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From top left, clockwise: Stephanie Madlinger works with a teacher in the tele; Bernajean Porter brainstorms methods for creating digital stories with ARRA Grant participants; ITEF grant participants collaborate; and a TLA participant works with his new iTouch.
Ten lucky high school teachers in the St.Louis area are spending the day with Bernajean Porter, national & international collaborative staff developer. Today’s workshop is part of the ARRA Grant written by CSD‘s Virtual Learning Center staff. Five history teachers from each district, Ritenour & Ferguson Florissant are creating digital stories. This morning teachers are empowered to critically look through magic glasses at the 6 elements of a good digital story.
As part of the grant, the participants will be creating digital stories with one of their classes next semester. Each teacher has also provided 3 lesson plans that integrate technology. These plans have been evaluated using several criteria including the Grappling’s Technology & Learning Spectrum, MO 4th Cycle MSIP, DOK, and McRel’s Researched-Based Instructional Strategies. One of the goals of the grant is that there will be improvement of understanding and implementation of each of these areas.