Title

Professional Development to Increase Teacher Capacity for the Use of New Technologies

Publication Date

11-1-2020

Document Type

Article

Department

Special Education

Publication Title

Intervention in School and Clinic

Volume

56

Issue

2

DOI

10.1177/1053451220914886

First Page

115

Last Page

118

Abstract

As technology continues to provide new instructional options in the classroom, opportunities to embed new tools in their pedagogy are critical for teachers. One avenue that could encourage teachers to adopt new technologies in their classroom is professional development. This column outlines how a comprehensive program can be implemented to build teacher capacity for implementing new tools in their classrooms. Suggestions include developing a referral system that connects teachers to necessary supports, developing ongoing trainings that build teacher knowledge and skills for using technology, and creating site-based leaders for technology use through professional development and the creation of professional learning communities.

Keywords

education/training/preparation, integration of technology, personnel preparation/professional development, teacher(s)

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