What the Tech?

Your Welcome Back Tech Newsletter - August 2019

Who Am I?

Hi!

My name is Daina (Day-nuh) Roberts and I am very excited to be your Instructional Technology Learning Coach for the 2019-2020 school year! I am thrilled to be returning to most of my campuses from the last two years! 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 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 11th year in education. This is my 3rd year as an Instructional Technology Coach. Prior to my current position, 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!