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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Integrating Technology into a Standards Based Curriculum

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The San Francisco 49ers Academy teachers will learn to integrate technology into their curriculum in a way that address the California Content Standards and the California Technology Proficiencies. San Francisco 49ers Academy teachers and students will demonstrate that they can use the PCs and the programs on those PCs in their computer lab by collaboratively creating projects that use the Internet, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Netscape Composer.

Teachers will use the methods modeled to create standards based multimedia projects to do in their classes during the school day

Student projects will use a combination of these applications.

Teachers who are trained with the teachers will be observed assisting the students with their projects as a guide a facilitator, and a co-learner.

Teachers will work with instructor to plan and execute a multimedia project with their classrooms.

Project plans will be reviewed by teachers and instructor using the Multimedia Project Checklist developed by Linda Ullah and Jackie Kawashima

The Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project rubric will be used to assess student projects.

Sixth through eighth grade students at the San Francisco 49ers Academy will learn to create multimedia projects that tie their personal interests and community needs to their curriculum. Students become engaged in their own learning by working collaboratively with their teachers to identify content standards to be addressed by their projects and designing and completing projects that tie these standards to their own personal interests and real world projects. Student journals will reflect the standards they are addressing and clearly show how these standards are tied to their personal interested or a community need.

Teacher and student project plans will reflect standards.

Observation of students and teachers working together to determine standards.

The Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project rubric will be used to assess student projects.

Students and teachers at the San Francisco 49er Academy will learn the skills necessary to independently run their computer lab and plan and carry out powerful curriculum related projects. Teachers and students will learn to troubleshoot the computers in the lab in a real world context as they work together to create their projects. Students and teachers will be observed effectively demonstrating troubleshooting techniques taught within the context of completing their projects.

Teachers and students will be observed helping each other with troubleshooting.

Note: Assessment is ongoing (formative), and adjustments are continually being made to meet the needs of the students and teachers in order to improve the quality of the projects and the learning process.