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?


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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