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  • TIG- Technology Integration Group
    Mary Friedrichs, Angela Schmelzer, Nichole Jordan
    Monroe School District
  • Technology Integration Group
    What is this all about?
    Why and how did TIG get started?
    Who is a part of TIG?
    What does TIG do?
    Tech Wednesdays
    All the rest
    How does TIG work?
  • Why did TIG get started?
    • The bad that led to the good
    Administration changes/Budget issues
    Business Ed. Teacher given technology responsibilities
    Forward thinking leads us to TIG and
    Scope and Sequence Groups
  • TIG- Technology Integration group
    • This group works closely with administrators and teachers
    • Providing professional development
    • Answering technology related questions
    • Helping to integrate technology into existing curriculum
    • Disseminating information to staff
    Broke into two groups out of necessity:
    Scope and sequence
    • This group is finalizing grade level curriculum that integrates technology into the existing curriculum
    • Follows technology standards
    • Uses existing curriculum
    Technology Committee
  • Who is a part of TIG?
    Teachers and Administration
    One paid teacher representative from each of the 6 schools: 3 elementary schools, middle school, high school, and charter school
    Our 2 district LMC Directors: One elementary director and one middle, charter and high school director
    Director of Curriculum
    & Instruction
  • Collaboratively
    The building rep. is the contact person
    For teachers- to answer questions, concerns, or address development needs
    For administrators- to provide training opportunities, relay information, troubleshoot
    Monthly or bimonthly meetings
    Depends on the time of year
    Some after school, some during school
    How does TIG work?
  • What does TIG do?
    • Helps staff regarding technology issues
    • Communicates building and staff questions, concerns, professional development requests at meetings
    • Relays pertinent information to staff; information that comes from meetings
    • Develops trimester newsletters
    • Provides professional development
    Tech Wednesdays
    Tech Gigs
    SMARTBoard Trainings
  • Teachers and administrators contact building reps and LMC Directors with questions, concerns and requests
    An agenda is created
    TIG members meet and review agenda items
    Professional development is planned based on meeting
    TIG members disperse information back to teachers and administrators
    TIG Meetings
    A Process
  • TIG Tech News
    • Third Wednesday of each month
    • Variety of topics, technology level and location
    • Teachers are required to attend 3 sessions
    • All sessions start at 3:25
    • Teachers can stay as long as they would like-
    • Can leave at the end of their work day
    • Or be paid for extra time
    What is a Tech Wednesday?
    Professional Development for teachers and support staff
  • Tech Wednesday Topics
    Held at various locations
    Microsoft Word- Beginner and Intermediate (Advanced)
    Elementary Report Cards
    Visions Software
    Badgerlink
    Outlook- Level 1 and Level 2
    SMARTBoards- Levels 1, 2 and 3
  • Website Work Time
    Photo Story 3
    Tumbleboks and Bookflix
    Copier Scanning Documents and Pictures
    TurnItIn Software
    Timesaving Tips and Tricks
    Microsoft Publisher
    Incorporating Blogs into the Curriculum
  • …and how is that different from a Tech Wednesday?
    Tech Wednesday
    Short, professional development opportunity for staff on technology software, hardware, applications and more
    3 are required
    Held on Wednesdays, starting at 3:25
    Can be used for professional development inservice hours or earn pay if hours go beyond professional day
    Tech Gig
    Short, professional development opportunity for staff on technology software, hardware, applications and more
    Not required
    Can be any day of the week
    Can be used for
    professional development
    inservice hours or
    earn pay if hours
    go beyond
    professional day
    What is a Tech Gig?
  • As we all know, learning doesn’t end
    when the students leave.
    What are some successes that you
    can share from your district?
  • Questions???