• Instructional Technology

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    The 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, 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.
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    District Technology Integration Coordinators:
     
    East Side Schools - Jacinta Sorgel | (480) 541-1203 | jsorge@kyrene.org | 

    West Side Schools
     - JoAnne Skoglund | (480) 541-1206 | jskoglund@kyrene.org |  
     
     
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    bullet   Preparation and Planning: Preparation for modeling, co-teaching, planning and delivering professional development as well as researching best instructional practices in educational technology to school and teacher needs.
     
    bullet   Modeling Lessons/Project Based Learning Units: Modeling a specific instructional practice utilizing technology to meet content instructional goals while teacher observes with a focused purpose on which to reflect.

    bullet   Co-Teaching: The Technology Integration Coordinator and classroom teacher share responsibility for delivery of the lesson/project and reflect on the effectiveness of the lesson/project based learning unit and the technology used.

    bullet   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.

    bullet   Deliver Professional Development: Technology Integration Coordinators, together with school Site Leads, provide training, classes, and support that is targeted to 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. 
     
    bullet   Software/Online Resources Planning and Implementation: Review and evaluate current and future District technology tools and resources. Plan and implement trainings and support for use in the classroom.
     
    bullet   Provide Support: Create tutorials, lesson/project resources, provide additional support through District website and  external resources. Help troubleshoot the use of District software and online resources.