Posts Tagged ‘Canadá’

Basic Truths For a Successful Technology Integration Plan

Lunes, Octubre 19th, 2009

Mucha gente se pregunta cómo transformar una escuela a 2.0, qué pasos dar y en qué secuencia, cómo elegir adecuadamente los planes de formación y la tecnología. En estos días tuvimos una muy linda reunión en St. Patrick´s College con la delegación de QESBA, Quebec, pionera en los modelos 1 a 1 en educación. En una charla amena y distendida, hablamos de varias cosas, de intercambios estudiantiles, formación docente y entre ellas de la importancia fundamental de la capacitación docente para lograr que los dispositivos tecnológicos y todas sus potencialidades se fundan con criterios pedagógicos.

En su página web  aparecen unas recomendaciones que bien vale la pena refrescar en tiempos de nuestro Plan Ceibal. Son recomendaciones desde la experiencia de haber transitado por cada una de esas etapas y haber podido sortear diversos obstáculos. He aquí las recomendaciones de Ron Canuel, cuya hija estuviera con nosotros en la mencionada reunión.

There are Four Phases of Deployment and Characteristic s:

olpc canada

  1. “Euphoria” Phase: Lasts about 8-12 months from first deployment
    • Initial Professional Development (PD) given on technical issues for teachers, PD for students is limited.
    • Few complaints from participants. Everybody loves the project!
    • Philosophical “Buy-In” by educators. Pragmatic “Buy-In” missing in some quarters.
    • Technical issues arise as usage increases.
    • Evaluation drives Instruction. This is a cardinal rule for educators.
  2. “Dip” Phase: Lasts about 13-24 months from first deployment
    • Integration slows down
    • Technical issues mount
    • Evolution of relationship between Teacher and Student: More challenges
    • Control and Hierarchy/”Status” of Teacher may shift
    • “Euphoric” component of deployment is gone and replaced with “So, what now???”
    • New technological hardware/applications begin to surface
    • Professional development needs of teachers become increasingly complex, since you are now dealing with High to Low end users. Cannot use an “economy of scale” PD delivery system. Do you have enough trainers for all the sites?
  3. “Re-Focus” Phase: Lasts about 20-36 months after the first deployment
    • Professional development radiates across systems, in many, many forms. Coordination becomes very significant.
    • Demands that technical infrastructure responds since users now produce increasingly complex work.
    • Community/Collegial applications appear in schools
    • Begin to note identified increases in student achievement. This is when the first signs of the previous two years begins to bear fruit.
    • Incorporate plans on integration considering new partners into entire deployment
  4. “Building Capacity” Phase: Last 36 + months after first deployment
    • Address PD to build capacity and sustainability
    • Technical infrastructure must accept new paradigms
    • Develop pedagogical approaches further integrating
    • Review effectiveness/roles of central and decentralized formats of implementation

Ron Canuel is the Director General of Eastern Townships School Board, Quebec,  Canada 

01.gif