(Note: Not every tweet from the chat is included)
A1: After spending 1 full year observing teachers (new school last year), was able to discuss tech goals individually w/ teachers
Not in content but delivery RT
@mccoyderek: @mrhgaddis have you found a huge difference between the three levels, K-5, 6-8, 9-12? #ncadmin
PLCs have been very helpful at K-5 and 6-8 levels for method of tech pd.
I try to include basic tech strategies during presentations, such as Poll Everywhere during last years' Gang Awareness training.
It's important to identify effective strategies used by teachers, then empower them to demonstrate/collab w/ others in building.
I try and model technology every chance I get. This introduces technology and shows how it could be used in a classroom setting
I post QR Code on my office door and change it throughout year; last year I "caught" teachers discussing it.
@GLittle_MACS: I try and model technology every chance I get. #ncadmin No admin should say I am not a tech person @mrhgaddis | Same page!
I used a Prezi for Teacher Eval Training this year and will be using Primary Pad in next meeting.
I cannot expect teachers to learn new technology strategies if I refuse to learn them myself
Love this idea! RT
@csmithgoblue: QR Code on my office door and change it throughout year; I "caught" teachers discussing it. #Ncadmin
Right tool for right time! RT
@rjgiovanelli: #ncadmin we can't expect them to do it all. I tell them pick two to start and become good
I used a QR Code on my business card as we were learning them. There r a ton of possibilities as long as you are open to learning.
@mrhgaddis: #ncadmin It is not about having or seeing a vision. It is about articulating it.” modeling it, living it, Making vision reality
Great discussion so far!
#ncadmin Q3: How do you encourage teachers to become experts/trainers/presenters?
One of my goals is for our teachers to spend more time in each other's classrooms, sharing Best Practices; Tech as a focus.
So true but so often missed! RT
@GLittle_MACS I can't expect teachers to learn new tech strategies if I refuse to learn them myself. #ncadmin
@csmithgoblue: One of my goals is for teachers to spend more time in each other's classrooms, sharing Best Practices. #Ncadmin
A3: It starts with recognition, continues with providing opportunity to share in PLC model.
#ncadmin By nurturing a culture of trust and risk-taking. We can't be afraid to try things and fail.
#ncadmin Capacity building is key. Here's what we do at my school:
#ncadmin During PLCs we have teachers present a "tech 10" to their peers. 10 min overview of tech tool. Gives them controlled environment
@mrhgaddis We have to show tech as a tool for instruction. Not instruct on how to use tech for tech sake. - This is KEY!! #ncadmin
#ncadmin Building that level of trust and support lead to bigger things and capacity building
#ncadmin use the edcamp model for PD. No "training" just sharing. #edcampnc" Yes!
Great thoughts so far!
#ncadmin Q4: Innov pd is a shift for a lot of people - How do you support 'stuck' participants?
A4: Strategically match up teachers in a mentor-mentee pair, w/ focus of instructional technology.
And we're forgetting how beneficial student feedback can be!
This is one of my fave resources for teaching about TPACK:http://ow.ly/1Osd3h. Thanks
@cindygeddes for sharing this resource. #ncadmin
TPACK without the activity types piece from College of William and Mary is worthless. teachers need application.
Last 5 min, a pt from
@nmangum - How firm do we make our expectations that teachers will implment new strategies? LastQ #ncadmin
@CSmithGoBlue: I post QR Code on my office door and change it throughout year; last year I "caught" teachers discussing it. #Ncadmin” love!
I want to thank everyone for participating. Over the next few days, please share topic ideas with me and
@CSmithGoBlue and @mccoyderek for facilitating #ncadmin. Looking forward to being here for the entire hour next time.