Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, Maryland



> 1: Information Access, Evaluation, Processing, and Application
> 2: Communication
> 3: Legal, Social, and Ethical Issues
> 4: Assessment for Administration and Instruction
> 5: Integrating Technology into the Curriculum and Instruction
> 6: Assistive Technology
> 7: Professional Growth



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Teacher Checklist
Teachers may assess their level of technology proficiency by comparing their skills to the descriptive examples developed by OGAT and listed below.

Examples of skills related to each standard are listed below. Teachers who have acheived technology proficiency may possess some of the following abilities:

Standard 1 · Information Access, Evaluation, Processing, and Application
  Navigate the World Wide Web effectively
  Access newsgroups, databases, and search tools
  Use the Internet to research lesson plan extensions
  Manipulate a variety of file types (e.g. text, sound, graphics)
  Use standard application features (e.g. cut, copy, paste, save, spell check)
  Determine the authenticity of a web site
  Inform students of methods to evaluate web site content
  Determine the suitability of content for instructional use
  Utilize technology to create folders, directories, and archives
  Employ storage methods (CD, Zip disks) to archive data
  Organize web site bookmarks
  Troubleshoot software or hardware issues
  Identify reasons for test score performance disparities among students

Standard 2 · Communication
  Utilize an email distribution list for communication with parents
  Apply regular use of email for faculty and peer communication
  Read, post, and reply to messages in electronic discussion groups
  Understand the strengths and weaknesses of various devices and programs
  Use presentation tools, including videos, PowerPoint, and LCD projectors
  Utilize Blackboard to inform students and parents of assignments
  Use a word processor to draft a letter for parents
  Create, manipulate, and display text and graphics effectively
  Use a web-based grading system, allowing access to grade information
  Develop a course web site with resources and information
  Import images, animations, videos, and sounds into a finished product

Standard 3 · Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues
  Obtain a working knowledge of copyright laws and Fair Use Guidelines
  Model proper computer usage etiquette
  Incorporate knowledge of technology use issues into classroom instruction
  Inform students of the school system's Acceptable Use Policy
  Display and enforce computer usage regulations
  Incorporate proper copyright use in research and writing
  Discuss with students the importance of password and account security
  Arrange classroom layout to facilitate monitoring and safe technology use
  Be aware of basic health and safety issues inherent in a technology environment
  Encourage students to ask questions and explore technology

Standard 4 · Assessment for Administration and Instruction
  Store grade data in spreadsheets, databases, or web-based management programs
  Use software to compare school, county, and state CTBS or final exam scores
  Employ findings during the course of a professional growth cycle
  Make comparisons and set goals using technology tools
  Manipulate and display data in a table format
  Produce charts, figures, graphs, and other formats to present data
  Summarize and present test score results to a resource teacher or administrator

Standard 5 · Integrating Technology into Instruction
  Compare and contrast technology to determine the most suitable type
  Facilitate use of a wide array of technologies in the classroom
  Work with the school Media Specialist and/or other faculty resources to determine appropriate materials
  Explore proprietary online resources provided by the school or school system
  Utilize research-based practices for improving instruction
  Access online resources and databases to support research activities
  Employ knowledge obtained from technology training courses
  Collaborate with colleagues to understand effective methods of instruction
  Establish bookmarks of appropriate web sites
  Utilize existing Webquests or other available lessons
  Enable students to explore appropriate content resources
  Create rubrics to evaluate student understanding
  Consider the use of online assessment tools (e.g. MCPS Test Pilot, ETS Criterion)
  Integrate technology and content with teaching and learning theories
  Evaluate the effectiveness of technology use in the classroom setting

Standard 6 · Assistive Technology
  Understand Individualized Educational Plans and the school-based process through which student concerns are addressed
  Identify issues related to equitable access to technology in school, community, and home environments
  Possess the ability to operate portable word processors, accessible computer hardware and software, adapted keyboards, screen magnifiers, and other devices
  Identify devices that help meet the needs of different students

Standard 7 · Professional Growth
  Identify areas for improvement with regards to technological ability
  Consider a range of resources for improving technological ability
  Utilize the forthcoming Maryland Online Teacher Assessment
  Participate in MCPS technology training courses
  Access web sites of professional organizations
  Acknowledge the importance of lifelong learning
  Collaborate with eLearning Instructional Technology Specialists
  Use the Maryland Teacher Technology Standards, National Educational Technology Standards, and other applicable resources


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