prep public charter schools in Kern County, California, led by a home-office in Bakersfield, has entered into a two-year partnership with iDEAL to train teacher leaders how to systematically create a practice of mathematical and scientific thinking and cultivate a collaborative STEM culture within their learning communities. Grimmway Schools sought this partnership with LMU's renowned educational program to further strengthen its academic rigor and enable students to attain the skills necessary to become self-sufficient and independent critical thinkers.

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A National View of Blended Learning in Catholic Schools

March 20, 2017

In addition to Seton and ACE, there are a few other consortiums of Catholic blended-learning schools: Loyola Marymount University's (LMU) three iDEAL Institute Blended Learning Partnership Schools in Los Angeles; over 25 schools piloting and implementing blended learning programs in the Archdiocese of New York under the guidance of Sara Collins; and the seven Drexel Schools...

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21st Century Learning

October 6, 2016

Notre Dame High School in Riverside California will be hosting Shannon Tabaldo from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, for a forum on blended learning and preparing students for college in the 21st century. Shannon Tabaldo is the Director of Digital Curriculum Integration and Development, as well as the Director of the Innovation in Digital Education and Leadership Institute (iDEAL)...

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iDEAL's Technology Bootcamp Teaches Digital Basics

September 27, 2016

The Innovation in Digital Education and Leadership Institute at Loyola Marymount University's School of Education is offering a workshop for teachers to become educated in basic digital skills to use in the classroom. The first Technology Bootcamp was held in August 2016 and was a great success. In the future, it will be held annually every August. More information will be...

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LMU offers new course to train teachers in classroom technology

April 1, 2016

The Innovation in Digital Education and Leadership Institute (iDEAL) at Loyola Marymount University's School of Education is offering a one-year certificate program to train educators to specialize in integrating technology into the classroom. Teachers and administrators of K-12 students will learn how to better incorporate technology into their teaching practices to improve...

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Technology in the Classroom Needs LMU's iDEAL Solution

March 14, 2016

The Innovation in Digital Education and Leadership Institute at Loyola Marymount University's School of Education is offering new models for educators, schools and systems to incorporate technology into their teaching practices. Putting technology in every classroom sounds like a great idea but it's been difficult to achieve. Few private or public schools have the capacity...

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