Eileen Heasley's Experience
Just one month before taking Fermilab LInC Online, a class was designed to be taught this summer using a WebQuest. The goal of the class is to give participants hands-on time to learn technology and then a task to apply the new learning. This two-day, sixteen hour series will be taught at the Wayne RESA for teachers from different districts and disciplines.
The first day, the group spends the morning learning Power Point in a hands-on lab. This session is designed to give them technical the background to make a simple presentation. The afternoon participants spend searching for appropriate sites using Netscape. Participants will research information about their background. They can work in groups or alone. Their general inquiry will be to tell something about themselves. Each group's approach will vary according to their needs and interests. They might seek information about the city or county that they live in or something about their past origins. A WebQuest containing general search links is the starting place. On the second day, participants develop a Power Point presentation. The class ends with each group sharing their Power Point presentations.
Claretta Green's Experience
As a teacher technology consultant staff member at the Office of Educational Technology with Detroit Public Schools I have responsibilities including:
1. Assist in the operation of the Detroit Public Schools Software Library (i.e., software title selection, district license registration, software inventory, consult with vendors. etc.).
2. Provide inservice training on integrating software into the curriculum and multimedia workshops.
3. Coordinate technology support (i.e., hardware set up, software selections, staff inservice, trouble shooting, etc.) to assigned schools.
4. Facilitate district technology curriculum projects with three specific schools.
5. Attend professional development conferences/seminars.
6. Serve as committee member for the Computer Management/Integrated Learning System Software Selection and Evaluation for Detroit Public Schools.Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.