Senator Brien McMahon is "channelling through me" as I type...." I am glad to see McMahon teachers finally starting to move into the 21st century by embracing Web 2.0 Educational IT....just as I was viewed as the Atomic Senator...so shall the faculty be know for their ability to leverage information technology to professionally develop themselves by learning to use it to improve student learning.....we owe it to the kids...."
We kicked off our first meeting in Peter Sommers' room (only challenge is no WiFi at that end of the building). In addition to Pete, attendees were Dan Wagenberg, Cathy Andronik, and Bob Killackey. A few other teachers (Dave Marchetti, Julia Stabach) were interested but there were schedule conflicts.
POST MEETING DISCUSSION: (Pete & Bob)
1. Need to develop or find curriculum on Digital Citizenry so we teach school community to responsibly use info technology including Social Media.
2. Imagine developing "quick curriculum" for each grade to complete over the summer including incoming freshmen focus on student Ed IT Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):
- BMHS Ed IT 101 (Freshmen) [For example: Cyberbullying prevention, Search Techniques, etc.}
- BMHS Ed IT 201 (Sophomores)
- BMHS Ed IT 301 (Juniors)
- BMHS Ed IT 401 (Seniors)