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JASCD Spring Conference 2015

Using Technology with Research-based Instructional Strategies


While there have been numerous frameworks over the years that help educators to evaluate the level of technology integration, these tools often do not contain enough guidance to help teachers think about how to instruct with new tools. With access to overwhelming numbers of websites, apps, and resources, it’s easy to descend into doing tech “for tech’s sake” or to simply eschew technology altogether as an instructional tool. The research-based strategies behind McREL International’s meta-analyses help teachers to think about the learning activities in which they wish to engage their students. Based upon the 2nd editions of Classroom Instruction that Works (Dean, Hubbell, Pitler, & Stone, 2012) and Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works (Pitler, Hubbell, & Kuhn, 2012), this one-day workshop will give teachers an overview of the research then will learn a variety of tools that help them to integrate strong instructional strategies.

Buffet style lunch will be provided and an informal 'unconferencing' discussion group will meet directly after the event in the hotel lounge.

Participants will be required to:

  1. Bring an Internet-connected device.
  2. Carry their passport with them at all times.


Presenter Bio

Elizabeth Ross Hubbell currently serves as the Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning at the American School in Japan. She is especially interested in how emerging and changing learning environments impact learning options and outcomes for students. As a consultant, she has worked with educators in the United States, Guam, Saipan, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, China, and Australia to focus on the skills and pedagogy necessary to transform their classrooms into project-based, constructivist learning environments using a variety of instructional strategies. She is the co-author of Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, 1st and 2nd editions (ASCD, 2007 & 2012), The Future of Schooling: Educating America in 2020 (Solution Tree, 2010), Classroom Instruction that Works, 2nd edition (ASCD, 2012), and 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day (ASCD, 2013).