Skills and Curriculum Integration of Technology
Learn to enhance the integration of curriculum and effective implementation of technology resulting in student achievement. SCIT Leaders and District Learning Technologies team help facilitate a range of topics that blend curriculum, instruction, classroom management and technology skills specifically designed to support differentiated instruction in the classroom.
SCIT Program Structure:
- Each participant will develop a learning path identified with learning intentions, activities and assessment targets.
- Support is provided through a combination of large/small groups, one-to-one, online as well as on-site.
- Sharing the documentation from individual learning paths provide the framework for others to follow.
- Time is provided for collaborative conversations to support, extend and deepen concepts and practices.
The framework was designed to assist teachers to organize their learning using performance indictors. This framework was developed from a Technology Readiness Rubric in “The Teaching, Learning, and Computing Study” originally prepared by Henry Becker at the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organization at the University of California, Irvine. The District Learning Technologies team reviewed each component and developed a SCIT Program Framework Overview in four areas: Information Technology skills, Program Skills, Curriculum Integration and Teacher Transformation. Each area integrates learning a variety of information technology skills. As teachers identify their learning path, professional development mechanisms are recorded throughout the program so that other participants can learn for their learning journey.
SCIT Program Framework Overview using Kidspiration as an example:
Focus and Identify:
During the program, we encourage participants to frame their thinking and learning in terms of making curricular and assessment connections. Ultimately Curriculum drives the decision to align appropriate tools to support student learning needs. Complete: SCIT – Frame Your Thinking
SCIT Instructional Planning Guides:
After defining a focus that provides information of your curriculum intentions, each participant will need to complete an Instructional Plan. Please feel free to use your own instructional planning guide as long as it includes technology management guides and assessment/rubric information.
Complete: Instructional Planning Guide – Download Graphic Organizer Sample 1
**Keeping a SCIT – Journal is also helpful for each participant because it helps frame goals during each session of the learning journey. This information can then be used to develop and complete the Learning Path document.