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Effective teacher buy-in to IWB implementation
The purpose of this session is to demonstrate successful strategies that create a schoolwide atmosphere in which educators use their Interactive White Boards (IWB) effectively. Schools spend significant funds to procure IWBs and it is important that administrators and educators know how to effectively implement these tools in the curriculum. However, many times the original teaching style remains unadulterated, surfacing lectures and recall exercises. Betcher and Lee (2009) suggest that it is important to differentiate between simply projecting content on the IWB, and truly using the whiteboard in an interactive way. During this session, presenters will showcase a three-tiered approach of effective IWB implementation that includes: 1) creating measurable administrative goals to 2) generate effective teacher improvement plans that in turn contribute to 3) a strategically planned schoolwide staff development program. Attendees will leave with strategies that will bring this three-tiered approach into their own school community.
Day: Saturday, January 14
Time: 12:15 - 13:00
Although this research refers to Promethean hardware and software, it could apply to any other platform.
Links (online resources, including webinars):
Adina Popa is currently a Technology Resource Teacher (staff developer and consultant) for Steuart Weller Elementary School in Loudoun County, Virginia. Her primary duties includes training and motivating teachers to improve current performance, creating and delivering model lessons, collaborating with teachers, and researching new trends to be implemented in the curriculum. She creates partnerships with schools and education leaders, organizations and educational companies, to design collaboration projects, exchange best practices, and support 21st Century Learning.
Popa’s experience as an educator spans two continents. She was awarded the Virginia Innovator of the Year in 2010, and was inducted into the National School Boards Association’s “20 to Watch” list in 2010.
Tammie Mihet holds a BA in elementary education and MA in ICT. She has twelve years of full-time teaching experience and has a passionate commitment to professionalism in teaching, as well as strong theoretical and practical experience in ICT. She has held multiple committee memberships and has received many teaching accolades. Currently, she is a full time year 5 teacher, a lead trainer for school-wide technology implementation and a mentor teacher for a large university.