How might we educate teachers in technology based activities/tools?
When thinking about this ‘how might we’ question, the first thing that comes to mind as a potential issue is TIME. I am unable to meet with teachers before or after school, and lunch time likely won’t work either.
While I would love to tell my school leadership that teachers need more time off (like a half day in order to meet and plan), I suspect this isn’t possible.
To test out some ways I can reach out to teachers, I plan on:
(1) Sending out a link to a Google form with some questions (and while I know it would be best to ask these questions during a meeting, that’s not possible…yet). I will be curating questions to this and my goal is to send out the link on Monday, December 5 (after report cards are due!).
(2) Creating resources to be sent out to teachers (in the form of a video that I create, or a Google Slide with information). I don’t think I would have enough time, or resources, to send this out weekly, I’m thinking of doing it once or twice a month. I will be talking to my principal about this on Friday (as we are all trying to be mindful to not overwhelm teachers – so maybe rather then me sending out this separately, it could be included in her weekly blog to teachers).
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Thanks to @jmartin for sending me the questions she’s asked the staff! If anyone else has done something similar, I’d love to see the questions you asked!
Hi Shauna, this is a great idea and an important concept! I wonder if you have ever heard of the Pineapple chart? It’s another great way to showcase not only what you know, but maybe also what other teachers are trying or using and want to share. Here is an article on it if you would like to check it out!
Also, @egelleny is an amazing resource for this kind of question!
Ah, the pineapple chart – soooo good!