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). A TIS is a curriculum coach that has added expertise in using technology tools to increase student engagement with learning.
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:
The application window for the 2016-17 TIS training cohorts will be open by March 31, 2016! 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):
Click here for an explanation of the credential process.