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Tech Committee Presentation 12/1/2008

Tech Committee Presentation 12/1/2008

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  • 1. Strategic Action Committee for Technology Professional Development Sub-Committee November 2008 Jeff Swiatowicz, Ryan Carroll, Chris Brand, Nicki Callahan, Carolyn Marcato
  • 2. The district should create a general District Technology Website that would provide a centralized location for a variety of technology information, support and PD. Image from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yeabiz/418445757/ Example: Lexington County School District 1
  • 3. The district should create a “curriculum” for Technology PD that builds upon, or scaffolds, technology skills . Kent School District: Technology Integration Page Images from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/45972699/ 2
  • 4. The district should consistently focus on integrating technology into instruction in order to most effectively and efficiently impact student learning. Images from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/48011843/ Article: Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement Examples: Redding, CT Elementary School Lee’s Summit, NJ School District 3
  • 5. The district should provide consistent and sufficient support for teachers with all technology initiatives Image from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/16033575@N05/1795796273/ Michigan Department of Education: Rubric for Technology Professional Development 4
  • 6. The district should use technology to provide Professional Development Image from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ocean_of_stars/2619930823/ Examples: Kent County School District Technology Tutorials and Resources ISTE Webinars It doesn’t always have to be about technology: NMSA Webinars 5
  • 7. The district could insert technology questions into the Professional Goal form for all teachers in order to provide a level of accountability to the administration. Image from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/catholicsun/443767232/ 6
  • 8. The district could provide compensation (salary credits?) to teachers who voluntarily participate in or provide internal Professional Development on non-PD days as incentive to improve skills and instruction. Image from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21502230@N02/2899616648/ 7
  • 9. The district could provide an annual, multi-day Technology Institute that highlights, encourages and reinforces the use of technology in the classroom. Images from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mimiw/1878700854/ Example: Westport Summer ITL Institute 8
  • 10. Other Articles and Resources
    • NCrtec: North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium
      • http://www.ncrtec.org/pd/llwt/
    •   Designing Professional Development for Integrating Technology.
      • (look at the list of articles and resources at the bottom of the page)
      • http://www.ncrtec.org/pd/llwt/prof.htm
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      • Providing Professional Development for Effective Technology
      • (great article)
      • http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te1000.htm
    • Teacher Tap: Professional Development Resources for Teachers and Librarians
      • http://eduscapes.com/tap/
    •  
    • Global Networked Readiness for Education (Harvard University): Professional Development and Technology
      • http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/gnre/index.pl?action=theme_resources&theme=15&theme_title=Professional%20Development%20%26%20Technology