Fischler College of Education: Faculty Articles

Title

Teachers' Technology Professional Development: Lessons Learned from Exemplary Schools

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-10-2013

Keywords

Professional Development, Technology Integration, Distributed Leadership, Teacher Leadership

Publication Title

TechTrends

ISSN

8756-3894

Volume

57

Issue/No.

1

Peer Reviewed

1

Abstract

This article presents lessons learned about successful professional development for promoting technology integration from eight exemplary schools. Through a qualitative investigation into school leaders’ and teachers’ intentional goals of improving student engagement and achievement, formal, informal, and individual opportunities are described from these schools. The data led to a deep understanding of the ways these schools implemented PD; in most schools purposeful reconfiguration of the entire curriculum was a corollary to the professional development. We found that the most effective models incorporated district wide, school based, formal and informal opportunities that accommodated preferences in both learning and delivery models.

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