Professional Growth and Leadership
iTunes U Course Assignment
Technology Action Plan
Part 1: Effective Leadership
Part 2: Professional Development
Flipped Instruction Video
This is one of the week's flipped lessons for a course for elementary school teachers on Pearson SuccessNet Reading Street Teacher Tools. This content was made using the screen recording software Camtasia and then exported to YouTube. Content was organized using Blendspace and embedded into Canvas. Many resources and software components were used in creating this lesson content in an organized and effective manner. This content would be used in a flipped classroom format where teachers access the weeks materials prior to coming to face to face class. Then during in class time we would work together to create lesson plans and integrate the teacher tools and online SuccessNet components.
Grant Submission Assignment
As an Educational Technology Specialist, I am not able to write or receive most education grants as they are intended for classroom teachers and their students. However, I interact with teacher to write grants very often. I have had several experiences working with teachers on Donors Choose and all of those projects were funded by Chevron Fuel Your School. I also have assisted several teachers in writing Canyons School District Innovation Grants with a few of those grants being funded.
Just recently, I worked with a teacher on writing a Donors Choose grant for exercise balls to replace her classroom chairs. She submitted the grant and it was funded by Chevron Fuel Your School within a few days. The process for the teacher was fairly easy and we found that all of the shopping places that Donors Choose now has available makes the options endless for what grants can be written for.
I also recently worked with several teachers on Canyons Education Innovations Grant. Two of those teachers were able to receive their grants. It is nice to be able to work with these teachers and see them successfully receive funding. It also has been great for me to learn how to successfully write grants and think about uses for technology in the classroom. I have learned how important it is to explain the what and how when writing a grant. What you will do with the funds or items received, what your students will do with the items, how it will impact student growth and learning, and how you will implement the use of those items.
When I was in the classroom I didn't realize how accessible grants were to me and never even attempted doing so. I don't want my teachers to do the same thing and so I am frequently looking for ways to support them in grant writing opportunities. I frequently refer them the grant page at ProLearning updated often by Ed Tech's in the Canyons Schools District.
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