the lead up to the day: By using phone, email, Skype, MSN to communicate with
the Executive of a school or the organisers of a conference to assertain their
staff or delegates needs. I also liase with the Network Administrators to have
all the software that I need loaded onto the system and working. I can then modify
my presentations and workshops to better meet the needs of the adult learners.
We also work out travel arrangements and accomodation.
the day: Breakfast at a local establishment and usually a cab rid to the location
A motivational presentation on the practical possibilities that ICT can bring
to the modern classroom. I also outline time management strategies that can be
used to help the teacher that, "Doesn't have time to do all this stuff".
2 of the Day - In rotating groups the teachers explore 4 applications that
are of interest to them. NB Almost all of the applications I use are free or open
source programs. This really helps with the budget.
Areas of Focus during these session: Digital Storytelling, Photostory, Movie
Maker, Machinima, Podcasting basics, Electronic Music Creation, Stop Motion Animation,
Blogging with Students, Mind Mapping Software, 3d animation, Painting without
the Mess - Artrage, Cartooning in Inkscape, Creative computing with SCAMPER, photo
manipulation for Art and practical purposes, Internet exploration that will add
to your teaching toolbox, Web 2.0 tools, Google Earth in the Classroom, Computer
Aided Design with Sketchup or Lego CAD. You can choose or I can suggest :)
End of the Day Goal Setting - After experiencing a broad range of software
the staff must individually or as a stage group decide on and commit to just one
piece of software to integrate into their classrooms for a term. This commitment
is recorded by the principal and a meeting date is set for the end of term to
discuss the successes and failures and to work out an ICT goal for the next term.
free to call me or email to discuss how I can best help your school with its professional