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  • 1. Qatar Academy TIF – Technology Integration Facilitator “ embracing and utilizing Information Communication Technology to ensure students can succeed in a rapidly changing world “ Qatar Academy Objective from it’s Mission Statement. Mike Boulanger – QAP Head of Technology
  • 2. Where were we?
    • IT teachers locked into once a week, skill building classes in the computer rooms. Scheduling constraints in the computer rooms.
    • Teachers left on their own to plan & implement one integrated ‘computer lesson’ period a week.
      • They have little support/PD
    • A growing disparity between student ability level.
    • Old model of teaching software skills in isolation is not sufficient to meet the 21 st century learning needs of students
  • 3.
    • A Vision of K-12 Students Today
  • 4. This year with TI Facilitators - TIF
    • Who are the Facilitators?
    • Who are TIF Supporters
      • Supporting information and digital literacy, helping with PD opportunities.
      • Librarians & SS IT Teachers – Sam, Andreas,
    • Computer room scheduling more flexible
    • Technology use in the classroom can be supported – laptops, whiteboards, projectors, cameras, internet, blogs, wikis etc.
    • Lessons focused on curricular objectives
    • Planning, implementation, and assessment become collaborative – Admin, coordinators, teachers & TIFs
    • Teachers receive support & much needed PD
    • Best practice world model
  • 5. Simply Stated…
    • TIF’s assist/train teachers with integrating technology tools into their curriculum with the ultimate goal of improving student learning
  • 6. Technology Integration
    • Starts with student learning, with pedagogy - All STUDENTS get more authentic curriculum integration opportunities.
    • Focus is on the curriculum not the tools. Lessons begin and end with curriculum objectives and the hoped for enduring understandings.
    • Facilitate the curricular integration of technology tools into all areas of the school curriculum. Teaches in the classroom, computer room, outside; anywhere, anytime with teachers
    • Create learning resources with and for teachers, staff, and students.
  • 7. More Tech Integration…
    • Complete the necessary technological groundwork required so that teachers can focus on meeting curricular goals not on using the technology
    • Facilitates development, implementation, and updating of the QA E-learning plan
    • Track and ensure QA Technology Standards are met by students.
  • 8. Professional Development
    • Collaboration and integration roles serve as a form of PD for staff
    • Recommend and participate in outlining structures for the professional development and technology education of teachers
    • Spends time researching, finding resources, upgrading skills/knowledge and makes necessary contacts with other schools or technology people
  • 9. Community engagement
    • Facilitates school participation in special activities
    • Involved in organizing and conducting parent information sessions and training
    • Help supervise and implement the student tech crew
    • Attends meetings and staff development
    • Consult and make recommendations for the technology capital budget
  • 10. Final comments
    • New implementation
    • Patience, understanding and a heightened sense of collegiality necessary
    • You can’t spell TEaCH without TECH