In working with Tech Integration Specialists today were talking about how powerful self-discovery is in getting teachers to work with new technologies. I have worked through this process with several schools using the Learning Cycle (borrowed from the Microsoft Building 21st Century Schools curriculum) and have successfully introduced many new projects and technologies to educators throughout the state.
The process includes the following:
- Initial Thoughts
- Revised Thinking
- Group Work
Here is an example of the outline I used with Broken Bow teachers: Building 21st Century Schools