Mrs. Mile's Technology Tidbits
It's been many years in the making, but this year will be my first out of the classroom. I have accepted a technology specialist position with a new school where I will begin in a few weeks. I am very excited because in the few discussions I've had with the administration of the school, they are open to the ideas of teachers that help students.
My new role will be to help bring technology into the classrooms instead of bringing the classroom into technology. Confused? I was too at first but I am ready to rise to the challenge and have already been speaking with the administration. The school has decided that in its design, they will not have a "computer" class. Instead, they want each classroom to teach the skills students will need for the future. Learning to write and research? Add lessons on formatting documents and using Microsoft Word's built in research tools. Science Fair? Use OneNote to keep organized and Excel for data collection.
Additionally, I will be creating profession development and trainings to help teachers use the technology efficiently in their classrooms.
I'm excited and can't wait to begin yet another chapter in my professional life.