I am in the midst of an ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT…
I would love to hear any thoughts and feelings you all have reguarding professional development and they way it is provided in your district.
Please provide me with name, experience (yrs), and location.
Here is my problem statement:
Educators in the DuBois area school district need to provide a relevant education to their students. Currently, few teachers are demonstrating 21st century applications or skills in their classroom. We believe that this is a result of inconsistent professional development and a lack of technical support.
Therefore, we will make a concerted effort to provide quality in-service training that is relevant to the educator’s aptitude and follow up with consistent skill reinforcement. Furthermore we will make a concerted effort to provide adequate resources to educators whenever and where ever they choose to use the new knowledge or skill they have acquired.
1. What are the 21st century skills we want our teachers to model?
2. How can we provide consistent and relevant training to 200 teachers?
3. Will adequate resources encourage teachers to integrate technology into their curriculum?
I believe that feelings are relevant to atmosphere or environment so I encourage you to let it out. If you would like to keep anything private, please note it so that I do not publish the comment or include you name on the paper.
Thank you network.