Instructional Technology and Library Services

Welcome to the Instructional Technology and Library Services website. 
Our mission is to provide the tools, training, and support necessary for all students to develop digital literacy skills necessary for 21st century citizenship.

What is Digital Literacy? 
"Digital Literacy" is an often used term comparable to "21st century skills".  It encompasses the skills our students need to be productive, successful citizens.

What does Digital Literacy include?
 Information Literacy
- the ability to find relevant information 
- the ability to evaluate information for reliability and validity (not everything on the Internet is true, honest, or
- the ability to use  information to draw conclusions or create a product
Technology Literacy
- the ability to select and use a variety of software, applications, mobile devices, and online tools and 
  programs to produce digital products
Digital Citizenship 
- the ability to use technology (online programs and sites, computers, and mobile devices) appropriately and 
*Posters available upon request from ITLS

Adams 12 Digital Literacy Skills 
The Instructional Technology and Library Services department has identified digital literacy skills for students in grades K-12. The standards found on the Digital Literacy Skills documents are meant to ensure that all students in Adams 12 receive standardized instruction from a Teacher-Librarian, a Digital Literacy Co-teacher, and/or classroom teachers.

Director of Instructional Technology and Library Services
Julie Bowline - Classroom teaching experience at the elementary and middle level combined with computer programming experience helped Julie Bowline develop a passion for instructional technology and information literacy. After graduating with an elementary education degree and teaching for several years in Oklahoma, Julie left education to explore computer programming in the oil and gas industry. Years later she earned a Master's degree in Computer Education from Cardinal Stritch University and returned to teaching in Wisconsin where she explored how instructional technology extends learning opportunities for students. 

After moving to Colorado in 2006 Julie taught middle school for one semester before joining the Adams 12 Instructional Technology and Library Services department.  Julie completed the Johns Hopkins/International Society for Technology in Education program, which led to a certificate in School Supervision and Administration.
Library Services Coordinator

Caroline HughesCaroline Hughes, Library Services Coordinator, joined Adams 12 in 2013. Caroline has extensive experience working in public libraries, public schools, and business environments. Prior to serving as District Library Leader in Adams 50, Caroline served as Senior Early Literacy Librarian for Denver Public Libraries, Media Specialist for a K-8 school in Colorado and elementary school in Michigan. She earned two degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & Language and Psychology and a Master of Science and Information degree. She also has a Michigan Teacher Certificate for grades 7-12 from Eastern Michigan University. Caroline worked in marketing, advertising, and publishing prior to graduate school.


Instructional Technology Coordinator

Anna Otto
- After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Human Development, Anna Otto began her teaching career in California and simultaneously earned her MA in Interdisciplinary Education. She taught for 7 years as an elementary teacher and 4 years as a middle school technology teacher. She has also worked with CU Boulder to help reinvent computer science in public schools, teach computational thinking skills, and increase female and minority interest in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). In 2010, Anna was nominated for CSIA’s Apex Award for Top Tech Teacher and earned her School Principal endorsement the following year. After working for a year as an Instructional Technology Trainer, Anna joined Adams 12 in 2012. She enjoys helping others learn the power of technology and believes instruction should be hands-on, practical, and relevant.
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Joelle Warsh - Joelle has been working in Instructional Technology for over 15 years.  She has her BS in Elementary Education and a Masters in Educational Technology.  She taught third grade for 8 years before becoming an Instructional Technology Coordinator back in Ohio. Joelle moved to sunny Colorado in 2010, where she taught technology courses in Denver Public Schools and Jefferson County before coming to work at Adams 12. Joelle lives in Denver with her husband and her dog. She loves skiing, reading and of course helping teachers integrate technology into their curriculum.


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