Technology Proficiency Levels

Technology Proficiency Levels 

At Northwest ISD, we believe that technology enables us to extend our reach and become more effective, relevant, and connected educators. In order to ensure that our staff is prepared to thrive in this environment, we have two technology proficiencies in place.

Proficiency 1 -  Foundations of Technology: This course will establish a foundation of technology, expose you to tools that we have in NISD, and provide a brief overview of what to expect in our district. Upon completion of this course, you will have the foundation you need to complete Technology Integration Academy. This course is intended to take you approximately 2 hours and you have one year from date of hire to complete this. This course is housed in Moodle and your Instructional Technologist will be able to provide the current link and enrollment key.

Proficiency 2 - Technology Integration Academy: The Technology Integration Academy will provide opportunities for you to reflect on best practices through the use of technology. We strive to use technology as a tool that engages our students at high cognitive levels and this course is designed to reflect that philosophy in every way. This course is typically paced over 14 weeks and most participants spend 1-2 hours each week. You have three years from date of hire to complete this. This course is housed in Moodle and your Instructional Technologist will be able to provide the current link and enrollment key.

All professional employees are required to complete the technology proficiencies including teachers, administrators, counselors, etc.