Customized Technology Staff Development:
Teaching Teachers to Use Technology through Student Projects
Collaboration between Foothill College Center for Innovation and the San Francisco 49er Academy, Ravenswood School District, East Palo
Linda K. Taber Ullah, M.Ed 
Teacher in Residence 
Foothill College Center for Innovation, Los Altos Hills, CA
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TEACHERS

Front End Analysis

Project Plan

Content

Standards

Assessment

Student Decision Making

Collaboration

Real World Connection

Extended Time Frame

Multimedia

Events of Instruction

ONLINE COURSES

Integrating Technology into a Standards Based Curriculum

Project Based Learning Supported by Multimedia

OTHER EDUCATOR INFORMATION

About the Author

Other Projects by Linda Ullah

PBL Resources

STUDENTS

Syllabus

Parent Letter

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Student Work

Events of Instruction

based on Robert Gagne's Events of Instruction


Gagne's Events of Instruction Instructional Events for San Francisco 49ers Academy Projects Week
Getting Attention Instructor shows examples of projects done by other students.

Instructor gets students excited about being Foothill College Students

Students share interests

Instructor explains that students will create multimedia projects that will be published on the Internet

Students select project topics and teams

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Informing Learner of the Objective

Instructor explains that students will create multimedia projects that will be published on the Internet

Instructor reviews CA Content Standards with Students

Students create preliminary project plans

Instructor gives students research requirements

Instructor gives students multimedia requirements

Instructor gives students project checklist

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2, 3

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Stimulating recall of preqequisite learning Students create KWL charts in Microsoft Word

Students review other student projects using Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project Rubric

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Presenting new material Students learn the basics of the browser

Students learn to understand Web addresses and type URLs

Students learn to use child safe search engines

Students learn about copyright, ethics and cyberlaw

Students learn to use Microsoft Word

Students learn to use Microsoft Excel

Students learn to do Internet based research, take notes and keep an annotated bibliography

Students learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint

Students learn to create storyboards

Students learn to assess their own projects

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Providing learning guidance Instructor show models of exemplary projects

Instructor helps individual students and groups as needed

Instructor assists teacher to assist students

Instructor models good project based learning for teacher

Instructor guides students through formative assessment process, modeling process for teacher

1, 2, 3, 4

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Eliciting performance Instructor encourages students to take each activity to the next level

Instructor models expectations

Instructor encourages and supports teacher to support the students

Instructor assists students to do self and peer assessment of projects in progress

Student use checklists and reflection questions to edit projects

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1-6

4-6

4-6

Providing feedback about correctness

Instructor meets informally with individual students and project groups to review projects and provide feedback and assistance.

Instructor assists students to do self and peer assessment of projects in progress

Instructor guides students to use checklists and reflection questions to edit projects

2-6

2-6

4-6

Assessing performance

Formative: Student use checklists and reflection questions to edit projects

Students use Gayle Britt's "Is My Project Good" model for formative assessment and project editing.

Students will present projects and do peer-assessment on final day of class

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6

Enhancing retention and recall Teachers will be assisted to create a project to be done in his/her classroom.

Students will be encouraged to help new groups of students in subsequent classes.

Students will present projects for their regular classes.

5, 6 & following

Subsequent classes

Following class

Another way to look at this using a Project Based Learning Model is:

Pre-production Instructor shows examples of projects done by other students.

Students share interests

Instructor explains that students will create multimedia projects that will be published on the Internet

Students select project topics and teams

Instructor explains that students will create multimedia projects that will be published on the Internet

Instructor reviews CA Content Standards with Students

Students create preliminary project plans

Instructor gives students research requirements

Instructor gives students multimedia requirements

Instructor gives students project checklist

Students create KWL charts in Microsoft Word

Students review other student projects using Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project Rubric

Students learn the basics of the browser

Students learn to understand Web addresses and type URLs

Students learn to use child safe search engines

Students learn about copyright, ethics and cyberlaw

Students learn to use Microsoft Word

Students learn to use Microsoft Excel

Students learn to do Internet based research, take notes and keep an annotated bibliography.

Students do research and take notes.

Students organize research into a project plan

Students learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint

Students learn to create storyboards

Production Students, working in collaborative groups, create their multimedia projects in PowerPoint, and creating Web pages in Microsoft Word.

Formative: Student use checklists and reflection questions to edit projects

Students use Gayle Britt's "Is My Project Good" model for formative assessment and project editing.

Post-production

Formative: Student use checklists and reflection questions to edit projects

Students use Gayle Britt's "Is My Project Good" model for formative assessment and project editing.

Students will present projects and do peer-assessment on final day of class

Teachers will be assisted to create a project to be done in his/her classroom.

Students will be encouraged to help new groups of students in subsequent classes.

Students will present projects for their regular classes.