Districtwide Culture Change: Literacy Tech Tools and Teacher Support Featuring Carl Hooker
Episode 3 • April 18, 2023 • 52 min
With the ever-changing technology landscape, it can be difficult to understand which tools and practices are actually worth implementing in your school or classroom and which will change education as a whole. In Episode 3 of the All For Literacy podcast, educational speaker and consultant Carl Hooker breaks down the role of technology and artificial intelligence in literacy instruction.
They don't remember the worksheets, they don't remember the spelling tests. They don't remember the math homework. They remember diving into passion-based projects and using technology to guide that.
Carl Hooker, Educational Speaker & Consultant
All For Literacy, Episode 3:
Districtwide Culture Change: Literacy Tech Tools and Teacher Support with Carl Hooker
Host Liz Brooke and educational speaker and consultant Carl Hooker walk listeners through the thoughtful integration of technology into classrooms and schools.
An educator for 21 years, Hooker’s career has been guided by one core belief—students need to drive their own learning. And he sees technology as the path forward.
Are educator jobs being replaced by technology? Or is technology a powerful tool that must be integrated into classroom instruction? This episode provides an insightful look into how literacy tech tools can help students feel confident, assertive, and empowered to drive their own learning.
Brooke and Hooker also explore the hot-button issue of artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT and their place in the classroom. What does conscious, effective implementation of tech tools look like in your school?
(03:26) – How technology fuels student independence
(05:28) – Gathering and using data to improve classroom instruction
(08:30) – Are educator jobs vulnerable to automation?
(12:38) – How technology supports professional learning and development for teachers
(15:51) – Technology as a classroom orchestration system
(18:42) – Technology and the science of reading
(23:20) – Artificial Intelligence, ChatGPT, and the classroom
(28:51) – Creating safe-to-fail environments for students and teachers
About Carl Hooker
An educator for 21 years, Carl Hooker has had multiple positions in education from first-grade teacher to virtualization coordinator to director of innovation and digital learning.
As a speaker and consultant, he offers a wealth of practical tools and ideas that teachers can use to thoughtfully implement technology in their classrooms today.