Middle School Framework

See also School-Wide Vision; questions; barriers

The teacher should...

The IT/IL Facilitator should....

The Grade Level Team should...

share the Year at a Glance and Curriculum Map for the unit
share existing middle school integration initiatives
teacher and facilitator share integrated unit, team discusses potential for developing cross curricular links
know grade-level specific core standards & benchmarks and specifically which benchmarks need to be met for the unit
know grade-level specific core standards & benchmarks
upon identifying cross curricular links, identify S&Bs which can be embedded into the core integrated activity
be able to express the needs of the core curriculum: what you want students to learn
be able to express the needs of the IT/IL curriculum
be able to express the needs of subject-based curriculum
be able to identify units of study which can be articulated to both the facilitator and grade level team
be able to recommend how S&B can be embedded into specific units of study, ensuring that the initial subject content is the focus
be able to recommend how subject-based S&Bs can be embedded into the unit of study, it is essential that the team ensure that the initial subject content is the overarching focus
be able to identify the knowledge, understanding and experiences which their students should have: what you want students to do
be able to recommend various methods to infuse authentic technology and information literacy tools and experience to meet the needs of the core curriculum. Develop instructional material and resources.
provide subject-based resources, teaching ideas, and methodology to infuse authentic cross curricular skills (eg. writing rubrics)
be able to identify the differentiation needs of their classroom in collaboration with Student Services Coordinator
be able to recommend appropriate methods to address differentiated needs within the classroom in collaboration with the Student Services Coordinator
provide subject-based resources to support differentiation. Consults with Student Services Coordinator.
be able to identify authentic assessment criteria
be able to recommend how to embed IT/IL S&Bs within the assessment criteria and how to assess the IT/IL S&Bs. Provide support as needed for the assessment of IT/IL S&Bs
be able to identify authentic assessment criteria which can be embedded into the core integrated unit, however, this can be assessed independently.
call upon existing, unit-based resources. Identify needed resources and future requirements and communicates these to Head of Department.
utilize, where appropriate, existing unit-based resources. Coordinate appropriate technical or information needs and resources (software, network infrastructure, online resources, information sources). Makes recommendations to IT/IL Coordinators and Curriculum Coordinator for future purchases
call upon existing resources, coordinates with IT & IL Facilitators to ensure future purchases match both core and subject needs.
clarify time expectations for the unit
advise teacher of realistic time commitment and resource availability (laptops, scheduling, peripherals,information sources)
coordinates and realigns time commitment required
has knowledge and understanding of the backwards design process in order to effectively collaborate with the team and IT Facilitator to develop authentic, technology rich standards based assessments
has knowledge and understanding of the backwards design process in order to effectively collaborate with the team and core teacher to develop authentic, technology/information literacy rich standards based assessments
has knowledge and understanding of the backwards design process in order to effectively collaborate with the team and IT & IL Facilitators to develop authentic, technology and information rich standards based assessments
have an awareness of current trends in education that support this unit through collaboration with the Curriculum Coordinator
have an awareness of current trends in education that support this unit through collaboration with the IT/IL Coordinators
have an awareness of current trends in education that support this unit through collaboration with the Curriculum Coordinator
be open minded to using current and emerging technologies.
be aware of and recommend appropriate current and emerging technologies to support this unit.
be open minded to using current and emerging technologies and information sources
be aware of the needs of the global, 21st Century student
be aware of the needs of the global, 21st Century student and teacher. Develop framework for professional development.
be aware of the needs of the global, 21st Century student
Communicate unit plan experience to head of department
Communicate unit plan experience to IT/IL Coordinators. Recommend future professional development to support integrated units.
Communicate unit plan experience to head of department
Update curriculum map
supports the core teacher in updating the curriculum map.
Update curriculum map

Document technology and information literacy integration via the MKIStech wiki

All use of IT should articulated to the IT integration team who will ensure that sufficient instruction and support are provided
Communicate, in collaboration with the Principal, integration successes with the school community, both internally and externally


liaise with Elementary and High School Facilitators to ensure vertical alignment


Curriculum Coordinator

IT/IL Coordinators

Principal

shares integration successes with Curriculum Council. Ensures that documented experiences are aligned both vertically and horizontally.
shares integration success with Principals and Admin Council. In collaboration with the Curriculum Coordinator, shares amendments ensuring that IT & IL Facilitators are informed of any changes.
communicates integration successes with school community, both internally and externally (HOD)
documents and communicates where S&B are met
Liaise with IT and IL Facilitators to articulate integration experiences within the department vertically
mandate, clarify and communicate expectations for teachers and facilitators
be able to express the needs of the whole school curriculum to the IT Coordinator and IT Facilitators.
articulate to the Admin team how S&B are being met across the school.
Supports the development of integration through Professional Development opportunities, budgeting, scheduling, and acquisition of teaching related material. Liaise withe Headmaster to ensure that sufficient IT Facilitator release time is provided.
Upon reflection of whole school curriculum needs, recommend integrated units of study to individual teachers and IT Facilitator.
Upon reflection of cross-grade level IT/IL S&Bs, recommend integrated units of study to individual teachers and IT & IL Facilitators.
mandate, clarify and communicate expectations for teachers and facilitators
Develops or selects appropriate professional development opportunities to ensure that teachers are prepared to deliver, collaborate, and develop authentic learning experiences. (teaching strategies and differentiation)
Ensure that IT & IL Facilitators receive appropriate professional development opportunities to ensure that teachers are prepared to deliver, collaborate, and develop authentic learning experiences.
Ensure that there is sufficient release time and funding to support Professional Development.
Develops or selects appropriate professional development and/or samples of work that support assessment strategies in integrated units. Consult with classroom teacher and IT Facilitator to provide resources and samples of authentic integrated assessment.
Liaise with Curriculum Coordinator about how other globally minded institutions address authentic integration assessment.
As part of the Assessment Committee, continue to develop assessment structure to clarify and communicate assessment expectations for the entire middle school.
Articulates current subject-based resources availability to support and enhance the teaching and learning experience, yet ensures that these resources are driven by S&Bs.
Articulating current IT & IL resources available to support and enhance the teaching and learning experience, yet ensures that these resources are driven by S&Bs.
Supports and articulates resources needed to Headmaster to ensure effective IT integration.
Support the provision of time for grade level team meetings. Liaise with Principal.
Support the provision of time for grade level team meetings. Liaise with Principal.
Provides time for cross curricular, grade level planning (Grade Level Team responsibilities are impossible to achieve without this)
Supports and documents the necessity for changing, revising, adapting current practices to ensure that M'KIS curriculum meets the needs of the 21st Century student utilizing current and emerging technologies.
Provide information about current and emerging technologies to Curriculum Coordinator and Principal to ensure that M'KIS IT curriculum meets the needs of the 21st Century.
mandate, clarify and communicate expectations for teachers and facilitators . Supports the development of integration through Professional Development opportunities, budgeting, scheduling, and acquisition of teaching related material.
Review and provides necessary guidance for updating curriculum maps. Reflects and revises structure of maps to ensure IT integration can be clearly articulated.
Review and provides necessary guidance for updating curriculum maps. Documents vertical and horizontal alignment. Reviews alignment with international recognized standards (NETS) and reviews alignment with other international institutions.
mandate, clarify and communicate expectations for teachers and facilitators . Supports the development of integration through Professional Development opportunities, budgeting, scheduling, and acquisition of teaching related material.

Communicate, in collaboration with the Principal, school wide integration successes with the school community, both internally and externally
communicates integration successes with school community, both internally and externally (HOD)

Liaise with Elementary, Middle & High School Facilitators to ensure vertical alignment.