Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

My responsibilities have changed for the 2016-17 school year. I'm the Instructional Technology Resource Teacher serving three locations: Waynesboro HS, Phoenix Alternative School, and Wenonah ES.

ITRTs train teachers to integrate technology and software effectively.

Duties and responsibilities of an ITRT include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Working collaboratively with individual teachers or groups of teachers to integrate technology into instruction
  • Assisting with curriculum and content development
  • Disseminating information regarding technology resources, emerging technologies, best practices using technology, and professional development opportunities
  • Facilitating or conducting technology-related professional development for school staff
  • Assessing levels of teacher and student technology use and skills
  • Modeling effective instructional strategies using technology
  • Serving as a member of the school technology committee
  • Supporting implementation of the division and state technology plan
  • Researching use of newer technologies in instruction
  • Using data to design technology-based instructional strategies
  • Recommending hardware, software, and related resources
  • Identifying trends in software, curriculum, teaching strategies, and other educational areas
  • Creating learning resources for teachers, staff, and students
  • Serving as a strong advocate for technology integration
  • Participating in software selection and use