Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Technology - State of the School - #171

It's time to push, pull, and catapult teachers into the technology age. As the "leader" I am first pushing myself to move forward, but I need a lot of support and encouragement. I learn best if someone shows me or tells me the "ins and outs", so I don't have to start at square one. Hopefully, you all will be part of that support.

This blog is a leap forward in communication. Currently at my school, #171, teachers' technology skills run the gamut - computer phobia to make everything paperless. The goal is to provide support and challenge to move everyone along their personal technology continuum. With that there are building-wide expectations (benchmarks) that all teachers must reach - web grading, getting students to the library or computer lab to use computers, and reading and sending email. How does that compare to what your teachers are doing?

3 Comments:

Blogger Mary Jo Conrad said...

You are doing a great job!!! Keep trying

December 15, 2004 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger LAG said...

You go girl!

December 15, 2004 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger sjbrooks-young said...

Kathy, you might find that a blog would be an equalizer for online communication. You can see that it's easy to use, so that your more 'tech-phobic' teachers can come along. Once you've established an adult line of communication, perhaps you can think about how teachers could use a tool like this with students.

I'll be posting several examples after the holidays. You can look at some and perhaps share them with your more tech-savvy teachers.

Have you thought about how you and your team can design a staff development program to meet all the different levels of need?

December 16, 2004 at 4:45 PM  

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