As we continue to refine our Accelerated Learning Framework ( and look for processes to gather evidence of accelerated learning and going deeper, we co-developed a list of Technology Success Criteria to help both educators and students think about how the technology tool, program , application or website helps learning.  It also asks them to assess whether the technology accelerates student learning by allowing some students to meet the learning goals at all, allowing students to meet learning goals faster and/or achieve higher.  We are hoping to encourage educators to reflect on their technogogy (technology + pedagogy) and then students to think about their own learning to determine what adds the most value.  Below is a sample blank chart and I will post some examples soon.

Accelerated Learning Framework Success Criteria

Grade: Subject: Name:
Learning Goal(s):

Success Criteria

Teachers and students can determine that the technology tool, program, application or website adds value to student learning based on the following success criteria:


(What does Success look and sound like)

(What are students doing, saying or producing)

(Record observations in appropriate boxes only)

Type Of Accelerated Learning

(Circle appropriate acceleration)

M – Meets Learning GoalF – Faster To Learning Goal

H – Higher Achievement

­ Increases Student Engagement

M    F    H

­ Increases Active Learning

M    F    H

Easier Learning

M    F    H

Assessment FOR Learning
(student feedback)
(instructional next steps)

M    F    H

Assessment AS Learning
(students monitor their own learning and use feedback from teachers, peers and self to determine next steps and set their own learning goals)

M    F    H

Assessment OF Learning
(concrete evidence)

M    F    H

Develops 21st Century Skills (creating, collaborating, communicating, critical thinking and citizenship)

M    F    H

Supports High Yield
Instructional Strategies

(differentiated instruction, gradual release …)

M    F    H

Easier Instruction

M    F    H

Summary (V+/W-):

About James Bond

I am a Lean educator who hopes to inspire and be inspired by an innovative school community where we all become Global Critical Thinkers Collaborating to Change the World in a Digitally Rich Learning Community Without Limits.

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  1. Thank you for sharing publicly all your excellent work. We are currently building a whole school learning framework and will be building technology into the framework and learning principles – I love that your philosophy/approach is based on learning, and technology in support of learning – that’s the way it needs to be, but your framework and success criteria make the connections clear, tangible and easier for teachers to grasp.Thank you!

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