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The Instructional Technology Team

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Our Mission

The mission of Instructional Technology is to grow teachers by equipping them with the skills and knowledge to support learning in the 21st century. With that mission in mind, the instructional technology team strives to provide focused, intentional professional development that aligns with each school's yearly instructional goals. Because technology integration often focuses on the technology tool itself, we want to provide training that supports and enhances the important work our teachers are already doing in the classroom.

"Teachers Growing Teachers"

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Tim Cushman

Tim Cushman
Director of Instructional Technology

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Lisa Greer

Lisa Greer
Administrative Assistant

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Avis Canty-Duck

Avis Canty-Duck
Title I Instructional Technology Facilitator

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Lance Curry

Lance Curry
Instructional Technology Facilitator

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Carrie Fesperman

Carrie Fesperman
Title I Instructional Technology Facilitator

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Michelle King

Michelle King
Instructional Technology Facilitator

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Shane Peek

Shane Peek
Title I Instructional Technology Facilitator

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Jena Putnam

Jena Putnam
Title I Instructional Technology Facilitator

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Kevin Roper

Kevin Roper
Title I Instructional Technology Facilitator

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Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith
Title I Instructional Technology Facilitator

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Stephanie Williams

Dr. Stephanie Williams
Instructional Technology Facilitator

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The focus of Instructional Technology is academics and curriculum. Our goal is to teach teachers how to integrate technology effectively. The ETS department works solely with the technical components of classroom equipment. For example, an ETS technician can repair a malfunctioning Promethean Board, when an Instructional Technology team member cannot.
Our mission in Instructional Technology is Teachers Growing Teachers so our primary responsibility is to train teachers to incorporate technology into classroom instruction in order to motivate students and increase academic achievement. We do this by working side-by-side with teachers to plan units, learn new technology, and model or co-teach classroom lessons. In addition, our team also manages the technology proficiency compliance process for Greenville County teachers, PowerTeacher gradebooks, Personalized Learning training, and the computer Refresh program for schools.
Research supports continuous and focused professional development on one technology tool. For this reason, we encourage schools to create yearlong professional development plans which provide time for teachers to practice and implement technology tools effectively. For more information, please read our the Instructional Technology Professional Development Catalog 2018-2019.
All available technology workshops are posted on the GCSD portal.
Email instech@greenville.k12.sc.us to request a specific workshop or discuss recommended training options for your school.