Getting the Word Out(2) - Tech Learning

Getting the Word Out(2)

Tip: Okay — the school year has just started. You have met with your professional development team. You did a complete needs analysis to determine what your teachers and administrators need. You have set up workshops, coaching opportunities, and online courses. Now all you need are participants. Schedule
Author:
Publish date:

Tip:
Okay — the school year has just started. You have met with your professional development team. You did a complete needs analysis to determine what your teachers and administrators need. You have set up workshops, coaching opportunities, and online courses. Now all you need are participants.

  • Schedule time on the agenda at principals’, curriculum, technology leaders’, faculty, and department meetings to present the list of professional development opportunities.
  • Create an area on the school and district Website to list the opportunities with descriptions, dates, times, place, facilitator, contact information, costs, supplies, etc.
  • Provide an online database with login so participants can sign up using the Internet.
  • Create one flyer with a list of all the opportunities and ask a site representative to put one in each teacher’s box.
  • If a workshop has room available, create a special flyer to distribute at school and district meetings.
  • Offer coaching before and after school with a sign up list. You can even offer “Breakfast with…â�� sessions and bring some bagels or such for your participants.
  • If you have a closed circuit TV system, you can do a Public Service Announcement about the PD program and what is available.

Submitted by:Barbara Bray

Next Tip: Making Flyers in No Time at All

Featured

Related

Getting the Word Out

T&L talks strategy with Marsha Chappelow, assistant superintendent of communication services for Blue Valley Schools in Overland Park, Kan. Q. What's your role in the district? A. I administer the district's communication division, a job that ranges from supervising the communications department that develops our

Get the Word Out

This month, I'll review three reinvented offerings designed to augment an array of reading skills. Knowledge Adventure applies its home-based software know-how to a series of multimedia tools. Reading Readiness, with its focus on phonemic awareness and phonics, debuts as the first in the series. WizCom's nifty

Getting the Picture in Word

Listen to the podcast Question: When I put pictures or clip art into my Word document, I can’t easily drag them to where I want them to go. Can I change this? The IT Guy says: When you first import an image into Word, the program treats it like a large block of text. If you move it around, it will

Web-based Word Processors

Tip: Have you ever worked on a computer that didn’t have a word processor? How about using a Web-based word processor? Zoho Writer's "Online Word Processor" provides all the tools you need to write and Email your document to yourself or save it in your online document folder. Try it as a demo user or sign up

Word Tips

Tip: There are lots of shortcuts built into Microsoft Word that you can use while you are writing, designing, and editing. You can also use these tips during your own workshops for fun! Change font size quickly by selecting the word or phrase and clicking Control + Shift + > increase the size and Control + Shift

Facilitation Skills(2)

Tip: How can effective facilitation strategies help to sustain a Professional Learning Community? Facilitating a Professional Learning Community can be a very rewarding experience, but can also present many challenges, as you need to find ways to have your members buy into what you are doing and contribute to