That seems a bit harsh…

A two-hour meeting on office and emergency procedures, complete with PowerPoint.  I was sitting in the back next to our Director of Health Services, Joy McGaha.  We had been told what to do in the case of angry parents, bomb threat, mysterious substances in the mail, and had just gotten to the good part about … Continue reading That seems a bit harsh…

Technology Boot Camp

For the past five years, we have had a “Technology Boot Camp” in our district for new employees. I started this so that all teachers would start off with good, consistent training in our system so that they could jump right in. Originally, the Boot Camp was a two-day affair, and covered things such as policies & procedures, the district e-mail system, technology resources in the district, basic computer operations, and integration of technology into lesson plans. As we evaluate the program each year, we have trimmed the Boot Camp, and this year I’m beginning to question its effectiveness. Continue reading Technology Boot Camp