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The Governors Academy for Technology in Teaching and Learning is a year-long professional development opportunity for South Dakota K-12 educators. The Academy experience commences with a month long summer seminar and continues with complementary school year follow up activities.

During the summer academy, participants enhance their technology skills in the context of collaborative study groups. The primary focus of the summer Academy is the design of technology-rich units of study that are to be implemented during the school term following academy participation. Follow-up experiences focus on participantís daily practice, professional growth, and technology-driven reform in teaching and learning practices.

TTL Professional Academy Purpose

The Professional TTL Academy continues to develop technology-capable South Dakota educators. TTL provides participating teachers with the knowledge, competencies and understandings to apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the learning needs of students.

TTL Professional Academy Participant will have opportunities to:

  • Examine current research to evaluate instructional design and make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning.
  • Design technology-rich units of study that support the diverse needs of learners.
  • Increase competency in the use of select digital technologies that support classroom instruction and enhance professional practice.
  • Reflect on daily practice, professional growth, and technology-driven reform in teaching and learning.

 

TTL Networking Academy

The Governorís TTL Academy for Network Administrators is an intensive training program for individuals who have responsibility for management and/or maintenance of a school districtís network(s). Two levels of academy are offered. In Basic Network Administration, participants learn the basics of networking and gain skills necessary to setup, configure, maintain, and administer a Windows NT server. Basic TTL NA is a month-long academy.

TTL Networking Academy Purpose

To help insure that South Dakota school districts have trained personnel who possess the expertise necessary to properly manage and maintain their computer networks to support and facilitate educational utilization.

 

 TTL Paraprofessional Academy

The Paraprofessional TTL Academy is in response to and in support of the Every Teacher/Teacher Quality Grant received by DECA and the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation regarding paraprofessionals.  The two week TTL 2003 for Para-Professionals academy will provide a technology-rich professional growth opportunity for non-certified K-12 educators. This TTL Academy component will establish a knowledgeable educational community that supports effective teaching and learning in technology-rich classrooms. 

TTL Paraprofessional Academy Purpose:

The purpose of this academy is to cover the fundamental concepts of computer and telecommunication uses in education. Extensive hands-on technology training will enhance the abilities of participants to support classroom instruction.

  • Core Curriculum - Instructional Support/Practice:
    • Working knowledge of the five propositions of National Board of Professional Teaching Standards
    • Collaborative practice and professional growth
    • Working knowledge of the implications of NCLB legislation relative to South Dakota
  • Core Curriculum Ė Integration of Technology:
    • Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Internet research, resources, and site evaluation
    • Software evaluation and use
    • Use of graphic organizers (Inspiration)
    • Web Page Design
    • Use of telecommunication infrastructure (DDN, WebCT, state email, listservs)
 
Technology for Teaching and Learning Professional Academy Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD
Participant

June 2000

       
Technology for Teaching and Learning Networking Academy South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, SD
Participant

June 2001

       
Technology for Teaching and Learning Professional Academy Stevens High School
Rapid City, SD
Lab Assistant

July 2001

       
Technology for Teaching and Learning Professional Academy Sully Buttes High School
Onida, SD
Instructor

June 2002

       
Technology for Teaching and Learning Paraprofessional Academy Riggs High School
Pierre, SD
Instructor

June 2003

       
Technology for Teaching and Learning Paraprofessional Academy Central High School
Rapid City, SD
Lab Assistant

June 2003

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