How To Include Your Teachers In Professional Learning Decisions

Involving Teachers In Their Professional Learning

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff takes a look at several reasons why it's important for our teachers to be involved in their professional learning decisions. For so many teachers, they are told when to show up for PD sessions and given not much else in terms of a vision or professional roadmap. Because of this, Professional Development for many is simply meaningless.  

However, once a vision and a school or districtwide roadmap are put in front of teachers, they can then begin to understand the value of their professional experiences and begin to formulate a reason to take part in their experiences into their classrooms to implement new learnings into their lessons.

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How To Involve Your Teachers In The Digital Learning Process

  • Teacher surveysFormal vs informal
  • Google forms
  • Kahoot
  • Weekly newslettersUse google analytics to see what teachers click on
  • Focus newsletters on practical & professional topics
  • Invite teachers to lead pd sessionsBuild your rockstars
  • Spend time helping out in the classroomAsk to teach a class even when your teachers aren’t looking for help
  • Have meaningful conversationsAlways remember that small talk can lead to something great

On the Next Episode

  • