What does the Instructional Technologist do?

What is one of the first questions someone asks you when you first meet? "What do you do?"  When I tell people that I’m an Instructional Technologist, I often get this look of bewilderment with their eyebrows raised. The next question I get is, "what’s that?"  I think the most important part of my title is actually the instructional part.  Technology, of course, is part of my job, but the instructional part is what makes it all worth while for me.  So, to answer the question, "what does an instructional technologist do?"…




Lesley Denny is in her 11th year as an Instructional Technologist at Lackland ISD in San Antonio, Texas. Working with seventh through twelfth grade students and teachers, Lesley facilitates the use of technology in the classroom.  Current projects include 1 to 1 computing with laptops for 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades; 1 to 1 computing for 7th grade in class; ActivExpression student response system for just in time assessment; Promethean ActivBoards; and implementation of 7-12th grade Google Apps for Education including monitored email accounts.

Lesley attended the University of Texas at Austin and earned her bachelor's degree in Education and History at Wayland Baptist University. She is certified to teach grades 1-12 and spent most of her 16 years in the classroom in grades 6-8. She is a certified District Technology Specialist.

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Lesley Denny
Instructional Technologist
Lackland Air Force Base
2460 Kenly Ave. Bldg 8265
San Antonio, Texas 78236
210-357-5141 office