Professional Development Through Just-in-Time Learning
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 4:00 EST
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There are many challenges schools face when developing effective Professional Development programs — lack of time, high cost and limited follow-up resources, to name only a few. This Webinar will illustrate the Professional Development strategies of two districts that both culminate with the same approach — just in time learning. Just-in-time learning provides a cost effective, time saving resource to address technology training and support, which is available the moment it is needed. When learners (teachers and students) can get the instruction they need when they need it and can repeat it as often as they want, they learn — and remember. You will discover how Okaloosa County School Districts and Ector County ISD each implemented their just-in-time learning programs to enhance Professional Development. In addition, you will hear how this type of program can bring the added benefit of providing students and parents with a resource to increase their technology proficiency.
Okaloosa County School District
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Lisa Nall has been in education for 12 years. Her current position with Okaloosa Schools is as Online Technology Trainer. She designs and facilitates online technology courses for the district's employees.
Ector County ISD
Janett Frentress has spent 36 years in education in Ector County in the following areas: 5th grade, 4th grade, Chapter 1/Title 1 Reading, Science Lab K-6, and most currently, Instructional Technology. Currently, Janett works in Instructional Technology, directing the Technology staff development for Ector County ISD. Janett has presented at State Reading, Science, and Technology conferences and has delivered staff development in ECISD on those same subjects.
Janett graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Biology and received her Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas of Permian Basin as a Reading Specialist. Janett has three dogs (Coal, Snickers, Lady), no children and has lived in Texas all of her life.