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Technology Integration Specialists (TIS)


The application window for the 2014-15 TIS training cohorts is now open!

Several offices within the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) are releasing applications for Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) professional development.  The TIS initiative provides research-based technology integration strategies, tools and resources enabling educators to obtain a TIS Advanced Credential. The identified groups and offices include the following (click on the URLs to link to applications):

  • Special Education TIS through the Office of Special Programs

    • SP application link
  • Career Technical Education TIS through the Office of Career and Technical Education
  • County-funded, school-based TIS through the Office of Instructional Technology (your signed assurance forms act as your application) 
    • County funded memo, print, read and keep for your records
    • Assurance form, print, read, have signed, fax or mail to WVDE
    • Complete the following Google Form

 The goal is to provide educators with the 21st century skills and tools necessary to assume the role of a Technology Integration Specialist (TIS). Participants in this initiative will receive the equivalent of 320 hours of professional development.  Completers of the program may apply for the TIS advanced credential awarded by the Office of Professional Preparation.  The 320 hours of professional development includes the following:

  • Online collaborative sessions during the May – June, 2014, time frame;
  • A two-day conference in Beckley on June 23, 24 & 25, 2014 for Special Education Candidates, June 24 & 25, 2014 for county funded and CTE/ABE;
  • A five-day conference in Morgantown (State Technology Conference) on July 15-17, 2014;
  • Participation in online courses; Face-to-face workshops; and
  • Other professional development opportunities related to topics such as project-based learning, specific technology tools, online content resources, data analysis for instructional decision-making, and instructional technology integration issues. 

For questions about the TIS program, contact:
Becky Butler (
Valerie Wilson (
Lori Whitt (
Joshua Ratliff (


What's Happening

Need technology training? The WVDE offers training free of charge for counties/schools.    Contact:

Mark Moore (

Lori Whitt (

Josh Ratliff (

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Sample School-Based TIS Job Description

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