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Prince William County Schools provides an Instructional Technology Coach for each school building. 

Responsibilities of ITCs in Prince William County include:

  • Providing instructional technology leadership
  • Demonstrating knowledge of instructional technology applications
  • Keeping current in new and emerging technologies and their application in content areas
  • Identifying and providing technology training in school buildings
  • Conducting staff development for school administration, instructional and support staff
  • Collaborating and planning with teachers to provide lessons and resources for integrating technology
  • Developing, modeling and co-teaching appropriate curriculum based technology-rich lessons with teachers and students.

As stated in the Virginia Department of Education Handbook, "Technology Coaches" provide on-site and on-demand assistance for fellow teachers to create different forms of learning and teaching with the help of technologies. They seek to improve student learning by showing teachers thoughtful applications and best practices of these new tools."

The Virginia Handbook for Instructional Technology Coaches and Technology Support Positions (PDF) offers guidelines for these two important technology positions. The handbook represents a cooperative effort between staff at the Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia school divisions.


Becoming an ITC for Prince William County Schools

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Instructional Technology Coaches candidates must complete a portfolio as part of the application process. The portfolio is summited as a weblink to an online site created by the candidate that addresses the topics in the ITC Portfolio Guidelines document.  The portfolio should demonstrate an understanding of integrating technology into teaching and learning; competency in providing professional development and training for technology integration; evidence of leadership skills; and evidence of instructional technology coursework. The website must be the applicant’s original work. Items created with another person or group may be included with the names of all participants listed. A link to an online portfolio must be submitted to Diane Harazin, Supervisor of Instructional Technology, harazid@pwcs.edu.