Want to become an ITRT?
The Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) must be a graduate of an accredited college or university and be a licensed teacher. Successful experience in public education as a teacher is beneficial. He/she must have experience in integrating technology in the classroom. He/she must have experience using computers and peripherals effectively in a classroom setting. NETS•T certification and a Master’s degree in Educational Technology are preferred.
The primary functions of the ITRT are to assist teachers with the planning and integration of technology in academic settings, train teachers to use technology in an effective manner, and assist with curriculum development as it relates to educational technology. To perform this position successfully, it is necessary to collaborate on an ongoing basis with the school Technical Support Specialist (TSSPEC). This professional partnership is critical to the success of technology implementation and integration. The ITRT is responsible for modeling instructional strategies, providing training and professional development to staff, supporting curriculum, and performing similar kinds of duties and responsibilities as the School Division/Building Administrator deems appropriate.
The ITRT must demonstrate the professional ability and personal characteristics necessary to work effectively with school personnel and members of the community. He/she must possess the ability to deliver articulate presentations and written reports and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, teachers, administrators, and students. The ITRT must be knowledgeable about successful integration of technology into the classroom. The ITRT must be able to communicate and provide professional development effectively to all staff members. The ITRT must be able to locate online and software-based SOL resources, including test preparation materials, and enable accessibility for students and teachers. The ITRT should provide training and support to teachers in using Web page applications and help support the school-based Web site.