Enriching Teaching and Learning Through the Use of Technology
Instructional Technology supports the fusion of tools and practice in the classroom to provide students with essential experiences and skills needed to be successful in college and life.
We collaborate with teachers, administrators, and students to enrich teaching and learning through the use of technology. We seek to provide the technology tools enhance academic achievement when combined with sound instructional practices.
Research: The Instructional Technology Team (IT) together with Educational Technologists (ETs) work with teachers, administrators and staff to highlight new technologies and best practice in the use of those technologies to enhance academic achievement for all students
Collaboration: The IT Team works with school staff, content area coaches and managers, and DoTS staff to support the fusion of technology tools in instructional practice aligned with district initiatives.
Professional Development: The IT Team provides professional development to teachers and teacher-librarians to support their growth in technology proficiency and level of technology integration into classroom practice, both measured by required annual Washington State surveys. PD is provided through:
Planning and Evaluation: The IT Team works with schools to plan technology use and professional development for schools as well as assisting in the monitoring of student and staff growth in technology proficiency and classroom integration.