The 2012 GVSD Technology Academy
June 19, 20 and 21 at the High School
8:50 AM to 2:00 PM
All participants are encouraged to attend each day.
June 19- Google for everyone
2012-13 school year GVSD will roll out a Google accounts for all teachers and students grades 4-12 (K-3 will have access but no students accounts)
June 20- Smart Board and Schoolwires
SMART has come out with a new version of notebook, NOTEBOOK 7, and it will be loaded on all computers for 2012-13. Schoolwires new functions will be explained.
June 21- iPads, tablets and mobile devices.
If you have and iPad, iPhone, mobile phone, tablet, iPod you can bring it to this session. We will have iPads available at this session but only enough to share.
About The Garnet Valley School District
Developing technologies challenge school administrators and teachers to be cognizant of the possibilities available to students through their use. Employed effectively, these technologies greatly enhance both student achievement and teacher instruction. The newer technologies support learning communities in which teachers and students encounter ideas in a collaborative environment where all become learners.
Garnet Valley School District has developed a Technology Academy for teachers. The Technology Academy’s purpose is to further infuse technology into the curriculum and offer teachers opportunities to access the most innovative technologies for use in the classroom. Direct instruction regarding each technology will be provided for the teacher to implement their use in the curriculum. Participants who successfully complete the program may earn three graduate credits (partnership with Neumann College) as well as the technology integration tools for their classroom. (IPods, Student response systems, Smart Boards, Blogs, Laptop use of the video conferencing equipment)
Coaches, that is, teachers who demonstrate both an interest in the use of technology in the classroom and a willingness to share their expertise, will be targeted as instructors for the Technology Academy. Through an application process, 5 Coaches, teachers from each building, will be selected for participation. Throughout their instructional program, coaches will be expected to align technology use with their current curriculum.
Classroom teachers will apply for acceptance into the Technology Academy in the spring. If selected, the classroom teacher will participate in an Induction Program in June and complete coursework in July and August.
· Target teachers infusing technology into the curriculum to become coaches and instructors for the academy
· Provide flexes and presentation opportunities for all coaches
· Develop learning outcomes curriculum for the academy
· Curriculum topics should include:
o Video Conferencing
o Smart Boards/Tablet PC's
o Website development
o Modern technology research
o Student response systems
Tech Academy # 1
EDU 598 - ADVANCED STRATEGIES IN TECHNOLOGY AND ASSESSMENT - 3 CREDITS
The applications of technology to classroom assessments and interventions are explored in-depth with practical applications.
Tech Academy # 2
EDU 597 - INTERNET FOR TEACHERS - 3 CREDITS
Internet for Teachers is designed to provide additional support for students who wish to go beyond the fundamentals of using the Internet to access and share information. The course focuses on the Internet as a professional resource and communication medium, as well as a reference tool for students. In addition, the use of web-based Internet tools for delivering instruction via the Internet and the use of the Internet as a publishing medium are studied. Students are also taught how this technology can be used as an instructional tool in a constructivist learning environment. This course subscribes to two fundamental beliefs: (1) that the learner may choose from a rich and varied menu of learning experiences and possibilities; and, (2) that the learner must take responsibility for planning, acting, and growing.
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GRADUATE EDUCATION CREDIT VARIES