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?


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are either for research and not skills-based or skills-based and not validated; 2) the "tools" that are around are out-of-date (severely)-- I showed them to high school students and they laughed "who really does that anymore?"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
(802) 438-2288 ext. 240 (classroom)

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From: "Joanne Finnegan" <[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 Finnegan
Technology Integration Specialist
Chittenden East Supervisory Union
(voice) (802) 858-1728
(fax) (802) 899-1059

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