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Technology Professional Development. Karin Horn Instructional Technology ESC Region XI. Goal: Effective Use. “Unfortunately, installing expensive equipment isn’t enough.” Jamie McKenzie Teachers must use the technology effectively to improve student learning. Goal: Innovative New Models.

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Technology professional development

TechnologyProfessional Development

Karin Horn

Instructional Technology

ESC Region XI

Goal effective use

Goal: Effective Use

“Unfortunately, installing expensive equipment isn’t enough.”

Jamie McKenzie

Teachers must use the technology effectively to improve student learning

Goal innovative new models

Goal: Innovative New Models

“The major focus of educational technology implementation has been automating marginally effective models of presentational teaching rather than innovating via new models of learning through doing.”

Chris DedeHarvard Graduate School of Education

Technology professional development

For students to be technology proficient, TEACHERS must be proficient.

Staff Development should lead to proficiency.

SBEC Standards for TA

Goal: Proficiency

Technology staff development

Technology Staff Development

  • Ongoing

  • Sustained

  • Diversified

    • Face-to-face

    • Online

    • Mentoring

  • Addresses the SBEC Standards

Standard i

Standard I

  • All teachers use technology-related terms, concepts, data input strategies, and ethical practices to make informed decisions about current technologies and their applications.

Standard ii

Standard II

  • All teachers identify task requirements, apply search strategies, and use current technology to efficiently acquire, analyze and evaluate a variety of electronic information.

Standard iii

Standard III

  • All teachers use task-appropriate tools to synthesize knowledge, create and modify solutions, and evaluate results in a way that supports the work of individuals and groups in problem-solving situations.

Standard iv

Standard IV

  • All teachers communicate information in different formats for diverse audiences.

Standard v

Standard V

  • All teachers know how to plan, organize, deliver, and evaluate instruction for all students that incorporates the effective use of current technology for teaching and integration the Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) into the curriculum.

Self assessment

Self Assessment

Look at Texas Teacher STaR Chart

Key Area 1: Teaching and Learning

Read TL 1, Patterns of Classroom Use



  • What is your level?

    • Early Tech

    • Developing Tech

    • Advanced Tech

    • Target Tech

Campus star chart

Campus STaR Chart

Look at the Texas Campus STaR Chart

Key Area II: Educator Preparation & Development

EP 1 - 6 address Staff Development

Read EP 3, Capabilities of Educators



At what level is your campus:

Early Tech

Developing Tech

Advanced Tech

Target Tech

Texas teacher technology competencies certification ttcc

Texas Teacher Technology Competencies Certification (TTCC)

  • Third-party performance-based assessment program

  • Based on and correlated with state and national standards:

    • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

    • SBEC Tech Apps TEKS

    • Texas STaR Chart

  • TWT Online preparation workshops



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