Wednesday, May 21, 2014

BIG NEWS!

Well, it seems fitting to share my exciting news now that the school year is quickly coming to an end.  I am beyond excited to share that I'm going to be stepping away from the classroom next year to become a Technology Integration Specialist for my school district! A tech-a-what?  The purpose of a Technology Integration Specialist is to work with staff members to assist with the implementation technology into their daily instruction.  This will be a completely different role for me, but I am so happy that this door has opened and can't wait for the adventure to begin.  I was recently asked by a parent, "Won't you miss teaching in the classroom and all of the kids?"  Of course, I will, but I'm hoping that with this new position that I'll be able to integrate into the classrooms as much as possible to assist staff/teachers (at least that is my goal).

Blogging Buddies, do any of you currently have a TIS or something similar within your district?  How have you found this person to be helpful and what is one thing that you found valuable when working with them?  I am looking forward to hearing from you as I embark on this new adventure.

Ps...Now, I just have to figure out how to change the name of my blog from Turtley Loving Teaching to Turtley Loving Technology.

Enjoy!