What the Tech?

Your Welcome Back Tech Newsletter - August 2018

Your Technology Learning Coach

Hi!

My name is Daina (Day-nuh) Roberts and I am very excited to be your Instructional Technology Learning Coach (TLC) for the 2018-2019 school year! I am returning to many of my campuses from last year and have added a few new ones as well! I am looking forward to helping you and your students integrate technology and digital content into your classroom instruction this year!

Throughout the year, I will be providing you with a variety of resources for you and your students.


We will be offering evening trainings this year, as well as online courses, and self-paced ecourses! This is in addition to my campus visits where we can meet one-on-one, as a grade level team, or as a staff. Keep an eye out for important emails from me where I will be highlighting these important dates and offerings!

Start Your Year Off Right With Working Technology!

Technology equipment not working? Did you know you can submit your technology service request through the Fort Worth ISD Footprint System? Log into the system using your Active Directory Credentials.


https://fwisd.sharepoint.com/CustomerService/SitePages/Home.aspx


Calling the HELP desk? Wait times can be high during the beginning of the school year rush. Try calling right at opening (7 AM) to reduce wait time.

More About My Career Path

This is my 10th year in education. This is my 2nd year as a Technology Learning Coach. Prior to becoming a TLC, I was a classroom teacher for 8 years. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I have had the pleasure of teaching Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd during those eight years. I also interned in Kinder and 4th during my college years! I have taught in self-contained classrooms, as well as departmentalized classrooms.


I'm happy that I've taught such a wide range of grade levels as it truly helps me to understand the needs of each level and how different they all are. I've always been the type to try new things and just jump right in! I hope to help everyone try new things this year in regards to tech integration with the curriculum! If you're afraid to try new things, that's OK, because I'm not, and I'm here to support you! No matter how long you've been teaching, digital learning and tech integration is very possible and can be done!

Extra, Extra

Hobbies of mine include anything involving spending time with my family, Disney, reading books, watching movies, Netflix binging, family puzzle nights, board games, trying new places to eat, and going to Fit Body Boot Camp!


The pictures above were from my family's Disney cruise we took in July! We had a fabulous time!


What did you do this summer?? I would love to hear about it!