4 Shifts Protocol

Welcome to the resource page for the 4 Shifts Protocol (formerly known as trudacot), a discussion protocol intended to help facilitate educator conversations about deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and rich technology infusion! The 4 Shifts Protocol is being used by teachers, principals, instructional coaches, and technology integrationists all over the world to make lessons, units, and instructional activities richer, more robust, and more relevant for the global innovation society in which we now live.

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Versions of the protocol

Why buy the book when the protocol is free?!

Our new book, Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning, takes a deep dive with the protocol. In the book we provide eight concrete examples of lesson and unit (re)design so that you can see the protocol in practice across various grade levels and subject areas. The book is aimed squarely at practitioners and their day-to-day instructional (re)design needs. We also explain in the book why we think the protocol is a great complement to SAMR, TPACK, RAT, PIC-RAT, and the Arizona and Florida Technology Integration Matrices. And we include numerous tips and suggestions for using the protocol in your school(s)!

Resources (please share with us your own resources and how you’re using the protocol!)

Blog posts and other thoughts

What others are saying about the 4 Shifts Protocol

Some schools and districts that are using the 4 Shifts Protocol

  • Colorado – Jeffco Public Schools
  • Texas – Spring Branch Independent School District
  • Massachusetts – Mendon-Upton Regional School District
  • Virginia – Goochland County Public Schools
  • Virginia – Cumberland County Public Schools
  • Virginia – Louisa County Public Schools
  • Missouri – Lebanon R-III School District
  • Nevada – Douglas County School District
  • New York – Vestal Central School District
  • Colorado – St. Vrain Valley School District

Older trudacot resources and publicity