Educators, support staff and other leaders skilled in
the selection and effective use of appropriate ICT resources
What is it?
To create a technology-rich culture, all educators and staff
should model what it means to be a digital age professional. At face value, this
means knowing how to use digital tools to both increase productivity and enhance
learning. It also implies the need to keep those skills up to date.
Leaders can cultivate a skilled staff by modeling technology
use themselves, providing access to resources that help keep skills current, and
implementing hiring practices and policies that reflect the significance of
Why is it important?
The success of any technology initiative depends on seeing
results. Increased student engagement, for example, can happen only if teachers
and staff are also engaged and invested in the transition to a standards-ready
system. Skilled individuals who support the initiative can facilitate
transitional growth through their innovative application of
What does it look like?
Skilled personnel are distributed throughout a
standards-ready system in a variety of roles, from technology specialists to
volunteers to students with technology proficiency. All individuals know whom to
turn to for assistance, enabling teachers and students to find answers to their
questions and solutions to their problems.