Educational technology facilitators apply technology to enhance and improve personal productivity and professional practice. Educational technology facilitators:
A. Use technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. Candidates:
- identify resources and participate in professional development activities and professional technology organizations to support ongoing professional growth related to technology
- disseminate information on district-wide policies for the professional growth opportunities for staff, faculty, and administrators.
B. Continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning. Candidates:
- continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning.
C. Apply technology to increase productivity. Candidates:
- model advanced features of word processing, desktop publishing, graphics programs, and utilities to develop professional products.
- assist others in locating, selecting, capturing, and integrating video and digital images in various formats for use in presentations, publications, and/or other products.
- demonstrate the use of specific-purpose electronic devices (such as graphic calculators, language translators, scientific probeware, or electronic thesaurus) in content areas.
- use a variety of distance learning systems and use at least one to support personal/professional development.
- use instructional design principles to develop hypermedia and multimedia products to support personal and professional development.
- select appropriate tools for communicating concepts, conducting research, and solving problems for an intended audience and purpose.
- use examples of emerging programming, authoring or problem-solving environments that support personal/professional development.
- set and manipulate preferences, defaults, and other selectable features of operating systems and productivity tool programs commonly found in PK-12 schools.
D. Use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community to nurture student learning. Candidates:
- model the use of telecommunications tools and resources for information sharing, remote information access, and multimedia/hypermedia publishing in order to nurture student learning.
- communicate with colleagues and discuss current research to support instruction, using applications including electronic mail, online conferencing, and Web browsers.
- participate in online collaborative curricular projects and team activities to build bodies of knowledge around specific topics.
- design, develop, and maintain Web pages and sites that support communication between the school and community.