Improving technology professional development

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Lenaour, Lorelie A.
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2004
The purpose of this project is to identify effective technology professional development practices and to provide direction for future professional development in the Holy Spirit School Division as it relates to integration of ICT Outcomes. Factors considered in identifying effectiveness of professional development activities included teachers' perceptions of: 1. appropriateness in content and applicability 2. relevance to their teaching assignment and their delivery of the Alberta ICT Outcomes 3. sustainability and support for review and further learning in the area An online survey was administered to teachers in the Holy Spirit School District during the spring of 2004. Five recommendations emerged based on the findings: 1. facilitate ongoing technology infused curriculum meetings, 2. develop and support District and school based leadership, 3. provide for a variety of technology professional development opportunities, 4. budget effectively for evergreening of technology, and 5. focus technology integration on the improvement of student learning.
x, 97 leaves ; 29 cm. --
Educational technology , Technological literacy , Teaching -- Aids and devices , Teachers -- In-service training