The State of Technology Professional Development in K-12 Education
The rapid adoption of new technologies has left many teachers scrambling, or even struggling, to acquire and master the skills necessary to utilize the new wave of classroom computing. More than knowing how to use new equipment and software, teachers need to be integrate the applications, content, and use of the devices, into their lesson plans, classroom activities, and projects. To be successful, classroom educators need professional development that goes beyond how to use devices and apps.
This whitepaper explores survey results through which nearly 300 K-12 educators rated and discussed the state of Technology Professional Development (“Tech PD”) in their schools and districts.