Designing district-wide technology-rich professional development


This case will focus on the following situation: As the technology coordinator for a school district you receive a state grant to provide technology resources and professional development for every teacher in the intermediate (Grades 5-6), middle (Grades 7-8) and high school (Grades 9-12) classrooms in your district. Your superintendent and school board have asked you to: (a) Design differentiated professional development to meet all teachers' needs; (b) Include some outside consultants but quickly build teacher capacity so future professional development can be facilitated by district employees; (c) Provide educational materials for teachers and parents about internet safety and legal issues; and (d) Determine that the use of technology has positively impacted student learning outcomes. This case study describes the story of how one school district responded to this challenge.

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Adult and Continuing Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications