Empowering learners to create and innovate
Technology plays an active role in the world, but there needed to be a way to make it play an active role in education. In 2012, Willis ISD had a vision on how to utilize technology in education. Part of the vision was hiring technology innovation coaches (iCoaches). The program started with three and a half iCoaches and has now grown to nine iCoaches.
The role of the iCoach is to help teachers to integrate technology into the classroom. This is being accomplished through professional development, team planning and partnering with classroom teachers and instructional coaches. The overall vision for the instructional technology program is to empower learners to create and innovate.