TIMT-130: TIM for Instructional Planning

Learn how to apply the TIM in your classroom to ensure students are getting the most out of technology.

How can my students get the most out of technology in my classroom? In this practical, hands-on course, teachers will learn how to apply the TIM on a day-to-day basis in their classrooms to support effective technology integration.

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 ensure students get the most out of technology in my class?

In TIMT-130, you will see how 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 do I know which technological tools best meet the needs of my classroom?

There are so many opportunities to integrate technology into our classrooms in today’s world, it is necessary to explore and evaluate these tools. TIMT-130 will guide you in examining a variety of technology tools and determining whether these tools are appropriate for classroom use. You will learn how to assess the tools’ affordances and limitations in regards to classroom instruction.

How do I integrate technology into my existing lesson plans?

TIMT-130 will lead you in a step-by-step approach for the most effective way to integrate technology into your lessons plans by considering your students’ needs, your curriculum demands, and your available tools’ affordances and limitations.


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.


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 components of the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM).
  • Describe how technology can impact teaching and learning.
  • Review current practices regarding technology use.
  • Generate and sort a list of current technology tools available to your students.
  • Evaluate the affordances and limitations as well as applicability of technology tools for classroom instruction.
  • Practice adapting traditional lesson plans to incorporate technology and modifying lessons in order to move them higher on the TIM.
  • Create and share a lesson plan that incorporates instruction at several levels of the TIM.

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: TIM in the Classroom
  • Week 2: Leveraging Your Resources
  • Week 3: Recognizing and Integrating Technology in Your Lessons
  • Week 4: Putting It All Together

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.

Our TIMT-130: TIM for Instructional Planning 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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