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Professional Learning

Technology offers the opportunity for teachers to become more collaborative and extend learning beyond the classroom.

Educators can create learning communities composed of students; fellow educators in schools, museums, libraries, and after-school programs; experts in various disciplines around the world; members of community organizations; and families. This enhanced collaboration, enabled by technology, offers access to instructional materials as well as the resources and tools to create, manage, and assess their quality and usefulness.

To enact this vision, schools need to support teachers in accessing needed technology and in learning how to use it effectively. Educators need continuous, just-in-time support that includes professional development, mentors, and informal collaborations.

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Future Ready: Diverse Professional Learning Opportunities

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Palisades School District describes how professional learning has shifted as they have undergone digital transformation.

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How Coaches Can Support Powerful Learning with Technology Blog Series: Five Key…

Technology’s presence in the American classroom has been increasing for years with the promise to “transform” education. However, the history of educational technology…

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Four Ways You Can Put the National Ed Tech Plan to Work

Early evidence from across the country suggests the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP16) is supporting states, districts, and schools in taking important,…

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Sustaining a Culture of Learning for Educators

If we want our teachers to allow students the opportunity to personalize their learning experiences, then we should afford teachers those same opportunities.

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