Image - http://punkoryan.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/rj_esks_121108_02.jpgTechnology must be used: as a teaching and learning tool, tied to curricular goals and assessment and embedded within strong instructional techniques which willpromote better instruction and greater student collaboration and learning.
PD can promote quality technology integration and learning by minimizing the importance of technology within PD and concentrating instead on the core areas of teaching: content, curriculum, instruction, assessment and classroom management.
Technology-related PD should be:Job-related (focused on the core competencies of the classroom, not technology)Just enough (emphasizing increased comfort, not proficiency, with computers and management of limited technology resources)Just in time (meaning teachers are provided with skills as and when needed)Just in case (teachers need to plan for contingencies)Accompanied by a “just try it” attitude (wherein instructors apply both pressure and support to compel teachers to use what they’ve learned).
Show 23 things intro animoto video. (2minutes)
Visual Synectics Activity (8 minutes)Technology PD is like football because…. And generate/record as many comparisons between the image displayed and the topic presented as possible (3 minutes) with a group of four people. One person is the recorder; choose ONE idea to share – put on today’s meet perhaps???? Review on todaysmeet…..share info out loud? (5 mins.)Football Image - http://www.globaltvedmonton.com/sports/2038390.bin?size=sw620nwsTurf - http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/ewrobinson/ewrobinson0810/ewrobinson081000012/3776842-green-turf-texture-with-some-variation-in-color.jpg
23 Things Topics - go through topics from the website! (8 minutes)Image - http://www.fastappstore.com/app-store/ipad-iphone-ipod/american-football-co/sports/english/actual-coach-america/index.html?detail=323141362
Carousel Brainstorming (5 minutes)TitanPad (each group of 2-3 enter their first names together and add their thoughts) Image - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Commonwealth_Stadium,_Edmonton,_August_2005.jpg/800px-Commonwealth_Stadium,_Edmonton,_August_2005.jpg
Play Time (15 minutes)Image - http://www.sportingmadness.ca/2010/08/whole-110-yards-foul-situation-in.html
Closing withNext: (10 minutes)Open up 23 things project once again in the new year, with maybe a weekly webinar?Start the 28 PBL things project (show sample)Tweet Activity “@nlakusta……..(explain how u cld use 23ThingsProject)…….#atle10”Image - http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/Kepley+left+without+telling+players/3435580/story.html?cid=megadrop_story
Get in the Game with the 23 Things project!<br />ATLE 2010<br />Nicole Lakusta<br />Educational Technology Facilitator<br />PSD #70<br />Blog: ottomat3ch.wordpress.com<br />Twitter: @nlakusta<br />Skype: ottomat3ch<br />
PD sessions can help teachers integrate technology as part of their core instructional process.<br />
Only 39% of <br />teachers report “moderate” or frequent” use <br />of technology <br />as an instructional <br />tool. <br />(Grunwald Associates, 2010)<br />
teaching and learning tool<br />tied to curricular goals <br />assessment<br />strong instructional techniques<br />
minimizing the importance of technology within PD<br />concentrating instead on the core areas of teaching<br />
Just try it</li></li></ul><li>The 23 Things Project <br />came about after many discussions, <br />reflections and <br />hands-on learning in the 5J’s, during the first year of <br />the SLItech Project – Supporting Innovative Classrooms in PSD #70. <br />