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Give them data-how you approach different positions with different sets of data
For in-services, pull out only what they need. Find out what keeps them awake at night and speak the “language” of the life
Pew Internet-great resource for data
Which kids in your classroom are not engaged, and why aren't they engaged? Essential question for helping teachers see the "need" to use technology in their teaching.
Hard to reach students
Communication with parents
Encourage teachers to use something like TeacherTube to upload student content. It's easy.
Consider image of the school system. What are the issues that the board cares about and tailor "tech talk" to their needs. Examples below
- Public perception
Public image--Using SchoolTube to create a specific picture of what our school looks like
Central Office--Doesn't appy to Lutheran Schools (Could this apply to convincing District Ed. Execs?)
Central Office folks "tend" to not unify prof. dev. Connect technology to all the other core curriculum areas and value what they have to offer. Intentionally include others who are incredibly focused.
TCPK--No more tech workshops: must overlay the areas of tech, content areas, and pedagogy to create. Connectedness, Content-driven, Pedagogical
**Aside--Chris would be a great person to present to Lutheran Tech Coord. group about how to bring along unwilling teachers**
REALLY effective communication! Student satisfaction. Child's committment to school (These are important to parents)
Encourage parents to be advocate technology use in the classroom.
How are YOU using technology to make your position or office more effective
- Get your time in order
- Survey your landscape for: Unity, Effective communications, Data
- Step back and look what you are doing
IT people also should be talked to in a specific way!
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