Doug Johnson in person

After following the Blue Skunk blog for almost 18 months (as long as I’ve been blogging), I finally got to met the one and only Mr. Doug Johnson. I had two presentations of my own today so Doug’s was the only session I got to sit in on. He talked about having an IEP of technology use for teachers. I like the idea and would call it a IETP. A Individual Educational Technology Plan. There is a technology plan that talks about the technology, and there is an educational plan that talks about education, but an educational technology plan would outline exactly how a teacher would use these tool in their classroom to enhance learning. I envision having teachers fill out their own IETP. They can identify their strengths and weaknesses. They then sit down with the IETP committee which consists of the building administrator, the TRF (Technology Resource Facilitator…my job next year) and go over the plan and create a document that outlines how that teacher will use technology to enhance the learning experience for their students. We would outline the help needed, the equipment needed, and the amount of PD requirements that need to be met by both the educator and the TRF. As a IETP team they create a comprehensive plan that is unique to that teacher.

I’m still working through this in my head. I mentioned it to our Middle School Curriculum Coordinator who was also at Doug’s session and I could see the wheels spinning in his head as well. Hmmmm, this one will be rolling around in my head for a couple of days.

Nice to finally meet you in person Doug! Thanks for making me think!

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