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Making West Virginia the Leader in Remote Technology and Distance Learning

Hire an adequate number of technology integration specialists to support teachers.

Estimated cost savings
N/A
Policy change(s) required
No.
Actions already underway
The WVDE is currently advocating for support for technology integration specialists.
WVBOE response
The WVBOE agrees with the recommendation for the addition of technology integration specialists to support teachers. With the installation of fiber to all schools and the dramatic increase in broadband, the technical needs within all schools will be greatly increased. It is absolutely necessary that schools be provided with resources and qualified technical support.

Increase training in curricular use of technology.

Estimated cost savings
N/A
Policy change(s) required
No.
Actions already underway
The WVDE currently provides professional development for technology integration specialists. Numerous professional development options are provided for educators and technicians via TSS and TIS training, online courses, TechSteps training, and other options from the Tools for Schools contract.
WVBOE response
The WVBOE agrees with the recommendation and directs the Office of Instructional Technology to provide additional training options to ensure the successful integration of technology within the curriculum, as well as the use of technology to personalize learning for students.