The ideas that interested me:
- 5 day summer bootcamp when adopted
- they have to have a plan for continuing training
- state offers continuous training online
- summer institutes
This statistic caught my eye: It takes three years to even be able to incorporate laptops into a school. You go through phases of initial negativity, the use of the tools to just make a replacement for the poster. Need to rethink how to teach the shift in pedagogy - constructivist, pbl...
The third year is the hardest year. Some people start questioning what if it goes away. They don't trust that funding, replacements, etc. will be there. (My note: It won't be embraced if it is just a shiny toy. The shift in educational pedagogy is necessary for people to see that and understand why the funding is necessary).