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ERIC Number: EJ886393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
Do-It-Yourself Professional Development
Alexander, Sonja; Henderson-Rosser, Aleigha
Learning & Leading with Technology, v37 n8 p24-27 Jun-Jul 2010
A widespread irony in education is that many districts look at technology only in relation to what the students need. As a result, they often neglect to provide teachers with technology-based learning, even though they expect them to support their students with instructional technology. And when they do offer professional development (PD), they often fail to provide an optimum learning environment or to give the teachers all the tools they need to succeed. Just like students, teachers need time to absorb new concepts, and they need access to ongoing support to implement the instructional strategies they gain from PD. In this article, the authors describe how the DeKalb County School System in Georgia transformed its one-size-fits-all PD approach into a customized online academy where all teachers and support staff can learn and collaborate at their convenience. (Contains 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia