Once goals are set, the next step is to and locate resources to help teachers reach their objectives. Is there another teacher who can help? What is available online? What workshops or after school classes can be offered?
To borrow from a recent presentation, Information Literacy and the Internet– Managing the Change, by Lanie Rowell, here are some ideas to begin thinking about your professional learning goals for the coming year. How will you ...
Use technology to...
- Create students who are information literate
- Motivate students to learn 24/7
- Provide students with reasons and opportunities to connect globally
- Give students an authentic purpose and audience
- Encourage creativity and passion by utilizing their strengths and interests
- Engage the learner and allow them opportunities to become more actively involved in their education as well as develop critical thinking skills
- Act as facilitators guiding students to choose the right tools, find answers, and make decisions
Successful integration of technology extends beyond "basic skills" -- as you plan, consider how technology can transform both your teaching and student learning.