Summer Institute 2012

Welcome to the Information and Technology Essential Standards Content Session

This Summer Institute session offers a plan for: 1) supporting teachers' planning, implementing, and assessing of technology embedded instructional activities, 2) modeling of digital literacy strategies, 3) understanding professional standards, 4) applying Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge (TPACK), and 5) appropriate use of digital tools. While elements of the new Information and Technology Essential Standards (ITES) were embedded in the 2011 Common Core State Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards, this session takes a deeper dive into the ITES and provides specific suggestions for improving digital literacy through appropriate uses of technology tools, digital resources, and differentiation strategies. It is critical for Technology Facilitators, Media Coordinators, and Tech Support personnel to provide individual coaching, content-area expertise, opportunities for differentiation, and/or technical support. This session may be modified as needed to align with local professional development plans and priorities.

ITES Content Session Outcome

  • Engage and equip LEA leadership teams with relevant knowledge, skills, tools, and resources to support the seamless integration of ITES into all curricular areas and grade levels.

The ITES Content Session will enable and grow participants' capacity to:

  • Facilitate the implementation of the ITES
  • Facilitate and/or train summer institute teams to lead individualized and effective planning sessions adaptable to their local technology-enabled learning environments
  • Understand the new School Library Media Coordinator and Instructional Technology Facilitator Professional Standards
  • Understand the relationship between the Professional Standards and the Information and Technology Essential Standards
  • Design local professional development based on the TPACK Framework to support the embedding of the Information and Technology Essential Standards
  • Differentiate the training to meet the needs of their district.

Essential Question:

In the report, Technology in Schools: What the Research Says – A 2009 Update by Cheryl Lemke, Ed Coughlin, and Daren Reitsneider, it states that the real potential of technology still has not been realized in the schools. “Overall, across all uses in all content areas, technology does provide a small, but significant, increase in learning when implemented with fidelity and accompanied by appropriate pedagogical shifts." Reflecting on this, how might technology-enabled learning environments prepare students to be globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and prepared for life in the 21st Century?

Daily Agendas

Summer Institute Resources


Planning and Participation

Digital Tools

Below are digital tools used during the ITES Summer 2012 Institute.

"The digital tools used during this institute have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing digital environment, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these tools are the exclusive digital tools for the purposes outlined during this institute."