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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