will extend the knowledge of teachers in grades 3-8 who have previously
received professional development in using classroom technologies
in mathematics and science education. The project will strengthen
the technological knowledge of these teachers and help them apply
technology to their instruction in restructured, workstation-based
implementation of workstation-based, technology-enhanced instruction
relies on the ability of the teacher to organize well structured
workstations and projects, as well as a clear understanding of a
variety of technology-based resources. This workshop is designed
to give teachers the opportunity and guidance to design a full rotation
of workstations while simultaneously building their knowledge of
a variety of current technologies, including use of the Internet,
web page construction, probeware, video, and sound.
also addresses many of the practical problems teachers will face
in reforming their instruction:
- How can equipment
be kept working?
- How can additional
equipment be acquired?
- How can cooperative
work at workstations be managed and evaluated?
Every effort will be
given to make this workshop educational, exciting, and comfortable.
- Please come on time.
Sessions will start each morning promptly at 8:30. Arrive in time
to get settled in and be ready to participate fully by 8:30.
- Please let us know
if you will need to miss any portion of the workshop ahead of
time. We expect that you will be present for the entire workshop.
If an emergency should arise, please contact Glenn at (704) 458-5702
or by e-mail (email@example.com). You can also contact
Russ by phone at (919) 962-7231. Also the office number is (919)
- Please treat all equipment
with the greatest respect.
- Save ALL data, applications,
etc. as instructed to prevent any losses.
- Communicate with Glenn
so that you will be able to get AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE from this
workshop. Please talk with the instructor if you are experiencing
any frustrations. Likewise, let him know if there are certain
things which you feel very satisfied with. Sessions will end each
day with online daily feedback and reflections.
The following items will
be provided for participants. After completion of the workshop,
participants will be able to take these back to school for use in
the classroom or office. Note that while these items are for your
use, ownership resides with your school.
There will be some other
materials which will be ordered during the workshop based on the
needs of individual participants. Possible items will include:
- Digital cameras
- Digital microscopes
and Other Food
Lunch will be catered
on the first day. On subsequent days, participants may bring in
lunch, eat at the University's Lenoir Hall cafeteria, or order meals
to be delivered.
Technology Competencies for Educators
Participants in this
course will gain practice, skills and better understanding of the
- 7.3 Access and use
resources on Internet and World Wide Web.
- 7.4 Demonstrate terms
such as telecommunications, direct access, dial-in access, modem,
baud rate, Internet, World Wide Web.
- 7.6 Conduct online
conferences relevant to professional information needs.
- 7.9 Install and configure
- 7.16 Use, effectively,
distance learning, desktop video conferencing, and tele-teaching
- 10.3 Access resources
for planning instruction available via
telecommunications (e.g., experts, lesson plans, authentic data,
- 11.1 Use technology
in the discipline/subject for learning and as a
medium for communications.
- 12.7 Select and create
learning experiences that are appropriate for curriculum goals,
relevant to learners, based upon principles of effective teaching
and learning, incorporate the use of media and technology for
teaching where appropriate, and support learner expression in
a variety of media using a variety of media communication tools.