Wednesday, January 04, 2006

My Vision

The new year is upon us, and it's time to reflect on our accomplishments to this point and the path we need to follow for the upcoming semester.

One could literally spend all day on the web finding innovative ways that schools and business are utilizing technology in their realm. Whether we feel comfortable with this or not, technology doesn't stand still. There will always be new and improved ways of doing things. The version of the software program you've finally mastered will change! (Here we go again!!) Unlike those cozy worn out pajamas that you refuse to give up, we must cater to change and be flexible enough to lead us down the path that we know we must follow.

Until you force yourself to spend time seeking what's new in the world, you do yourself an injustice. You don't miss what you don't know. You can't enjoy that which you don't know is out there.

As a former business/computer teacher, I knew my subjects well. Behind the piles of homework to grade and curriculum to write, it does become very difficult to add another thing onto the mound!

In my role here, as Instructional Technology Specialist, my hope is that faculty will feel free to use me as a resource. If I'm aware of the needs of the teacher, I can be the "gopher" to mine for nuggets of information or look for ways to enhance technology into their curriculum. Need a short inservice or a tutorial to become familiar with a software program? Perhaps I can help.

This institution has been given an opportunity (through the Title III grant) to help it's faculty gain staff development.

Don't let it pass you by.

Click on the link below to read an interesting article about technology in education.

So What's Different


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