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What selection criteria should we apply for identifying participants of the train-the-trainers workshop?

  • Each participant must know how to use a computer, and possess basic word processing, Internet browsing and navigation skills.
  • Educational institutions/schools will organise and send out the invitations to prospective teachers who should take the training
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  • This is more a question than a suggestion - are you looking for NZ Teachers who are already using wikis? I know a number of us are using wikispaces one way or another (formatting is slightly different) and are relatively proficient already. --dragonsinger57 05:29, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
Good question. Having skilled wiki users join us will be a benefit. While the syntax is a little different from Wikispaces -- the Mediawiki software which we use is significantly more powerful than wiki spaces -- not too mention that is all open source. After all Mediawiki wiki hosts a top ten website -- Wikipedia. At the same time --- I wouldn't want to exclude dedicated educators willing to explore new technologies. Wayne Mackintosh 05:57, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Agree Wayne - Mediawiki is far more powerful. That said, wikispaces users will have a level of understanding that would stand them in good stead. Remember back though to when computers first came into classrooms? Back in the TRS80 days ...there was no guidebook back then - creative teachers just saw the potential and got on with it (- until others institutionalised it). My point - long in the making - is that while some pre existing knowledge is a good thing - don't let it be the only thing. Wiki editing is not that hard after all. Passion for education and kids is right up their on my list.--Rob McCrae 10:05, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

I agree with Rob, WE should not limit itself to people with preknowledge although helpful. We are running the L4C workshops to build new capacity, so new people will come on board in any case. Maybe we should require new teachers to have taken the L4C training workshop, this way everybody is more or less on the same page. You will always have some champions while others help on the sidelines which is just as valuable. Just a thought.--Patricia 19:03, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

What is the best time/dates to hold the train-the-trainers workshop?

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  • For me, a secondary person, late October or November. Senior students gone then.--Rob McCrae 10:07, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

  • This is depending on the duration of the workshop in my view (Intensive 2 weekends course or stretched out and doable 30 minutes a day for 10 days??)--Patricia 19:09, 12 September 2009 (UTC)