Professional Development for Technology Integration
We have created a website dedicated to evaluation tools and techniques. EdTechEvaluation.org contains a variety of materials from Sun Associates as well as other organizations working specifically in the area of program evaluation. Also, see our page on this site which focuses on Educational Technology Evaluation.
View the materials, resources, and (coming soon) products from a Sun Associates Institute on technology integration. This Institute was developed for a small school district in the Mississippi Delta and is illustrative of the types of professional development experiences we produce. Materials for this Institute include tons of handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and web resource lists on subjects ranging from general integration to WebQuests.
Here's a recent presentation on incorporating learnings about the change process in the design of technology professional development.
When you've conducted all of the workshops you (and your staff) can stand, what other ideas do you have for helping teachers integrate technology into teaching and learning? This presentation helps school and district curriculum, technology, and staff development leaders plan staff development which maximizes student and teacher use of technology as a tool for learning.
This presenation helps one review their existing strategic instructional technology plan with an eye towards improvement. In this case, improvement means considering how the plan's vision, goals, and action plan strategically align for maximum impact on teaching and learning.
This presentation outlines some of the issues related to developing strong technology leadership skills amongst building principals.
Some of the best resources for technology planning and the evaluation of those planning efforts can be found on-line. This page links to technology planning guides, sample technology plans, and a variety of assessment and evaluation tools.
Whether it's a state NCLB/Title IID grant or a request for funding from a small local foundation, it pays to follow certain basic rules for successful proposal-writing. This presentation takes you through these steps. We also have a Inspiration-based proposal organizer that supports this presentation.
This presentation was originally prepared for our NECC workshop entitled "Creating Successful Proposals for Educational Technology Projects." View it on-line or download the complete Powerpoint file.
For those educators who are considering all sources of funding for their technology integration and implementation efforts, grants are a necessary and valuable resource. This page offers 10 tips for successful grantwriting.
Our "Scenarios for Problem-Solvers" are mini case studies designed to encourage a mindset of reflection and problem-solving among technology leaders. We've used these in group activities to kick off planning meetings, evaluation sessions, and technology professional development institutes.
This webpage was created as an electronic syllabus for a recent elementary school workshop. There are some great links here for any teacher interested in getting started with multimedia and on-line learning.
We created this website for use with our intermediate and advanced Internet workshops. Outlining the uses of the Internet as a tool for enhancing student learning and teacher productivity, this resource provides a number of interesting links for teachers at all levels and subject areas.
What 's required to successfully integrate one computer in the classroom? Teaching issues, hardware factors, and software are discussed in this concise page.
The bottom line to any successful effort to integrate technology into the curriculum is to start first with the curriculum and then find the appropriate technology tool to support particular curriculum goals and learning objectives. The ability to choose the right tool for the task is greatly aided by separating educational technology into several categories of use.
Many teachers have found that the technology tools that are most accessible and versatile are those broadly classified as "applications." This page discusses the many ways that spreadsheets, word processors, databases, and presentation managers can support curriculum.
If you find the materials on this list useful, or wish to comment on any of the resources we have assembled, please contact us! Your feedback is appreciated and will help to improve this site for all educators.
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