Learnthings Workshop Report
The first Learnthings workshop was held from the 14th - 18th of July by Susanna Ackermann. The outcome of the workshop was quite positive. Partly, the initial phase is an alignment of the teachers interests, the available resources and the learner's needs. Susanna did a great job in introducing the teachers to the resources at the computer lab and in making the programmes work for the teachers as they wanted to also. It was also important to awake new realisations about the possibilities to organise information through computing and to see mark sheets in a spread sheet instead of on paper. Susanna was very professional in her attitude - one could clearly see that she has long experience with the rural situation, she was always calm and focused on the outcomes.
Susanna could also confirm our realisation that there are teachers with good skills at the school:
"Fortunately there are teachers with really good skills and I am convinced that they will transfer knowledge and hand-held some of the others, who had their first experience with working with computers."
The full training report, which mirrors the fairly chaotic environment at the school is available here (Learnthings training report)
Thanks very much for your effort Susanna!
Fortunately this is only the start. This week, we will be working out a further training schedule for teachers at the three schools and we will see to it that the resources steadily gain in value to the schools by virtue of their use.
July 28th 2008 09:18