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Mission Statement: The Farmington Public Schools will create an environment in which all students and staff will employ technology as a tool to work in improved ways to support learning and increase productivity.

Current Staff Development Scenario

Current Staff Development Evaluation Form

Community/School Support:

  1. We will kick this off by getting press coverage for the Summer Technology Academy.
  2. We will publicize the results of the Summer Technology Academy through the School and Community Relations department of the school district.
  3. To inform the parent community, we will utilize the resulting web grid as a teaching site for Community Education internet classes.

Engaged Learning Goal: All teachers will successfully navigate and incorporate the internet in the delivery of Farmington's core curriculum.

District Student Profile Characteristics (Check all that apply):

_x_ Collaborative Team Member _x_ Effective Communicator _x_ Healthy Individual _x_ Knowledgeable Thinker
_x_ Life-Long Learner _x_ Quality Producer _x_ Responsible Citizen _x_ Thoughtful Problem Solver

Criteria for Success: Beginning in September 1999, an increase of internet supported curriculum will begin to be observed as compared to the previous year.

 Strategies

District Goal

Timeline

Resources Needed

Person Responsible
 Assessment
30 Teachers and Administrators representing 15 elementary schools will collaborate and publish the Farmington K-5 technology curriculum.

Goal 1

Goal 2

 

April 1999

 

 

Current Research

Building Input

 

Richard Strausz

Rosemarie Simon

Peggy Schmidt

Curriculum implementation

Participant workshop evaluations

A 2-day workshop for K-5 teachers to develop units that integrate the internet into the core curriculum.

 

 

 

 

 

Goal 1

Goal 3

 

 

 

 

 June 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 FTC Computer Lab

Epson Projector

Netscape

Expert

 

 

 Lynn Lieberman (Oakland Schools)

Richard Strausz

Rosemarie Simon

Peggy Schmidt

 

 Number of participants

Participant workshop evaluations

Authenticity of lesson plans

 

 A grant will be written to gain support for teacher-driven WebQuest units.

Goal 1

Goal 3

 May 1999

 Research

Staff Development

 Julia Mills  Grant funded

 A Web Grid particular to district delivered curricular benchmarks will be attached to the Farmington Intranet for teacher access and use.

 

 

Goal 1

Goal 3

 

 

 May 1999

 

 

 

 

 Research

2 Computer Workstations

Page Mill

LlnC

 Richard Strausz

Rosemarie Simon

 

 

 

 Completion of grid

Level of grid use

 

 Ongoing staff development on use and applications of the Web Grid.

 

 

Goal 3

 

 

 Beginning June 1999

 

 

 FTC Computer Lab

Epson Projector

Netscape

Staff Developers

 Richard Strausz

Rosemarie Simon

 

 

 Number of participants

Participant workshop evaluations

 On-site modeling of use of the internet in the classroom. Goal 3  September 1999 - June 2000      Teacher & administrative feedback

 6 Model Technology Infused Classrooms

 

 

 

 

 

Goal 1

Goal 3

 

 

 

 September 1999 - June 2000

 

 

 

 

 6 Computer Workstations Per Classroom

Scanner

Digital Camera

Trained Teachers

 Debbie Wilson

Sarah Kalvig

Richard Strausz

Rosemarie Simon

 

 

 Monitoring and oversight of project collaborators

Number of inservices conducted by model classroom instructors


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Author(s): Rosemarie Simon (rosemarie.simon@farmington.k12.mi.us); Richard Strausz (richard.strausz@farmington.k12.mi.us)
School: Farmington Public Schools; Farmington, MI
Created: March 1, 1999 - Updated: April 25, 1999
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