Teacher Technology Leadership Program
TTL BrochurePDF.pdf
What it is
TTL is a program that capitalizes on the strengths of teachers in the schools to promote the use of technology through a series of professional development opportunities. Selected teachers form a group, collaborate ideas, and share their learning experiences within the group, design workshops steeped in curriculum that employs technology in innovative ways, and present their knowledge to colleagues to extend classroom successes.

Purpose
The purpose of the program is create a platform for teachers to participate in “just in time” professional development they need to improve their technology proficiency and to advance the use of technology for all students, thus promoting 21st century literacy skills. It is also a way to stretch limited district funding for professional development

How it works
Administration, the technology director, principals and/or curriculum leaders, and a consultant determine the parameters of the program based on district initiatives.
1. Composition of the group
2. Requirements of workshops
3. Fees and honorariums are determined by administration
4. Criteria, responsibilities, and selection process of TTL members

Positive benefits for classroom teachers
· Convenient times for teachers
· Safe learning situation with a colleague
· Eliminates fear of working with a technical expert
· Availability for immediate support and follow-up.
· Strong knowledge of the curriculum

Sample program costs to district:
Teacher
· Honorarium $250 for attending 10 hours of meetings
· Presenter rate of pay – districts hourly rate for each workshop
· Conference registration fee
Consultant
· $ 750 fee for facilitating 10 hours of meetings, creating agendas, documenting and reporting results
· Rate is available for assisting teachers in the classroom, teacher workshop training and support, email and online collaboration, Moodle/website maintenance for TTL group.

Model program
In one district, administration and a consultant developed a TTL program that began small and built upon its strengths each year. In the first year, six teachers from three of the five elementary schools, the technology director, and a consultant met ten times with aggressive agendas. The group set goals focused on creating, sharing and presenting technology workshops in their schools. Workshops included topics such as email basics, desktop management, server storage processes, PowerPoint for curriculum night with parents, iMovie to record students reading ability, and Excel to generate tracking sheets. Teachers attended the MASSCue conference and shared their findings at faculty meetings. In another year, eight members presented their experiences of leadership as TTL members to the MASSCue and Superintendent’s Technology Conference. The presentation was well received by attending district leaders.