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Informal Technology In-Service

Tip: "Drop In and Check It Out!" is the tone of the Emails that I send out introducing the topic of the upcoming biweekly Technology in-service sessions that I've begun presenting in two of our buildings. The sessions are intended to cut down on the very time-intensive one-on-one Training on Demand (TOD) that I had
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"Drop In and Check It Out!" is the tone of the Emails that I send out introducing the topic of the upcoming biweekly Technology in-service sessions that I've begun presenting in two of our buildings. The sessions are intended to cut down on the very time-intensive one-on-one Training on Demand (TOD) that I had been doing.

Everyone who attends gets the information in two ways:

  1. the presentation itself (30-45 minutes) and
  2. a step-by-step handout. Those who can't attend download the handout from our web site.

There have been two bonuses for me: 1) session topics generate themselves and 2) participants often feel empowered to present their own informal session during grade level meetings!

Submitted by:Mary Ann Guidos

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