Building Technology Integration Specialists (Y2) - Maintain those teachers identified by administrators as being leaders within the building to support staff in the effective integration of technology to improve student achievement. Support at the building level comes in the form of training sessions, individual/team meetings, resource communication, faculty meetings, etc., focusing specifically on meeting the needs identified by the staff. The schedule for sessions and dedicated support is established in collaboration with the Building Administrators building administrators and staff, with the goal to be as flexible and accommodating as possible, providing (3-4) hours of additional support each month. The Building TIS's have been critical in supporting the staff laptop transition as well as integrating Schoology to create a more personalized learning environment for our students, especially at KMS and KHS. staff throughout the year and their time, continued dedication and efforts are greatly appreciated!
|Building||Tech Integration Specialists|
|KHS||Tammy Gentekos, Jennifer Schmalzbach & Chanel August|
|KMS ||Erica Pye & Nev Lynch|
|Bancroft||Deb Giles & Kelly Pin|
|Greenwood||Kelly Figueroa & Brian Rafferty|
|Mary D. Lang||Marie Lawson & Natalie Vanhoorebeke|
|New Garden||Erika Smith & Sam Hamill|
Monthly-Bi-Monthly Building Needs Assessments - Survey administered at the building level to determine the specific areas of support/training needed by staff each month.
Building Collaborative Sessions - Timely training sessions facilitated by members of the team Building TIS's to support staff in meeting building/team integration goals, focusing on transitioning from utilization to strategic integration.
On-Demand Support and Training - Members of the KCSD Tech Department encourage staff to meet individually or with their team for one, multiple, or ongoing sessions, to provide additional support focusing on specific topic(s) of interest. See "Need Individual Support?" above
Room 21 Collaborative Area - Room 21 in the KHS Annex, (lower floor of Tech Offices), has been transformed into a state of the art collaborative area with new furniture, new technology & a new purpose. The room is open for teachers and staff to work individually or collaborate as a group along with support provided by members of the Technology Department.
KCSD Technology Support Schoology Group- Access to updates, timely resources, and program references, as well as a collaborative, supportive & secure forum for posting questions, issues, etc related to technology integration in our District.
Summer, Monthly Collaborative Sessions (Y4) - Flexible, full and half day sessions based upon results of District-wide needs assessment and open to all staff, K-12. Sessions are facilitated by Teachers, Technology and Information Systems Dept members, Curriculum Supervisors, vendors, trainers, etc. (More info listed above)
|title||New Support Initiatives for 2019-20|
District Leadership Sessions - Professional development and training for building and district administrators in early August, focusing on the technology as it applies to building goals, programs and technology available within the buildings.
School Year Tech Prep Sessions - Set aside 3 days in August to allow teachers and staff to schedule time with members of the Technology and Information Systems Departments to help get connected, prepared, and comfortable for the upcoming school year. With the limited availability during inservice days, teachers and staff have expressed interest in getting more support so they can be prepared for “Day One” as it relates to instructional programs and classroom technology.
“Kickoff Support” (Last Week of August & First Week of September) - 2-3 members of the Technology Department will be dedicated to a building throughout the day, beginning one hour prior to the start of school until one hour after dismissal, providing an opportunity for teachers and staff to schedule time to meet to receive training, support with utilizing classroom technology, address any issues with teacher/student/classroom hardware and/or simply ask questions related to technology integration.
There will be a dedicated, online calendar for staff to schedule an appointment during the designated days for each building. During this time, the online work order system will not be accessible as the expectation is to schedule an appointment with the Technology Department while in the building.