USVI Teacher Survey

Dear Virgin Islands Teacher:

The following teacher survey is part of the Virgin Islands Department of Education's effort to assess the progress of instructional technology initiatives in both VI public school districts. There are many different points of view and opinions related to technology resource allocation, use and impact, and this survey is one way of gathering information on those varied opinions and experiences. In addition to this survey, evaluators will be doing school walk-throughs, students will be surveyed, and focus groups will be conducted as a means of gathering more in-depth information on how technology impacts student learning and teacher work.

Data from this survey will be analyzed in aggregate to create an overall picture of technology use in USVI schools for the purposes of local, district, and territory planning. Individual responses will not be tracked and therefore all of your responses will be anonymous.

Thanks in advance for your time and candid responses,


At which school do you work:

Please select the role group that most closely matches your current position:

Please let us know approximately how long you have been teaching in Virgin Islands Public Schools:

In each of the questions below that asks for an open-ended response, please feel free to type in as much text as you would like. The box will expand as you type.

1.Please list/describe the opportunities your students have to use technology on a typical day:

2. Please describe how you use technology in your teaching on a typical day.

3. We are interested in knowing about the opportunities you have had to use and learn about using technology in your classroom.

Please provide an example, from your classroom teaching, where you or your students have used technology to do the following things. Then, please indicate whether you have had training in using technology to support these activities.

My students use technology to:

Please Provide An Example From Your Classroom

Check this box if you have received training in this

Explore real-world issues and solve authentic problems

Explore concepts through the use of models or simulations

Engage in collaborative work

Work on interdisciplinary projects

 Communicate with students of other cultures

Develop skills in evaluating online resources

Analyze, and synthesize information/data

Create individual or group work products

As a teacher, I use technology to:

Present lessons that engage students

Create formative and summative assessments

Work collaboratively with other teachers

Differentiate instruction

Locate and evaluate information resources

4. Using the pull-down menus next to each of the following items, please rank your priority for professional development in the described topic:

Student-centered learning strategies (e.g., helping students work more independently and/or collaboratively in groups)

Strategies for incorporating real-world data into student instruction (e.g., project-based learning focusing on real-world problems)

Development of student basic skills (e.g., reading, math facts, spelling, etc.)

Development of student information literacy skills (e.g., searching, research, evaluating sources)

Development of teacher skills in using technology to differentiate instruction

Development of teacher skills in using commonly available classroom technology (e.g., Promethean Boards)

Development of teacher skills in the use of student data and assessment technology/systems

Development of teacher information literacy skills (e.g., research, evaluating sources, etc.)

Other (note in Additional Comments field, below)

5. Please rate your students’ – and your own – skills in the following:


Student Skill

Teacher Skill

Creating presentations (e.g., PowerPoint, Prezi)

Developing spreadsheets (e.g., Excel)

Conducting WWW-based research (e.g., using search engines such as Google)

Evaluating information sources

Using technology as a tool for online collaboration (e.g., Prezi, Skype)

6. I believe my adminstration could help support technology integration in the following ways:

7. I am satisfied with my access to reliable technology at school.

How could this access and/or reliability be improved?

8. I am satisfied with the responsiveness of my technology technical support.

How could technical support be improved?

9. How do you typically generate ideas and receive support for integrating technology in the classroom?

Additional Comments

Use this section to add clarification to any question, or to add any thoughts you might have on any aspect (positive or negative) of how instructional technology impacts your teaching and your students' learning. Once again, please be assured that your comments are confidential.

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Survey Form Updated 11/9/11