We are officially one full week into the 2014-15 school year, and there has been a lot accomplished! I am beginning to see art projects appearing on the walls in and outside your classrooms. Getting-to-know-you projects are being presented and posted. I am noticing classes and students falling into their new or familiar routines. It's comforting.
As a teacher, your feet have likely not come back to the ground, but they are getting closer. I am looking forward to the time when you feet are under you and I am able to provide your complete sets of LearnPads. With that will come a request.
I would like to meet with site grade level teams periodically (once or twice a month) for a short "what are you doing and how can I help you integrate technology into that lesson/unit" gathering. The time can be used for a quick how-to demo, but mostly I want to know what you are working on and what resources I can supply you with to help your students master the given topic or concept most effectively.
How do we go about doing this?
For now, if you're interested and eat together, just drop me a few ideas at Lunch Crunch. Tell me what you're currently working on with your students. Let me know what's coming up. I can tailor resources to your requests and needs - I just need to know what you desire. Once we are able to establish a meeting time, we can sit down together to plan deeper integration, like app-flows, where students use our technology more and more.
When should we be starting this?
Any time that feels right for you and your site grade level team (within the month of September). The last thing I want this to be is overwhelming, stressful, or intrusive. Working together we can make this what we need it to be. Supportive, resourceful, and (hopefully) fun. I cannot wait to work more closely with you.
Until then, I'm available. Let me know what you need, pull me into your class for introductions, and think about what you would like to accomplish together.
Andrew G. Leiser