Thursday, May 3, 2007

Global Learning Takes off in ACSD 14

Today, the Global Learners Initiative has taken off in school district 14. The team has launched day one of the professional development for teachers at Kearney Middle School and Adams City High School. Cheers to Dave Tarwater and Joe Miller for their phenomenal delivery of this rich content to our outstanding teachers.
Joe Miller is in the midst of an excellent presentation outlining the parameters of the project, and I'm convinced there's both genuine excitement and trepidation among our teachers. While people are thrilled to be handed a new laptop and several other classroom tools, there is anxiety over the expectations to use the tools properly.
FEAR NOT, teacher friends! The Global Learners Team is here to help. We'll be with you every step of the way. As Dr. Miller has stated, you won't be expected to blog today, and maybe not even tomorrow, but you will find that it's a simple, useful method of communicating with your fellow students, teachers, and world citizens. As a matter of fact, I've just added this post to the blog while sitting here listening to Joe Miller with my ears and typing with my hands.
We're very pleased to see you here today. Hats off to you for being a part of the teaching revolution in Adams County School District 14. Welcome to Global Learning in the 21st Century!

1 comment:

Protsman said...

This was a great training. I continue to worry about the access of the students. Originaly I started term 3 with a technology suvey I created that asked my students what technology they owned, had access to or wanted. At the time 80% had a computer with internet access at home or a relatives home; however, since then it's dropped to 60%. I wonder if the original information was truthfull or if the situations of the family changed to no longer have or afford the internet. As educators, how do we deal with this problem of giving studnets access to these technological resources outside of class.