These training sessions focus on the best practices utilizing existing and emerging technology tools to facilitate learning in the classroom. The theoretical foundation for the training is based on the SAMR model, 4 Essentials to RTI Implementation, and the Constructivism Approach to learning. The content is divided into 3 components: Curriculum, Instructional, and Assessments. 

Session 1:  Curriculum and Assessments

Session 2: Instruction and Assessments

Digital Citizenship, Literacy, Online Safety and Cyberbullying is a hybrid professional learning group that provides both face-to-face and online content to support educational leadership as we educate our staff members and students in the appropriate, safe, ethical and legal use of technology. Digital Citizenship is constantly changing as new tools, apps and websites are developed and become available to both teacher and student. The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that we address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program (all public schools.) Schools and libraries subject to CIPA are required to adopt and implement an Internet safety policy addressing:

▪       Access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet;

▪       The safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communications;

▪       Unauthorized access, including so-called "hacking,” and other unlawful activities by minors online;

▪       Unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and

▪       Measures restricting minors' access to materials harmful to them.

Description/Abstract: The concurrent session will focus on the best practices utilizing existing and emerging technologies for Media Specialist to assist the classroom teacher and address RTI (Response to Intervention) needs for all level of student learning in today's 21-century classrooms.

Content will focus on 4 major components where technology can be effectively utilized:

1. High-quality, scientifically based classroom instruction.SpecialEducation2_th.jpg

2. Ongoing student assessment tools.

3. Tiered Instruction.

4. Parent Involvement.


Alabama Technology in Motion Specialists will facilitate three professional learning group meetings (four hours per meeting), and participants must attend all meetings and participate in all online activities. Meeting topics are as follows: Data Analysis & Synthesis, Technology Tools for Administrators, and Productivity with Technology. In addition to attending group meetings members will meet online to complete technology explorations, digital readings and participate in discussion forums. Each administrator must complete an action plan for each face-to-face meeting topic.

Content Overview

Data Analysis & Synthesis

Participants will examine critical thinking and problem solving with an emphasis on data collection and analysis as they explore a multitude of technology based data collection tools.

Technology Tools for Administrators

Participants will explore ways to become more productive as administrators using technology tools. Administrators will explore apps for administrators as well as practice using tablets on walkthroughs and observations.

Productivity with Technology

Participants will explore cutting edge technology designed to increase productivity as an administrator. Group members will model the use of electronic and digital tools to manage administrative and classroom tasks.

These sessions are designed for first year career tech teachers to cover pracitical usages of technology in the classroom settings.

These sessions are designed for first year career tech teachers to cover pracitical usages of technology in the classroom settings.