Integration strategoes:
  • School meeting integration -
    • Technology should be showcased at each meeting. There is so much new hardware, software, online and off that is developed every day, if there isn’t a glimpse of it every week or so, everyone is getting left behind.
    • Tech integration specialist should be doing their homework, finding solutions, collating and deciding which are the best available to showing other educators.
  • In-class push-ins -
    • TIS can be Leading – Class is lead by the TIS
    • Supportive – Class is co-hosted by the TIS
    • Reflective – Class is observed and reflected upon by the TIS
    • One-on-one* – Classroom teachers may want prior teaching about technologies in order to present these ideas as their own to their classes
  • Individual meetings with educators -
    • The primary focus for teachers follows these guidelines from John D’Arcy of CDNIS
      • “there is no rush”
      • pragmatic and compassionate (have expectations of teachers, they have to be on the journey)
      • curriculum and pedagogy
      • teachers and students first
    • If a school has a PYP/MYP/DP coordinator, TIS should be sitting down with their perspective coordinators and with the classroom teachers. This should occur before each unit and ideally weekly or bi-weekly to reflect upon best approaches.
  • Organization of technology groups -
    • The IBO states this about the the ICT committee: “Different stakeholders in the school community could be members of an ICT committee. However, it is essential that the pedagogical leaders of the school are members of this committee as they are responsible for the effective management of resources (people, time, equipment and money).”
    • The TIS might also structure mixed high-level/low-level groups with team leaders to help disseminate learning and obtain feedback from staff
  • Online presence -
    • To reiterate, backup, and showcase all things tech a TIS should have a major presence online. This would be through, but is not limited to:
      • Blogs – like this one
      • Websites
      • Prezis
      • Scribd
      • LinkedIn
      • Dropbox
      • Facebook
      • Google+, Docs & Calendars
      • Forums
      • the IBO OCC
      • Voicethread
      • Youtube
      • Netvibes
      • Twitter
  • Professional Development -
    • The TIS should search out technology professional development opportunities that are applicable to all stakeholders. They might post these on a common calendars, email them, or even talk to educators directly.
    • They ensure that development is taking place at the school. It could be through traditional approaches or online. Check these out.
    • They do PD themselves and then come back to present the ideas and reflections during meetings
Borrowed from Tom Johnson at http://ict-design.org/2011/09/02/technology-integration-a-six-pronged-approach/

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