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User Friendly

Creating a Network of Literacy Coaches through Technology

Tina Angelo

Manager of Adolescent Literacy

Houston ISD

Paula Pierre

Curriculum Specialist Literacy

Houston ISD


Getting Feedback

  • http://todaysmeet.com/Userfriendly


Vision

  • “A vision is much more than the articulation of statements and beliefs. It reflects continuous reflection, action, re-evaluation, and communication.” The Importance of Visions for Schools and School Improvement by Leslie Jones

  • The Literacy Support Network will provide students with optimal opportunities to engage in content area literacy instruction in all classrooms by providing cognitive coaching for teachers, conducting professional development that will build teacher capacity, and supporting teachers as they work with students.


Think-Write-Pair-Share

  • Journal your vision for your group. Think about what you want your “after” picture to look like. (3 minutes)

  • Partner with someone and share your vision. Partner A will get a minute to share. Then Partner B will have a minute to share.


Needs Assessment

  • Provide cognitive coaching for teachers/Literacy Coaches

  • Conduct professional development that will build teacher capacity

  • Support teachers as they work with students

  • Store Information & Resources

  • Gather Information

  • Document Work


Technology Tool Shed

  • What are your needs?

  • How efficient and effective are the technology tools?

    • Time

    • Cost

    • User friendly

  • Are your people Digital Natives or Immigrants?


Literacy Coach Network


Are your people Digital Immigrants or DigitalNatives?

Digital Immigrants

DigitalNatives

  • Willingly uses technology, but not familiar with its potential

  • Believes technology can be used successfully for some tasks

  • May have grown up with technology or adopted it as an adult

  • Has an accent

  • Chooses to use technology for numerous tasks

  • Adapts as the tools change

  • May have grown up with technology or adopted it as an adult


Digital Immigrants & Digital Natives

DigitalImmigrants

Digital Natives

  • Digital Recluse:

    • Uses technology only to function in the current environment

    • Not used by choice

  • Digital Refugee:

    • Unwillingly forced to use technology

    • Prefers hard copies

  • Digital Explorer:

    • Uses technology to push the envelope

    • Seeks new tools that can do more and work faster and easier

  • Digital Innovator:

    • Adapts and changes old tools for new tasks

    • Creates new tools


Literacy Coach Network


DigitalImmigrants vs. DigitalNatives


Think-Pair-Share

  • Think about your group and assess their technology level. Would most of your group be Digital Immigrants or Digital Natives? Does your group have varying degrees?

  • Partner with someone and share your percentage of Digital Immigrants vs. Digital Natives. Partner A will get a minute to share. Then Partner B will have a minute to share.


Share Using Technology

  • www. Polleverywhere.com


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Store Information & Resources: Wiki


What is a Wiki?

  • A collaborative website that allows users to edit and update information.


Why use a wiki?


One stop shop for all things Literacy


Meeting


Other wiki sites


Share

  • What are some ways that this technology tool can help you create your vision?

  • What are some possible challenges?

  • How can this tool be used to impact student learning?


Gather Information:Google Docs


Think

  • With a partner think about the types of information that you have to gather on your job and the challenges you have experienced.


What are Google Docs?

  • A web-based application that allows users to share information, edit information in real time, gather information, and store information in one location.

  • Documents

  • Presentation

  • Spreadsheet

  • Forms


Google Doc Uses


Google Tools


PDF


Think

  • Look back at the list of information you needed to gather.

  • How can Google Docs tools meet those needs?


Share

  • Popcorn out your responses.


Document Work: Moodle


What is Moodle?

  • A Learning Management System

    • Assignments

    • Discussion Board

    • Post articles

    • Weekly reminders or class notes

    • Journal

    • Set-up by topic or by week


Student View


Teacher View


Think/Share

  • Where do you see Moodle or any online Learning Management System fitting in the future of education for both students and teachers?


Implementation

Challenges

Solutions

  • Resistance

  • Change

  • Frustration

  • Suspicion

  • Persistence

  • Scaffolding

  • Training

  • Transparency


Future

Needs Assessment

Technology Tool

  • Capture ideas during observations

  • Share with fellow coaches

  • Capture Immediate participant feedback

  • Pulse livescribe

  • Polleverywhere.com

“A vision is much more than the articulation of statements and beliefs. It reflects continuous reflection, action, re-evaluation, and communication.”


Contact Information

  • Tina Angelo

    • HISD Manager of Adolescent Literacy

    • [email protected]

  • Paula Pierre

    • HISD Curriculum Specialist

    • [email protected]


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