The D.O.T- Zone 4

FWISD Instructional Technology Department Newsletter

The 4C's of Technology Intergration

Tech Tools

Tech Tips

Digital Citzenship

Modeling Digital Citizenship with Proactive Parent Communication

What Is It? When it comes to parent communication, it pays to be proactive! Plus, including students in these conversations builds transparency and trust. But, for busy teachers, keeping up can be a challenge. Thankfully, with the help of some digital tools and strategies, you can make things a lot easier. Finding the right online space for your parent audience and engaging them there helps make follow-up conversations more informed, productive, and actionable. And when everyone’s in the loop, we give students opportunities to take accountability for their own learning all while demonstrating how to communicate as a Digital Citizen.

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In the Zone

In the January 2017 edition of the D.O.T.: School Zones section, we mentioned Technology has divided the FWISD campuses into “zones” that will work together on training and professional growth. In the coming weeks, Technology Learning Coaches (TLC) will be conducting training events that will be open to all staff from the zone’s different campuses!

This is also where you will begin to see us highlighting educators and classrooms that are putting technology to work for themselves and their students. Look in the “In the Zone” section of your monthly newsletter to see if we’ve highlighted you or even someone right down the hall from you. See the image below for a list of all the schools in your Zone.
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Teacher Spotlight

Every month we will feature exciting classroom activities and achievements taking place in the Zone 4 Campuses. The table below shows which campuses are included in Zone 4 and those campus' Technology Learning Coaches.

Joe Roland IV,4th Grade, Reading & Science @ David K Sellars Elementary

Mr. Roland has a passion for teaching the youth and desire to give back to the community. His passion and desire lead him from the corporate world, as a sales trainer back to the classroom. Every day he seamlessly integrates technology into the lesson by using the Promethean board, video recorders, and iPads. He strives to inspire his colleagues and students to enhance their own learning via innovative authentic learning tools. Currently, Mr. Roland is exploring video reflection app Recap with his students.

Linda Rogers, Culinary Arts Teacher @South Hills High School

Linda Rogers, Culinary Arts Teacher, but really a Digital Integration Connoisseur, smoothly implementing organization through One Note. While seamlessly encouraging video note taking, video reflections, and website building portfolio uses.Linda inspires her students to use technology as a tool to express their creativity in the same way they exhibit their creative flair while cooking. Linda has earned the badge

Digital Advocate Teacher of the week at South Hills.

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