Our administrative team decided that as an Apple Distinguished School we should shoot for 100% teacher certification. To further this goal we 1) arranged for staff to get continuing ed credit 2) enticed them with a $20 gift card 3) Most importantly we gave them a full staff day to work on their badges. As I write we are up to 80% Apple Teachers from faculty as well as half a dozen staff. The day was well received.
I have presented at our state edtech conference several times over the past eight years. Once I did so with two other Mercy faculty members. But this year I joined a presentation team of Mercy I.T. Director Tom James and Birmingham Brother Rice High School Tech Director Chris McCoy. Furthermore we chose an interactive "participate and share" format. Our topic was Let’s Share Ideas and Strategies for Creating Dynamic Student Tech Teams. The Mercy iWizards and the International Student Tech Team Hub were featured but I really enjoyed the give and take. We got great questions and comments from our attendees.
I was pleased to do a solo presentation on this collection, but I am sure that there is another collaborative participate and share in my future.
Assoc Principal. ADE '09. Presents on PD, tech teams, admin tech. Moderator of iWizards. Founded Tech Talk at MHS. Love family, sports, cycling, music. @labcbaker