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SEEing to Lead

Aug 1, 2022

Matthew Rhoads, Ed.D. is an expert and innovator in educational technology and instructional strategy integration within online, blended, and traditional in-person classroom settings. As a practicing technology leader, trainer, integrationist, and coach in Adult Education, K-12, and Higher Education, he develops EdTech tool integrations with research-based instructional strategies to drive instruction. He also has expertise in instructing teachers and educational leaders on how to utilize data to make data-driven decisions to drive instruction as well as has developed a data literacy curriculum for K-20 educators. Dr. Rhoads publications focus on integrating instructional strategies with EdTech tools to amplify student learning within in-person, online, and blended learning classrooms. His latest books include Instruction Without Boundaries: Enhance Your Teaching Strategies with Technology Tools in Any Setting, Amplify Learning: A Global Collaborative - Amplifying Instructional Design, and Navigating the Toggled Term: A Guide for K-12 Classroom and School Leaders. He also has his podcast, Navigating Education - The Podcast, which discusses all topics related to education and instruction. For more information on Dr. Rhoads and his work, visit his website at

Key Takeaways:

  • Technology integration is about building strategies and tools that are effective in multiple situations.
  • Technology integration is about building capacity for change to our curriculum in the future.
  • You must be focused on research based strategies for instruction prior to inserting technology to deliver that instruction.
  • Learning needs to be available to students at any time on multiple platforms
  • Clear simple messaging and focused support on a few strategies is the best way to support teachers with new technology integration.
  • Creating a platform and environment for teachers to share what they're doing is key to building engagement and empowering.
  • The priorities need to be teacher agency and instructional coaching to build capacity.

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Navigating Education - The Podcast

Dr. Rhoads' website

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