Staff Development Tips
Staff Development Bookmarks
for Staff Developers
If you like webquests or even if you've never tried one, here's
a great example. At the end of the activities you'll have your staff
development plan ready to present!
for Professional Development
If one's a good idea, then many may be even better! Add one of these
webquests to your next workshop!
Adoption of Technology
If you're looking for that source that assures you that research
says that teachers who use technology more have students who
use technology more, here it is!
Integration Education Effect on Teacher and Student Attitudes
is a complimentary study, using the CBAM, that provides another
positive force for technology staff development.
If you are a trainer, you're teaching adults. They are not just
tall children. They have specific needs that, when recognized and
accommodated, yield better learning! Here's a good place to start
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Free Filemaker Online Training (http://www.databasepros.com/training.html)
From one of the leading authorities on Filemaker, these short online
tutorials can add the professional touch to your database programming.
Scroll down this page to get to the Free Online Tutorials section.
(http://www.learner.org/channel/workshops/) offers interactive,
video-based workshops for staff development. Topic range from Principles
for Principals to Assessment in the Math Classroom.
and Learning with Microsoft CD (http://www.microsoft.com/Education/product/cdoffer.asp)
can be ordered for the cost of shipping. It contains templates for
teachers, templates for students, classroom activities, over 13,000
clip art images for Macs and PCs, electronic versions of In and
Out of the Classroom, a series of self-paced workbooks for Office
2000, self-paced tutorials for Office 2000, Productivity in the
Classroom, a series of curriculum workbooks of classroom-tested
lessons, and additional activities. It's a great value!
Howie DiBlasi presented Designing and Leading Effective Technology
Workshops at a recent Classroom Connect conference. His site
(http://www.durango.k12.co.us/conf/cc99/home.htm) provides links
to some great information.
of New South Wales (http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/Learning/) provides
some excellent tutorials for their faculty. Not only do they have
the standard software tutorials, but they also have good resources
on Adult Learning, Online Learning, and other topics of interest
to those involved in staff development.
site (http://www.webteacher.org) provides well-written tutorials
on everything you ever needed to know about browsers, email, and
other online operations. Don't write it - just send people here!
IBM offers FREE courses on Java programming. You can download one
of several versions to the courses - text, audio, video. What a
Intermediate Tutorial (http://126.96.36.199/CNetNO98/Kahn/index.html)
This is an EXCELLENT example of how to do a web presentation. Taken
from the Builder.com conference in December 1998, the presentation
includes links to live examples. Naturally, you can copy and paste
the code into your own pages, then modify it.
ISD Modules (http://www.ci.bryanisd.org/tie/modules/modules.html)
As part of their TIE grant, Bryan ISD, Texas, wrote modules on graphics,
word processing, operating systems basics for both Mac and Windows.
You can see the materials online or download PDFs!
This is a bimonthly online publication dedicated to providing "thoughtful,
illuminating" articles on integrating technology into education.
Covers higher education, as well as K-12. Good background reading,
but no concrete step-by-steps.
This 12 course program geared to nonprofit leaders is FREE!
from 4Teachers (http://www.4teachers.org/techalong/)
This provides a new tutorial each month. They are very specific,
although they don't include graphics at this point. You may want
to use them as a basis for writing your own. But remember, if they
are sufficient, don't reinvent the wheel.
Apple Learning Interchange
This site combines resources, units of practice, chats, message
boards, and staff development. Excellent resource! Look for online
courses in the future!
AT&T Learning Network (http://www.att.com/learningnetwork)
They are attempting to provide a clearinghouse to quality online
staff development. Some of the sites they list are free, others
are paid. Some offer credit, while others do not. A good starting
Staff Development: Resources & Providers (http://cisl.ospi.wednet.edu/Staffdev/REPRO.html)
This service, sponsored by the Washington Department of Instruction,
lists several prominent providers of staff development, as well
as specialized programs in staff development.
Adoption Model (CBAM) (http://www.isdc.org/CBAM.html)
This is a very brief introduction to a model that provides a theoretical
background for the type of staff development we need to incorporate
into our technology training in order to ensure long-term adoption
of the change.
Wide Technology Training Based on Stages of Concern (http://www.edtech.univnorthco.edu/Professors/BauerWebsite/SITE96-2.htm)
A good illustration of how to apply the Stages of Concern to technology
training. Short article.
it Yourself Web Page (http://www.webcom.com/~greeting/diy/diy.html)
If you need a quick reference to creating a web page, whether for
an online course or for personal expression, this site has all of
the information you need. From an HTML primer to the clip art you
want to add it's all here. A good reference site for teachers just
getting started in online authoring.
