Jun 28 2016

ISTE 2016: Professional Development Vs. Training

Out with the old, in with the new — especially when it comes to enhancing teachers' educational technology understanding and development. 


    • Sheryl Abshire, CTO, Calcasieu Parish (La.) Public Schools 
    • Andrew J. Smith, Director of Digital Innovation Rowan Salisbury (N.C.) Schools 
    • Susan K. S. Grigsby, Media Coordinator, Forsyth County (Ga.) Schools 

Video Highlights

  • When teachers and other administrators are more actively engaged in learning new skills, they're better equipped to understand how to put those skills to use in their classrooms.
  • The so-called sit-and-get approach to training simply isn't effective, and does little to develop educational technology leaders.

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