As an ITS you’ll be responsible for providing inservice training for your teachers at your campus. In my experience as an ITS, I’ve given my share of those inservices and have begun to classify the kinds of participants you’ll encounter along the way.
Hooking Teachers on Technology
Hooking Teachers on Technology It’s all about Finding the Right Bait!!
What might we encounter? Coral Salmon shark guppy Octopus Tuna ?
Coral, Guppies and Octopus Guppy Octopus Coral Coral remains firmly fixed in their methods and will not change no matter what! The guppy is very timid about trying new things and must be coaxed to do so. Octopus want to do the right thing but end up in a cloud going eight different directions.
Salmon, Tuna and Shark Tuna Shark Salmon Salmon know it’s an upstream battle but are determined to make the effort. Tuna fish always swim in a school, and only do what the group wants. They will not go against the “flow”. Shark are aggressive power users who frighten all the other users away.
fish frighteners Time and Commitment Instruction shouldn’t stop with a one time show. Teachers need time to make mistakes, practice, learn and absorb facts just like their students. Resistance (I can’t because…) Implementation This is the “When am I ever going to use this?” scenario. Teachers need time to apply the learning to their current classroom situation. Left on their own, new learning will fall to disuse.
Bait and Tackle skills projects templates equipment
get ready and reel ‘em in! Simple skills with immediate results Teacher excitement drives training and mentoring opportunities. Limited prime fishing time
what’d ya catch? Teachers ITS Coaching Coaching Your Staff Accomplishments Curriculum Brainstorming Taught Skills Created How Tos Set Goals
Trophy Fish By the end of the year, how many teachers will you have on a concrete path toward successful technology integration?
Bibliography Ferrell, Karen. (1997, March 1). Hooking Teachers on Technology: Finding the Right Bait. techLEARNING . Retrieved July 19, 2006 from http://www.techlearning.com/db_area/archives/WCE/archives/ferrell1.htm. Tarpon seen! [online image]. Available: http://globalflyfisher.com/gallery/wallpapers/view.php?clean=tarpon . July 19, 2006.