eMints Professional Development Pilot
Teachers came to TIES for two days of face to face training January and February learning about ways to incorporate technology in constructivist and inquiry-based learning models. During March through May, the learning modules on Cooperative Learning, Building Learning Communities and Questioning Strategies were delivered online. The TIES facilitators visited each teacher once a month to answer questions and encourage the use of new skills in the classrooms. To complete the process, the teachers participated in a 2-day digital story telling workshop to create a video story about the use of best practice strategies in their classrooms.
In December, the teachers presented their video to conference attendees at the TIES 2005 Education Technology Conference. The teacher videos represent the best practice strategies they used in their classroom.