In grades K-6 technology instruction is embedded in curriculum (no specific pull-out), and is done by the classroom teacher, Integration Specialist or as a collaborative effort. One or the other will do direct instruction and both will support students while they are working. Since the context is the teacher’s curriculum the teacher is always there with their class, and we have several teachers who do most of their own tech instruction with little assistance. The lab and portable labs are available to all classes (core and Unified Arts) and are used heavily. This all works well for those teachers who choose to integrate, but our current challenge is consistency.
7th & 8th graders all take a quarter-long Computer Applications class once during the year, which has provided some consistency, however we are planning to move to a “fully integrated” model next year. In both of our schools (K-4 and 5-8) the Librarians and Unified Arts teachers have made significant contributions to student tech experience.
Our last day schedule varies from year-to-year, and this year it is a full day with an afternoon of Field Days. I think specials will meet in the morning.
Washington West Supervisory Union
on 6/13/08 11:49 AM, Holly Esterline wrote:
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I know it's an absolutely insane time of year, but I wanted to ask a couple of quick questions.
Do your teachers stay in the tech lab with the ed tech during tech classes? If they do, what is their role?
Do you have specials, including technology, on the last day of school? Why or why not?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Monkton Central School
Monkton, VT 05469
802-453-2314 x34 (phone)
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