Innovative Professional Development Helps Teachers Use Technology to Tackle CCSS

This paper showcases three schools taking innovative approaches to professional development, including novel uses of classroom technology, to help teachers succeed at meeting these more challenging learning standards.
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Teachers repeatedly cite the lack of hands-on professional development as their biggest obstacle to integrating technology into students’ learning. With 45 states and the District of Columbia having adopted the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English and mathematics, teachers nationally have a greater need of professional development that provides new methods of engaging learners. This paper showcases three schools taking innovative approaches to professional development, including novel uses of classroom technology, to help teachers succeed at meeting these more challenging learning standards.

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