Lauren and others interested in Teacher Technology Proficiency:

If you have a discussion about Teacher Technology Proficiency please  
have it here as well as the Wave. I am interested in joining. Several  
years ago I collected information from several sources (Milken,  
enGage, ACOT, CBAM) to develop a developmental model of teacher  
proficiency using IT in learning situations. At that time not too many  
folks were interested so I never finished the work - I retired instead!!

Let me know if you get a discussion going.


On Dec 9, 2009, at 4:23 PM, Lauren Parren wrote:

> This sounds like a great Wave discussion, doesn't it?
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> Lauren Kelley Parren
> ANESU Educational Technology Coordinator
> Mt. Abraham Portfolio Coordinator
> 802-453-2333 x 1119
> School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> on  
> Monday, December 07, 2009 at 2:55 PM -0500 wrote:
> In West Rutland, we faced the same question about a year ago... I  
> did some research and concluded 1) "tools" for measuring technology  
> skills are either for research and not skills-based or skills-based  
> and not validated; 2) the "tools" that are around are out-of-date  
> (severely)-- I showed them to high school students and they laughed  
> "who really does that anymore?" was a typical response.
> So... I drafted a list of 30 things that I think are "essential  
> skills" for educators, and we have been working from that... the  
> list I put together is on Lulu ( 
> ) and also on my web site (
> I am in the middle of drafting the second edition... I am not sure  
> this is what you are looking for, but it is our solution to a  
> similar problem.
> -- Dr. Gary L. Ackerman, PhD
> Information Technology & Physics Teacher
> West Rutland School
> [log in to unmask]
> (802) 438-2288 ext. 240 (classroom)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joanne Finnegan" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Monday, December 7, 2009 2:11:37 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: Teacher Technology Proficiency
> Does anyone have technology proficiency requirements of teachers in  
> your school or district?  We are considering a "required" check list  
> of skills or proficiency and hope to update them based on the new  
> NETS-T.  Of course, then we have to decide how to assess these  
> skills, so any information about how your district or school does  
> any formal or informal teacher assessment of tech skills would be  
> appreciated.  Privately/off list is fine.
> Thanks in advance.
> Joanne
> Joanne Finnegan
> Technology Integration Specialist
> Chittenden East Supervisory Union
> (voice) (802) 858-1728
> (fax) (802) 899-1059
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