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, and Internet safety.

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:

  • Develop and present differentiated technology training for teachers and school staff in a wide variety of instructional applications for the purpose of achieving each school's instructional goals, enhancing staff productivity, and improving student learning.

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

  • Manage a wide variety of central and local accounts as well as the school's web team, the local school support team, and technology instructional assistants.

  • Assess software and hardware problems, implement basic solutions, and coordinate repairs with identified service partners.

  • Act as an on-site consultant, advising in all aspects of instructional technology and providing just-in-time support for school staff members in the areas of curriculum connections, troubleshooting, and appropriate use of software

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