Staff develpment douglas dawson.doc


Published on

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Staff develpment douglas dawson.doc

  1. 1. FRIT-7737Practicum in School Library Media Centers Staff Development Unit: “Web 2.0 Tools and You” Arlene H. Dawson and Juanita DouglasParticipant Information:This staff development lesson is designed to share with teachers a variety of Web 2.0 tools thatthey can use in their classrooms to enhance instruction and learning. We chose Web 2.0 toolsthat are easily accessible and economical. We identified these Web 2.0 tools because they areaccessible through the Dekalb County School’s network. Since we recognized that to adequatelyprepare students for twentieth first century learning, we must expose students and teachers totechnology on a daily basis. We selected the following tools: Voki, Wordle, and Voice Thread.These simple tools can be used by teachers daily to enhance instruction and improvecommunication and collaboration.Standards:ISTE/NETS Standards for Teachers3. Model Digital-Age Work and LearningTeachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovativeprofessional in a global and digital society. Teachers: demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to newa. technologies and situations. collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital toolsb. and resources to support student success and innovation. communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peersc. using a variety of digital-age media and formats. model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate,d. analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning.Staff Development Unit Arlene Dawson Juanita Douglas
  2. 2. 4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and ResponsibilityTeachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digitalculture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices. Teachers: advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information anda. technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources. address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providingb. equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources. promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the usec. of technology and information. develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging withd. colleagues and students of other cultures using digital-age communication and collaboration tools.5. Engage in Professional Growth and LeadershipTeachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibitleadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating theeffective use of digital tools and resources. Teachers: participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications ofa. technology to improve student learning. exhibit leadership by demonstrating a vision of technology infusion, participating inb. shared decision making and community building, and developing the leadership and technology skills of others. evaluate and reflect on current research and professional practice on a regular basis toc. make effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources in support of student learning. contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession andd. of their school and community.Participants:All 7th grade teachers will participate in this lesson.Timeframe:45 minute sessionStaff Development Unit Arlene Dawson Juanita Douglas
  3. 3. STAGE 1: DESIRED RESULTSTeachers as students will be able:  Create products for their classrooms and students using Web 2.0 tools.  Create, edit, and share creative presentations through Web 2.0 tools.  Collaborate with teaching peers, students and other learning community members using Web 2.0 tools.  Use video, presentation, and communication tools to support learning. UNDERSTANDINGS:Teachers as students will understand that:  Technology can be easily incorporated into the classroom  Many of the Web 2.0 tools are easily adapted for instruction  How to make a Wordle for vocabulary, an avatar to introduce the lesson, use VoiceThread to enhance their lessons.Related Misconceptions:  New technology is complicated.  Making and uploading a screencast is difficult  There is not enough time to develop technology and enhance lessons.  Web 2.0 tools cannot be used at school. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:Overarching questions:  How can I use technology in my classroom?  How will using Web 2.0 tools help my students learn?  How will Web 2.0 help me to save time?Topical questions:  What are Web 2.0 tools?  How can I integrate them into my classroom?Staff Development Unit Arlene Dawson Juanita Douglas
