Team Teaching/ Collaboration

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Team Teaching/ Collaboration

  1. 1. A Guide On Collaboration For the ReluctantTeacher!<br />Created by Ronna Williams<br />For SPE 6630<br />Dr. Morin<br />Troy University<br />
  2. 2. Article One Addresses How Blogging Will Help Collaborators With Management and Instruction Planning<br />Catalino, F. (2005). Why blog? Will your web log add to the world of <br /> knowledge? In 12 days of blogs, our expert demonstrates the myriad<br /> <br /> benefits this new form of communication holds for teachers, students and parents alike. T H E Journal, Technological Horizons<br /> in Education, 33. Retrieved August 19, 2009 <br /> <br /> <br />http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-141349515.html<br /> <br />
  3. 3. Blogging Benefits For Teachers<br />Weblogs = Log of Thoughts Published as Web Page (Blogs)<br />Anyone / Become a Published Author<br />
  4. 4. Relevance to Collaborating Educators<br /><ul><li>Teacher Down the Hall/ Teacher in London,England</li></li></ul><li>Blogs, Require No Special Technical Knowledge<br />Typing Skills Helpful<br />Computer<br />High Speed Connection<br />
  5. 5. Blog Purpose= Communication<br />Teachers With Teachers<br />
  6. 6. Teachers With Students<br />
  7. 7. Teachers With Parents<br />
  8. 8. Students With Students<br />
  9. 9. Solving Problems AmongCollaboratingTeachers<br /><ul><li>Blogs Can Help</li></li></ul><li>Collaborators Have Different Planning Periods<br />
  10. 10. Need Privacy to Discuss Sensitive Matters<br />
  11. 11. Prepare Students to Compete Globally<br />
  12. 12. Share Files, Power Point Presentations and Ideas<br />
  13. 13. Reality Check<br /><ul><li>Blogging Requires Commitment</li></li></ul><li>Blogging Takes Time<br />
  14. 14. Ideas May Provoke Critics<br />
  15. 15. Encourages Up-To-Date Planning <br />
  16. 16. Investment of Time= Collaborative Relationships<br />
  17. 17. Constructive Criticism= Positive Changes<br />
  18. 18. Do You Want to Join The Blogosphere?<br />http://ronnawilliams.wordpress.com/<br />
  19. 19. Article Two Addresses Management and Instruction<br />
  20. 20. Looking For A Better Way<br />Bainbridge Island School District/ Washington<br />Old fashioned way<br />Paper/pencil<br />
  21. 21. Take attendance<br />Grading<br /> Homework<br />
  22. 22. Empire Union School District/ CaliforniaPleased With Online Testing Service/ Some Problems<br />
  23. 23. Network Slowing Down<br />Stalling<br />Made Tasks More Difficult<br />
  24. 24. Both Districts Found Solutions Using Moodle<br />
  25. 25. Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment<br />
  26. 26. Free/ School Must Maintain Server<br />
  27. 27. Integrated System Manager<br />
  28. 28. Collaborative Uses<br />Example: <br />English Instructor<br /> History Instructor<br />
  29. 29. Co-Lesson Planning and Construction of Instruction Design <br />
  30. 30. History Teacher:<br />Lesson on THE JAZZ AGE<br />English Teacher:<br />Lesson on THE GREAT GATSBY<br />
  31. 31. The Lessons Are Entwined<br />And<br />Delivered Simultaneously<br />
  32. 32. Teachers Share<br />Information Using Wikis<br />(Part of Moodle)<br />
  33. 33. http://ronnawilliams.moodlehub.com/<br />ww<br />http://rwilliams.ninehub.com<br />To Get Your Own Free Moodle Site:<br />www.keytoschool.com<br />
  34. 34. Article Three Addresses How Wireless Technology Can Assist Collaborators Management and Instruction<br />
  35. 35. Collaboration = New Frontier<br />Speaker: John Chambers, Cisco Networking Systems<br /><ul><li>Not Distractions/ New Forms of Collaboration</li></li></ul><li>New Forms of Collaboration<br /><ul><li>Children Doing Homework
  36. 36. Instant Messaging
  37. 37. Talking on the Phone</li></li></ul><li>Wireless Technology: Changing the Classroom<br /><ul><li>PromotesCollaboration</li></li></ul><li>Creates Accessibility to Information<br />http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/story.phpitemID=16924&version=4754&page=6<br />
  38. 38. Connects TeachersConnects Students<br />
  39. 39. Imagine This Technology Being Used in a Dynamic Collaboration<br />
  40. 40. Wirelessly Connected History Classroom, English Classroom,Geography Classroom and Physical Science Classroom<br />
  41. 41. Teachers Meet to Chat (wirelessly) to Prepare a Lesson <br />on the Age of Discovery<br />
  42. 42. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTPz9G9MoNI<br />The Classes Begin (using i-chat) Connected Video and Audio For Introduction<br />
  43. 43. History Teacher: Leif Ericsson, Christopher Columbus<br />
  44. 44. Geography Teacher: Longitude, Latitude, Inaccurate Maps<br />
  45. 45. <ul><li>English: Journaling: The Age of Exploration</li></li></ul><li>Physical Science: Build an Astrolabe, How a Compass Works<br />
  46. 46. Teachers Collaborate and Teach Wirelessly-No Walls<br />
  47. 47. Article 4 Addresses How An On Line System Can Benefit Collaboration in the Areas of Assessment and Reporting<br />
  48. 48. Online System Simplifies Assessment<br />
  49. 49. Demands on Teachers<br /><ul><li>Accountability
  50. 50. Accurate Reporting</li></li></ul><li>Teachers/ Administrators Looking For Solutions<br />Florida/Broward County School System’s Solution <br /><ul><li>Overwhelming Task of Aggregating Large Amounts of Data
  51. 51. Interviewed Several Companies
  52. 52. CreativeCurriculum.net
  53. 53. http://www.creativecurriculum.net/</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Valid/Reliable On-Line Assessment & Reporting
  54. 54. Credible Reporting to Superintendent </li></li></ul><li>Numerous Opportunities for Collaborative Relationships<br /><ul><li>Administration with Teachers</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Without Interrupting Teaching Process/ Admin Check Reports</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Data Reviewed Before Meeting/ Time Saved for Addressing Problems</li></li></ul><li>Teachers with Teachers<br />System Gives Instant Individualized Strategies<br /><ul><li>Team Teachers Have Reports In Hand During Co-Planning
  55. 55. Deficiencies Known/ Time Reserved For Team Action Plan</li></li></ul><li>Can’t Wait to Co-teach?<br />http://sites.google.com/site/rjcollaborativeteachingsite/<br />RECIPE FOR EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION<br />At least one teacher who shares your teaching philosophy and has similar goals.<br />One supportive administrator who will offer flexible planning situations for you and your co-teacher.<br />Sprinkle in a generous investment of time.<br />Top with heaping tablespoons of communication.<br />Simmer for at least one academic year.<br />Serves: all (students, teachers, parents, administrators)<br />* No calories<br />
  56. 56. Thanks!<br />Ronna Williams<br />

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