Teachers will be using the LoTI evaluation to self-access which level best applies to them.  New teachers, fresh out of college, and teachers who are new to the district will go through the Level 0 training in order to familiarize them with the school-specific programs and policies during the induction process.  After that initial training, new teachers will begin at the appropriate level for their comfort.  All other teachers will begin training at the level that best meets their skill deficits and defines their comfort with technology.   The programs and skills listed in each level, are designed to take a teacher from one level to the next level.  Before a teacher can feel successful in instructing students in a new tool, they need time to utilize the tool themselves.  By backing up the training on various devices, programs, and applications to the previous levels, training is always moving teachers forward.  Training is designed to give teachers the technical skills they need to see practical application of these tools in their classroom, with their content.

Level 0 - Nonuse(teacher may use collaborative learning or direct instruction, but NO digital tools)
CV Network – Ephrata Network Access My Learning Plan District Intranet – includes forms, policies, association contract, maintenance & help desk Ephrata Outlook & Webmail Integrade Gradebook/ Parent Portal Class Xp/SASI Xp—database software + attendance Database Central Services offered by IU #13

Level 1 - Awareness (teacher uses digital tools for productivity or delivering content to students; no student use)
Word Presentation software such as Power Point digital projectors United Streaming, Nettrekker, Google searching    

Level 2 - Exploration
(students create multimedia productions to demonstrate learning)
Spreadsheet such as Excel, Scanners, digital cameras, video camera, probes, and interactive white boards, Inspiration/Kidspiration, iPhoto, iMovie, Animoto, Clickers  

Level 3 - Infusion
(teacher-directed projects that require higher-level thinking from students)
iTunes, Blogging

Level 4a - Integration:  Mechanical
(students solving real world problems with digital tools, but teacher still needs LOTS of help) Moodle/Blackboard Skype Google Docs, Google Earth

Level 4b - Integration:  Routine (students solving real world problems with digital tools, and teacher is more proficient at handling issues that arrise) Wikis

Level 5 - Expansion  (Collaboration beyond the classroom, student use of digital tools is inherent, students setting personal goals)

Level 6 - Refinement (No division between the instruction and digital tools)
Podcasting, enhanced podcasting, vodcasting