In this episode we welcome back Dr. Matt Rhoads to discuss the landscape of technology in education today. With the disruption of Covid, teachers and students found themselves forced into a technological landscape of online and hybrid learning. Will K-12 leaders use this experience as a springboard to innovate new pedagogies that formally and thoughtfully integrate technology and hybrid learning experiences into the curriculum, or will the pendulum swing back towards "normal"?
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Guest Information: Matthew Rhoads, Ed.D. | EdTech Trainer, Integrationist, & Instructional Leader with the Education to Career Network of North San Diego County and Adjunct Professor at San Diego State and Concordia University Irvine
Matthew Rhoads, Ed.D. is an expert and innovator in educational technology and instructional strategy integration within online, blended, and traditional in-person classroom settings. As a practicing educator in K-12, Adult Education, and higher education, he develops EdTech tool integrations with instructional strategies to drive instruction. He also has expertise in instructing teachers and educational leaders on how to utilize data to make data-driven decisions to drive instruction as well as has developed a data literacy curriculum for K-16 educators. Dr. Rhoads publications focus on instructional and organizational frameworks that help K-16 schools toggle between various educational settings and integrating research-based instructional strategies with mainstream EdTech tools to amplify student learning within any classroom setting. His latest book is Navigating the Toggled Term: A Guide for K-12 Classroom and School Leaders. He also has his podcast, Navigating Education - The Podcast, which discusses all topics related to education and instruction. For more information on Dr. Rhoads and his work, visit his website at www.matthewrhoads.com.