OELMA October, 2003 Designing an INFOhio Inservice for Teachers Ann E. Tepe INFOhio email@example.com
Planning Your Inservice
Thinking About Your Inservice… • Purpose – define your goal for the session • When during the school year • Length of time needed • Large group vs small group • Focused vs general overview • Hands-on vs demonstration • When to hold inservice • - before school, after school • - get on inservice agenda • - repeat the session at different times • so more can come & groups are small
Planning Your Inservice • Setting – make it as comfortable as possible. • Look at lighting, seating, work space, hardware • needs, no more than 2 to a computer (check • setting ahead of time if not in your facility) • Start on time – end on time • Be organized and flexible • Have enough handouts • Involve your audience -- consider asking a • colleague to talk about the features of a • particular resource • Have food!
How do you get busy teachers to attend? • Put handouts in mailboxes • Meet with them by grade level • Meet with them by department/subject • Meet one to one -- start with friend or collaborative partners • Catch their attention with a neat feature – • EBSCO’s Page Composer • EBSCO’s Alert • EBSCO’s Professional Collection • Access Science’s Q&A -- to ask an expert • NewsBank’s National Debate Topic page • Landsat satellite photo of your school
Don’t Forget… • Invite your administrators • How can you provide follow-up? • - a 2nd session • - a memo that has answers to open • questions • - additional handouts in mailboxes • - offering to co-teach their students • What about parents and the community?
INFOhio K-6 Resources (** At these grade levels primarily for Teachers) Arts English Language Arts American National Biography AMICO Britannica Online EBSCOhost NewsBank Newspapers **Oxford Reference Online SIRS Discoverer Britannica Online EBSCOhost **Literature Online NewBank Newspapers **Oxford Reference Online SIRS Discoverer Foreign Language Math American National Biography AMICO Britannica Online EBSCOhost **Enciclopedia Universal en Español NewsBank Newspapers **Oxford Reference Online **Access Science Britannica Online EBSCOhost NewBank Newspapers **Oxford Reference Online
INFOhio K-6 Resources…con’t (** At these grade levels primarily for Teachers) Science Social Studies **AccessScience Britannica Online EBSChost NewsBank Newspapers **Ohio Landsat **Oxford Reference Online SIRS Discoverer American National Biography AMICO **Annals of American History Britannica Online EBSCOhost NewsBank Newspapers **Ohio Landsat **Oxford Reference Online **Sanborn Insurance Maps SIRS Discoverer Technology **AccessScience Britannica Online EBSCOhost NewsBank Newspapers **Oxford Reference Online
Show teachers how resources connect to Ohio Academic Content Standards
What does “alignment” mean to you and your teachers?
Teacher Guide Blackline Masters Web Site Video Clip
Each Resource Has a Help Page PowerPoint slideshows Vendor’s Tutorials Help Wizards Getting Started Guides
Look for HELP within each resource! EBSCO’s Help button is located in the upper right corner of the screen.
Click on New and Upcoming Tool Kit for Fall, 2003
Q & A What features would you show your teachers? What has worked for you?
Thank You for Using INFOhio! Ann E. Tepe INFOhio firstname.lastname@example.org