In this episode, Rosie Fleming joins to share what her day-to-day looks like as an Instructional Technology Specialist. You’ll also hear ways to get involved with tech leadership in your school and steps you can take to pursue the role of Instructional Technology Specialist.
This week’s episode is titled: What Does an Instructional Technology Specialist Do? with Rosie Fleming – 156 I am so excited to have Rosie join on the podcast today for a host of reasons and I just love when I connect with people on social media like a space like Twitter and get excited about what they’re doing chat with them at are able to set up a call and of course share all the things that we talked about with listeners of the podcast. I’m also very excited because this topic of what someone does is really like to explore and I have a few more episodes planned this year. You might remember episode 136 with Dr. Sarah Thomas where we talked about what a Regional Tech Coordinator does.
So when I connected with Rosie on Twitter and asked her to come on to talk about her role as an Instructional Tech Specialist I was really pumped to just dive into what her day-to-day looks like and give you some insight in case this is a role that you are thinking about exploring sometime in the future. So she shares a lot of great tips, background on her journey and information that I think you’ll find interesting whether you have this role right now, you’re thinking about exploring this role or you might be in a position where you’re helping develop different roles or choose new roles for new staff members. We’re revisiting different descriptions for different roles so a lot to unpack in this episode.
Let’s go ahead and jump in with Rosie Fleming who’s going to help us tackle the question: what does an Instructional Tech Specialist do?
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Instructional Technology Specialist Tips
- First, become a tech leader in your school.
- Next, have patience as you’re coaching and working with your colleagues.
- Then, be ready to collaborate.
- Finally, love what you do.
Sponsored by Hāpara
This episode is sponsored by Hāpara. Students need one place to find everything they need for digital learning. Hāpara’s Student Dashboard Digital Backpack brings together Google Classroom assignments and notifications; emails from teachers; reminders when an assignment is due or late; Google Drive files; and textbooks and resources. So students can login and start learning whether they are 1:1 in the classroom or learning from home. Visit https://hapara.com/digital-backpack/ to learn more.
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