Based on the results of the Technology survey, I would offer small group training on the Edline program and Voice thread. It was very hard to determine what professional development the teachers showed the most interest because some of the teachers did not complete the rating questions correctly. I selected Edline because 6 of the teachers rated it a 1 meaning that they were interested in professional development on this topic. Edline is the program the district requires all the teachers to use, and many of the teachers are not familiar with this program. I think professional development on this program will benefit those that are interested as well as some of the other teachers at my school because they have limited knowledge about using this program. I would also like to provide professional development on Voice thread because 5 teachers rated that as a 2 which meant they are interested in learning more about Web 2.0 tools. I selected Voice Thread because most of the teachers indicated they were advanced in using the computer and knowledgeable about Microsoft office. Voice Thread will allow the teachers to improve their power point presentations in their classroom.
I will provide the professional development during the grade level meeting because 76% of the teachers said they would prefer that time. I have spoken to my principal, and he has agreed to allow me to present the technology professional development at the grade level meetings. Mr. Chenier also said that if more time is needed, he is willing to work with me because it is beneficial to the school as well as beneficial to me. I will follow up with all faculty members that attended the professional development within two – three weeks following the PD session. If more support is needed by the teachers, I will provide one-on-one coaching in their classroom. All classrooms have promethean boards, internet access, teacher/ student workstations, and projectors. I will also provide handouts at each session, and I will post videos to the school website for anyone desiring to use them. We have not started grade level meetings due to Hurricane Isaac. I will present the professional development at the December grade level meetings.
From: Glenn Chenier Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 7:51 AM To: GMM_ALL Subject: Technology Survey Good morning, Below is a link to a technology survey to gather data about professional development for technology. This is a school-initiated survey. Please complete by Thursday and confirm your completion by emailing me. Thank you for your cooperation. <https://docs.google.com/a/its.nicholls.edu/spreadsheet/viewform? formkey=dEgwTkl4c0dCNHFrenctbWxvLTROY2c6MQ> https://docs.google.com/a/its.nicholls.edu/spreadsheet/viewform? formkey=dEgwTkl4c0dCNHFrenctbWxvLTROY2c6MQ And as always, Have a nice day! Glenn Chenier Acting Principal Garyville / Mt. Airy Math & Science Magnet School 240 Highway 54 Garyville, LA 70051 Phone: (985) 535 - 5400 Fax: (985) 535 - 5017 Cell: (504) 628 - 9168 email: firstname.lastname@example.org