May 18, 2010 iSITS Meeting

9:00 - 9:45 Sharing

G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6

9:45 - 10:45 News and Exploration

Checklist for first staff meeting of the year.

√ R.O.V.E.R.
√ Satellite -
√ Multitype Library Databases via the Ministry web site - New Database: EBSCO - Canadian Points of View
√ Division-based Databases - possible purchases - examine the following topic "oil spills" - which database provides the best response?
√ SETA Software Licensing Program
  • Microsoft
  • Adobe
  • Atomic Learning
  • Inspiration/Kidspiration
  • BoardMaker
√ Discovery Streaming Video Newsletter what is new?
  • Discovery Streaming Video
    • login - explore the Canadian Interactive Atlas
    • what kind of professional development does DE offer?
    • what three things do you staff need to know about DE


Teacher-readiness for one-to-one: Discussion

Afternoon 12:15 - 2:30

Teacher Skills Survey Data and 2010/11 Professional Development

Using the blank graphs at your table indicate where you think our teachers might rank in each one of the categories on the graph.

Individually: create a stack of cards that hold some of the assumptions about the predictions just made
When done place cards in the center of the table - stack and shuffle
Hand cards to another table
Read a card aloud to the large group
NOTE: only one assumption per card

Join your group at one of the chart stations - move to the next station when requested.
Read and discuss the data
One person records:
  • what important points seem to "pop out"?
  • What are some patterns, categories or trends that are emerging?
  • What seems to be surprising or unexpected?
  • What are some things we have not yet explored
Share with the larger group.


Discuss ideas with the larger group.

2:30 - 3:00 -2010 - 2011 iSITS Committee....

What is next for us?
  • Donna's main responsibilities for next year
    • Teacher-readiness program
    • ELA - inquiry outcome
    • School Library Selection Committee
    • iSITS
    • DI: POD Professional Development
  • Professional Development Needs - role of iSITS
    • Expectations
    • Liaison - use of social media tools
      • Diigo join!!
      • Yammer - participate
      • Add photos of projects, etc. to a flickr account
      • Wiki - add good stuff!!