While modeling best practices in personalized instruction, this Map offers teachers new tactics to design classroom structures and implement procedures conducive to digital teaching and learning. Use of the tech integration resources and instructional strategies fosters a culture of student ownership and encourages tenets of digital citizenship within classrooms and the school community.

The Technology Integration framework — created and authored by a team of professional educators, each with experience incorporating instructional technology — establishes the skills necessary for a truly transformative integration of technology. Technology Integration draws from several definitive frameworks including the Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR) scale; the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM); and International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) professional standards.

Map Content

Our Technology Integration Map includes a catalog of engaging content designed to help educators develop skills related to specific concepts. A sample set of resources are available for preview below. Additionally, leaders can use our session guides to facilitate learning with groups of educators.

  • Testimonial Videos

    Follow one teacher’s journey through integrating instructional technology into her classroom by watching a Teacher Testimonial Video that details her successes and challenges.

  • Case Studies

    After you have an understanding of the theory behind a concept, Case Studies offer a depiction of how the concept comes to life in the classroom. Each Case Study includes a text- or video-based classroom anecdote, and a corresponding list of the best practices illustrated in the study.

  • Interactives

    Our interactives allow you to test your understanding of several key concepts by applying your knowledge in controlled theoretical scenarios.

  • Lesson Plans

    Explore and create your own lesson plan that implements your learning from the course. Each lesson plan includes an example that demonstrates the skill in practice or an accompanying podcast to guide you through the development of a skill-based lesson plan for your classroom.

    Download the Authentic Learning Lesson Plan Template

Concepts and Skills

This Map includes 45 key skills (Skill hexagon) grouped into 11 concepts ( Concept ). Implementation of this highly specific skillset is intended to help teachers immediately impact student outcomes.

  • Planning
    • Learning Goal
    • Classroom Setup
    • Learning Activities
    • Differentiation
  • Designing Lesson Structure
    • Station Rotations
    • Gradual Release
    • Flipped Classroom
    • Personalized Pathways
  • Finding Resources
    • Managing Digital Resources
    • Vetting Content Resources
    • Vetting Student Tools
  • Creating Instructional Resources
    • Digital Space
    • Instructional Media
    • Multimedia
  • Workflow
    • Sharing Digital Content
    • Assignments Workflow
    • Transitions
    • Providing Feedback
    • Troubleshooting
  • Teaching Technology Skills
    • Presentation Skills
    • Digital Responsibility
    • Digital Literacy
    • Communication Skills
    • Digital Citizenship
    • Inquiry Skills
  • Facilitating Students' Digital Learning
    • Collaborative Learning
    • Active Learning
    • Goal-Directed Learning
    • Authentic Learning
  • Designing Assessment Resources
    • Quick Checks
    • Formative Assessment
    • Summative Assessment
    • Authentic Assessment
    • Digital Portfolios
  • Data Use
    • Keeping Records
    • Patterns in Data
    • Real-Time Response
  • Student Culture
    • Establishing Norms
    • Communicating with Students
    • Managing Student Behavior
    • Student Ownership
  • Educator Culture
    • Goal-Setting
    • New Technologies
    • Role Awareness
    • Professional Collaboration