Teachers That Learn

I think it's fantastic when teachers continue to learn. When teachers continue as learners, additional life is added to the classroom. A perfect example of life-long learning can be found in my colleague, Bonnie Muir.

As many of you know, we (as Technology Curriculum Specialists in the Jordan School District) create podcasts for teachers. In the beginning, Kelly Dumont and I took the reigns and cranked out several podcasts in a row. Since we had a little prior experience in creating such materials, it wasn't extremely difficult for us to accomplish the task. What is old hat for some, however, is completely new material for others.

Needless to say, however, Bonnie has really taken this by the technological horns. In only a few weeks, she has turned into a podcasting pro. Her latest episodes show that she has truly come into her own (thankfully, she has created episodes 17-20, giving Kelly, Margo, and I time to work on other projects - Margo Shirley, the fourth member of our team has been busy enough with the JSD Comprehensive Balanced Literacy web site).

So, if you haven't given them a try yet, I highly recommend them (http://t4.jordandistrict.org/podcasts). Most of the episodes are geared toward teachers with little or no technology skill, but there are one or two in there geared toward even the high-end user.

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