Technology

  1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments.
  • Have students present information to an audience via presentation software.
  • Have students collaborate with peers.
  • Have students collaborate with experts.
  • Have students manipulate graphics for a purpose.
  • Have student analyze the validity of information and synthesize information as they research multiple types of online sources.
  1. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S.
  • Have student perform detail oriented programming.
  • Have students collaborate with peers or experts.
  • Have students present their learning experiences using a digital interface or artifact that enhances the understanding of their work for themselves and their peers.
  • Have students design their own rubrics with attention to incorporating digital design as an assessment value.
  • Teachers use created or modified interactive software lesson with students.
  1. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society.
  • Create a classroom experience with collaboration beyond the classroom walls.
  • Collaboration results in a project with many editors.
  • Have students experience an interactive virtual environment.
  • Teachers take an older lesson and inject it with a new technology.
  • Teachers create an online learning environment where documents are uploaded and discussion boards or forums are used to enhance the classroom learning.
  1. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.
  • Teachers explain copyright and using material found on the Internet that is owned by others.
  • Students learn proper digital etiquette through a collaborative digital environment, learning to represent themselves properly through grammar, tone and material.
  • Teachers promote digital responsibility through projects where students learn from each other in a positive way.
  • Teaching and discussing with students internet safety and all its components while using the internet.
  • Teaching, modeling and practicing the “Golden Rule” in a digital environment.
  1. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources.
  • Teachers participate in an academic webinar.
  • Teachers attend a school/Diocesan sponsored workshop where a technology skill or program is highlighted.
  • Teachers spend time one on one time with the Technology professional/Technology Mentor in their school to learn a specific technology skill.
  • Teachers participate in a class, online or in person, where technological skills and implementing them in lessons, are the focus.
  • Teachers teach a workshop for their school or Dioceses.
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