TIMT-100: Implementing TIM Evaluation Tools

Learn how to utilize the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) and the TIM Tools to describe and compare classroom technology use.

This fully online course guides teachers, administrators, and educational leaders through the process of how to utilize the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) and the TIM Tools to describe and compare classroom technology use. Specifically, this course will provide an introduction to the TIM, the TIM Observation Tool and protocol, implementation of the Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey (TUPS), and incorporation of the TIM data into professional development planning.
Target Audience: Current and pre-service K-12 educators and administrators

If you’re thinking about these sorts of questions, this course is for you!

How can I improve the level of technology integration in my teaching?
The TIM will help you by providing a profile for any lesson. Comparing the resulting profile to the descriptors for the next higher TIM level will suggest specific modifications you can make to improve your technology integration.

How can I identify PD needs for technology in my school?
The Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey will provide essential information about current teacher use and perceptions of technology. TUPS results can be used to identify professional development needs and facilitate coaching, in addition to collecting baseline data for special initiatives and informing purchase decisions.

How can I evaluate technology integration during classroom observations?
The TIM Observation Tool will allow you to conduct classroom walkthroughs that can be used for formative feedback, peer coaching, grant evaluation, or PD. You will also learn how to implement two additional versions of the observation tool for review of lesson plans and for teacher self-reflection.

Credit

This course represents 20 contact hours. All iTeach courses align with national standards for professional learning. Check with your district staff development office to ensure they will accept this course for in-service points.

Standards

This course will help teachers meet the National Education Technology (NET) standards 1-5.

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify how the TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with five characteristics of meaningful learning environments (active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003).
  • Identify key factors in designing an Observation Plan and how the TIM-O is used for this purpose.
  • Design an Observation Plan using the TIM-O.
  • Use the Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey (TUPS) to gain a better understanding of how educators use technology in their teaching, their level of experience with technology, and their comfort with and attitudes toward technology.
  • Create a TUPS Implementation Plan.
  • Identify strategies for integrating data into instructional technology planning.

Upon satisfying the requirements for this course, participants will receive a course completion certificate. This certificate will awarded to participants who:

  • Satisfactorily complete all modules within the specified time period
  • Maintain a score of 70 and above throughout each module
  • Receive a final score of 70 and above for the course

Certificates will be emailed directly to participants once the facilitator submits final grades and the course completes its review.

This course is organized into five modules completed over four weeks.  Each week, learners will review materials and complete online activities within each module.  A badge will be awarded following the successful completion of all modules.

  • Course Orientation Overview
  • Week 1: Overview of the Technology Integration Matrix
  • Week 2: Using the Technology Integration Matrix Observation Tool
  • Week 3: Using the Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey
  • Week 4: Connecting the TIM to Professional Development Planning and the Digital Classroom Plan
Modules will be released weekly throughout the four weeks of this course. On average, participants will spend three to five hours per week completing the course, for a total of twenty contact hours. The weekly hours reflect the average amount of time a participant will spend completing assignments and activities and will vary depending upon the learner.  While most activities can be completed at any time during the week, participants are expected to attend a live online meeting during week 3. The day and time of that meeting will be determined based on availability of participants.

Our TIMT-100: Implementing TIM Evaluation Tools facilitators are qualified instructional technology experts, committed to empowering educators in using digital tools to improve students’ success. They will guide you through each module, answer you questions and provide you with timely and specific feedback. 

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