On Friday, January 3, our teachers return from the Winter Break for an institute day. Our staff development focus for this year is "Creating 21st Century Classrooms". Each of our staff development days has been spent training our teachers on what we call "The Four C's" of a "21st Century Classroom".
4. Critical Thinking
At the January 3 institute, we are going to take a step back and spend time digging deeper into some of the specific technology tools that have been introduced as a means of facilitating the transformation to "21st Century Classrooms".
Specifically, I will be presenting a session on using Twitter as both a professional development tool and as an instructional aide. I will also be presenting a training on how to set up a Blogger account and use it as an instructional tool.
The ppt presentations for both sessions can be found on my wiki page.
Comments from my Twitter session will be posted on twitter under the hashtag #CCCUSD1.
Comments from the session on Blogger will be posted with this blog entry.