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Teaching Geography: Teacher Talk

From: Cindy Lee Duckert (duckert@focol.org)
Date: Tue Apr 08 2003 - 14:17:52 EDT

 

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    At 12:39 PM 4/7/2003, you wrote:
    >I teach 9th grade World Geography and have been going through the
    >workshop. I not only found lesson plans and resources that help with my
    >thematic units but I have offered to lead this workshop in the fall for
    >new geography teachers at my school. I feel that this would better equip a
    >new teacher to our school to better teach geography in a meaningful way. I
    >would like to get some feedback from some of you who have led this
    >workshop as I prepare to write a proposal for my assistant principal in
    >charge of curriculum so that I know what to expect.
    >
    >Glenda Wheatley
    >Loganville High School

     

    Glenda,

    I had a "failed" workshop and here are some of the reasons I think it
    didn't work:

    1. we were to watch the series individually and discuss it later - this was
    to accomodate different schedules and locations)

    2. it was free of consequences so no value or urgency was placed on
    participating

    3. it was the first Annenberg course online I had done and the first
    exposure to any Annenberg product for the others. I was unable to convey
    all the extras that resulted as a part of participating in a workshop and
    the others just did not know of the quality of the programs. I am taking my
    third course now and my family has to listen to me when I have all my
    excitement afterward.

    Cindy in Wisconsin

     

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    Cindy Lee Duckert, duckert@focol.org
    

     

     

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