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Imagine IT — Fall Edition

ImagineIT.  InnovateIT. Implement IT.  

Complete ImagineIT Timeline

This fall, you will add a new spin to your ImagineIT project. Until now, you watered a big idea and let it grow within the context of your classroom setting. You shaped it to fit your classroom and/or learning community based on various technological, pedagogical, and content-based challenges you may face. Now it is time to take it a step ahead, and consider some issues that may arise as you move forward to implement it in your classrooms.

  • This fall you will read The Dreamkeepers by Gloria Ladson-Billings, Stuck in the Shallow End by Jane Margolis, or What Should I Do? OR Confronting Dilemmas of Teaching in Urban Schools by Anna Ershler Richert.
  • Using this book, you will identify problems that you face in general, and potential issues that you may face in regards to your ImagineIT Project implementation.
  • Once you have identified these issues, you will confer with colleagues and map out a plan of attack to confront these potential ImagineIT issues.
  • You will then conduct a focus group with a collection of your students, where you test the potential resolutions that you brainstormed with your colleagues.
  • You will then report your findings in the form of a short report that will be posted to you website.
  • Once you have completed the focus group, it will be time to actually implement an some of your ImagineIT project and will post an update about your progress. 
  • Finally, you will write a final report at the end of the semester updating us of the overall experience.

As you dive into your ImagineIT project, be sure to take note of what is transpiring, as you will be posting an update to your website, informing visitors of the progress being made in your project. See more details on each Phase’s page linked below.

To streamline this process, we have broken down the ImagineIT into smaller pieces with individual deadlines to keep you on track with the overall project. 

Now, let’s take a look at each of the three phases (4, 5, and 6). We HIGHLY recommend that you read all of the phases before starting Phase 4 so that you have a complete vision for where you will go with your ImagineIT this fall. 



Phase 6 – Implementation, Updates, & Final Report

Phase 4

ImagineIT — Phase 4 READING YOUR BOOK  OF CHOICE & PROBLEMATIZING YOUR ImagineIT IMPORTANT DATES: SEPTEMBER 17 and OCTOBER 10 In this phase, your role is to read the book that you selected out of the three possible (The Dreamkeepers by Gloria Ladson-Billings, Stuck in the Shallow End by Jane Margolis, or What Should I …

Phase 5

ImagineIT — Phase 5 CONFERRING WITH COLLEAGUES, STUDENT FOCUS GROUP, & SHORT REPORT IMPORTANT DATES: OCTOBER 17, 24 and NOVEMBER 1 This assignment builds upon the work that you have completed in the first four phases of your ImagineIT project. In the previous phase, you problematized your own ImagineIT by bringing in problems and or dilemmas …

Phase 6

ImagineIT — Phase 6 Implementation, Updates, & Final Report IMPORTANT DATES: NOVEMBER 29, DECEMBER 13 It is finally time to implement your project!  By now you have developed a big idea, mapped out a plan, identified dilemmas, brainstormed and tested resolutions, and reflected on feedback. Taking all of this into account, it is time to …