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  1. 1. Staff Development in Technology Presented by Ranard Richburg EDTC640
  2. 2. Topics to be Covered <ul><li>Value of Staff Development in Technology </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Skills in a Digital Society </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies Available </li></ul><ul><li>Standards and Legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Infusing Change </li></ul><ul><li>District Technology Training Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Value of Staff Development in Technology <ul><li>All learners need to acquire skill sets of the 21 st century </li></ul><ul><li>Need to bridge the gap between existing technologies versus the teachers who use them </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive technologies allow for differentiation of instruction </li></ul>
  4. 4. 21 st Century Skills in a Digital Society <ul><li>Children are comfortable using technology </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers need to prepare students to use technology effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Students need authentic experiences with technology </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development is needed to prepare teachers with the tools of the 21 st century (No Child Left Behind, 2007. National Educational Technology Plan, 2006) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Technologies Available <ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Hardware/Software </li></ul><ul><li>IWBs (Interactive White Boards) </li></ul><ul><li>Elmos/ Projectors </li></ul><ul><li>TV/DVDs </li></ul><ul><li>Handheld response systems </li></ul>
  6. 6. Standards and Legislation <ul><li>No Child Left Behind </li></ul><ul><li>National Education Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>National Education Technology Standards (NETS) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Infusing Change <ul><li>Teachers must take technology staff development courses </li></ul><ul><li>Create workshops for teachers on using these technologies effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Have evaluations of the use of assessable technologies used for instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Implement a District Technology Training Plan </li></ul>
  8. 8. District Technology Training Plan <ul><li>Provide direction and guidance for helping teachers in technology use </li></ul><ul><li>Serves as a framework for refining our standards and guiding our strategic thinking related to technology </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery of technology and staff development services of the highest quality </li></ul><ul><li>Helps teachers meet national requirements of NCLB and NETS </li></ul>
  9. 9. District Technology Training Plan
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>“ And that leadership tomorrow depends on </li></ul><ul><li>how we educate our students today, </li></ul><ul><li>especially in those fields that hold the </li></ul><ul><li>promise of producing future innovations and </li></ul><ul><li>innovators. And that's why education in math </li></ul><ul><li>and science is so important.” </li></ul><ul><li>~PRESIDENT OBAMA </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions? <ul><li>How can technology support staff development? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we make sure staff development efforts are focused on improving classroom practices ? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we use student assessment data from both large-scale and classroom assessments to guide staff development? </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>Clark, R.C. & Mayer, R.E. (2008). e-Learning. (2nd Ed). How do people learn from e-courses? (pp. 31-51). San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer. </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE. (2007). National Educational Technology Standards. Retrieved March 25, 2008, from </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Education. (2006). National Education Technology Plan: Action steps. Retrieved March 15, 2011, from </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Education. (2007). NCLB: Office of Educational Technology. Retrieved March 15, 2011, from </li></ul>