CA Adult Ed Teachers' Views on Using Tech for Differentiated Instruction

Session 1: 10:30am-12:00pm (Friday March 01, 2024)



This facilitated discussion will explore how CA adult educators use technology for tailored teaching and the impact of ICT on underprivileged adult learners. Presenter offers examples of the successful use of tech for differentiated instruction in a CA Adult Ed high school setting using: Flipgrid, CNN10 as a writing prompt, Class Dojo to develop classroom community, choice boards, and UpFront (High School) Scholastic Magazines. The problem in today’s literature lies in the lack of insight into how instructors apply ICT for these learners, stalling effective strategies. This knowledge gap may hinder improvements in education and digital equity for underprivileged adults. Focusing on the absence of these insights, this discussion aims to explore instructor viewpoints and challenges with ICT in their practices. Brief vetting of experience via Google Form* and semi-structured facilitated discussion topics via shared Doc. *Participation gift: lanyard at presenters’ discretion.


Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Susanne Sparks

Walden University - Presenter is a current PhD (c)

Ph.D. candidate at Walden University's Richard W. Riley School of Education and Human Services. My research interest is primarily educational technology. Upon completion of the program, I intend to conduct meaningful, publishable research in the field of educational technology and passionately contribute toward positive social change. Charter School: Contained (all subjects) Adult Education High School, Public School: Pre-K, & 2nd grade, K-6 Multiple Subject CS. Google Certified Educator.

Type of Presentation

Panel or Facilitated Discussion (90 minute)


  • Teachers

Program Strands

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Adult Secondary Education
  • English as a Second Language

Category Strands

  • Designing Learning Experiences
  • Online Engagement and Assessment