- Which technology framework works best with your audience and the established vision of leadership?
- Understand and meet the allotted timing of the training.
- Set milestones for successful learning as well as reflection on the training.
Determine how the audience will be supported during and after the training.
Select a Technology Framework
As a trainer, you’ve probably encountered several theories on technology integration in education. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) offers a continuum for trainers, leadership, and teachers to evaluate and analyze learning in the classroom. Here are a few frameworks for you to review:
setting goals for the training provides you and the audience with markers for reflection and action. Establishing a time frame for these goals, whether it be 2 days, 2 months, or 2 years, is an important aspect of any training plan. The time-based milestones should keep pace with the vision of the learning community and be evaluated at regular intervals.
- Set reminders and appointments with Google Calendar to meet with teachers to discuss and reflect on learning.
- Create and track both short term and long term milestones with Google Sheets.
You are a guide, a mentor, an encouraging colleague, and a model of good teaching practices. The training plan you devise should include continuous learning support for your audience. Form positive connections with leadership and teachers as a follow-up to a training through consistent and frequent communication. You might try:
- Scheduling a Google Hangout.
- Connecting with others in Google+.
- Inviting participants to subscribe to your blog and/or YouTube channel.
For more inspiration about your role as a trainer, it may be helpful to review the ISTE Standards for Coaches.
- How might you involve leadership and teachers in the process of selecting a professional development program?
- How might you introduce a technology integration framework?
- How might you best support continuous learning for this group of teachers?
- How might the implementation of a technology framework support training and continuous learning over the 2-3 year period?
- Which communication tools might you use to connect with teachers
- How might you encourage consistent reflection by leadership and teachers on achieving short- and long-term goals?
The following are frameworks for technology integration: SAMR and TPACK. You can use Google hangouts and google+ G Suite apps to support ongoing learning. Time for implementation should be a factor in developing a training plan.True. Since implementation could take years, you should anticipate the amount of time required for the training plan. An effective training plan may include the following elements: Series of milestones and Opportunities for continued learning.
According to Jessica Bohn, in her article Turning Resistant Teachers into Resilient Teachers, there are four types of resistant teachers:
- Those who resist school or organizational leaders.
- Those who resist change.
- Those who resist because they lack confidence.
- Those who resist because of apathy.
Listed below are some high-impact strategies to use when working with reluctant or resistant teachers:
- Start by building relationships and trust.
- Create buy-in by gaining support from other teachers.
- Whenever possible, honor confidentiality about your training.
- Make the conversations about the students, not the teacher.
- Use data to help guide conversations.
Want to host more successful professional development? Getting through to your learners can make all the difference. Read on to discover how to work with all types of learners—no matter how reluctant—and make the maximum impact with your training.
When planning your training session, there are two factors to consider:
- What are your learning goals for the training session?
- What strategies will work best for the different types of learners in your audience?