Sunday, March 7, 2010

Extending the Global Learner Community

At a recent meeting with Dave and several Global Learners, I suggested some sort of outreach program, in which Global Learners would be supported in being able to share ideas with the general teaching population at Adams 14. I feel there is a need to support our fellow teachers (and administrators) on how effective technology can be in the implementation of first time instruction.

I plan to implement and facilitate an afterschool tech club at Hanson beginning this Thursday. The purpose of the club would be to encourage teachers to stop by and acquire hands-on practice and experience with technologies they are most interested in in an atmosphere which is, hopefully, fun, engaging, and non-threatening.

Time is a huge issue for all of us, but I think that, in fostering support for faculty members beyond the GL program, we are investing in our collective efforts of promoting engagement through technology and proving that instruction with technology is not only meaningful, but essential, in today's increasingly global consciousness. As we get the Hanson tech club off its feet, I would love for any or all of you to join us! I'll keep you posted on how it goes! Any feedback would be awesome.

3 comments:

Joseph Miller said...

Love this idea Justin. Let us know how many folks show up. Are we invited to attend and/or help out?

Kelly Berry said...

I would love to see this in action. This Thursday will be your second session? How was the turnout last week?

Liz Springer said...

I love this idea Justin! When can I come??