Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What's in a Name?

My official job title is technology integration specialist. The implication of that title is that my job is to help teachers integrate technology into the classroom. Makes sense. A large aspect of my job is to help teachers do exactly that. I do a lot of training on how to use our district technology tools. I answer numerous questions about how to use these tools effectively in the classroom.

But... increasingly, my job is about other things. Redefining literacy, effective formative assessments, global perspectives, problem solving, and many other things that aren't solely dependent on technology.

So maybe I need a new title. Something that focuses on learning rather than on the tools. Here are a few that come to mind. I would love your input!!!

Learning Integration Specialist

Learning Constructivist

Digital Literacy Specialist

Digital Instructor

Digital Integrationist

Information and Communication Specialist

Digital Facilitator

Curriculum Integration Specialist

1 comment:

  1. That's why I changed my title to eLearning Specialist. My presumption is that to be an eLearning Specialist it is understood that one knows about learning in non-electronic ways, too. I hope that in the not too distant future we can assume that if someone is a teacher or learning specialist of any kind, we can assume that they have skills in all ways of learning.