Building a solid Internet staff development program is essential to
integrate information access skills into the school curriculum.
Creating a school or district model for teaching Internet skills
requires instructional design, facility development, hands-on
workshops, follow-up training, and evaluation. By taking these basic
steps, you can begin to change the way information is presented to
students and help prepare them to enter the 21st century.
The World Link Project addresses these concepts and establishes a model
for other educators to follow. There are three components: hands-on
training, instruction manual, and monthly newsletter. Teams of
educators from each school attend hands-on workshops for six hours of
Internet training. Follow-up is provided by a help desk, users group,
and more hands-on classes. The Internet instruction manual is user
friendly with step-by-step instructions, while the monthly newsletter
keeps users up-to-date on Internet sites, projects, and lesson plans.
Discipline, subject : telematics
Public : primaire
Sek I, BWK
lower high school
upper high school
737 East Hudson Street
Tel : 614-365-5277
Fax : 614-365-6763
Pédagogie, pedagogy : n order to integrate Internet and information
access skills into the curriculum, it is necessary to build capacity and
develop an infrastructure for the training and support of teachers. A
training model has been developed to address this need.
Apprentissage, learning : Over 400 district staff have learned how to navigate
the Internet (e-mail, gopher, and downloading information) with six
hours of hands-on training.
Enseignement, teaching : Teachers and their students are communicating and
participating in projects with other classrooms from around the world.
Teachers also access the Internet to find a variety of classroom
resources that are current and student-oriented.
Technique : Since there is no formal training facility, the
project leader is able to schedule time in the Community Adult Education
computer lab. Workshops are held each Monday and Friday mornings in
Société, society : Students learn how to work in groups to process
information. They are able to interact with their peers on a social and
intellectual basis. This develops and reinforces problem-solving skills
necessary as they prepare to enter the workforce.
Culture : By communicating globally with others, students are
learning to be good world citizens.
Institution : We have placed a modem in each of
our school library media centers to be used by teachers and students.
This central building location allows access to everyone.
Logistique : Since there is only one modem for
telecommunications, teachers must prepare a schedule for student use.
Remarques, remarks : Trailblazers, pathfinders, explorers are words that
conjure up visions of individuals who venture into unknown territory and
lead others to it. With the increased visibility of the "Information
Superhighway," educators are clamoring for training on how to navigate
and harness this vast resource.