Build an EdTech PD Program on a Tight Budget
Participate and share : Interactive lecture
Sunday, June 23, 1:00–2:00 pm
Location: Nutter Theater: Level 1
Josh Harris kelly martin
Our students need digital devices to learn independently and develop their skills and thinking. Our teachers need to update their practices and mindset to teach this generation. To make these shifts, teachers need professional development. We'll share how we develop our teachers in effective edtech integration without dedicated personnel.
|Audience:||Coaches, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Any form of basic productivity software will suffice.|
|Topic:||Best practices and models for coaching|
|ISTE Standards:||For Administrators:
Excellence in Professional Practice
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
|Additional detail:||Session recorded for video-on-demand|
Our students need digital devices to learn independently and develop their Future-Ready skills and thinking; our teachers need to update their practices and mindset to teach this new generation, using new tools for a global world. But to make these huge shifts our teachers need training and professional development. Educational leaders need to train and develop your teachers in effective edtech integration but need to contend with budgetary and resource constraints.
We are two school district administrators who’ve managed to create effective programs of edtech professional development on a budget while building teacher community and leadership capacity at the same time. We have collaborated with each other and have common elements in our programs, but each is tailored to the needs and particulars of our respective districts. Now we’d like to share our success with you, and create.
Participants will learn best practices to design and set up a successful program to facilitate teacher learning communities that stimulate, nurture and support staff in the study and use of technology.
5 mins - Introductions and Expertise-we will discuss our experiences and the kinds of outcomes we are having in our edtech and overall professional development
10 mins - LTUSD Solutions: Participants will learn about LTUSD edtech professional structure. Including funding structures and constraints, and the development of the skills and techniques of the teacher-coaches. This will include their duties and responsibilities and how they develop communications and awareness of site needs.
10 mins - AUSD Solutions: Participants will learn about AUSD edtech professional structures. Including funding structures and constraints, and the development of the skills and techniques of the teacher-coaches. This will include their duties and responsibilities and how they develop communications and awareness of site needs.
15 mins - Participants will consider implementation considerations. These will include: what kinds of teachers should be recruited for these positions and programs, How to build motivations for these programs, site level support, district level support, and formulating clear expectations.
10 mins - Participants will have time to formulate preliminary plans
10 mins - Final Questions and participant share out of what they have come up with.
A lot of these are best practices we've discovered through our own practice and learning through our PLN. Other lessons come from "The Innovator's Mindset" by George Couros, and "More Now" by Mark Wagner.