Learning First, Technology Second: PLC for District Instructional Tech Specialists

Learning First, Technology Second Professional Learning Community for District Instructional Technology Specialists

Calling all instructional technology integration specialists! You spend the year supporting everyone else’s needs; become part of a community specifically designed to support your needs as a professional developer and instructional technology expert.

Join us as we begin this journey together as a learning community to focus on a central theme, informed by our anchor text “Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator’s Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons .” We'll explore topics including: what is true student engagement and how can we know we are impacting student outcomes with technology. Copies of the book will be provided for all participants.

In addition to providing numerous case studies, the text introduces the “Triple E Framework” ( https://www.tripleeframework.com/ ) to help measure how well technology tools are integrated into lessons to enhance and extend learning.

In the true spirit of a PLC, you, the participants, will design the year long agenda based on topics elicited from our text. The Model Schools team will facilitate the inclusion of subject matter experts as needed based on the topics selected. This program will be facilitated by a LHRIC Model Schools team with over two decades of experience in instructional technology, professional development, instructional design, and adult learning theory.

Spaces are limited to 20 participants for 2021-22. Thank you to the following participating districts in past years:

Southern Westchester BOCES
Yorktown Central School District
Katonah Lewisboro School District
Rye Neck Union Free School District
New Rochelle City School District
Port Chester Rye Union Free School District
Nyack Union Free School District
Rye City School District
Archbishop Stepinac High School
White Plains City School District
Mt. Vernon City School District

L1, T2 Virtual Meeting Schedule 2021-22


  • 5 min: Welcome, overview and meeting commencement (LHRIC)
  • 20 min: Book Talk.  Moderator synthesizes key points and understandings from the chapter. Moderator also prepares focus questions for group discussion.
  • 15 min: group discussion.
  • 5 min: open items

Dates: Schedule Coming Soon


See Us In Action

Our Anchor Text: "Learning First, Technology Second" Author Liz Kolb Explains the Triple E Framework