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Bridging Theory and Practice: Technology Integration Planning Cycle

Executive Summary

Ankeny Community School District / Ankeny, Iowa
Suburban / K-12
Students: 10,995
Staff: 761

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    Lessons Learned

    • Define your success criteria and plan to measure success in terms of how TIPC is used by stakeholders. How often do instructional coaches report using the cycle to support teachers? What percent of teachers report feeling empowered to make technology integration decisions on their own? Do technology budget requests explain how the purchase will contribute to instruction? Clearly defining these types of success criteria will help stakeholders better understand what “technology integration” means in your school.
    • Beware of False Constraints. TIPC provides an “out” for when technology barriers overwhelm the instructional goal. However, beware of false constraints. When it comes to technology, many obstacles can be overcome with creative thinking. Abandoning the use of technology is allowed in TIPC, but not before engaging in reflective problem-solving as an educator.