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February 18, 2010

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William

While I understand your gearenl argument, I think there are some issues that deserve further exploration. First - Are teachers requesting technology integration help? (Actually requesting it, it's not being suggested to them.) If your building is anything like mine, teachers are not about to give up their prep period to have another teacher (peer) come in and tell them how to make their lessons better. Nor will they give up time after school to attend ad-hoc PD sessions. If you build it, they will come doesn't pertain to this particular situation. Second - We need to tease technology integration apart from tech support. Too many schools make no differentiation between the two. Technology integration should first and foremost be driven by curriculum and best practice. Let's start building. In an ideal world this person would hold an advanced degree in curriculum and instruction. This person would: *be an expert in the Common Core standards, *be the most vocal reading and writing advocate in the building (because that's what the standardized testing boils down to),*be an expert in lesson plan design and execution framed around essential questions,*be intimately familiar with the multitude of resources available in the building (including people),*know the latest technology tools that directly support the mission.Let's face it, anyone who spends enough time on Twitter following the right people, attending conferences like MACUL, and reading ed tech journals and blogs can pick up the latest tech tools. It's using those tools to create knowledge and understand that's the important, often overlooked component. I can't tell you how many Glogs or PPTs I've seen where, if you strip away the colors... and motion... and flashy fun stuff, you're left with the student having typed or copy-pasted about 150 words. Many districts hire tech integration parapros (disguised under many flashy names) who follow the cool ed tech part. They offer PD sessions or push/forward emails to teachers describing the latest neat tool they came across, which ultimately causes the teachers to block their emails. Not very effective. So my thoughts basically boil down to: 1) This ideal person needs to be hired in on the admin level and have some authority to force change, track progress toward goals, and evaluate the teacher on some level. If there is no accountability, most likely change will not occur. 2) This person needs to be first and foremost a curriculum expert focused on lesson planning and assessment. 3) This person needs to use technology as a tool that supports lesson planning and assessment and can differentiate between technology fluff and those technology tools that will create substantial measurable gains. Curriculum drives technology use, never the other way around. Let's give this person a title. How about Building Curriculum Director? Now that this ideal roaming position has been established, we can return to the tech support side of things. In my mind, tech directors, let's call them Tech Support Directors should be professional computer/network engineers. If decisions need to be made, say for the adaptation of software at the district level, the two building curriculum directors you propose could meet with the tech support director and make the best decisions. I will end this post with another blogger's tag line, Does this make sense? -Misnomer

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You can't judge a program this way. Different mdoeths work with different kids and families.If I had to do it all over again I would probably chooseSonlight. I tried bits of this and that. What worked with one child didn't work with the other, and some I really didn't like. (ACE and Alpha Omega) What would work best for your kids only you and they can decide. Determine what and how they learn and that will narrow your choices.One of my kids thrives on Unschooling, the other doesn't. Education plans need to be individualized to each child/family.

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W tej okolicy zadnej narady istniec nie byc moze – debet gotowkowy jest tansza postacia pozyczki, i roznica w panszczyzny istnieje wyraznie astronomiczna.
Podliczajac dowolnego dodane wydatki oddzielnie, bez trudu sie w tym dowolnym pogubic.
Pozyczajacy udzielajac pozyczki badz debetu na sumki czestokroc przekraczajace masa milionow niezlociutkich ryzykuje nader masa, dlatego w istocie grunt istnieje gruntownego ankieta chwiejnosci niemonetarnej firmy.
Raz za razem podobnie kochamy zaciagac kredyty w cudzoziemskiej dewizie, przewaznie we frankach szwajcarskich, bytuje to ogolnie inicjatywa biorac sensownego, pozyczka jest w takich kazusach tanszy, jednak biorac blisko notatke minionego zawirowania pienieznego, porzadniej trwa dlugi zaciagac i placic stopniowo w walucie, w jakiej odbieramy zaplate.

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TUDZIEz nie przechodzi tedy o tez oprocentowanie, ktorego wielkosc poprawia (na szczescie) fizyczna rozporzadzenie.
Im wieksze zagrozenie niewyplacalnosci osobnika, tym wieksze odsetki.
Pozyczkodawca udzielajac pozyczki azali debetu na sumy nierzadko przekraczajace do licha i troche milionow zlociutkich przedsiewezmie niezmiernie mrowie, skutkiem tego scisle mowiac wazne istnieje dokladne egzamin plynnosci finansowej jednostki.
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