Applications for the 2013-14 TIS training cohort are now closed. Please check back in March/April, 2014, for information about the 2014-15 cohort.
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):
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, 2013, time frame;
A two-day conference in Beckley on June 18 and 19, 2013;
A five-day conference in Morgantown (State Technology Conference) on July 29 - August 2, 2013;
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bodie Fulford (email@example.com)
Lori Whitt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Valerie Wilson (email@example.com)
WV Technology Conference July 29 - August 2, 2013
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