The activities during the face to face learning time involved teachers participating first as a student for exposure, followed by learning about the tool/strategy as a teacher. The following are some of the topics teachers engaged in and learned about during the face to face meetings:
- Intro to blended learning strategies
- Generating an inquiry question (site-based)
- Digital Citizenship
- Collecting feedback from students
- Digital assessment tools
- Sharing and publishing tools
- Digital portfolios
- Online communities for students
- Tools to enhance engagement in lessons
Depending on interest generated from the initial sharing sessions, the learning portion of the meeting time would be in small groups based on choice or whole group which then broke off into smaller groups for the hands on learning.
At the final face to face meeting in May, teachers will get into small groups to share their experiences. We will have green screens set up for them to create short, fun video reflections if they would like. At this final meeting, we will also discuss ways they can continue their learning by staying active on social media and connecting in the Schoology group.
Teachers in the EdTech CoP have support of their site coaches to help them on their tech journey. They can also sign up with me for in class demos and modeling, as well as planning and brainstorming help.