- Shane Steckelberg
DAKOTA VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Tech Coordinator/Technical Staff
Description: What steps can be taken to assess and assist teachers with technology in the classroom?
PD: New Staff
How to handouts
two-hour primer a few days before school starts
Intro to Helpdesk and FAQs
Do you ever wonder “Is it worth it for them or you?” (Info overload)
PD doesn’t work well because it is not content or grade level specific. Instructor driven, not hands-on. Teach based on skill levels. Provide choices – don’t tell them they must go to Promethean training, provide them the opportunity to go to Promethean training with a focus on subject. Provide follow-up.
Offer break out sessions. Use local experts. Hands-on. Let them use the technology as much as possible. Survey about support available, curriculum integration, technical choices.
45 min tech survey
45 min hands-on assessment
Low, middle, and high ability groups. Low group learns basics of operation, middle learn a bit more, high even more.