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TILT - Technology Integration Lead Teacher Program


ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION LEAD TEACHER (TILT) PROGRAM

ECISD’s Long Range Plan for Technology–aligned to State and National Standards–proposes a Technology Integration Lead Teacher (TILT) Program. The TILT Program enables teachers to learn how technology can transform teaching and learning.

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN TILT?

Opportunities to participate in TILT will be made available in Spring, 2013. In the context of the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology, only teachers, administrators, and librarians.

 

 

TILT BACKGROUND

An excerpt from the Texas LRTP:

 
All professional educators (including teachers, administrators, and librarians) must master the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) Technology Applications standards, which are currently mandated for all beginning teachers. Teachers must first have access to technology, quality professional development, and time to implement new strategies in their classroom. Professional development opportunities must be provided to ensure that educators have the Technology Applications skills identified by the SBEC Technology Applications Standards, especially those skills that support lesson planning, classroom management, and administrative tasks.
 
Professional development opportunities for educators must be available 24/7 to all educators through a variety of delivery methods, including online and other distance learning technologies. . .With sustained leadership and support, this initiative can move teachers from Early or Developing Tech on the Teacher STaR Chart to Advanced or Target Tech. This initiative should be responsive to the needs of teachers by providing content-focused strategies and technology tools appropriate for each subject area and grade level.

 

In regards to No Child Left Behind, Title 2, Part D (Enhancing Education through Technology), the focus is also on ensuring that “teachers in schools served by the agency are effectively integrating technology and proven teaching practices into instruction.”

 

In the context of the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology and NCLB Title 2, Part D, it includes specifically teachers, administrators, and librarians.

 

TILT PROGRAM CORRELATION

In the District’s state approved technology plan, the following points will provide for the Technology Integration Lead Teacher (TILT) Program. Note that correlations to the Long Range Plan for Technology are included beneath each strategy:

 

Implement a technology competency certification plan (TCCP) aligned to SBEC Technology Competencies for Teachers (I-V), the Levels of Technology Implementation, and STaR Chart that leads to Technology Lead Teacher Certification.

LEA LRPT Correlates: EP06, I09, LAS01, LAS02, LAS03, LAS04, LAS12, TL02, TL12

 

Establish a technology lead teachers (TLT’s) program as funding and availability of candidates permits.

LEA LRPT Correlates: EP03, EP06, I09, LAS01, LAS04, TL02, TL12

 

 


 

Questions?

 

Call the Technology Department at 210-649-2343 if you have any questions.

 

Timeline
This project is pending funding approval and will not begin until Spring, 2013.


TILT Participant Expectations

  Once you are accepted to TILT, you will be expected to:

 

a) Participate in the LOTI Lead Teacher Online Course – This course will last 10 weeks and involve approximately a 2-3 hour commitment per week on your part. Participants will also be expected to develop a project to share at the end of the 10 weeks and participate in the weekly face to face workshops.

Participants who begin and complete this program are eligible for the TILT incentives. Here's a description of the course:

 

The T.I.L.T. Turning Up the H.E.A.T. online course enables participants to apply H.E.A.T. (i.e, Higher-order thinking, Engaged learning, Authenticity, Technology use) and other instructional best practices to their classrooms using a collaborative learning environment. Themes in this course include high level thinking processes, engaging students, authentic learning strategies, and technology tools. For each theme identified, participants will engage in activities designed to help them get focused, clarify understanding, explore pertinent resources/strategies, and connect to students. The culminating activity for this course involves creating a lesson plan unit with H.E.A.T. and performing classroom walkthroughs with H.E.A.T.

 

b) Submit a TILT Project, Lesson Plan, etc. This is a lesson plan at a LOTI 4+ technology integration level (you'll learn about this in the course) that includes a sample of student work, a rubric for assessing that work and a District curriculum framework connection. It is also expected that you will authorize yourself to be videotaped and interviewed for display on the District web site, and complete the LOTI Lead Teacher Program. See Final Project Guidelines for more information.

 

INCENTIVES FOR PARTICIPATION

Participants in TILT may be granted one of the following packages:


 

Option A
  • LOTI Lead Teacher Certificate
  • A wiki page where you can post your projects and work
  • MacBook Pro
  • Digital Projector
  • Digital Camera (still/video)
  • USB Microphone
 
Option B

(for teachers who already have a district laptop)

  • LOTI Lead Teacher Certificate
  • A wiki page where you can post your projects and work
  • Digital Projector
  • Digital Camera (still/video)
  • USB Microphone
 
Option C
(for teachers who already have a district laptop and projector)

  • LOTI Lead Teacher Certificate
  • A wiki page where you can post your projects and work
  • Digital Camera (still/video)
  • USB Microphone
 
Option D
(for teachers who already have a district laptop and camera)

  • LOTI Lead Teacher Certificate
  • A wiki page where you can post your projects and work
  • Digital Projector
  • USB Microphone
 
Option E

(for teachers who already have a district laptop, projector, and camera)

  • LOTI Lead Teacher Certificate
  • A wiki page where you can post your projects and work
  • USB Microphone


 

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