in-School Instructional Support Meeting


Sharing - what new and exciting things have you and/or the teachers in your school done over the past year? Keep in mind that our goal for the year was 'sharing'.

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Sharing - Donna's update

The iSITS role

  1. Review and analyze the teachers using technologydata from the September meeting
    1. note the breakdown beside each entry and respond to the following
      1. what are the largest categories?
      2. what inferences can you make about how teachers are using technology?
  2. Individually note all the things that you did to support teachers in their use of technology this year
  3. Move into groups of six or more - compile your lists and create at least three categories
    1. make a visual representation of your list - post on the wall
  4. Individually view each visual representation and jot down 1 - 2 observations
  5. Return to your group and craft a one sentence statement about your joint observations.
  6. Share with the larger group
  7. In your groups of six - review the iSITS document - changing, modifying, rewriting where necessary
  8. Share the major changes and comments that your group has made



  1. One-to-one (2 - 3 key things that you have noticed since you became a one-to-one school or have completed the teacher-training year)
    1. UPS - Morag - user agreement
  2. Teacher-learning (school tech goals)
    1. McLurg
    2. Luseland
    3. Spiritwood High School
  3. Discovery Education - Mavis
  4. Apple TV - demonstrate with Global Issues in Context - Access My School Library App
  5. Document Camera - Point-2-View
  6. Apps- explore the apps on the division's traveling iPads
    1. Byrna's Technology Pinterest Page - lots of good apps.
    2. Apps recommended by Kathy Cassidy
  7. Living Sky Classroom Blogs
  8. iMovie for iOS devices - Video Journalling with Apple devices. (Gary)

Digital Fluencies

K-12 Digital Fluency

In small groups or pairs read and discuss the meaning of your assigned dimension and major competency. Brainstorm the minor competencies that you feel all students should be able to do under the 'minor competencies' heading. You will be given approximately 15 minutes per dimension and then asked to move to the next.

Dimension: Explore and Consume

Students and educators purposefully and safely investigate, evaluate, and reflect upon the digital environment and its content and processes, using a variety of applications, devices, systems, and networks to better understand themselves, others, and the world around them. Students and educators:

Major competency: demonstrate curiosity, ask higher-order questions, and strategically explore issues and systems from various points of view to discover new ideas and information
Minor competencies:

Major competency: navigate, critique, organize, synthesize, and utilize ideas and information from diverse perspectives and sources to gain insight, answer questions, and propose solutions
Minor competencies:

Dimension: Communicate, Collaborate, and Create

Students and educators engage ethically and strategically with others, locally and globally, and work independently and interdependently, using a variety of strategies, processes, and existing and emergent digital technologies, to learn, express knowledge, demonstrate abilities, and create artifacts. Students and educators:

Major competency: share queries, thoughts, information, and artifacts effectively and respectfully, using a variety of communication modes (visual, aural, textual, and multimedia), to build knowledge, inspire, and persuade
Minor competencies:

Major competency: collaborate productively with others to achieve common goals
Minor competencies:

Major competency: generate and share original data, information, and ideas to support their own and others’ learning
Minor competencies:

Major competency: design, create, and share developing and finalized learning artifacts to strengthen and demonstrate understanding and abilities
Minor competencies:

Dimension: Lead and Manage

Students and educators model considered and persistent efforts to advance digital fluency and manage themselves and their use of digital technologies to realize individual and shared purposes. Students and educators:

Major competency: broaden and strengthen factual, conceptual, procedural, and metacognitive technological knowledge and skills, individually and collectively, to better function in a digital world
Minor competencies:

Major competency: demonstrate legal, ethical, responsible, respectful, safe, and resourceful conduct to promote and practice digital citizenship
Minor competencies:

Major competency: evaluate, select, and use various applications, devices, systems, and networks to maximize productivity, manage risks, and accomplish optimal results
Minor competencies:

Major competency: adapt strategies and actions continually, intentionally, and contextually to manage the demands of changing situations and complex systems to best advantage
Minor Competencies:

Fall Reminders