[Rwanda-learningteam] Fwd: meeting notes
juliano at laptop.org
Wed Jul 14 08:43:19 EDT 2010
This are the notes Jackie took during the meeting yesterday. Notice that these are notes about what people said and not the conclusions we reached. The debate was very intense and for sure one of the best we had so far. Next week we will try to create a report that summarizes what we've learnt during this training.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Jacqueline Lewis <lewis.jacqueline1 at gmail.com>
> Date: 13 de julho de 2010 17:48:12 GMT+02:00
> To: Juliano Bittencourt <juliano at laptop.org>
> Subject: meeting notes
> They are below.
> Meeting notes- reflections on teacher training
> challenge- left some people completely behind; give those people
> special attention next time
> success- theater
> groups said other groups were learning other activities; not going on
> same plan that was agreed upon
> if one teacher is ahead, is okay to teach something new, but not
> efficient if whole group moves on and does another activity that the
> other groups are not doing
> --but group was getting bored with the other activities, so decided to
> move on (Jimmy and Jean Claude)
> teachers were advanced, motivated
> 1. Divide groups according to skill level; can assess on the first day
> with a self assesssment; how often do you use a computer? How
> comfortable are you with a computer?
> Sometimes we dont have an option to group them.
> But numbers may not be even.
> Teachers could not teach each other if separated by skill level.
> Trainer should know how to connect teachers
> Maybe would create embarrassment for those in slower group
> Even those who have used computers have not seen the XO
> Teachers have maybe 50 kids, so their experience will be with a large
> group of various skills.
> Group by age? but must be sure not to offend.
> 2. Give other means for those at a high level to continue developing,
> because many teachers did need to review Write activity many times.
> Bonus time when those finish the activity for exploring other activities.
> 3. Don't give overview of all programs in the beginning, because this
> will distract those who are ahead.
> Showing them something so advanced at first was frustrating because
> everyone wanted the advanced programs despite skill level.
> Make copies of the advanced lessons so that the teachers can see how.
> Use kids projects as samples in Scratch.
> 4. Technical support desk outside in addition to trainers.
> 5. Train the trainers.
> But learn in the field. Those who are more experienced will lead.
> Learn by doing.
> 6. A forum to continue discussion about the laptops. Possible to implement this?
> 7. Make money issue more clear to teachers.
> 8. Time for own questions.
> 9. Make smaller groups.
> 10. Reserve time at the end for those who have doubts with the basics.
> 11. Trainers did not have enough information about the training.
> 12. Focus more on the basics as well as the lesson plans.
Juliano Bittencourt <juliano at laptop.org>
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