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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Monday, April 6, 2009

First of all Dr. B...we missed you in class ! I have to say that the Perkins legislation lesson was of upmost interest to me. That is because I was one of the teachers that was privileged to experience the tangible funding for my classroom. If you recall, my broadcasting class received around $110,000 in Perkins money to stock a broadcasting, state of the art studio. What a great year it has been to enjoy the latest in technology at my fingertips. To be honest, I did not know very much about the Perkins funding legislation at all. I knew that there was funding out there...but from who and why ? Reading the various articles gave me insight and actually stimulated my thought process about teaching technology. I think that it is great that we have visionaries who want to promote the competitive market and enterprise through technology training. I also have to say that I totally agree with their thought processes. I can see from first hand experience how our "hands-on" broadcasting training is helping students. Many of my students are already at work in the workplace. For example, one of my high school students is working "on the air" at a radio station. Others are at college pursuing further education. We, as technology teachers, should appreciate the vision and let our voices be heard when applicable, as to the positive influence of career technology. Thanks for the Perkins information !

1 comment:

Dr. J said...

Hi Lori, Thank you for the kind words. A dear friend of mine husband passed away and I was at the funeral and reception. Jessie was so kind to offer to take over for me. I am pleased you found the Perkins module useful. Honestly, I did spend a good bit of time putting the information together - trying to deciper and translate it! Dr. J.