Technology Professional Development Plan
for the Implementation and Support of Wissahickon School District
eClassrooms and MacBook Carts



Abstract



With the addition of an Instructional Technology Specialist and in collaboration with the current nine staff developers, this project strives to develop a strong professional development plan for the smooth implementation and continued support of the art of teaching in a classroom of today - fully equipped with an interactive whiteboard, projector, speakers, and student access to MacBook laptops and other peripherals like digital cameras, printers, scanners, video cameras, etc. In addition to a variety of technology-focused workshops, in-service days, after-school workshops and the summer institute, the professional development plan will consist of a peer-coaching model that will focus on technology integration and the evolution of teaching and learning. The two Instructional Technology Specialists will work with the staff developers to enhance their technology skills as well as strengthen their knowledge base in the strategies needed to coach teachers in the effective infusion of technology. The staff developers will then partner with the teachers to develop lessons, units and projects that effectively utilize the new tools and resources available to them and their students. In addition, this plan will give teachers the opportunities they need to learn how to evolve into better educators and transform their teaching to better serve the needs of the students of today.

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