Brains on Fire ~ Hearts on Fire

AKA Turning UP the H.E.A.T. ~ Project HeadWare ~ Where's the Beef?

Brains on Fire ~ Hearts on Fire is meant to inspire and encourage education leadership to seek higher ground for learning visions and results, utilizing technology as a "backbone" strategy for innovating school cultures ~ Bernajean

Turning UP the H.E.A.T. (Higher Order Thinking ~ Engaged Learners ~ Authentic Tasks and added-value Technology Uses) uses an acronym to package high-yielding instructional strategies into a playful but meaningful metaphor to accelerate complex teaching/learning strategies being scaled into school-wide goals. The metaphor challenges educators to revisit and activate an enormous, research-based collection of findings documenting the best-of-the-best learning and teaching practices along with the documented role of technology as a catalyst for accelerating new cultures and pervasive results. The H.E.A.T.™ metaphor like the acronym "H.O.T." has been conceptually forged, embedded, and used within my own work and tools since 1997.*

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  • Brains on Fire ~ Hearts on Fire

  • Turning UP the H.E.A.T.™

  • Warning! All Technology Uses are Not Equal

  • Where's the Beef? Rigor and Relevance in Technology Rich Learning Environments

  • Project Headware NOT Hardware ~ Seeking Higher Ground for Visions and Results

Description: Technology accelerates something – what is the SOMETHING being targeted in your schools beyond access? Even knowing that the future aches for a new kind of learner, thinker, and problem-solver, all the dollars and time spent on techno gadgets still have changed little more than pockets of classrooms for kids. After personally leading more than 2300 district technology impact studies, the message is clear ~ it’s not about having the hardware! We need to seek higher ground for our visions and results. Let’s turn up the H.E.A.T.™ for rigor and relevance in our learning environments! Participants will walk away with tools to evaluate and elevate learning brought to you by technology in the classroom.

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Warning! All Technology Uses are NOT Equal a la Bernajean

*Bernajean's Literacy-Adapting-Transforming (L-A-T) and H.E.A.T. Spectrum frameworks have been forged and used as dynamic planning, assessment, implementation and communication tools for schools since late 1990's to activate the potential of technology resources. The pedagogical indicators used for L-A-T learning categories of technology uses embodies a field of instructional practices culled from well-respected educators, research and studies: Piaget, Bloom, Webb (DOK), Levin, A.C.O.T. Model, Beck/Riel, Wiggins, McKenzie, Costa's Habits of Mind; N.C.R.E.L.'s Engaged Learning Indicators, NETS•S, and AASL's 21st Century Skills.