Instructional Technology

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

“Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All”

WE BELIEVE

  • Technology touches almost every part of our lives.

  • Technology in the hands of every student can serve as an equalizer, providing all students with access to information and tools that empower them as learners.

  • Technology in the hands of every student can increase student engagement and thus student performance, satisfaction, and interest in school.

  • Technology in the hands of every student can change the way teachers teach, offering educators effective ways to reach different types of learners and assess student understanding through multiple means.

  • Technology in the hands of every student can better equip the workers of tomorrow to investigate and solve real-world challenges similar to those they will experience in the workplace.

  • Technology in the hands of every student is one of the largest paradigm shifts in teaching and learning to be experienced by today’s educators.

  • Effective implementation of a plan to place technology in the hands of every student requires careful planning with a large emphasis on professional development for teachers as they begin their journey down the road to personalized learning in a 1:1 environment.

  • Technology infrastructure must be designed and implemented in a manner to allow the seamless implementation of an environment where personalized learning thrives in the Darlington County School District classrooms.


Instructional technology coordinators

Hanna Teal

hanna.teal@darlington.k12.sc.us (843) 398-2285 @2ndtechteach

Professional Certifications

Certified Apple Learning Specialist

Google Certified Educator (Level 2)

Apple Teacher

Seesaw Ambassador

Awards

2016-2017 Darlington County School District Teacher of the Year


Education

B.A University of South Carolina (Elementary)

M.A Lesley University (Educational Technology)

Ed.S. Walden University (Educational Technology)

Education Certifications

Elementary

Gifted & Talented

Biography

Hanna Teal (@2ndtechteach) was an elementary teacher for 5 years prior to becoming an Instructional Technology Coordinator for Darlington County School District.

Educational Philosophy

"Technology will not replace great teachers but technology in the hands of great teachers can be transformational." -George Couros


Johnathan Skaris

johnathan.skaris@darlington.k12.sc.us (843) 398- 2285 @skarisj

Professional Certifications

Apple Teacher

Google Certified Educator (Level One)

Education

B.S. Clarion University of Pennsylvania

M.Ed. Coker College

    • Curriculum & Instructional Technology

Education Certifications

Secondary Level Social Studies

Biography

A native of Bethel Park, PA, Johnathan Skaris (@skarisj) was a high-school Social Studies teacher for 13 years before becoming an Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Darlington County School District. Johnathan lives in Hartsville, SC with his wife Traci and their two children: Aiden and Reagan.

Educational Philosophy

Technology should never be competing with your teaching methods, it should always complement your lessons.

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