Presentation on theme: "2002 Sully Buttes Regional TTL Academy Welcome Technology in Teaching and Learning (TTL) Governors Academy Year-long professional development opportunity."— Presentation transcript:
Technology in Teaching and Learning (TTL) Governors Academy Year-long professional development opportunity for K-12 educators Summer academy School year follow-up
Basic Summer Academy Purpose is to develop technology-capable South Dakota educators. Provides teachers with the knowledge, competencies, and understandings to apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the learning needs of students. Primary focus is the design of technology-rich units of study that are to be implemented during the school term following academy participation.
TTL Core Objectives Evaluate instructional design and make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning. Design technology-rich units of study that support the diverse needs of learners. Increase competency in the use of digital technologies that support classroom instruction and enhance professional practice.
Additional Objectives Participants will engage in online staff development that takes advantage of web-based technologies to enhance professional practice (ASCD Online Professional Development Course and a web-based learning environment for discussion). Participants will engage in online and videoconference discussions to exchange ideas and research and reflect on professional beliefs and practices.
Computing Skills The TTL Academy is intended primarily for classroom teachers who are interested in effectively integrating technology into the teaching and learning process in ways that create more engaged learning opportunities for their students. TTL participants are expected to possess minimum computer skills at the beginning of the summer seminar. Opportunities to gain, improve, and/or extend skills are available.
Skills Covered Computer Basics and File Management K-12 Email and Listservs Unit of Study using the Understanding By Design (USB) concepts Microsoft Word WebCT and Discussion Forums DDN Videoconferences (3)
Skills Covered Web Navigation and Site Evaluation ASCD Online Courses Microsoft PowerPoint Digital Photography Tools for Visual Learning using Inspiration/Kidspiration Microsoft Excel Microsoft FrontPage to create your own web site
Keep in mind: If you ever get to the point where you think: Take a breather and relax.
School year Follow-up Includes experiences that focus on participant’s daily practice, professional growth, and technology-driven reform in teaching and learning practices.
Your TTL Staff Jean Libby Site Coordinator Onida Jeremy Chicoine Network Administrator Onida Jackie Aspelin Lab Assistant Onida Barb Unruh Lab Assistant Onida Tawana Grueb Lab Assistant Onida Terry Wilhelmi Instructor Black Hawk