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GETLC. Georgetown Elementary Technology Learning Community. Philosophy. Needs. Initiatives & Standards. GETLC. Hardware & Software. Funding. Evaluation. Bibliography. Professional Development. Maintenance & Timeline. Philosophy. Education is important Education should be creative

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Georgetown elementary technology learning community

GETLC

Georgetown Elementary

Technology Learning Community


Georgetown elementary technology learning community

Philosophy

Needs

Initiatives & Standards

GETLC

Hardware & Software

Funding

Evaluation

Bibliography

Professional Development

Maintenance & Timeline


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Philosophy

  • Education is important

  • Education should be creative

  • Teachers should be leaders

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Needs

  • 65% of staff rate their technology aptitude as intermediate or higher.

  • Approximately 10% have established wikis, blogs or other types of websites.

  • 10% responded that they have created projects with or for students using any of the following: programs such as PowerPoint or Movie Maker, scanners, digital cameras or video, or used internet scavenger hunts or WebQuests. Virtual tours, podcasting, collaborative internet projects are virtually non-existent.

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Initiatives & Standards

  • U.S. Department of Education – National Educational Technology Plan

    http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/plan/index.html

    http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/plan/2004/site/stories/edlite-teachertraining.html

  • Department of Education Delaware

    http://www.doe.state.de.us/programs/pcs/default.shtml

    http://www.doe.state.de.us/files/pdf/pcs_DRCNews1.pdf

  • ISTE –NETS

    http://cnets.iste.org/currstands/cstands-netst.html

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Hardware & Software

  • Use existing equipment

  • Mobile interactive whiteboard/laptop/projector/wireless internet based in Computer Lab.

  • Learn methods to acquire funding for future.

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Funding

  • 0$ required for startup!

  • Obtaining grants and other funding will be a goal in the future.

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Professional Development

-The Plan

  • Project based on three principles

    1) Staff is unaware of many technologies as well as how to best use those presently available in our school.

    2) Undertraining of staff

    3) Few funds available

    Solution???

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Maintenance & Timeline

First week of July

Present to G.E. Administrators

July 8 - 22

Identify startup committee members

Recruit teachers/students for mini-fair. Complete wiki & blog sites.

July 22 – Aug. 25

Set-up and run through of mini-fair

Aug. 29

Technology mini-fair

Aug. 30

First two weeks of Sept.

Emails & communication with staff

Update wiki & blog, create interest w/ questions, tips, links and discoveries.

Sept. 4

Sept. 13

1st hands-on session

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Grant submitted and followed to completion

Last week of Sept.


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Evaluation

  • Short term – participation

  • Middle of first year – Wiki and blog become a growing resource of information; development of classroom wikis and blogs; internet scavenger hunts and WebQuests used in computer lab; teachers pursuing finding.

  • Long term – Acquisition and integration of technology into classrooms. Staff pursuing outside information to share.

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Bibliography

  • Delaware English Language Arts Standard 3 http://www.doe.state.de.us/programs/pcs/english.shtml

  • Delaware Mathematics Standard

  • http://www.doe.state.de.us/files/pdf/pcsMathGLE8-06.pdf

  • Delaware Statewide Recommended Curriculum Project Update September 2005 http://www.doe.state.de.us/files/pdf/pcs_DRCNews1.pdf

  • Delaware Science Standard 1

  • http://www.doe.state.de.us/files/pdf/schoolcurr_Standard1Final.pdf

  • George Lucas Foundation Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/index.php

  • ISTE National Educational Technology Standards Projects http://cnets.iste.org/index.shtml

  • Microsoft 101 Ideas for Innovative Teachers http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/b/5/bb584cad-99cb-4f13-97c2-1f1cf7d42fba/101_angol_3.pdf

  • National Education Technology Plan http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/plan/2004/site/stories/edlite-teachertraining.html

  • Salem State College, Massachusetts http://www.salemstate.edu/soas/cpmsie/

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Bibliography

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  • Teachers Improving Learning With Technology http://tilttv.blogspot.com/

  • San Deigo Supercomputer Center Teacher Tech http://education.sdsc.edu/teachertech/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&ceid=14&meid=-1

  • U.S. Department of Education http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/plan/index.html

  • WWW For Teachers – Sharing Technology http://www.4teachers.org/testimony/hageman/index.shtml

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Professional Development

-The Plan

SOLUTION

-begin grass roots technology movement in Georgetown Elementary by forming an in-house Technology Learning Community (GETLC)

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Professional Development

-The Plan

  • Create interest in technology!

    -mini technology fair

    -sharing of ideas, programs, discoveries, expertise

    - creating classroom wikis, blogs

    -hands-on sessions in computer lab

    -involve students

    -keep GETLC organized but informal. No stress on teachers time. Participation optional.

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Professional Development

-The Plan

  • Establish reliable support system using wiki, blog and the collective expertise of all staff members. Find answers, tips, resources reliably.

  • No Funds??? No startup costs!

    Use available equipment; computer lab, rooms equipped with interactive whiteboards, free wiki & blogs space.

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Needs

  • 100% of surveyed felt it was important to use technology in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning.

  • Majority of teachers questioned used computers only CCC or Earobics when in use by students.

  • 50% indicated they would use an online source (wiki or blog) as a resource for collaborative tech. learning.

  • 65% would attend voluntary hands on sessions

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Needs

How about a little support???

-Eight interactive whiteboards in school (approx. 28 classrooms). Three acquired by efforts of teachers through grant process.

***THREE OF EIGHT PRESENTLY DO NOT FUNCTION***

(one bulb out for over two weeks, two boards hung in March but projector and wiring never connected.)

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Needs

Staff needs to do whatever they can.

SmartBoard…OOOH!

Projector???

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Initiatives & Standards

  • George Lucas Foundation Edutopia

    http://www.edutopia.org/index.php

  • Microsoft 101 Ideas for Innovative Teachers http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/b/5/bb584cad-99cb-4f13-97c2-1f1cf7d42fba/101_angol_3.pdf

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Needs

Another nice SmartBoard…OOOH!

Projector???

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