Instructional TechnologyThe Kyrene School District strives to utilize technology tools and resources to provide our students with meaningful and engaging learning experiences. Technology is rarely the focus of instruction, rather it is a tool that is used to access, gather, and create information; organize and analyze information, and communicate ideas. Knowing that all teachers are also learners, the technology deployed in Kyrene is always accompanied by the necessary professional development to ensure successful use. The District Technology Integration Coordinators work closely with school site Technology Integration Site Leads to support teachers and administrators to meet the needs of all learners.
"Harnessing the power of technology to promote and inspire students to be lifelong learners and problem-solvers of the future"
District Technology Integration Coordinators:East Side Schools - Jacinta Sorgel | (480) 541-1203 | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Brisas, Cielo, Manitas, Mariposa, Mirada, Niños, Norte, Paloma, Waggoner, Aprende, Kyrene Middle School, Pueblo, and Kyrene Traditional Academy
West Side Schools and KDA - JoAnne Skoglund | (480) 541-1206 | email@example.com |
Cerritos, Colina, Esperanza, Estrella, Lagos, Lomas, Milenio, Monte Vista, Sierra, Akimel A-al, Altadeña, Centennial, and Kyrene Digital Academy
District Technology Integration Coordinators provide the following to support the use of technology tools in resources across the District:
Deliver Professional Development: Technology Integration Coordinators, together with school Site Leads, provide training, classes, and support that is targeted to the student, teacher, school, and community needs. Professional development provided is based on teacher and school goals to improve instruction and increase student achievement and engagement.
Modeling Digital Age Learning Practices: Modeling a specific instructional practice utilizing technology to meet content instructional goals while the teacher observes with a focused purpose on which to reflect.
Co-Teaching: The Technology Integration Coordinator and classroom teacher share responsibility for the delivery of the lesson/project and reflect on the effectiveness of the lesson/project-based learning unit and the technology used.
Mentoring an Individual or Team: Planning and collaborating with individuals or teams to ensure best practices in educational technology and standards are being implemented to increase student achievement.
Software/Online Resources Planning and Implementation: Review and evaluate current and future District technology tools and resources. Plan and implement training and support for use in the classroom.
Provide Ed Tech Support: Create tutorials, lesson/project resources, provide additional support through the District website and external resources. Help troubleshoot the use of District software and online resources.