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EDTE 234
Curriculum and Staff Development with Technology

Forum: Revise Staff Development Plan: Second Draft
Assigned: 03/09/08
Due: Midnight 03/16/08

For this forum session, you and your group will continue to develop the Staff development plan for the final project.

Group Work
For this assignment use Skype (VoIP) to collaborate synchronously (online at the same time).

  • Arrange a time to meet online with your EDTE 234 Final Project group using Skype Conference Call.
    Schedule to meet for approximately 2-3 hours.

  • Review feedback received from peers on the Draft: Staff Development Plan forum thread.

  • Discuss and debate all peer feedback received on your group's Draft: Staff Development Plan.

  • Revise the staff development plan and its facilitator guide (make modifications or additions) based on peer feedback and any additional research accomplished since your last group meeting.

  • Describe and explain the changes made as a result of the feedback received from peers and your group discussion. Post a one to two paragraph summary of your group discussion highlighting any changes as a result of your group discussion and peer feedback. Post your summary as a 'reply' to your group's original post on the Draft: Staff Development Plan thread.

Suggested timeline:
50 minutes: Begin group work
10 minutes: Take a Break
40-60 minutes continue discussion and finalize draft outline.
Complete the draft of the facilitator guide and post the draft to the forum.
Due: Midnight 03/16/08


Google Docs Tour

Skype User Guide
I suggest you read the following Skype help guides:
Getting Started, Sign in, Add a Contact, Making a Call, Making a Conference Call, and Using Shared Groups.)

[If you do not have a microphone head set yet, you can use Skype chat, but it is not as much fun as talking on the phone over your computer!]

If you have any questions about this assignment, please email me.

Note about the Facilitator guide:

A facilitator's guide is created so other staff development professionals can utilize the technology resource selected (or created) by your group to deliver a training session. A facilitator's guide provides additional information as does the teacher's edition of a textbook. Textbook companies handle this in one of three ways; 1) they provide a separate manual for the teacher, or 2) they put teacher information in a separate section at the beginning or end of the book, or 3) they annotate each page of the text with suggested approaches, lists of materials, answers to questions, etc. Therefore, consider a facilitator's guide to be similar to a section in teacher's edition of a textbook. Use the layout of your choice. Provide sufficient direction so that someone could read your guide and, with access to your resource, could deliver your lesson without any additional help. Here is a discussion board that addresses the question of Facilitator's Guide vs. Users Manual.

Link to Final Project description

Joyce Dibble

Students will need an e-mail account and computer access to the Web. All Sacramento State students enrolled in one or more units can create a Sac Link account for e-mail. Although a home computer with Internet access running Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Netscape Navigator would be beneficial, students can access the Internet from one of the campus student labs. Check out System Check and Computer Hardware Recommendations for more information about equipment.

Last updated: 03/08/2008