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Impact of the IMYM Project on Grade 8 Pilot Teachers: A Follow-up Report

May 2001

Prepared by Distance Learning and Information Technologies Unit, Program Development Branch, Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth


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4.0 Sharing the IMYM Model

One of the criteria for participating in the grade 8 IMYM pilot project was for teachers to share their IMYM experiences with colleagues, parents, and adminstrators. At the end of the pilot project, teachers were asked to complete a Record of IMYM Sharing form. The following chart illustrates how the IMYM pilot teachers had shared or planned to continue to share their IMYM experiences.

Most teachers have already shared and are continuing to share with other teachers, their ICT skills and competencies and their pedagogical experiences in integrating ICT with curricular outcomes in their classrooms. They have also informed parents, administrators, and trustees of changes in their classroom practice as they implement the IMYM model. Many teachers have encouraged classroom visitations by other teachers and have begun to mentor those teachers in a community of learners.

Sharing the IMYM Model Chart

 

Sharing Experiences Have Shared Plan to Share
Share software knowledge 19 (100%) 8 (42%)
Share IMYM model with other teachers in my school 16 (84%) 9 (47%)
Hold open house (parents, teachers, principals, school trustees, superintendent) 16 (84%) 6 (32%)
Open my IMYM8 classroom for visitation 15 (79%) 3 (16%)
Share Systems and Interactions unit with other Grade 8 teachers in my school 13 (68%) 4 (21%)
Share IMYM model with other teachers in my division/district 12 (63%) 8 (42%)
Mentoring (help colleagues set-up and teach Systems and Interactions unit) 8 (42%) 8 (42%)
Create IMYM8 classroom website 6 (32%) 11 (58%)
Write article for local newspaper 6 (32%) 4 (21%)
Speak to university class 2 (11%) 1 (5%)
Make SAG presentation 1 (5%) 1 (5%)
Make ManACE presentation - -
Other:    
Share IMYM model with teachers in other divisions 2 (11%) -
Student-teacher tutoring 2 (11%) -
School board presentation 1 (5%) -

(19 out of 22 pilot schools responded; 86% response rate)

 

Data Collection Form for Self-Directed Professional Learning
As IMYM8 pilot teachers you agreed to share your IMYM experiences with colleagues, parents, and administrators. Please specify how you have already shared or plan to share your IMYM experiences:
Plan to Share Have Shared IMYM Experiences
share Systems and Interactions Unit with other Grade 8 teachers in my school
mentoring (help colleague set-up and teach Systems and Interactions unit)
share IMYM model with other teachers in my school
share IMYM model with other teachers in my division/district
share software knowledge
create IMYM8 classroom website
hold open house (parents, teachers, principals, school trustees, superintendents)
open my IMYM classroom for visitation
make ManACE presentation
make SAG presentation
write article for local newspaper
speak to university class
other IMYM sharing activity, please specify ________________________

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