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Lauren Kelley Parren
ANESU Educational Technology Coordinator
Mt. Abraham Portfolio Coordinator
802-453-2333 x 1119



School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> on
Monday, December 07, 2009 at 2:55 PM -0500 wrote:
>In West Rutland, we faced the same question about a year ago... I did
>some research and concluded 1) "tools" for measuring technology skills
>are either for research and not skills-based or skills-based and not
>validated; 2) the "tools" that are around are out-of-date (severely)-- I
>showed them to high school students and they laughed "who really does
>that anymore?" was a typical response.
>
>So... I drafted a list of 30 things that I think are "essential skills"
>for educators, and we have been working from that... the list I put
>together is on Lulu
>(http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/30skills/7157349) and also on
>my web site (http://hackscience.net/30skills/)
>
>I am in the middle of drafting the second edition... I am not sure this
>is what you are looking for, but it is our solution to a similar problem.
>
>-- Dr. Gary L. Ackerman, PhD
>Information Technology & Physics Teacher
>West Rutland School
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>http://westrutlandschool.org
>(802) 438-2288 ext. 240 (classroom)
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Joanne Finnegan" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Sent: Monday, December 7, 2009 2:11:37 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
>Subject: Teacher Technology Proficiency
>
>Does anyone have technology proficiency requirements of teachers in your
>school or district?  We are considering a "required" check list of skills
>or proficiency and hope to update them based on the new NETS-T.  Of
>course, then we have to decide how to assess these skills, so any
>information about how your district or school does any formal or informal
>teacher assessment of tech skills would be appreciated.  Privately/off
>list is fine.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>Joanne
>
>
>Joanne Finnegan
>Technology Integration Specialist
>Chittenden East Supervisory Union
>(voice) (802) 858-1728
>(fax) (802) 899-1059
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