Wednesday, September 18 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Professional Development: The Key to Effective Technology Integration

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There are two priorities to the successful implementation of a technology infused project. First, have a strong instructional plan for using, setting up, managing, and deploying hardware and software. Second, is to provide tailored professional development that includes ongoing, job-embedded coaching and mentoring. Following these two priorities has contributed to the success of Creighton School District’s Project iAchieve: Using iPods and iPads to Enhance Learning.

Learn how Project iAchieve teachers are provided with training and professional development that focuses on improving teaching and learning rather than just how to use the technology hardware and software.

There will be two major components to the session: Initial training and professional development; followed by a focus on continuous job-embedded coaching and mentoring.

During the initial training and professional development portion of the session, attendees with come away with an understanding of six essentials to technology professional development: time, location, access to the technology, addressing individual participant differences, modeling of technology use, and opportunities for hands on use of the resources.

Learn the importance of developing a basic understanding of the technology hardware and software, managing equipment, classroom management, developing procedures for technology use in the classroom, lesson planning, and how to prepare students for use of the technology.

The second phase of the session will focus on the ongoing, job-embedded coaching and mentoring that is vital to keeping a technology project moving along. Presenters will discuss classroom observations and providing effective feedback, individual teacher coaching and planning sessions, modeling through co-teaching in the classroom, and establishing Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) for communication and collaboration.

At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be given the opportunity to brainstorm and plan a technology professional development session. Attendees will be provided with sample professional development agendas and planning materials.

Co-presented with Robyn Griffith   

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Suzanne Sallee

Instructional Technology Specialist and Coach, Creighton School District
Suzanne Sallee is the Instructional Technology Specialist and Coach for Creighton School District's iAchieve Project. She was an elementary school classroom teacher for 8 years, and has been a technology coach for 8 years. Suzanne is co-creator of the iAchieve Project. iAchieve... Read More →

Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
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