Mentally and Physically exhausted. That is how I feel after I have experienced my first full week of being a TIS. Who knew my schedule would be more full then it was when I used to teach 13 music classes a day in the early 1990's. At least, I was in my 20's then. Today is the first day I really felt like I was getting the feel for being a TIS and wasn't really missing my old job. I am really ready to take on these tasks now. I am getting the rhythm of each building too. They are so different and need different things. I figure by next week the flow will be better. The lab will be in use and I can do some observing and collaborating. I think most people are all set up now and are ready to "get to busy" and start really integrating technology. I have some eager volunteers and plan to start working with them. After a couple days of rest, I will be eager to jump in and help them.
I am a Technology Integration Specialist with the Mason County School System in WV. I work in 5 schools to provide embedded professional development and help teachers integrate technology into their teaching effectively.