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  1. Nov 2019
    1. Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

      This site is the homepage of the Tech Infusion program at Arizona State University (ASU). Housed within ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Tech Infusion is a technology integration curriculum for Pre-K-12 teacher candidates. Through coursework and hands-on practices, teacher candidates are prepared to use technology fluently and innovatively for teaching and learning. The program integrates research, ISTE Standards, and the TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) framework around effective technology integration. This website provides technology-infusion resources for course developers, instructors, and current and future educators. Examples include research articles, edtech tool tutorials, lesson plans, and outlines of the curriculum. Rating: 9/10

    1. Yet, existing research indicates that effective use of technology depends not only in their affordances for learning but, importantly, the ways in which they are used in practice (U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology, 2014)

      Technology not only includes being able to purchase an abundance of new classroom technologies. One of the most important aspects is knowing how to put new technology in the classroom. It is critical to provide technology professional growth and learning. Teachers will be fluent in their classroom technologies. This is essential to the effective integration of technology.

  2. Nov 2018
    1. Significantandlong‐lastingchangesoccurwhenaschool’s“policies,practices,culture,andfunding”arestructuredtofacilitatetheintegrationofeducationaltechnology.Successfulchangeintheclassroommustbesupportedatthebuildinganddistrictlevels.Ifaccesstoanduseoftechnologyarenotcontinuousfromyear‐to‐year,itisdifficulttoeffectmeaningfulchangeinpedagogy

      Technology is ever changing, opening a door to effect meaningful change in the education sector. For these changes to be adequately implemented, it is important to provide the necessary professional development training for all stakeholders involved in the teaching and learning environment.

    1. Why not let teachers take the lead? Through the formation of teacher-led professional learning communities, teachers can create and discuss instructional techniques within an environment characterized by ongoing supportive mentorship and turn the single session workshop into a powerhouse for instructional improvement.

      Professional development that promotes engagement and interaction amongst peers will support mentorship and create an atmosphere for instructional improvement.

    1. “The schools that do it well tie professional development around technology into a larger framework of learning goals and the mission of the school,” says Inman. “They’re looking for growth over time as technology is integrated into the classroom. They don’t look at it short-term, even if they’re training for a specific tool.”

      This article shares the benefits of having technology integrated into professional development for three high schools in separate states. It highlights the benefits reported from small to large school districts and what technology specialists should consider when providing PD for adult learners with busy schedules.


    1. Even though features of effective PD for technology integration have been identified in research studies (e.g., O’Hara, Pritchard, Huang, & Pella, 2013; Smolin & Lawless, 2011), teachers continue to report technology PD as not effective to support their use of technology in classrooms

      Effective teacher PD should help teachers understand, adapt to, and implement technology into their teaching practice with ease and comfort so as to further support the student learning environment. This paper addresses the various concerns, levels of support, experiences and methodology for effective participation of teachers in technology PD.


    1. Successful schools create “learning communities that are committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignment” (Learning Forward, 2015a, para. 1), and instructional coaching offers one model of professional development that is focused on improvement through learning communities.

      This paper examines the use of technology, specifically peer video coaching for inservice teachers. The use of technology in coaching is said to offer real time discussions and feedback from coaches around the world improving the traditional model of professional development.


    1. Understanding how people learn, then, should inform the process by which we support learners, both teachers and students, in moving toward that goal.

      This article speaks to the theory and facilitation of professional development through technologies geared towards educators. It provides a scenario study of teachers examining their classroom instructions in order to achieve the desired learning outcomes using a problem based approach. It provides the context, method and use of technology.


    1. Successful Community College Professional Development Models

      This article discusses some challenges and solutions of providing professional development in community colleges, specific to North Shore Community College, located in Massachusetts.


  3. Sep 2017
  4. May 2017