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Welcome. 2002 Sully Buttes Regional TTL Academy. Technology in Teaching and Learning (TTL). Governors Academy Year-long professional development opportunity for K-12 educators Summer academy School year follow-up. Basic Summer Academy.

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2002 Sully Buttes Regional

TTL Academy

Technology in Teaching and Learning (TTL)

  • Governors Academy

  • Year-long professional development opportunity for K-12 educators

  • Summer academy

  • School year follow-up

Basic Summer Academy

  • Purpose is to develop technology-capable South Dakota educators.

  • Provides teachers with the knowledge, competencies, and understandings to apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the learning needs of students.

  • Primary focus is the design of technology-rich units of study that are to be implemented during the school term following academy participation.


1997 134 participantsResidential Academies

1998 609 participants

1999 765 participants

2000 982 participants

2001 1203 participantsRegional Academies

2002 1317 participants

Total 5010 participants

54% of SD educators

TTL Academies 1997-2002

TTL Core Objectives

  • Evaluate instructional design and make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning.

  • Design technology-rich units of study that support the diverse needs of learners.

  • Increase competency in the use of digital technologies that support classroom instruction and enhance professional practice.

Additional Objectives

  • Participants will engage in online staff development that takes advantage of web-based technologies to enhance professional practice (ASCD Online Professional Development Course and a web-based learning environment for discussion).

  • Participants will engage in online and videoconference discussions to exchange ideas and research and reflect on professional beliefs and practices.

Computing Skills

  • The TTL Academy is intended primarily for classroom teachers who are interested in effectively integrating technology into the teaching and learning process in ways that create more engaged learning opportunities for their students.

  • TTL participants are expected to possess minimum computer skills at the beginning of the summer seminar. Opportunities to gain, improve, and/or extend skills are available.

Skills Covered

  • Computer Basics and File Management

  • K-12 Email and Listservs

  • Unit of Study using the Understanding By Design (USB) concepts

  • Microsoft Word

  • WebCT and Discussion Forums

  • DDN Videoconferences (3)

Skills Covered

  • Web Navigation and Site Evaluation

  • ASCD Online Courses

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Digital Photography

  • Tools for Visual Learning using Inspiration/Kidspiration

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft FrontPage to create your own web site

Keep in mind:

  • If you ever get to the point where

    you think:

  • Take a breather and relax.

What not to do when you get frustrated:

School year Follow-up

  • Includes experiences that focus on participant’s daily practice, professional growth, and technology-driven reform in teaching and learning practices.

Your TTL Staff

Jean Libby

Site Coordinator


Jackie Aspelin

Lab Assistant


Jeremy Chicoine

Network Administrator


Barb Unruh

Lab Assistant


Terry Wilhelmi


Black Hawk

Tawana Grueb

Lab Assistant



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