School2Home Professional Development

The School2Home program provides 24 hours of professional development to participating teachers.

Overall Goal:  Teachers are knowledgeable about supporting student learning in the School2Home 1-to-1 environment, and they have learned to integrate 21st Century skills, tools and teaching strategies into their classroom practice.

Key Outcomes:  Teachers participating in the School2Home professional development program:

·     Are prepared to engage their students in using technology on a daily basis.

·     Have gained experience integrating 21st Century skills into their teaching practice.

·     Are familiar with resources that support California Content Standards in a student-centered, 1-to-1 learning environment.

·     Have learned pedagogical strategies and identified appropriate technologies to support learning activities in the classroom.

·     Know how they can use technology to engage parents in supporting their students as learners.

·     Are prepared to take advantage of the 1-to-1 program to improve communication with families and increase parent involvement in student learning.

The Session Modules:  School2Home professional development is provided through eight three-hour modules, designed around the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS•S).  The National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS•T) further provide a framework for educators to use as they transition schools from being Industrial Age spaces to being Digital Age places of learning. The NETS•S focus less on learning about technology and more on learning with technology.  They provide guidelines for how students can use technology to learn key concepts and apply their learning in authentic, integrated ways to solve problems, complete projects and creatively extend their abilities.  During the sessions, teachers will learn about tools to support their classroom teaching within the context of the NETS.  Presenters will also share resources that support California Content Standards for middle school students, and participants will have the opportunity to develop a unit for classroom use using the resources shared in the modules.  The key themes of each module, based on the ISTE NETS, are as follows:

Day 1:                                                                                           
·   
Introduction to the School2Home program                                   

·   
Critical Thinking and  Problem Solving

Day 2:
·   
Research and Information Fluency
·    Communication and Collaboration

Day 3:
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Parental Engagement
·    Digital Citizenship

Day 4:
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Cultural Understanding and Global Awareness
·   
Bringing it All Together and Collaboration

NOTE: For delivery of the Professional Development in eight 3-hour modules,
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