GaETC 2012 Building Capacity with the Technology Leadership Forum SESSION: 165 Salon 7Thursday, November 8, 2012 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Kathy Politis, Director Instructional Technology Mindy Ramon, Coordinator Technology Training Susan Fisher, Humanities, Talented & Gifted Holly Berg, School Technology Specialist
Why do we need a Technology Leadership Forum? Who are We?
What is the forum? Who should be part of the forum? How do you recruit participants?
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Effective Professional Learning Professional Learning Components Transfer to On-the-Job Skills Attained
How TLF changed my classroom instruction “Is just using it really a lofty goal?” Bernajean Porter I now consider these two questions about every lesson plan I create: How would you want to use your class time with your students? 2) What would be the best use of face time with you and for students to have with each other?
Teachers in a flipped setting send their knowledge home • to students (and their families) as 5-15 minute videos. • This frees up class time for students to work on homework, projects, • and other assignments with the help of their teachers and peers. • Kids learn at different paces and the videos allow them to press rewind • over and over again. Kids who are out sick never have to miss critical content • again.
Flipping started my concept of designing the perfect “Dream Class” which is not only Flipped but also Inspired, Gamified, Project Based, and Differentiated! Collabornation Class Site • Choose Your Own Adventure The emphasis for me was less about learning the latest and greatest technology tricks but rather, looking honestly at what I was using and analyzing its worth for my students.
Flipped “Dream Class” Results • Total instructional days • Saved in first nine weeks • of School = 23 !! • Including 5 added • Enrichment days! • Unit Tests also were 1-2 • percent higher on average Unit 1 = 20 versus 33 Unit 2 = 18 versus 21 Unit 3 = 12 versus 19
Coaching others • The biggest obstacles are being able to reach everyone and making it relevant at the time of training. • Options: -Face to face whole group and small group meetings. - Online format with interaction, such as Edmodo. - Through the use of an online resource for “on-demand” learning, like Live Binder.
Summer Camps Many of the technologies I learned about were incorporated into a camp for middle school students.
Speakers Contact Info: Kathy Politis email@example.com Mindy Ramon firstname.lastname@example.org Susan Fisher FisherSu@fultonschools.org Holly Berg Bergh@fultonschools.org