Graduate project

Free-range technology professional development: a community of experts

Technology integration has become an increasingly large part of the teaching and learning process. Technology professional development, however, has remained relatively stagnant. Educational leaders must examine the process of how teachers learn to integrate technology into their teaching practice, and why they abandon technology as well. They must also propose a way that technology integration professional development could be done differently, in a way that addresses these needs. The professional development series found in the appendix of this project takes place throughout an entire school year. The series addresses many of the issues diverse groups of teachers face when integrating technology by placing teachers in charge of how and why they are integrating new technologies into their practice.