The model we are using at BFA Fairfax is as folows
One integration specialist serving students in grades 3 to 8. (400 students)
The Specialist has a mobile laptop cart with 22 wireless laptops and a lcd projector. She provides direct instruction and/or supports the classroom teacher in the regular classrooms.
Classes alternate between elementary and middle school every other week.
Planning is done with teachers the week before classes are scheduled.
To speed up planning and to reduce meeting time it is important that the technology specialist has a good understanding of all curriculum areas and has been a classroom teacher.
In the elementary the students have a regularly scheduled 1 hour class every two weeks. The middle school students have two 50 minute classes of instruction every other week. The middle school classes are rotated through the four major curriculum areas/teachers. Integrated units and technology match with the curriculum are considered in scheduling as well. Technology integration is also a mandate for all 3 to 8 teachers. Teachers must work with the Specialist to integrate technology.
Plenty of planning time has been built into the schedule of the specialist to allow for meeting time and lesson planning.
The program is in its second year, has been well received by students and teachers.
Technology Integration Specialist
Bellows Free Academy
802 849 6711
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>>> Lauren Parren <[log in to unmask]> 3/13/2008 12:24 PM >>>
We are moving our technology applications teacher from teaching her own
classes, to a model of supporting teachers in the classroom, more as a
consulting teacher. For others using this model, does the consulting
teacher have a lab of his/her own, or are they visiting classes and using
the technology available there? How are you getting the consultant into
every classroom, so good technology integration isn't just the luck of the
Lauren Kelley Parren
ANESU Educational Technology Coordinator
Mt. Abraham Portfolio Coordinator
802-453-2333 x 1119