Welcome to the WCPS Instructional Technology Page!  The role of the Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) is to assist teachers with the integration of technology into classroom instruction.  We do this by researching digital educational tools, team teaching, coaching, modeling, providing workshops and training to teachers.  We want to make sure your educational and instructional technology needs are met so please feel free to invite us into your classroom to discuss a few ideas to help us work with you to determine what is best for your students.

Our Instructional Technology Team
 ITRT School(s)
 Allison Cusato
acusato@wcps.k12.va.us
ext. 42162
HJB/ RJE 
Heather Lupton 
hlupton@wcps.k12.va.us
ext. 49130
EWM/LFK 
Doug Stefnoski
dstefnoski@wcps.k12.va.us
ext. 43149
WCMS/ BRTC/ ASR 
 Sarah Putnam
sputnam@wcps.k12.va.us
ext. 44193
 WCHS/ Diversified Minds
Sarah Stelzl 
sstelzl@wcps.k12.va.us
ext. 31122
 SHS/ Brighter Futures

Your ITRT is Here to Help!



Plans for the Future  
As a district we would like to move toward a 1:1 (student to computer) ratio. This will help provide the opportunity for students to obtain the resources and knowledge to become successful citizens of our modern age once they graduate.  You may have noticed ITRT's have recently begun to focus on the tools provided by G Suite for Education (GAFE).  Through research and collaboration with similar local school districts, we believe these tools will allow us to provide a foundation to build a 1:1 program upon due to the ease of collaboration, compatibility across several platforms and administrative control of student accounts.

As with any initiative, plans will need to be adjusted as we continue to pilot programs and work out details.  We appreciate all that you do for our students at Warren County and I look forward to continuing on our journey as we learn and grow as a community of educators with students and student learning as our focus.

Sincerely,

Timothy Grant
Director of Technology
Warren County Public Schools
Phone: 540-635-2171 ext# 34248     

Technology Professional Development

We will continue to offer professional development to assist teachers and administrators in the practical use of GAFE.  Beginning in the school year 2014- 2015 we began offering professional development to teachers willing to try GAFE in their classroom.  Many of our teachers have experienced great success with using GAFE in their classroom.  The following are examples of our current and future opportunities involving GAFE in our classrooms:

  • One one one coaching sessions. These sessions are on a variety of GAFE topics and built to meet teacher and student needs. You may sign-up on My Learning Plan.

  • GAFE teacher certifications through our GAFE/ LFCC Cohort

  • Google Summits offered through Ed Tech

  • Local Google Mini Summits in collaboration with Shenandoah County

  • Googlepalooza offered through the GAFE/ LFCC Cohort

  • Graduate level courses through EMU pertaining to using GAFE in the classroom

  • 7 week long summer course offered by our ITRT/ GAFE certified teachers focused on using GAFE in the classroom.

  • Visits to school districts that are effectively using 1:1 programs in their schools.