out faculty development to increase faculty use of Internet linked, computer
based technology with in U.S. D/HH Education method courses.
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The Faculty Development
Team convened in at Clarke School and Smith College
on November 11th and 12th to discuss issues related to future ACE-DHH
workshops. Present for these discussions were team members Pat Chrosniak,
Debbie Haydon and Susan Lenihan, project leaders Karen Dilka and Harold
Johnson, and project evaluator Donna Merten, and team leader, Alan
Marvelli. Ed Marlatt joined the group for discussions on November 11th.
Professor Alan Rudnitsky who is an expert on educational
technology met with the team to offer suggestions and to serve as an
informal consultant. Subsequently the team reviewed some forms designed to
assess technology needs of ACE-DHH members and then agreed to recommend
inclusion of certain questions in a questionnaire that Donna is preparing
for the membership. If future workshops are to be successful, it is
important that members complete and return their responses to Donna as soon
as possible after receiving the questionnaire.
The Faculty Development
Team is scheduled to meet on Thursday and Friday,
November 11-12 to discuss future plans and develop an instrument for
assessing ACE-DHH members' needs for technological skills development.
Attending this session will be:
Pat Chrosniak, Canisius; Karen Dilka and Debbie Haydon, Eastern Kentucky;Following the planning session on November 11 and 12, we will conduct the
Harold Johnson, Kent State; Susan Lenihan, Fontbonne; Alan Marvelli,
Smith; and Donna Mertens, Gallaudet.
Barbara Bodner-Johnson and Marilyn Sass-Lehrer, Gallaudet; Kristin Di10/15/99
Perry, BU; Ed Marlatt, Adelphi; Gayle Nash, Eastern Michigan; and Nora
Two spaces remain for the first ACE-DHH workshop on Using Multmedia "Desktop" Technology based on MS PowerPoint on November 12th and 13th in Northampton. Nearby hotel space could be problematic at this point but may still be available at the Autumn Inn (413-584-7660). Clarke School rooms are "sold out." There is a $250 honorarium for anyone still intersted plus the opportunity to receive another $750 for attendance at the ACE-DHH New Orleans conference.
The Faculty Development Team will be investigating ways to get more infromation about the focus of future technology workshops and will be soliciting suggestions from ACE-DHH members next month following the first planning session and workshop. Our goal is to make future workshops as useful as possible and, hopefully, to distribute them regionally.
As I noted last week, the first regional ACE-DHH faculty development workshop is scheduled to take place at Smith College and Clarke School for the Deaf on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, November 12 & 13. This will be preceded by a planning session on Thursday afternoon for the Faculty Development Team members and any leaders of the other teams who can attend. The focus of the workshop will be on use of multimedia desktop technology for teaching, primarily ubiquitous Microsoft software including PowerPoint 97/98. It will begin mid-day (after our planning session) on Friday and continue into Saturday.
The workshop can accommodate as many as 12 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Already, I have heard from 5 poeple who responded to the weekly updates on the ACE-DHH web page. If you would like to come, there is a $250 stipend to help with expenses (payable after the workshop) and the opportunity to receive an additional $750 to attend the ACE-DHH conference in New Orleans. Please let me know if you would like to participate and I will send you details about travel and accommodations. Thanks.
Arrangements have been finalized for a planning session for members of the faculty development team and any leaders of other teams who wish to participate. It will take place at Smith College and Clarke School for the Deaf , November 11-13, and will include the first of four regional faculty development workshops, this one focusing on the use of multimedia desktop technology, which will be open to all ACE-DHH members on a space-available basis. We will be able to accommodate a total of twelve workshop participants. More details will be posted within a few days on the CED listserv for those interested in participating.
Alan L. Marvelli
I have now contacted the original proposed members of the faculty development team. They are as follows:
I have a gotten a tentative agreement from Clarke to house between 5 and 8 visitors in a newly refurbished dorm. The cost would be a "donation" of about $20-25. Rooms are very clean but Spartan. I have reserved conference rooms and a computer lab (12 work stations) at Smith for two possible dates, November 5-6, or 12-13. The big problem that I am having right now is finding hotel space for the first weekend. There is a big international dirversity conference taking place here and every nearby hotel is booked solid. There is a possibility of a few rooms becoming available at an inn only a few blocks from campus. I will know on Monday. If not, I will recommend November 11, 12 & 13.
I plan to alert the team members to this situation on Monday as soon as the hotel stuff is clearer. I'll be happy to lead this first workshop and was strongly advised by my "techie" colleagues that even though we have Office 2000, I should train people at this time on Windows 98/Office 97 products (which is the same as Mac Office 98) because that is the current, widely available "industry standard." Most schools and individuals will not have the new software for some time to come; perhaps it could be included in a later regional workshop.
have been in contact with Karen Dilka about the overall plan for the year
to come, have reviewed the budget and proposed training plan, and suggested
that we convene a Faculty Development Team meeting face-to-face in Northampton
perhaps in late October or early November to discuss strengths and needs
for faculty development. So far, I have been in touch with Debbie Haydon
and Susan Lenihan who both want to be on this team. Barbara Stassman and
Pat Crosniak also have expressed an interest. Harold, Karen and I need
to discuss the means of identifying who will be in this group if the number
of interested people exceed 5.
"Faculty Development Team" will be established to provide D/HH Education
faculty with the technological support that they need to use the course
syllabi and multi-media case studies that will be developed by this project.
The team will be composed of 3-4 D/HH Education faculty members who have
expressed a particular interest in this project activity. The team will:
a) document how Deaf Ed. teacher preparation program faculty are using
Internet linked, computer based technologies within their method courses;
b) the problems that they are encountering in that use; and c) the array
of hardware, software and instructional solutions that could be used to
address those problems. In addition, the team will collaborate with the
"Case Study" and "Syllabi Development" teams to identify the software,
hardware and technology skills that D/HH Education faculty will need to
use the developed syllabi and multi-medial case studies. Finally, the team
will use the resulting information to design and implement regional and
national (i.e., at the 2000 ACE-D/HH conference) faculty development opportunities
for D/HH Education faculty.
Education faculties' current use, problems and solutions in the use of
Internet linked, computer based technologies within method courses will
be established and shared at the 2000 ACE-D/HH conference and on the CED
Web site. The additional skills that will be needed by faculty to use the
syllabi and multi-media case studies developed by this project will be
identified. Regional and national faculty development opportunities will
be provided in the effective use of Internet linked, computer based technologies
to enhance instruction and improve student learning.
Leader: Alan Marvelli – Smith College, MA
Susan Lenihan – Fontbonne College, MO
Debbie Haydon – Eastern Kentucky University, KY
Pat Chrosniak – Canisius College, NY
build team; Oct.-Apr.= determine current uses & needs + offer two regional
faculty development opportunities; Apr.= offer national faculty development
opportunity at the ACE-D/HH conference & receive feedback; Apr.-Jul.=
offer two regional faculty development opportunities; Jul.= disseminate
results of faculty development work.
Goal Leader (GL) - Alan Marvelli $1,000
4 Faculty Dev. Leaders (FD) - (to be named) $1,000@
40 Faculty Dev. Participants (FP) - (to be identified) $250@
4 Faculty Dev. Technology Support Indi. (FS) - (to be identified) $500@
5 students x 150 hrs. @ x $7 = $5,250
45 individuals (i.e., 1 GL
+ 5 FD + 40 FS) x $750@ to attend the 2000 ACE-D/HH conference
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