What is an Instructional Technology Coach (ITC)?
An Instructional Technology Coach (ITC) provides a range of support and resources to teachers focused on the integration of technology into instruction. The ITC acts as a conduit of best practices by working with teachers across the school and even the division in sharing the what, the why, and the how of instructional technology. The role of the ITC is to help teachers become effective innovators by assisting in the use of technology, the exploration of new strategies and approaches, and the research of specific resources to support instructional goals. It is important to remember that the ITC is not a content expert in all areas. Rather, the ITC is available to support teachers by providing creative ideas and resources, collaborating in planning and/or teaching lessons or units involving integration of technology, providing training and professional development, and engaging in other professional activities that support instruction.
ITCs are available to support teachers through:
- Co-planning instruction
- Co-teaching lessons
- Being an extra pair of hands in class when using technology with students
- Researching instructional technologies
- Teaching mini-lessons for students
- Attending team meetings (department, pod, etc.)
- Providing group professional development
- Providing personalized technology sessions
Requesting TSS assistance:
At times computers need attention from the Technology team. A computer Service Request must be submitted for these requests.
Submitting Computer Service Requests
Requesting ITC assistance
Contact your ITC for help using the computer for instructional purposes and support in the classroom.
Setting Up Computers
Printers need added to the computer and the computer must be connected to the correct network to print. Click the link to follow the instructions for adding printers.
Microsoft Programs work better when users sign in. This enables the program to communicate with your Office 365 account and will make opening and saving files easier. Click the link to review the steps to sign in to Microsoft Programs.
Microsoft Program Instructions
FCPS requires you to track Professional Development points in OneNote Staff Notebook. Click the link for step by step instructions to accomplishing tasks in Staff Notebook.
FCPS requires you to post your SMART Goals in OneNote Staff Notebook. Click the link for step by step instructions to posting SMART Goals in Staff Notebook.
OneDrive is a convenient and easy way to store files. It’s available wherever there is a device and internet connection, and has a lot of space. Click the link for help in Syncing and Saving your files to OneDrive.
Students on Computers
Use the following documents to aide you in guiding students how to use the computer for basic tasks.
O365 – Setting Up Student Computers
O365 Students – Accessing Email