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    • By Heather Urban Nikki Wixo Stephanie Roelfsema
      • Questions:
      • Components of Effective Professional Development for Technology:
      • How to implement new technology?
      • How to do this to promote effective use of technology in the classroom?
      • How to use technology to create new learning opportunities to aid student achievement?
      • Connection to student learning
      • Hands-on technology use
      • Variety of learning experience
      • Curriculum-specific applications
      • New roles for teachers
      • Collegial learning
      • Active participation for teachers
      • Ongoing process
      • Sufficient time
      • Technical assistance and support
      • Administrative support
      • Adequate resources
      • Continuous funding
      • Built-in evaluation
      • (Rodriguez, G. 2000)
      • Worked in a brand new very high tech school
      • We had two “super users” (IT guys)
      • Once a month meetings to teach teachers the new technology
      • Hands-on use with the new technology
      • Guide sheets to use back in the classroom if needed
      • Very helpful and smart way to integrate the new technology with the teachers
      • Evidence based decision making for professional development
      • Professional development is decided upon by data
      • This is currently taking place in 8 Alabama School Districts
      • This is not the best way to choose Professional development.
      • Does not always apply to each teacher and each subject.
      • It would be better to have teachers choose from a list of workshops for PD that way every teacher gains something, and it does apply to them.
      • Reasons for High Expectations of Teachers:
      • Pressure for higher test scores
      • Compliance with federal regulations
      • Classroom environment is more challenging, especially in low performing schools
      • Creation of positive school culture
      • Improvement of teacher skills
      • Opportunities for peer learning
      • Provided teaching tools for all levels of experience
      • There is no accountability measure to determine how effective the professional development was in regard to the money spent.
      • The discrepancy between what the federal government determines highly effective professional development to what is delivered in the schools.
      • The ability to link students achievement to teacher performance.
      • Volunteer on the school improvement committee
      • Attend teacher recognition and award ceremonies. 
      • Volunteer in the classroom to deepen your connection and understanding.
      • Vote for greater financial investment in public schools.
      • Why is teacher professional development important?
      • Universities restructuring education programs to encourage emphasis on content knowledge and technology.
      • Professional development opportunities available online.
      • New teachers need to get support from veteran teachers.
      • New teachers often end up in a school with little support and that tends to be “rough”.
      • Due to this half of the new teachers tend to leave the field within 5 years.
      • Mentor teachers and supportive veteran teachers very important.
      • Professional development very important
      • They need to stay current and learn new ways of teaching and new technology
      • New technology and curriculum need to be learned
      • This site has a comment section
      • Really good place for teachers to get ideas from one another
      • Feedback is provided and opportunities for professional development
      • Rodriguez, G. (2000). Critical Issue: Providing Professional Development for Effective Technology Use . Retrieved on September 9, 2010, from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te1000.htm
      • Author unknown. (2009). Making Decisions About Teacher Professional Development: Practices in 8 Alabama School Districts . Retrieved on September 9, 2010, from http://www.educationalpolicy.org/publications/pubpdf/EBE_436_Eval%20PD_AL.pdf
      • Hayes, C. & Puriefoy, W.D. (2004). Teacher Professional Development: A Primer for Parents & Community Members. Retrieved on September 9, 2010, from http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:0XbDA6lwDskJ:www.publiceducation.org/pdf/publications/teacher_quality/teacher_prof_dev.pdf+professional+development+a+primer+for+professional+development&hl=en&gl=us
      • Edutopia Staff. (2008). Why is Teacher Development Important?: Because Students Deserve the Best. Retrieved on September 9, 2010, from http://www.edutopia.org/teacher-development-introduction