DTI Fellowship applications are open to any full time teacher in grades K-12 working in one of our partner districts. (RCCSD, Colonial, NCCVT, Christina or Appo) If you require accomodations to participate in Seminar please reach out to the Director to make arrangements.
Website accessibility is important to DTI. We strive to meet or exceed the Website Accessibility Guidelines set forth by the American Disabilities Act. Our curriculum database was recently updated moving the curriculum documents into html format. This increases their accessibility. If you have any problem using our site, please contact the Director and provide the URL (web address) in question, information about the problem you experienced and your contact information. We will work to provide the information you need and to remedy the access issue.
During remote seminars, Fellows have the opportunity to discuss the technologies they are using and the ways they hope to implement their curriculum units. Many of these discussions focus on key elements of the ISTE standards. (International Society for Technology in Education) The ISTE Standards for Educators are meant to be a "road map to helping students become empowered learners". They address the many roles of a technologically advanced educator: Learner, Leader, Citizen, Collaborator, Designer, Facilitator and Analyst. Some of the standards practiced during seminar or the unit writing process include:
- Standard 1: Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning.
- Standard 2c: Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.
- Standard 4: Educators dedicate time to collaborate with both colleagues and students to improve practice, discover and share resources and ideas, and solve problems.
- Standard 5: Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability.
We encourage DTI Fellows, and all teachers to further explore these standards as they design and implement their curriculum. ISTE has developed standards for students, educators, education leaders, coaches and an additional set of computational thinking competencies for educators. They are all available on the ISTE website.
The shift to a remote seminar plan led the leadership to implement some budgetary adjustments. Fellows provide their own computers to access seminar. Oftentimes, these are district provided devices since this is a district sponsored program. The UD Faculty Seminar Leaders also provide their own devices, oftentimes procured by the University in the course of their employment. Staffing also stayed the same with the exception of the database redesign. A contracted service was engaged to complete this work. DTI will continue to look for ways to budget for additional support as we enter into the second year of our remote plan. The following table outlines the expenses DTI has covered, with both program funds and grants, relative to our remote plan.
|Unit Database Redesign||$3,600|
|Appendix B Supplement||$2,000|
|Books, instructional supplies & postage||$3,000|
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Teachers in Appo, Christina, Colonial, NCCVT and Red Clay: