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

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