Last year when I was coaching I worked with a few teachers on creating self-paced lessons or units using the Pages or Numbers applications on Mac. I thought to myself why can't I do this for professional development? Participants were at all different levels, and I knew some teachers would need some initial help troubleshooting.
I started the training by reviewing the SAMR model; I walked 3L Pershing's About Berwyn project up the ladder. Then I gave one hour for self paced learning. Teachers watched the how-to videos by following along on my OS X Mavericks Keynote presentation. As teachers watched the videos for an hour, I acted as a facilitator. I was able to walk around the room and help teachers with questions they had, while others could keep working.
|+Mo Gorman & +Jen Lehotsky brought their iPads with them, so they viewed the videos from iTunes U.|
- Self-paced PD allows for trainer to act as a facilitator
- Self-paced PD allows for participants to work at their own pace
- Post resources in multiple formats for iOS and laptop users
- Create how-to videos for participants to refer back to