2008-9 Elementary Science Teacher Integration Initiative
Participants Will Receive:

Participantsaccepted into the Elementary Science Initiative will receive use of anLCD projector (used). Participants may keep this projector as long as theycontinue to meet the requirements ofthe Initiative. If a participant leaves the district or elects to nolonger participate by failing to complete initiative requirements, theprojector must be returned. There are a limited number of spaces available in this initiative; as a result, application detail and quality will be considered in narrowing down the number of participants accepted in to this initiative group.

Goals of the Science/Projector Integration Initiative:

Specifically this initiative has the following goals:
  • Improve student learning.
  • Increase teacher and student skills and competency with computers and technology.
  • Promote increased use of district technology resources for instruction.
  • Increase use of online-learning.
  • Encourage attendance at District-level technologyworkshops, learning new ways to take advantage of technology tools andresources to become more effective and more efficient.
Participant Eligibility:

All full-time, licensed, elementary science specialist teachers.

Initiative Requirements:

Attend all required Initiative trainings (specific dates and times will be available in PDExpress):
  • Workshop I: Orientation/Car and Feeding of LCD Projector (by Feb. 10th, 2 hours)
  • WorkshopII: Elementary Science and Technology Basics (by March 10th, 2 hours)
  • Workshop III: Elementary Science and Technology Advanced (by April 20th, 2 hours)
Additional Requirements:
  • Expand the use of technology in classroom setting.
  • Createand maintain your Urban Planet web page. If you haven't started yourUrban Planet web page you will need to do this by February 10, 2009.
  • Maintainpossession of Initiative hardware. Equipment is checked out to trainedparticipants only.  Giving away or the loaning or Initiative hardware is notallowed.
  • Read and respond to Technology Integration Initiative emails.
Special Circumstances:
  • Teachers who havepreviously participated in an Integration Initiative but returnedhardware due to a position change may obtain a projector by attending only the following workshop.
    • WorkshopII: Elementary Science and Technology Basics (by March 10th, 2 hours)
  • Teachers who previously/presentlyparticipated/ing in the New Teacher Laptop Initiative are required toattend 2 workshops beyond the New Teacher requirements.
    • Workshop I: Orientation/Car and Feeding of LCD Projector (by 10th, 2 hours)
    • Workshop II: Elementary Science and Technology Advanced (by 15th, 2 hours)
Coach Support:
TechnologyIntegration Services, based at 1930 Como, provides technologyintegration support for all SPPS schools. The department can assist inthe following ways:
  • Curriculum integration/planning support
  • Direct classroom instruction support
  • On-site integration training
  • Building level technical planning
Electronic Resources:

TheEducational Technology Department purchases a number of electronicresources that are available to staff, students and parents. Theseon-line encyclopedias, electronic reference libraries, digital videoand training tools can be accessed at:

  • Steve Buettner
  • Nathaniel Lindley
  • Ivar Nelson
  • Joel Swanson
  • Leslie Yoder

Signingup for all SPPS workshops (tech and non-tech) is easy atpdexpress.spps.org Integration workshops are open to all teachers, eventeachers who are not part of a technology initiative. See pdexpress.spps.org for workshop registration information.

Registration: Due January 10, 2009.
Please fill out completely!
First Name 
Last Name 
Your SPPS Email 
School Name 
Grade levels you teach

I am a full-time teacher

I have read the Elementary Science Teacher's Initiative program description and understand that I am agreeing to the following:
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If you have not participated in an Integration Initiative in the past, please complete these questions.

Why do you want to be part of the Technology Integration Initiative?
List three simple curricular or professional goals for your participation in this initiative.
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