Goals for TLTs

A few basic things first ...
  1. A great tutorial I found that explains this can be found at Teachers First
  2. Use Firefox instead of Safari to see the editing tools and I like to click
    1. Edit this page (after you logged in)
    2. When you are done click save - not save draft - if you really want all the other collaborators to see it

TLTS - please go in and add your comments after each bulleted entry - a place to start collaboration for now!
If we need a new page, let me know how we can best organize this.

  1. Become more familiar with probeware and write/share curriculum that support these probes (Note: many lessons are already available)
  2. Learn how to support other teachers in a productive way - what do we need?
  3. Learn how to set up and use science "stations" in the classroom - share successful strategies
  4. Refresh ... understanding on how to share podcasts on the web
  5. Conduct a needs assessment of the teachers you will be leading
  6. Set up tracking to determine correlations between problem students and the impact of technology tools on their learning and behavior (Resource B. Frasier)
  7. Gather and implement strategies to a successful TLT?
    • Things that I found helpful (when we could not meet as a large group of 7) was to ask the grade level chairs to help with the PLC logs.
    • I made sure to send emails to all participants to assess their needs; when I knew what they were, I enlisted Karen to come teach demo lessons. When the teachers were able to sit back and "take notes," the pressure was off of them, and slowly, they were able to build up their confidence and implement the technology by themselves.
  8. Implement Google tools for teachers
  9. Use Notetaker during the 2007-2008 school year
  10. Establish a place on the web where sharing and collaboration can take place (Randy's goal for us)
  11. Have something to share at the Table Talks on Friday - we will become better by learning each other's successes
  12. Provide more opportunities to analyze student products at Table Talks
  13. Provide teachers with a model for establishing short-term "doable" benchmarks
  14. More emphasis on developing a concrete idea that demonstrates what TIES teachers are accomplishing (including lesson plans, matrix, rubric, etc), and share it
  15. Time for reflection