You're in the dark night of the soul! As I was watching your video I thought how important connection is. For many of us we still need that in person in person connection to nudge us to take risks- especially in the area of technology. Or the relationship with allies that you have and how important they are to a movement. Is your staff using twitter at all (by themselves, not as a connected group)? These are some of my goals for the staff I work with so just using your experience as a guide! Can't wait to see your progress!
I think you are doing your staff a HUMUNGOUS favor by getting them together on a google+ community. They may not know it now, but it is a wonderful tool that can be so useful. You are working so hard and it's too bad some teachers are so resistant to change and collaboration. I fear the same thing when I go back to school in August. I have so many great ideas that I've come up with over the summer through our program and I worry that many of my ideas will be shot down or ignored because it's considered "too much work." But if we are dedicated to bringing teachers together to inspire change I think we will make at least a small dent. Kudos to you for including the "late night emails and texts are welcome" part to your flyer. Your staff is super lucky to have you.
I love that fact that all of your posts are videos! In a class where we have to READ, READ and READ some more, I love the video reflection so thank you! I'm actually part of the yearbook committee at my school where I'm part of the team that creates the yearbook every year.
We have the same issue at our school/district, there's a lot of people on staff that are not tech savvy so it makes it difficult at times. There are times when I have to sit through a 101 training but I do like being one of the "go to" contacts when staff has questions. I love how you simplified everything for staff with screenshots and step by step directions, I remember getting something similar when we were first given ipads and how to set them up for students. It was very helpful. Your project is looking great!
Wow Nat! It looks like you've already gone through great lengths to simplify everything for your colleagues. Too bad we didn't have these docs before coming into this program! I'm so glad how you emphasized how everyone counts despite how long their contracts are. I think being welcomed, acknowledged and being part of a community, when you are only there temporarily, is so important to the integrity and reputation of the school. Again, looking forward to your next progress.
Great post, thanks for sharing it.
Documentation of the learning process of my 20time project for SDSU EDL 680 Seminar in Personalized Learning