What is BoostEDU?

BoostEDU is a program that supports teachers in transforming their traditional lessons into 21st-century lessons through an inquiry-based self-assessment and guided lesson design process.  In simple terms, there is a wide range of teacher knowledge and ability when it comes to educational technology integration.  BoostEDU aims to support all teachers in EdTech integration – whether they are beginners or veterans.

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What are the 4 steps of BoostEDU?

  1. The first step of the BoostEDU process is simple: find a lesson, activity, or project that you would like to review.  Ideally, this will be a lesson that you have previously taught and or created.  It’s so important for teachers to see that they do not need start from the beginning.  Instead, you can modify or “boost” your current lesson!
  2. In the second step, you will complete a self-assessment of an original lesson to determine your current level of SAMR/ISTE/4 C’s within your lesson.  During the survey, you will be able select suggestions and tech tools to “boost” your lesson based upon your response.  These results will be emailed to you in an editable Google Doc.
  3. In the third step, you will use an online, interactive form to transform your original lesson based on your results from the self-assessment.  The form will be interactive and offer suggestions for technology integration to assist you in building this boosted lesson.  When you submit the form, you will receive a digital copy of your lesson plan.
  4. The last step is all about collaboration!  In this step, you will have the opportunity to share your self-assessment results and “boosted” lesson on a Google Plus Community.  After your lesson is complete, you can share the lesson on the BoostEDU website for other teachers to access and use.

Do I have to do all 4 steps to utilize this program?

Not at all!  BoostEDU is designed to support teachers in the areas in which they need support.  While the four steps are an in-depth process of redesigning lessons, it is completely fine to only utilize the self-assessment or lesson design models.

Who is the creator of BoostEDU?

BoostEDU was created by Meagan Kelly – a teacher, Google Trainer, and Google Innovator from Southern California.  In addition to BoostEDU, she also runs the I Heart EDU blog.