Inevitably the question from these new teachers is, “How much do I have to integrate technology into my lessons?” When asked this question by teachers who may be intimidated by the high level of integration they are witnessing, the first thing I do is to try to calm their anxiety. I remind them that they were hired because they are good teachers and they should not be worried about revamping everything they do, just because other teachers are at a different level of technology integration.
When I am asked by a teacher whether or not technology should be included in a specific lesson, I ask him or her the following questions:
An engaging lesson that does not include technology is always better than a ineffective lesson that does. At KIS there is a culture of learning and growing professionally. That is the expectation on campus, regardless of tech skills.