2007-2008 Technology Integration Initiative for Middle School Teachers
Attend workshops to learn new ways to take advantage of technology tools and resources to become more effective and more efficient. Expandthe use of technology in your classroom using a laptop computer and an LCDprojector. Further develop your skills in integrating technology into teaching and learning with the help of your technology integration coach.

Participant Eligibility:
All full-time, middle and junior high school teachers are eligible. Math teachers, please refer to a special program HERE.  The 2007-08 program is limited to a maximum of 30 participants. The October 2007 group is limited to 18 participants.

Participants Will Receive:
Participants accepted into the Integration Initiative will receive use of a wireless computer with software, and LCD Projector. Participants may keep this hardware and software package as long as they continue to meet the requirements of the Initiative. Failure to meet these requirements will result in forfeiture of initiative hardware.
Participants will attend 11 hours of formal training and receive on-going coaching support on best practice use to integrate technology.

Workshop Requirements:
Attend all required Integration Initiative training (specific dates and times will be available in PDExpress):
  • Workshop I: Orientation (by Sept. 14th, 3 hours, The Oct 2007 group class is Monday, October 22 from 3:30 - 6:30 at 1930 Como)
  • Workshop II: Choice of Topics (by November 1st, 2 hours, Dec 1st for the Oct 2007 group)
  • Workshop III: Choice of Topics (by February 15th, 2 hours)
  • Workshop IV: Choice of Topics (by April 30th, 2 hours)
  • Workshop V: Technology Showcase (TBD, 2 hours)

Specific Requirements:
  • Complete the application.
  • Meet with Integration Coach a minimum of three times during the 07-08 school year for planning and collaboration.
  • Sign up to work with your coach in your classroom with your students for a minimum of 4 periods on 4 separate days. These dates cannot be cancelled but may be rescheduled later if there's a conflict.
  • Create and maintain your Urban Planet web page. If you haven't started your Urban Planet web page you will need to do this by September 14, 2007 (Nov. 15th for the October 2007 group)
  • Expand the use of technology in classroom setting, using computer and projector as presentation station and to demonstrate student learning.
  • Track technology integration efforts and workshop attendance using PDExpress. Maintain possession of Initiative hardware. Equipment is checked out to trained participants only.  Giving away or loaning Initiative hardware is not allowed.
  • Read and respond to Technology Integration Initiative emails.
  • Perform periodic, preventative maintenance on hardware, running software update on your computer and cleaning LCD projector filter.
  • Complete year end Technology Integration Initiative assessment, describing integration technology efforts and  the impact on teaching and learning.

Registration Process:
Participation is limited. Initiative registrations will be accepted until May 25, 2007. Fall 07 registrations will be accepted until Friday, October 12, 2007.