Design It

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  • Design It

    1. 1. “ Design It” and They Will Learn Ashley Berger – Special Education Teacher Jamie Hamilton – Kindergarten Teacher Heather Hurley – Instructional Technology Coordinator Tiffani Ker - Counselor Christy Swain – Second Grade Teacher
    2. 2. How it All Began: A Brief History <ul><li>School Exemplary Project Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Attended the CEC last year. </li></ul><ul><li>School Retreat with Janis Churchill </li></ul><ul><li>Grant writing for funding </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is a Design Brief? <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Why Implement? </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SOL’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech Ed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Steps to Creating One </li></ul>
    4. 4. Design Briefs in the Primary Grades <ul><li>Jamie Hamilton – Kindergarten Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Christy Swain – Second Grade Teacher </li></ul>
    5. 5. Design Briefs in Other Areas <ul><li>Tiffani Ker – Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Ashley Berger - Special Education Teacher </li></ul>
    6. 6. Using Technology to Support Technology Education <ul><li>Heather Hurley – Instructional Technology Coordinator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SMART Board for Process and Reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporating technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>into the design brief </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Design Activity <ul><li>“Who is Your Neighbor?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative Group Work (groups of 4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good for beginning of the year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very Simple One </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting to know you activity </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Final Thoughts <ul><li>What is needed? </li></ul><ul><li>Our next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
    9. 9. Links <ul><li>International Technology Education Association (ITEA) – http://tinyurl.com/2hogpj </li></ul><ul><li>ITEA Benchmarks - http://tinyurl.com/23qvds </li></ul><ul><li>State Design Briefs - http://tinyurl.com/ywou6a </li></ul><ul><li>Dominion Power Grants - http://tinyurl.com/2yyn9g </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Stoup Blog - http://tinyurl.com/35msa3 </li></ul>
    10. 10. Contact Us <ul><li>Ashley Berger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jamie Hamilton </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Heather Hurley </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tiffani Ker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Christy Swain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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