Sun Associates works with schools, districts, government and non-profit organizations to develop a wide range of staff development offerings and presentations. Here are links and resources to some of the many professional development activities we have conducted and developed for our clients. Feel free to browse our presentations and materials. In many cases, the following links contain materials which you can download and use for your own staff development needs. Of course, the best staff development is that crafted for your specific needs. So please contact us for more information on how we can design a similar offering for your organization.
USVI Summer 1998 Technology Institute - a summer institute produced for teams of K-12 teachers from the US Virgin Islands (produced in partnership with Learning Innovations, SEIR*TEC, and the USVI Department of Education). The thrust of this August, 1998 intensive institute was two-fold: 1) to provide teachers with basic skills in the use of specific core applications technologies; and 2) to assist these teachers in developing curriculum units and activities which make use of their newly-acquired skills. Visit the Institute's website to learn more about this event, its products, and follow-up activities.
Evaluating Technology Implementation and Developing Technology Plan Visions and Goals are workshops we presented at the Alabama Educational Technology Conference (AECT). View the PowerPoint presentations for these workshops on the AETC website.
Tough Choices: Spending Technology Dollars and Updating & Revising Your Technology Plan - workshops conducted at Classroom Connect's Connected Classroom Conference. Both workshops emphasize the need to have coherent, functional, technology plans that exist as a basis for both updating and reviewing how technology can have maximum effect on teaching and learning. Tough Choices focuses on the decisions a district must make in creating and implementing plans. Updating emphasizes the need to build evaluation and review into your planning process.
Grantwriting -- Finding Funding for Educational Technology Projects - a workshop designed to assist school/district grantwriters, technology coordinators, and/or potential grantwriters in creating winning proposals that build off of the ideas and objectives in their technology plans. View the presentation slides for this workshop.
Implementing a Technology Plan on a Limited Budget and Technology Planning: Avoiding the Gotchas - workshops conducted at Classroom Connect's Connected Classroom Conference. Implementing focuses on understanding basic plan structures and funding. Avoiding the Gotchas addresses the need for using a technology plan as a strategy for thoughtful and reflective technology integration.
Developing Classroom Projects with Integrated Applications Technology - a 15 hour workshop for 4th through 7th grade teachers in Dover (NH) Public Schools. This workshop was conducted over a six week period and assisted participants in the development of technology-enriched classroom activities using applications such as Microsoft's PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. Participants reviewed basic background material in technology integration and then with our assistance and feedback, developed lesson plans using a variety of basic application technologies.
Additional descriptions of Sun Associates projects are available on our sample project description page. Also, many of the free-standing resources from our various professional development activities are available on our resources page.
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