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Clinical Field Experience C: Plan and Deliver a Technology Professional Development

Lisa Cantwell

Grand Canyon University


May 1, 2019

Part 1:

Professional Development Lesson Plan

Title of Workshop/Professional Development Session
Prepared by: Lisa Cantwell
Description: Professional Development Google Docs Workshop

Audience: Lower Elementary & Special Timeframe: 20-30 minutes

Education teachers

Materials/Technology Needed:
Google Doc

Technology Standards for Teachers (ISTE-T)

Which ISTE Standards for Teachers are addressed in this lesson?

2a. Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to
promote student learning and creativity

3b. Collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and
resources to support student success and innovation

5a. Participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of
technology to improve student learning

Content Area Standards (If applicable)

Are there any content area standards addressed?
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several
loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and
provide a reaction to what happened.

Learning Outcomes
What will teachers know and be able to do as a result of this lesson?
Teachers will be able to identify and locate speech-to-text called voice typing and have the
opportunity to practice this tool. Teachers will also use the tool to write complete sentences.
Teachers will also identify any concerns that they may have using the tool and come up with
rules they may need to share with students and appropriate use when using the voice typing tool.

How will this lesson be facilitated with teachers?
Small group with lower elementary and special education teachers. Synchronous learning with
step by step instruction to locate tool and practice utilizing the new tool. Teachers will have the
opportunity to practice voice typing at least a paragraph with varying types of sentences,
including questions to understand how the voice typing works. In addition, teachers will need to
ensure and understand that microphones need to be enabled so that it will record the voice.
Teachers will turn on microphone and practice using the tool. This ensures that when they use it
with their students, they will guarantee that microphones are readily accessible to students.

Differentiation Activities/Methods
How will the workshop be adapted for different skill levels?

Step by step tutorial for teachers to locate the tool. In addition, questions will be answered
immediately to ensure success. Teachers will also need to practice with the tool, once they
practice, teachers will be asked to identify any concerns they may have to ensure success
when using with students.

Assessment of Learning
How will the participants demonstrate mastery of the learning outcomes?
Voice type at least a few complete sentences, using a variety of different styles, so they will
understand how the tool works.

Provide at least three online resources for participants to review content and/or extend
the learning.

Google Docs help for voice typing:

Google Voice Typing:

7 Reasons you need to try Google Voice Typing:

Part 2: Delivery and Reflection

This professional development was created for lower elementary teachers and special

education teachers. I wanted to create a quick mini workshop for them to be able to use a tool

that they have access to but may not always use.

I had four teachers agree to attend an after-school session. I shared the information by

having teachers create a Google Docs. I shared how to access the tool to enable them to be able

to use the text to speech feature called voice typing. This was shown step by step so that

teachers could locate the tool. I demonstrated how to use the tool and once they were able to

locate the tool, teachers were given an opportunity to practice using the tool.

Some aspects of the workshop that went well was that it was designed for a smaller group

and teachers could practice the tool. Also, teachers were able to talk to each other about using

the tool. This allowed them to come up with scenarios where students may have a problem and

how they could address those issues before teaching the students how to use the tool.

One of the things that could have been improved upon was to open it up to all grade level

teachers. In the beginning I thought it would be beneficial for those teachers who work with

younger elementary students who are still learning to type. However, with consideration, I

realized that this could have been beneficial to share for teachers of all grade levels because one

of the comments shared is that this would be a great tool for students to gather their thoughts or

share ideas. It could also be a great tool for students to create a story and then go back and revise

their work. Also, this professional development could have also been created using a tool such

as Screencastify where teachers who were unable to attend could access the information at any


The tool that was used to receive feedback was through Google Forms. Google Forms is

easy for teachers to access immediately, and most of the teachers at my school are able to

respond quickly using their mobile devices and Chromebook. Teachers were asked what they got

out of the workshop and how could they use this tool with their own teachers? Many teachers did

not know this tool existed and were excited to try it out. They felt it could prove beneficial for

having students create stories or journals. Having teachers tell me how they would use this tool

really allowed me to see the creative uses and why I should not limit a workshop to a particular

grade level. Some responses were that they enjoyed having it as a small workshop because they

were able to learn from each other and have the opportunity to practice the tool.

Overall, the workshop was a success, and I am finding that teachers are becoming

comfortable with learning the new tools and wanting to apply these new resources into their