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IT Integration Collaboration Cycle

May 17, 2011

After looking at many different ways to integrate tech into our units and classes schoolwide, we needed a fast and easy way to see when and how the Learning Technologies Coordinator fits in. Thanks to Kim Cofino from YIS for creating this informative and very useful Collaboration Cycle graphic that I use when meeting with teachers to decide on the role they want me to take in their classroom.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. May 29, 2011 9:06 am

    This looks really useful and I will definitely try to use it. Unfortunately, the role of Tech Facilitator/ Co-ordinator doesn’t exist yet, so I rarely get to go to planning meetings. Fingers crossed for the future…

  2. June 2, 2011 6:49 am

    I use it mainly as a tool to give for teachers, it gives me a better idea quickly on what role they want me to play in their unit/classroom.

  3. adebouch permalink
    September 24, 2011 4:24 am

    This is exactly how I see my role as ICT Coordinator, eventually. I am still in an old model of teaching “media” part-time and spending too much time as “technical coordinator” of online testing. But collaboration with classroom teachers is increasing…baby steps…patience.

    • September 24, 2011 8:46 am

      I can empathise! I often feel like I get dragged into the technical vortex when my role is and should be focused on learning. I actually want to change my title from Learning Technologies Coordinator to Learning Coordinator. Of course technology will be used but the focus should be on the learning. Collaboration is certainly a baby steps process, a process of negotiation and relationships. Technology is all about people.

  4. adebouch permalink
    October 8, 2011 11:18 pm

    How right you are! Our last Tech Coord was never around people – he saw himself as a loner, typing away on his computer. Lucky for me, people are now pleasantly surprised that they see me coming to them so much and offering tidbits of ideas as they fit in to what they’re doing. MILEPOST: The first mini-workshop I gave was “standing room only” — just 30 minutes… even despite free ice cream was being given out at the same time in the teachers’ lounge. Ahhhh…success!

  5. October 9, 2011 8:53 am

    Thats awesome! Ice cream is a hard act to compete with! Very cool to have that much enthusiasm and connection. The best part of all is that its so contagious isnt it! Just by giving people ‘space and a face’ (‘space’ to use technology or not and whatever degree they wish to, and ‘face’ to know that someone out there is around for help, the human connection) youve created such a positive learning environment.

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