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Introducing CORGI: New instructional technology supports for Content Enhancement Routines

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Regency C
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1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Instructional Strategies
Using Technology to Improve Instruction
Policy that Impacts Student Outcomes
Teaching Content to Diverse Learners

The purpose of this presentation is to introduce you to CORGI, new innovative online technology instructional supports for use with Content Enhancement Routines across content areas, domains, and curricula. As part of this introduction, attendees are asked to bring their computers so that they can use CORGI. CORGI was developed to help teachers use integrated enhanced units (IEU) as part of an Innovations in Instruction grant. The sets of consisted of the Unit Organizer, the Question Exploration Guide, the Concept Comparison Routine, and the Cause and Effect Routine. Research was conducted in Biology and American History classes. CORGI was developed in collaboration with practitioners, aligned with state and national standards, based on evidence and research data, and subjected to a pilot study. CORGI is a Google App that operates within the Google GSuite environment and includes common components such as complete text in CERs saved to the cloud; collaborative components; and teacher feedback. CORGI retains the visual structure of the original paper-based devices; provides scaffolds accessing text including text-to-speech, vocabulary and translation; provides UDL features video, text, and model completed routines; provides context sensitive support for subsections of CERs; and presents options for step by step navigation through the routines.

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Introduce CORGI to attendees, and provide time to experience and use CORGI on their own computers. Time will be allowed for collaborative group discussion of the CORGI components, feedback on its use, potential use in different content areas and domains, and a questions and answer session.

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