Oswego County Teacher Leaders Academy Project emphasis is on thoughtful integration and use of technology that adds value to instruction and learning activities, not simply inserted for its own sake, or to “teach technology.” Partnership for 21st Century Skills stresses that high schools must focus on improving student learning, achievement and competencies based on the needs of today’s work environments. These 21st Century Skills include learning and thinking skills, information and communications technology literacy skills, and life skills.
Promote culture change at the high school level through the Teacher Leader Academy by fostering the use of data-driven instruction, formative assessment and technology integration.
- Teachers use technology as a tool for formative assessment
- Teachers engage in meaningful conversations about formative data to inform instruction
- Students use of technology to enhance their mastery of learning targets
Professional development, through the Teacher Leader Academy, will focus on formative assessment, the use of technology and data driven instruction for creating meaningful instruction for high school students.
- Teachers participate in consistent, long-term professional development over the life of the grant, to include: technology integration activities, which include training in and implementation of a variety of assessment tools for use by both teachers and students.
- Teachers analyze summative assessment data to identify important skills areas and learning targets through a prioritized curriculum.
The Technology Integration Specialist will work as the liaison between the school districts and buildings, and BOCES’ EETT grant and professional development personnel.
- Support district-based technology and curriculum staff by creating, delivering and monitoring classroom-based technology integration activities.
- Assist BOCES’ personnel in identifying opportunities for technology-based professional development and using these vehicles for delivering activities.
Learn more about Oswego County BOCES on their own website.