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Teaching Tech to Teachers: Survey shows need for professional development to power classroom success


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While classroom technology continues to grow in popularity, according to a survey conducted by GfK on behalf of Samsung Business, K-12 teachers are having trouble keeping up. By redefining professional development for the curriculum of the future, teachers will have the skills and resources necessary to help students thrive. This infographic illustrates the survey findings and provides Samsung’s recommendations for improved professional development programs.

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Teaching Tech to Teachers: Survey shows need for professional development to power classroom success

  1. 1. The Need for Professional Development to Power Classroom Success TEACHING TO TEACHERS TODAY’S CLASSROOMS TODAY’S TEACHERS TECH With Chromebooks, tablets, interactive whiteboards, apps and more, technology is becoming an increasingly important part of today’s K-12 classrooms. School districts are rapidly adopting these new digital tools and teachers agree that making this transition is critical to improving learning outcomes: However, even with so much technology at their fingertips, K-12 teachers need help to effectively use these devices to motivate their students and enhance their lessons: Samsung is committed to not only providing classroom-ready technology, but also supporting schools and teachers with the resources to drive learning outcomes. of teachers believe that modern technology in the classroom is important to achieve success of teachers agree that tech in the classroom enables students to get more hands-on experience during lessons 90% 37% would “love” to use technology in the classroom, but say they simply do not know how Nearly one-third are not satisfied with the support they receive from their schools in integrating technology into the classroom (32% ) 60% agree they would like to better integrate technology, but need more training Empowering TEACHERS IS THE Key of teachers feel access to up-to-date training on how to use technology in the classroom is important to achieving success in the classroom91% 1 2 3 4 5 5 Steps to Teacher Tech Training Start with the basics Host PD DAYS Offer SELF-PACED online training Build a community to share successes Create a tech support center of teachers feel that training on tech fundamentals would be most helpful - a feeling more pronounced among older teachers, ages 43+ say they would value a dedicated professional development day, and 57% prefer for this to be in-person Help teachers become more tech-savvy with insights that track their progress throughout the year say it would be helpful to download pre-existing lesson plans that enhance STEM skills in a way that easily integrates tech of teachers surveyed claim they do not have a tech center that allows teachers to access resources they cannot access from their classrooms 76% 38% 80% 70% VISIT SAMSUNG.COM/EDUCATION to learn more about Samsung’s Professional Development services, the Samsung Educator Academy and Samsung Educator Community. Source: Based on a survey conducted by GfK of 1,008 K-12 teachers nationwide interviewed between February 12th and March 2nd, 2015. Margin of error for the sample is +/- 3.4 percentage points. ©2015 Samsung Electronics America A+A+ excellent! SAMSUNG DEVICES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS! SAMSUNG CERTIFIED TEACHER 81%