Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel
All employees that hold a Virginia Teacher License need to complete TSIP's. Those who received a Bachelor's Degree in Teaching from a Virginia College or University since 1998 are the only ones who don't have to complete this process as it is now part of the Teacher preparatory programs in Virginia. If you graduated from a Virginia school in another program you will still need to complete the TSIP's. Those who earn their teacher degree from other states also need to complete this process.
The Waynesboro certification plan is outlined below. If you have questions contact Rosemary Wagoner.
Create a portfolio with the following documents to demonstrate mastery. Portfolios should be
shown to your building principal.
- Word document that has clipart, bold text, underlined text, text within clipart, etc.
- Spreadsheet that involved using a formula or chart. Examples supply orders, graphing data to show how many students like a certain thing, etc.
- Database- the most common database used is Microsoft Access. A database is used to store data that you need to retrieve at a later time. Examples include inventory of class library or professional materials, keeping track of parent contacts, recordings student data, etc. It is different from a spreadsheet where you have fields and just enter data. You may label the columns, but it doesn't allow for specific searches like a database. Library catalogs are databases. Open Office has a database application in its suite of programs.
- PowerPoint with at least 5 slides. There should be more than one slide layout, slides animated, and transition between slides.
- Digital picture downloaded from a digital camera. This can be inserted into another document such as a PowerPoint.
- Web page created and posted. Services available are School Center or Google Sites. Another good service is Weebly.com. It is simple and very user friendly.
- Lesson plan that integrated Technology into your curriculum.
- Complete the online tutorial on Copyright and Fair Use Laws. This is in Moodle. To have access to the course contact Rosemary Wagoner.