Professional Development

Seeds of Health offers technology professional development in four different ways throughout the year- monthly meetings, one-on-one assistance, small group attendance to a technology conference, and a large group professional development day. Each school participates in monthly meetings for a minimum of one hour where the teachers focus on a self created goal. During this time, the Coordinator of Computer Science and Technology works with the staff on their individual objective. In addition to that work time, the Coordinator of Computer Science and Technology also meets with staff one-on-one throughout the year as various technology needs arise. This includes, but is not limited to, learning a new technology tool, planning new projects or units that utilize technology, co-teaching a new lesson to students, or completing research on various topics. In addition, one staff member from each building is also selected to attend a technology conference. Staff have attended the Midwest Google Summit hosted by CESA 5, SLATE, and the Wisconsin EdTech Summit. These staff members and others share out how they are utilizing technology during the annual Tech Share Day. This large group professional development conference is broken into smaller sessions run by various members of the Seeds of Health staff. Teachers have the opportunity to sign up for what sessions interest them to see how technology is being utilized by their colleagues. In addition, staff are offered additional professional development in one-hour free sessions throughout the summer. These sessions cover a wide variety of topics focusing both on teacher and student needs.