Prior years Technology Integration Initiative
Participant Eligibility:
Full-time, regular ed. grade three - six classroom teachers or who are taking the place of and inheriting the equipment from previously trained and participating teachers. The 2006-07 program is limited to a maximum of 30 participants. 

Please note;  Workshops are open to all teachers.  See PDExpress for registration information.

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.

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 (TBD, 3 hours)
  • Workshop II: Choice of Topics (by November 1st, 2 hours)
  • Workshop III  & IV: Choice of Topics (by March 31st, 2 classes total 4 hours)
  • Workshop V: Technology Showcase (May 31, 2 hours)

Specific Requirements:
  • Complete the application.
  • Meet with Integration Coach a minimum of four times during the school year for planning and collaboration.
  • 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 resources. Equipment is checked out to trained participants only.  Giving away or loaning Initiative resources 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.

Coach Support:
Technology Integration Services, based at 1930 Como, provides technology integration support for all SPPS schools. Our department can assist in the following ways:
  • Curriculum integration/planning support
  • Direct classroom instruction support
  • On-site integration training
  • Building level tech planning
Electronic Resources:
The Educational Technology Department purchases a number of electronic resources that are available to staff, students and parents. These on-line encyclopedias, electronic reference libraries, digital video and training tools can be accessed at:

Application Process:
Participation is limited. Applications will be accepted from September 5 until September 15, 2006. Only 30 participants will be accepted for this cohort.

On-line Application:

your coaches
Steve Buettner
Ivar Nelson
Joel Swanson
Chris Turnbull
Leslie Yoder