Tuesday, May 05, 2009

TIMAC at CCAE 2009, May 1-2 2009

This year's theme 'Adult Education...Changing Lives Every Day...' should really become our slogan statewide as we try to educate the public about the importance of what happens in our schools and programs.

Despite the hard times, TIMAC had presence at this event. Mia Reed and Donna Edwards-Brown together with Branka Marceta, presented a panel titled, Teachers as Technology Mentors. Mia talked about the fact that Downey Adult School is on Twitter and Facebook and that they are creating a protected wiki for teachers's use only to be able to access from home all their documents and files that are currently only accessible on the school network. Donna talked about her two mentees and the blogs and wikis they created.(Donna's blog, Joann C's blog, Penny G's blog)

Martha Rankin's presentation, titled PLC 2.0 on a Budget had the following description:
How to sustain a PLC during tight budget times? Learn how one innovative adult school builds its PLC using Web 2.0 tools and outside-the-box solutions. Come away with ideas you can implement today and a renewed fire about the transformative power of the PLC.
She talked about their school's blog, Adult Ed Matters, that is emerging as a model of best practices for adult ed administrators throughout California.

Last, but not least, Alison Vinande, TIMAC mentee for Kathy Bywater, and Technology Mentor at Riverside Adult School gave a presentation about Simple Ways to Integrate Technology in ESL Classes. She talked about thier use of interactive whiteboards, using powerpoint in EL Civics assessment and creating Web pages so that teachers can post their favorite links.
Here's a direct link to Alison's presentation - http://www.schoolrack.com/avinande/

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