Customized Technology Staff Development:
Teaching Teachers to Use Technology through Student Projects
Collaboration between Foothill College Center for Innovation and the San Francisco 49ers 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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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

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STUDENTS

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Student Work

Project Checklist

developed by Linda Ullah, M.Ed for the Santa Clara County Office of Education's Internet Institute

based on ED’s Oasis Rubric (by Terrie Gray, PhD)

Dimension
Exemplar
Yes
Plan to Improve

Curriculum and Standards

The lesson supports core curriculum content appropriate to the targeted student group and is well integrated with a course of study and aligned with curriculum standards.    

Student-

Centeredness

The lesson is appealing, and it invites students to be creative. It supports student choice and encourages students to take responsibility for their learning by having at least one section that is open-ended.    

Collaboration

At least two of the conditions are true: (1) The unit is clearly a joint effort of a team of teachers. (2) Students are required to work in teams for most of the project. (3) Classes depend on gathering data or input from geographically distant partners.    

The role of the teacher

The lesson describes the teacher's specific activities and how he or she is to support and assess student learning. It identifies potential challenges inherent to the lesson and suggests alternative instructional strategies.    

Instructional

Design

The lesson is complete, deep, and adaptable. It offers extensions for more motivated learners and/or adaptations for students with special needs or learning style preferences.    

Assessment

Educational objectives are clear, obtainable, and measurable. Multiple and alternative assessment strategies are described.    

Use of the Web

Medium

The lesson's use of the Internet helps students achieve their learning objectives by involving actively in:

1) searching for information, or

2) communicating with peers and/or experts, AND synthesizing their information and/or data into a presentation that is published online.

   

Ease of Use

The scope of the lesson is manageable in a typical classroom of the targeted grade level and subject. The lesson has been tested and used with students, and the teacher has provided comments about his/her experiences.