Active Learning Strategies for the Classroom

Led by: Matt Joseph

Increase student engagement, student effort, and student results by starting with the vision, applying effective pedagogy, and then use tools that leverage your time and effort and excite your students.

Computers don’t teach, Apps don’t teach, TEACHERS teach. Technology does not replace educators. Active learning is an instructional strategy that enhances lessons and engages learners. It’s important to know what tools we have and what they’re capable of providing to enhance student learning. This chat will focus on active learning tools that can increase engagement that educators can use for active learning instruction.

By integrating blended and digital learning into the classroom, educators can take learning experiences to the next level and improve student performance.

In a preview of his FETC sessions, Matt will lead a discussion on the following questions:

  • What is active learning and how does it increase student engagement?
  • What are examples of where it can be used or has been used?
  • What results can we expect with active learning?
  • How do you use EdTech tools facilitate Active Learning, and how do we use them?
  • What are your thoughts and ideas?

Dr. Matthew X. Joseph is the Director of Digital Learning and Innovation in Milford Public Schools (MA). Previously, he served as an elementary school principal for 11 years. Matt is recognized nationally for his incredible insights on how IT can best support teaching and learning. Matt holds licenses in education, administration, and MA superintendent. His master’s degree is in special education and his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Boston College. Matt is an accomplished writer in the EdTech space with articles featured in Tech and Learning Leader (blog), eSchool News, and EdTech K-12 and he regularly presents at MASSCUE, ISTE, and many other regional and national events. This year he will be a featured speaker at FETC. Follow him on Twitter @matthewxjoseph and his blog:

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