Here at ISB, I am lucky to be working with a couple of tech studs: Justin and Kim. Together, we’ve restructured our PD this semester to customize the help we provide teachers and to encourage the conversation to move forward in the direction that tech and ed need to go.
Of course, we continue our embedded technology approach with teachers and work with classes directly building in PD right into the sessions we do with students. Teachers learn best when they see best practices and new tools being used practically and with kids.
On Mondays, the 3 of us hang out in a room and take on ANY and ALL questions and problems teachers have been having. iPods to e-mail, SmartBoards to Garage Band, Audacity to cleaning up a desktop, we customize the PD to what they want to know. With 3 of us there, we can handle A LOT of traffic.
Here’s our Personal Tech Support “commercial”, nice work Justin!
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On Wednesdays, we run Wired Wednesdays, a discussion based session around the philosophy and direction of education, technology, and learning. Usually inspired by a video (think mwesch), we then just talk and then hopefully redirect the conversation into the blogosphere and classrooms. These sessions we are going to broadcast on Ustream.
So join us on Wednesdays, 2:15 pm, Bangkok time on UStream for our Wired Wednesdays. Or watch the sessions in rerun from our channel.
For more on this check out Justin’s post too, which includes our blurbs out to teachers promoting the sessions.