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TexasTTCC: The Road Map to Accelerating Technology Integration. Mary Pearson, Karin Horn, and Norma Smith ESC Region XI. “TTCC gave them the map they need to get the skills to go on in the classroom with technology…”. TexasTTCC - Certifying Teacher Technology Competency Since 2003.
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Mary Pearson, Karin Horn, and Norma Smith ESC Region XI
Certifying Teacher Technology Competency
Desktop Publishing Product
Spreadsheet and Chart
Technology-rich lesson plans
Evaluation instruments for technology products
Technology tools to perform tasks and plan, monitor and adjust instruction
What districts discovered was that as their teachers prepared the products for their TexasTTCC electronic portfolios, they became more confident with integrating technology into curriculum and instruction
“It started out as a concept of requiring a lesson plan dealing with technology this year…. It snowballed…I can state absolutely, unequivocally, had it not been for TTCC our teachers would not be doing what they are doing today. They have far exceeded any of our expectations.”
Godley ISDTeachers Exceed Expectations
“If the network is down, it’s like someone dropped a bomb in here. … They have integrated technology that much into their everyday lesson plans that if it is not working, it’s a BIG deal.”
Teachers who are proficient and confident in using technology integrate technology into student activities and instruction more often than other teachers.
“I had just done a spreadsheet for TTCC and I thought, if I can make a spreadsheet, I know my 8 year olds can do it! So we made a spreadsheet on our whales and they incorporated it into their PowerPoints and they did an excellent job. I was bragging to everybody…
“The student who doesn’t want to risk giving a wrong answer in class is not afraid to click that button (on CPS system) because they’ve seen their teachers be lifelong learners (with TTCC)…”
Director of Instructional Technology
Instructional Technology team piloted TTCC when it was a regional program and again when it was revised as TexasTTCC
Team members work with several campuses to assist teachers in technology integration and portfolio preparation
All central office and campus-based instructional technology specialists become certified
“It is imperative that school districts have the ability to demonstrate accountability for their teachers’ technical competency certification. The state’s education service centers are providing a needed support mechanism with this high quality program to help ensure legitimacy in this critical professional development area.”
Greg Veal, Executive Director of Technology, Lewisville ISD
Some School Districts are using the TexasTTCC Program in collaboration with the Education Service Centers for professional development and assessment
Two Step Program