COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 62

October 8, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Resource to Assist Teachers in Integration of Technology Into Classroom Instruction

 

In order to assist school divisions to meet the requirements of the Enhancing Education Through Technology (Ed Tech)Program, we are pleased to make available a set of model lesson plans that illustrate the effective integration of technology in instruction.

 

The lesson plans illustrate the relationship of learning styles of students to a variety of instructional strategies that will be strengthened through the appropriate use of technology tools. The creative selection and inclusion of these activities and tools by the teacher will lead to an enriched instructional environment.

 

The intent of this resource is to provide information and models to teachers who are interested in using technology to expand resources currently used in classroom instruction. By incorporating these new tools into existing and new instructional plans, teachers will find that they will broaden the educational experience for each of their students.


The lesson plans were created to assist teachers in the effective integration of technology in instruction. There are plans that integrate Standards of Learning content at each grade level in each of the four core content areas with the use of technology. Each lesson plan illustrates one or more instructional strategies and how they support the manner in which students learn and process information. The lesson plans were developed by Virginia classroom teachers who are skilled in the integration of technology.
Teachers may feel free to replicate any of the plans in their instructional program, or they may choose to modify them to suit their instructional needs.   Either way these model lesson plans should serve as a valuable resource for the development and design of technology-rich instructional activities and for the effective integration of technology in instruction.

 

The lesson plans are posted on the EdTech website at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Technology/EdTech/LessonPlans/. This site is best viewed in Internet Explorer.

 

Contact Linda Holt at mailto:lholt@mail.vak12ed.edu if you have questions or need assistance with this resource.

 

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