Technology Professional Development Proposal

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This is a request for our school to get our professional development back for technology.

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Technology Professional Development Proposal

  1. 1. Technology Professional Development Request Based on Desert View Elementary Needs By Dana Hill November 2008
  2. 2. Previous Years’ Schedule • 3 half day subs for seven months (excluding Aug, Dec, March, and June) • Teachers got 1 hour of Tech Coach time every other month • Teachers out of classroom for 4 hours a year
  3. 3. Technology Integration Soared! • Topics varied by curriculum and classroom projects: Microsoft Calendars, Word, and Excel Fittness Gram Transfering of music and video Promethean flipcharts /how to’s Grade Programs Storing data Video Streaming Collecting grade level websites Web 2.0 integration tools/projects Digital Camera Use Document Camera use gps projects Projector use integrating curriculum Photo cropping and printing Instant Messaging Mastery in Motion Power School Web Site Updating How To’s Classroom Yearbooks Laptop use Software help Kidspiration, Writer’s Companion, Art and Music
  4. 4. Sure, it might be easier to just lecture some days . . . .
  5. 5. But we want to be part of our students’ world and teach them to collaborate, research, create, present and network! Technology increases exponentially all around us each day!
  6. 6. Office 2007 Poll Everywhere Flickr SlideRoll Bubbl.us Utilities PicLens Photo Sharing MindMeister Media Convert Every Stock Photo Collaboration Kidcast PodOmatic Podcasting ChatMaker Glogster Gabcast Presentation Tools Classroom 2.0 Diigo Web 2.0 Voice Thread Letterpop Social Networking You Tube Twitter Del.icio.us Video Sharing UStream Foto Flexer Pixlr Teacher Tube Online Applications Zoho Creator Peepel bloglines Promethean Document Cameras Software RSS & Projectors NewsGator Aggregators
  7. 7. We need time to learn how things work, experience using it, and time to plan and prepare for integration.
  8. 8. Improving teaching is the most effective way to improve student learning. Rodriguez, G. (2000). Providing Professional Development for Effective Technology Use. Retrieved November 9, 2008, from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te1000.htm
  9. 9. “Teachers cited independent” driven “learning most frequently as preparing them for technology use, followed by professional development activities with their colleagues.” Teachers’ Tools for the 21st Century: A Report on Teachers’ Use of Technology (2000, September). Retrieved November 9, 2008, from http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/frss/publications/2000102/index.asp?sectionid=6
  10. 10. Team with us! Allow us 4 hours a year per teacher to meet with Joe during school to learn new concepts and engage students.

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