When I first read the instructions for this assignment, I thought my school was going to score very poorly. In my mind, I think of my school as being outdated in our technology integration and collaboration. We currently use all Microsoft products that all teachers know how to use, but these products do not encourage collaboration. I then began to evaluate the five filters and realized the only area we are really struggling in is the support filter. We have great resources available to us, but those resources are outdated and undertrained.
The information I gathered from this survey will allow me to advocate even more on the importance of technology focused staff development. My school is made up of a lot of great teachers who really care about the success of their students. However, some of these teachers have been teaching the same material the same way for many years. Unless they are provided with technology focused staff development, they will forever emerge on their island instead of integrating intelligence.