Summer Institute 1998 Pre-Institute Questionnaire

Baltimore Learning Community

Summer Institute 1998 Pre-Institute Questionnaire

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Name--------------------------------------------------------------------

School-------------------------------------------------------------------

Course(s) and/or grade levels you currently teach______________



How many years have you taught:________________

How many years have you been in the BLC project?_______

Note: If you are new to the project, some of these questions will be difficult to answer. Do your best and put NA (not applicable) where you need to. Thanks.


1 a.  What are your general impressions and expectations of the BLC project?









  b.  If you have been on the project for a year or more, how have your impressions changed in the last year?









2 a. The following is a list of different ways that technology can be used in the classroom. For each way of using technology, circle the word that best represents how often you used technology in that way either NONE, FEW (1-4 times in the last year), SOME (5-10 times) or OFTEN (11 or more times).

a. Drill and practice/review				NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
b. Demonstration use of software or Web		NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
c. Show content information to class/group		NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
d. Create new content (write, draw, database)		NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
e. Edit and format content (merge sources)		NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
f. Show adminstrative information to class/grp		NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
g. Explore information sources; search Web		NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
h. Simulation or learning games				NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
I. Content setting or motivation (music, art)		NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
j. Networking or e-mail					NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
k. Recreational use					NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
l. Show video						NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
m. Other_________________________		NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN


3.Please list the specific ways you use the BLC technology in your classroom-include everything you can think of from Internet scavenger hunts to displaying objectives, to playing music for student motivation.










4. Please circle the word that best represents how often you have used the following BLC components; where NONE=0, FEW=1-4 times in the last year, SOME=5-10 times, and OFTEN-11 or more times.

a. The Module Constructor				NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
b. The Presentation component				NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
c. The Explorer						NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
d. The Resource Catalog				NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
e. The On-Line Indexing Form				NONE   FEW   SOME   OFTEN
f. If you circled NONE or FEW for any component, please explain any obstacles you have experienced in using that component.

 



5. How has technology use in class changed the classroom climate in terms of the following aspects?

						Alot Less   Less   No Change   More   Alot More
a. Student involvement in classwork			1	2	3	4	5
b. Student-student interaction				1	2	3	4	5
c. Cooperation among students				1	2	3	4	5
d. Students asking for teacher support			1	2	3	4	5
f. Focus on class activities				1	2	3	4	5
g. Competition among students				1	2	3	4	5
h. Order and organization in class			1	2	3	4	5
I. Adherence to rules in class				1	2	3	4	5
j. Teacher control of the classroom			1	2	3	4	5
k. Your teaching style					1	2	3	4	5
l. Participation of boys					1	2	3	4	5
m.Partcipation of girls					1	2	3	4	5
n. Other__________________________		1	2	3	4	5


6. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being high, how would you rate your current knowledge of the following:				
						                   Novice<----------------------------Expert
a. The World Wide Web					1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10
b. Integrating technology and instruction				1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10
c. Using Video in the classroom					1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10
d. Using CD-ROMs in the classroom				1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10
e. How to create Modules for classroom use			1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10


7. How much time have you spent on this project, during the last year?

hours per week at school?

hours per week at home?

hours this summer?


8 a. What was the most important gain you received from participating in this project over the past year?


b.	Most important gain you as a teacher expect from participating in this summer institute?

c.	Most important gain you as a teacher expect from participating in this project next school year?
9.	a. What was the most important gain your students received over the past year?

b.	Most important gain you expect from your students next year?

10 a. What was the most important gain your school received over the past year?



b. Most important gain you expect from your school next year?



11 a. What was the most important type of support your school gave you in this project last year?


b. Most important type of support your school could add this year?

1 2 a. What was the most important type of support that the project personnel, either from the University of Maryland, Discovery Communications, Baltimore City School System, or other partners gave you last year?



b. What is the most important type of support that the project personnel could give you in the coming year?




13 a. How many of the Wednesdays after-school sessions at PDC did you attend last year?___
	    
	   b. How useful were the sessions you attended?


	   c. What were the obstacles, if any, to attending?



	   d. For this school year, what type of project support & community building would you be most likely to participate in (please rank the following with 1 being the most likely, 2 the next most likely, and so on)?

		___________ Continue Wednesday sessions at PDC
		___________ Regular e-mail
		___________ A list serve
		___________ Video conferencing
		___________ Meetings at my school after 3:00 pm
		___________Other_________________________



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