Making Training Sessions Relevant

Time is precious, especially to busy teachers who are asked to give up three days over the summer for technology-based staff training. Even though the three days are comped during the academic year, the staff appreciates the chance to make those days count. We ask them to indicate their own needs and interests via an online technology needs assessment. Teachers can use the individual results to plan what they wish to work on, and I take the results for the group and plan which courses to offer.

  • Courses offered by the educational service center
  • One-on-one sessions with other staff
  • Tutoring sessions with high school students who are familiar with a needed program
  • Independent study and courses offered locally by staff

As the district technology person, I reinforce the training they received through a district newsletter and short technology staff development sessions throughout the year.

Submitted by:Sarah Wood

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