Movement from basic knowledge and the existence of the Edmodo site to completeimplementation by potential adopters will be a challenge. Typically, educators arereluctant to change and need professional development to establish relevance and aconnection to why the change is important. Initial exposure to the Edmodo site willbe shared in an intermediate grade level meeting with goals set for the course of the first trimester on how the site will be implemented by teachers. Professionaldevelopment will be offered weekly in team meetings breaking down the differentcomponents of the site and how it can be used effectively as a communication tool.
Survey intermediate teachers on use and satisfaction of the Protopageapplication (Dissatisfaction with the status quo (Surry/Ely, 2001)).
Initial exposure to Edmodo in a team meeting to garner interest in theapplication.
Professional development on a weekly basis in team meetings breaking downthe individual functions of the site using a Screencast model and directinstruction.
Availability of time for participants to practice using the site and gainknowledge while making connections to the relevancy of use.
Make direct connections for teachers on application uses and how it can impactstudents.
Creation of collaborative groups who will become trainers for the remainingstaff members.
Due Date Task Status8-30-11
Survey intermediateteachers on use andsatisfaction of Protopage.Discuss change model withadministration.
Exposure to Edmodo as areplacement solution for Protopage to garner interest.