AZ School Librarian

Reflections on the events and happenings of a new librarian, veteran teacher, and soon to retire educator in Arizona. I've been a music teacher, computer lab teacher (VIC 20, Apple IIe, C-64, MacPlus, and PC), curriculum integration specialist, and am about to add Library Media Specialist to the list. My interests include photography, 4 wheeling (in a Jeep Unlimited), hiking, technology, and renovating my house.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Day Two - Second Session

Second Session

Back to Cheryl for the afternoon session. This time Metiri looks at why technology works in some places and not others.

Looks like several things, starting with the vision of the leadership, and understanding that teacher will require 25 supported efforts with just one technology before they will be able to take it on themselves.

25 times? That seems a huge obstacle. I’ve heard this statistic before, and it seems to ring true with my own experience as a teacher trainer/collaborator/coach. We already work with our new teacher for 2 hours a week, on things like classroom management and standards. Now we also have to figure out how to shoehorn in 25 ways to do one sort of technology (or any other implementation you'd care to name). Woo! How do we ever get it done?

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