Staff Development Resources: Illinois (http://www.isdc.org/BestPractices.html)
If you prepare staff development, you will appreciate this concise
overview of basic principles of good staff development.
15-Minute Series (http://rs.internic.net/nic-support/15min/)
The 15 Minute Series, a collection of Internet training materials,
was developed by InterNIC Information and Education Services to
help the research and education community support the growing role
of the Internet in their day-to-day operations and activities. The
15 Minute Series has been a success, providing training to literally
thousands of Internet users around the globe in all types of organizations.
Schrock's Slide Shows (http://www.capecod.net/schrockguide/shows.htm)
She is a well-known educator who provides current and evolving resources
for educators. You can use her slide shows for presenting information
to your teachers or as jumping-off points for creating your own.
Available both online and as downloadable PDFs.
Nova pioneered distance learning degrees. They offer both a Masters
and a Doctorate via their web-based and distance learning programs.
a Successful Staff Development Program: Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/education/k12/roadmap/chap13.asp)
This is just one of the chapters of the Technology Roadmap available
free from the Microsoft site. It outlines the major concerns to
putting together effective staff development in the K-12 environment.
Educational TV (http://www.scetv.org/)
Webcasts and Teacher Connections are just two types of programming
provided here. Look for the same types of programming and support
in your geographic area.
Development Resources (http://home.texoma.net/~bellsisd/workpg.html)
A list of resources on staff development. Includes several well-read
articles on technology staff development.
of Concern Questionnaire Online (http://leprosy.coe.missouri.edu/cbam/)
Here's one school's implementation of the SOC
online, complete on one page. (http://fmpro.eap.muohio.edu/SoTC/SoTCQuestionnaire.html
You can take the SOC online, then have it scored. It will produce
a chart showing your high and low concern areas. You can also sign
up to have it save and track your scores over a period of time.
A good tip site like this can provide ongoing support to teachers
needing information on implementation.
Training Online (http://www2.otan.dni.us/tto/)
Teacher Training Online is a professional development teaching system
designed to provide self-directed, self-paced instruction via the
Internet. Teacher Training Online is provided for adult educators
who are seeking ways to serve adult learners as they reach for their
lifelong goals as workers, community members and family members.
No cost is listed in the materials.
Train the Trainers Courses (http://www.TechTamers.com/training.htm#courses)
Numerous train-the-trainer courses have already been developed and
are available for districtwide licensing. Why reinvent the wheel?
The T.H.E. Institute offers web-based courses for teachers on topics
ranging from Introduction to the Internet, to Multimedia Basics,
to Web Site Design. The courses are accredited by the University
& Staff Development Resources:Minnesota (http://www.ties.k12.mn.us/~davenpo/learning.html)
This is a full page of links. Most important to internet staff development
are the sections on Resources for New Internet Explorers and Free
Internet Training Resources.
Walden offers graduate degrees in Information Technology via web-based
learning, with summer onsite meetings. This ensures that your classmates
bring a world of knowledge and experience from many diverse geographic
World Lecture Hall (http://www.utexas.edu/world/lecture/)
Search by topic to find online course pages created by faculty worldwide.
In addition, distance education courses sponsored by the University
of Texas are listed.
Training brochures from Stephanie
Rusnak from South Carolina.
She's done a great job of putting information online that you can
use in your staff development programs.
from the Pennsylvania Department of Education provides excellent
Yahoo also has
some excellent computer lingo sections.Don't reinvent your glossary
lists - refer to theirs!
Net School provides "quality education by real instructors
in a virtual classroom". They are excellent for enrichment,
home instruction, and at risk students.
and Tell (http://www.pcshowandtell.com) provides short movies
on more than 50 software packages. You have to download their player
and it only works on 166MHz Windows computers or better, but if
you have that combination, it's worth it. It's free.
(http://www.smartplanet.com) provides courses on "everything".
You can get a free trial membership and try it out before paying
(http://www.youachieve.com) is one of the premiere online training
sites for business skills. You can subscribe to different programs,
depending on what you need to learn. Look for the course on Customer
Service Online by Dr. Cates.
Training (http://www.ontimetraining.com) provides business-oriented
courses for a fee. Get the 49-day free trial to see if it's for
Teachers are four times more likely to be exemplary computer users
when there is a full-time technical support person at the campus.
Becker, H. (1994) How exemplary computer-using teachers
differ from other teachers: Implications for realizing the potential
of computers in schools. Journal of Research on Computing in Education.
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