Proviso 1.25 states that to ensure the effective and efficient use of the funding provided by the General Assembly in Part IA, Section 1 XI.A.1 for school technology in the classroom and internet access, the State Department of Education shall approve teacher technology competency standards and local school districts must require teachers to demonstrate proficiency in these standards as part of each teacher’s Professional Development plan. Evidence that districts are meeting the requirement is a prerequisite to expenditure of a district’s technology funds.
All full-time personnel who maintain a Professional Teaching Certificate need to obtain and maintain technology proficiency. Administrators and non-certified personnel are exempt.
The expiration cycle for technology proficiency matches your teacher certification expiration date.
The Technology Skills List is attached. You will be asked to be proficient at these tasks. Please direct any questions to Todd Hughes, Director of Technology, or to your school’s technology coach.