2008-2009 Technology Integration Initiative
For High School Teachers

We are pleased to announce that Saint Paul Public Schools Educational Technology Department is a recipient of an E2T2 grant that will allow this program to begin work in the high schools.

Participant Eligibility:
All full-time, high school classroom teachers including teachers from high school ALP programs are eligible. The 2008-09 program is limited to a maximum of 140 participants.

Participants Will Receive:
Participants accepted into the Integration Initiative will receive use of a wireless laptop computer with software, and an 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 equipment.

Workshop Requirements:
Attend all required Integration Initiative training (specific dates and times will be available in PDExpress):

  • Workshop I: Orientation (by Sept. 15th, 3 hours)
  • Workshop II: Three Information Literacy one-hour seminars (1st by December 15th; 2nd by February 15th; 3rd by April 30th, 3 hours)
  • Workshop III: Choice of Topics (by November 1st, 2 hours)
  • Workshop IV: Choice of Topics (by March 31st, 2 hours)
  • Workshop V: Student Showcase (May 20th, 2 hours)
  • Online Class: Technology Integration PLC (ongoing)

Specific Requirements:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Participate in 12 hours of formal training, including one online course.
  • Sign up to conference with your coach in your classroom for a minimum of 3 periods on 3 separate days. These dates cannot be canceled, but may be rescheduled.
  • Set up equipment by Day 1.
  • Create and maintain a web page using Urban Planet by October 30, 2008.
  • Read and respond to Technology Integration emails.
  • Perform periodic, preventative maintenance on hardware, run software updates and maintain clean equipment.
  • Be responsible for the care and security of equipment.
  • Complete pre- and post-assessments describing integration project efforts and impact on teaching and learning.

Registration Process:
Participation is limited. Applications will be accepted March 7, 2008 until May 2, 2008. Accepted participants will be notified by May 19th.