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Redefining Teacher Professional Development and Learning from the Inside-Out:

Redefining Teacher Professional Development and Learning from the Inside-Out Wendy Cotta Director of Technology Integration and Library Services Dana Huff Technology Integration Specialist Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA

Get to know your teachers and their curriculum!:

Get to know your teachers and their curriculum!

Listen and communicate effectively!:

Listen and communicate effectively!

Use positive peer pressure!:

Use positive peer pressure!

Create learning events and challenges!:

Create learning events and challenges!

Be flexible!:

Be flexible!

Be comfortable with the law of reciprocity!:

Be comfortable with the law of reciprocity!

Learn about pedagogy!:

Learn about pedagogy!

Let go, and grow your capacity and budget to accept teacher-driven tech purchases!:

Let go, and grow your capacity and budget to accept teacher-driven tech purchases!

Be more realistic than others about the pace of technology integration!:

Be more realistic than others about the pace of technology integration! Year 1: Introduction, exploration/play, piloting, inconsistent compliance, invite examples and peer sharing, get feedback! Year 2: Extension and more accountability, evidence of systemic compliance, insist on examples and sharing, get feedback! Year 3: Refined examples with assessment. If not, explore other tools/software/devices/initiatives! Communicate!

Consider various professional development options!:

Consider various professional d evelopment options! Face-to-face, online, blended Tool-specific workshops, leveled by proficiency Discipline-specific workshops Smaller groups by district, school, division, departments One-on-one by appointment Actively recruit teachers to “share” at PD offerings, to present and co-present workshops Research and publicize relevant external PD offerings

Use communications as an extension of professional development!:

Use communications as an extension of professional development! Email about updates, highlighting positive new features Tips and tricks in small batches (Did you know?) Newsletters or blogs Collect teacher support links with mixed media—video tutorials, textual explanations (Post on a wiki or webpage.) Use Twitter and/or Facebook

Be realistic about your role!:

Be realistic about your role!

Watch the garden grow!:

Watch the garden grow!

Cofer, D. (2000). Informal Workplace Learning. Practice Application Brief. NO 10. U.S. Department of Education: Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education. Dobbs, K. (2000). Simple Moments of Learning. Training 35, no. 1 (January 2000): 52-58. :

Cofer , D. (2000). Informal Workplace Learning . Practice Application Brief. NO 10. U.S. Department of Education: Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education. Dobbs, K. (2000). Simple Moments of Learning. Training 35, no. 1 (January 2000): 52-58. Works Cited

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