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Technology Integration Specialists (TIS)

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 May and June of the cohort year;
  • A two-day conference in Beckley in June;
  • A five-day conference in Morgantown (State Technology Conference) in July;
  • 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. 
  • Sample School-Based TIS Job Description
  • Join the K12 TIS listserv to stay up-to-date on tech integration information.

    To subscribe, send an email to listserv@listserv.wvnet.edu with the following single line body: subscribe k12-tis Your Name (Remove all signatures before sending)


The application window for the 2015-16 TIS training cohorts will be open by March 31, 2015! If you are interested in being a part of this exciting group please notify your principal and county technology coordintator soon. Tech coorditnators will be sent the registration information in March to be disseminated to school principals.

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

  • County-funded, school-based TIS through the Office of Instructional Technology
    • County funded memo, print, read and keep for your records
    • Assurance form, print, read, have signed, fax or mail to WVDE
    • For more information contact Lori Whitt (lwhitt@k12.wv.us)

  • Career Technical Education TIS through the Office of Career and Technical Education

Click here for an explanation of the credential process.