Awards and Recognitions

1999 1st Place Winner

The "Blues Exploration Project" placed 1st in this year's competition for its effective integration of web and software tools as students studied an alternate poetry unit.

Best Practices Award 1999

Two Best Practices Awards 1999
for technology integrated projects:
Electronic Chapter Project and
My Inspiration Project

Go to Family PC website.

Family PC magazine did a piece called "To Thine Own Self Be True (62)" regarding the "My Inspiration Project."  Here's an article describing the experience in more depth.

 

Award Winning Lesson: "My Personal Inspiration" The "My Inspiration Project" placed in this competition for its use of Internet and software as integrated tools as students researched their goals">

Awards and Recognitions

1999 1st Place Winner

The "Blues Exploration Project" placed 1st in this year's competition for its effective integration of web and software tools as students studied an alternate poetry unit.

Best Practices Award 1999

Two Best Practices Awards 1999
for technology integrated projects:
Electronic Chapter Project and
My Inspiration Project

Go to Family PC website.

Family PC magazine did a piece called "To Thine Own Self Be True (62)" regarding the "My Inspiration Project."  Here's an article describing the experience in more depth.

 

Award Winning Lesson: "My Personal Inspiration" The "My Inspiration Project" placed in this competition for its use of Internet and software as integrated tools as students researched their goals, personality, drive:  Personal Inspiration.

View the lesson and examples.

 

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Project Description (FREE Workshop Sign-up Info)
Often, schools have computer and Internet access to some degree but teachers lack the training to use the technology to its full potential. Generally, training deals with how to operate equipment but does not entwine curriculum usage that is immediate and practical. From my experiences working in five different education systems, I have found that such trainers are scarce and too costly for districts with the most need.

This grant will be used to present practical hands-on workshops on the use of Internet, classroom websites, and presentation software and hardware within classroom curriculum for schools and districts. Schools and districts will only be concerned with providing their teachers time for the workshop. The costs in Michigan for my team: substitute teacher coverage, travel, meals, and lodging (if necessary) will be covered by the grant. This will allow needed training to schools that might otherwise be unable to afford it.

I will lead a team of teachers who have various expertise in subject areas and technology usage to train other teachers and pre-service teachers. When we are done, participants will have materials and ideas to involve students in more diverse critical thinking activities. Many of these workshops will be done at the requesting school or district, using their existing computers and Internet.

FREE Workshop Sign-up Info

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