Over twenty educators from the St. Louis area & Arkansas learned how to integrate technology into their teaching and learning using the iPod touch. The Technology Leadership Academy met for their 3rd time today as part of a year long professional development opportunity offered by the VLC at CSD. This popular academy provides professional development for teacher leaders. As the participants learn about various technologies, they create an Action Plan for their school or district. The Action Plan is developed based on the needs of the school, including steps for integrating technology. Online resources such as Google Docs, Delicious, Diigo & Moodle are used to help collaborate & learn together.
Educators receive an iPod touch as part of the TLA. Michael Porterfield, Instructor at the University of Missouri, St. Louis assisted in the teaching and learning. He shared with the participants how to use the iPod touch for email, movies, images & more. Teachers walked away with great ideas for using them in the classroom and as educational leaders in their schools.