Instructional Technology Integration

Technology plays an essential role in educating today's students for tomorrow's workplace.

Instructional Technology Integration provides direction, professional development, and support for divisionwide instructional technology initiatives. Such initiatives include eCART (electronic Curriculum, Assessment, and Resource Tool), FCPS 24-7 Learning, FCPS Google Suite for Education, and Digital Citizenship.

Instructional Technology Integration works collaboratively with schools and offices to ensure educators are able use the digital resources available in FCPS through student centered learning environments. This office also supports educators in adopting and designing a curriculum that provides students the opportunity use authentic, relevant digital resources and purposeful assessments through FCPS eCART (electronic Curriculum, Assessment, and Resource Tool) Instructional Technology Integration builds teacher capacity throught through the SBTS program, Academy Course and North Tier offerings.

Instructional Technology Integration also provides training, training materials, and central support to school-based technology specialists (SBTS). SBTS model and provide teachers with the support they need to successfully implement instructional technology initiatives at the school and to effectively use technology to engage students in the learning process.

The school-based technology specialists (SBTS) fill many different roles in their schools, all centered on helping teachers and staff make the best use of technology to enhance student learning.

SBTS:

  • Create and implement a professional learning plan for teachers that supports their personal learning needs in the integration of technology to achieve the school’s instructional goals and support student learning.

  • Act as the liaison and point of contact between the school staff and division-wide technology resources/offices.

  • Support teachers in managing classroom digital resources and student accounts. 

  • Act as a consultant and coach for teachers around the integration of instructional technology and digital citizenship. 

  • Collaborate with teachers to plan lessons and model best practices in integrating technology into the K-12 curriculum.

  • Support administrators and teachers in using digital resources to engage and communicate with students, parents, and the community.