Instructional Technology

Professional development and support is available to MAISD public school districts and REMC 4 member districts from Andy Mann, MAISD Instructional Technology Consultant.  Professional develop may be provided in a district, customized to the district’s schedule and learning targets.  Professional development may come as a workshop hosted at the MAISD or in a local district.  Workshops are open to all.

Popular workshops include:
 

  • Chromebook Online Academy (multi-week series - entirely online)
  • Chromebook Boot Camp (multi-day series offered in the summer)
  • Google Academy for Administrators
  • Lunch and Learn series (oriented for support staff - but open to anyone)
  • Blending instruction with Moodle

Regional Support Groups

The MAISD hosts two support groups specifically for district-level educators who support the use of technology.  These groups are the MAISD Tech Teachers and the REMC 4 Media Specialists.  Below are some details about the two groups.  Andy Mann represents instructional technology for two other MAISD groups: MAISD Tech Coordinators and the MAISD Curriculum Coordinators.  

MAISD Tech Teachers

The MAISD Tech Teachers is a regional group which meets for a full day, 4 times a year.  Membership is open to any MAISD or REMC 4 educator involved with supporting the use of technology resources to improve teaching and learning.  Members are typically the district’s technology teachers, technology coaches, or instructional technology staff.  These meetings provide time for professional sharing and learning from each other.  Teaching resources, new ideas, and solutions to problems are shared.  The group has also worked on grade level technology integration documents, aligning technology to the Common Core State Standards for Language Arts.  Lunch is provided by the MAISD for those attending these meetings.  There is also a closed listserv for communicating with this group.  Contact Claire Dove to be added to this list.  cdove@muskegonisd.org  231-767-7217.

REMC 4 Media Specialists

The REMC 4 Media Specialist is a regional group which meets for a full day, 3 times a year.  Membership is open to any MAISD or REMC 4 educator involved with supporting the use of a building or district library or media center.  Members are most often the media specialists, media center clerks or aides.  These meetings provide time for professional sharing and learning from each other.  Resources, new ideas, and solutions to related to the use of media and books are shared at each meeting.  Guest presenters are often brought into present live or remotely.  Lunch is provided by the MAISD for those attending these meetings.  There is also a closed listserv for communicating with this group.  Contact Claire Dove to be added to this list.  cdove@muskegonisd.org  231-767-7217.