  4. 4. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:Teachers as students will know and be able to:  Recognize Web 2.0 tools are easy to use.  That Web 2.0 tools are good for educational and personal use.  Use Wordle to create vocabulary posters.  Use Voki to create avatars to introduce lessons and concepts.  Use VoiceThread in the classroom for various activities.  Collaborate and communicate with each other using Web 2.0 tools. Stage 2: ASSESSMENT EVIDENCE Performance Tasks:Grasp: You will use various Web 2.0 tools to create vocabulary lists, introduce standards, and todeliver a mini lesson.Role: Teacher using technology to enhance your daily lessons.Audience: Seventh grade teachers.Situation: Your goal will be to develop lesson enhancements for various disciplines usingtechnology.Product, Performance, and Purpose: Your products will be added to your list of favoritewebsites, teacher web pages and saved to student work stations for easy access and re-teaching.Standards for success: Successful creation of various products using Web 2.0 tools. Resources students will use:_ Online subscription database(s) X Web sites_ Books_ ReferenceTypes of Instruction/ActivitiesX Direct instruction:X Modeling and guided practiceX Independent practiceX Sharing and reflectingStaff Development Unit Arlene Dawson Juanita Douglas
  5. 5. Stage 3: Learning PlanWhere is this unit going? 1. The librarians will each introduce the unit by explaining that there are many Web 2.0 tools out there that seem difficult, but are in fact easy once you delve in and get use to using them. 2. The teacher-librarians will provide a list of various Web 2.0 tools for teachers to use in their classrooms. 3. The teachers - librarians will introduce at least four Web 2.0 tools (Voki, Wordle, Jing and Voice thread) and show samples of each. 4. Teachers will choose at least two of the Web 2.0 tools and create a product that they can use in their classroom.The Hook-  Teacher-librarian will show a Voki as an introduction to the staff development.What experiences will the teachers have at this staff development?1. The teacher-librarians will introduce a discussion on Web. 2.0 tools? What are they? How are they accessed? How much do they cost? Are they difficult to use? How can they improve student learning? How can they be used in the classroom?2. The teacher-librarians will present a PowerPoint briefly introducing each of the above Web 2.0 tools and giving step by step instructions for producing each.3. Teachers will use computers in the media center to access Voki, Wordle, and VoiceThread.4. The teachers will practice at least two of the above Web 2.0 tools to create sample products for use in their classroom.5. The teacher-librarians will close using the 3-2-1strategy. (3 things you learned, 2 remaining questions, and one-life-long lesson).6. Teachers will complete an evaluation of the staff development presentation.Rethink/Reflect:  Teachers will be asked how they feel they can use Web 2.0 tools in their classrooms.  Can they think of other ways to use the Web 2.0 tools introduce in the lesson?Revise:  Teachers will revise their thoughts on how they can use technology in their classroom to enhance instruction.  Teachers will also engage in group discussions about ways to implement into the classroom and share those ideas.Staff Development Unit Arlene Dawson Juanita Douglas
  6. 6. Exhibit:Teachers will share their products by e-mailing them to other members of the group forcomments.Evaluate:Teachers will complete an evaluation on the staff development presentation. Sequence of Activities, Tasks, and ReflectionsThis lesson will last 45 minutes.First 5 minutes:Introduction:  Teacher - Librarian will introduce Web 2.0 tools and briefly discuss I their uses.Next 15 minutes:Lesson:  Teacher-librarians will introduce three Web 2.0 tools.  In addition, they will show one example of each Web 2.0 tool.  Teacher librarians will then demonstrate how to sign on and use these tools in their classrooms.Next 15 minutes:Guided Practice:  Teachers create accounts for the various Web 2.0 tools.  Teachers will create products and save for future use with students.  Teacher-librarian will assist teachers and will answer any questions that arise.Last 10 minutes:Practice, Sharing, and Evaluation:  Teachers will share three things they learned.  Teachers will ask two remaining questions they may have.  One life-long lesson about Web 2.0 tools.Staff Development Unit Arlene Dawson Juanita Douglas
  7. 7. Follow-up plan:  Teacher librarians will continue to offer support to teachers using these Web 2.0 tools.  Teacher librarians will upload lesson to SMS library website.  Teacher librarians will entertain questions and offer support on or using Web 2.0 in the classroom at our blog site.Resources:Nets for Teachers by ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education - - Development Unit Arlene Dawson Juanita Douglas
  8. 8. STAFF DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION1. This lesson on using Web 2.0 tools was useful.Agree-Disagree-No opinion-2. This lesson provided me with useful information that I will use again.Agree-Disagree-No opinion-3. Now that I have participated in this staff development, I feel that I could easily use these Web2.0 tools on my own.Agree-Disagree 4. After this staff development, I can think of ways to use these Web 2.0 Tools in theclassroom.Agree-DisagreeNo opinion5. The presenters were well-informed and knew the content well.Agree-DisagreeNo opinionStaff Development Unit Arlene Dawson Juanita Douglas