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Instructional Technology

Jason Sloan - Oakland High School Technology Coach
Phone: (615) 904-3780 Ext. 23982
Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer
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Upcoming Professional Development Events




September 20th


1.5 hours credit


Shmoop University is a program free to RCS students and teachers that provides a diverse set of resources for both teachers and students. In this session you will learn how to create classes and get your students enrolled in Shmoop, explore the Shmoop Test Prep database which includes ACT, SAT, TN Ready, and AP course tests, and assign Shmoop courses to students. Shmoop courses and teaching guides provide teachers with lesson plans complete with essay questions, activities, quizzes, and discussion topics that teachers can use anytime. 


Technology Tools for Formative Assessment

September 27th


1.5 hours credit


Technology today provides educators with a vast array of online tools to gauge student understanding and target student learning needs. During this session, we will examine and experiment with the most effective tools currently available for formative assessment to aid with classroom learning goals.

Office Lens
Office Lens app for mobile devices from Microsoft adds Immersive Reader. It allows users to take a picture of a document and scan the content. The app will then read aloud the contents. Immersive reader will also allow users to change font size, space, and speaking rate.
Download the app for Android or iOS

Office Learning Tools Add-In for OneNote and Word

Instructional Technology Coach Job Description
´╗┐Under the direction of the Instructional Technology Coordinator, the essential function of the technology coach is to facilitate the implementation and integration of technology in Pre-K-12 classrooms. The technology coach also provides ongoing job-embedded professional development for teachers, staff, and administration on infusing technology into the core curriculum areas, models effective instructional strategies using technology, and leads discussions with teachers on the latest research on technology integration. Technology coaches assist teachers in using technology for assessing student learning, differentiating instruction, and providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences for all students.