Due to professional development at Cartersville Middle School being providing at times during the day that often do not correlate with the ELL teachers’ planning period, these teachers have missed training on how to use some of the basic technology the Cartersville School district provides. In addition, these teachers have not been provided time to work with the technology that has been placed in their classrooms to see how it can benefit them in their ELL classroom and how it can provide it can support language development with the ELL student. Therefore, there are two main goals for the five-day summer professional development for the ELL teachers. Goal 1 - Provide opportunities for the middle school ELL teachers to learn specific technologies provided by their district and those technologies that promote visual literacy. In order for 100% of the ELL teachers to reach this goal the following SMART objectives have been set.
• By the mid-point of day one’s training, the middle school ELL teachers will locate, log-in, save, and share to their Office 365 account.
• By the end of day one’s training, the middle school ELL teachers will be familiar with the features of the Gale/Cengage databases.
• By the end of the second day’s training, the middle school ELL teachers be introduced to several Quick Response programs like Kahoot and Plickers, create a user accounts, create quizzes, and enroll students into the class roster section.
• By the end of the third day’s training,…