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The Technology Training Center (TTC) provides technology opportunities and professional development for PK-12 educators and staff members. School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties is a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) district where students, teachers and parents communicate and collaborate on a daily basis. Technology courses and workshops emphasize the integration of Google Apps for Education, ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards, relevant Web 2.0 classroom tools and trending technology for 21st Century teaching and learning.Technology Proficiency must be demonstrated every 5 years. Technology proficiency dates are entered into the State Department of Education Professional Certified System (PCS) as teachers complete technology classes. Teachers can verify their Technology Proficiency status through the State Department of Education's website. Educators in the following categories must demonstrate technology proficiency every 5 years and are updated accordingly through the Professional Certified System (PCS) by Instructional Technology:
1A.21. (SDE-EIA: XII-E.2. - Certified Staff Technology Proficiency) To ensure the effective and efficient use of the funding provided by the General Assembly in Part IA, Section 1 XII.E.2 for school technology in the classroom and internet access, the State Department of Education shall approve district technology plans that specifically address and incorporate certified staff technology competency standards and local school districts must require certified staff to demonstrate proficiency in these standards as part of each certified staff's Professional Development plan. District adopted technology proficiency standards and plans should be, at minimum, aligned to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) teacher standards. Evidence that districts are meeting the requirement is a prerequisite to expenditure of a district's technology funds.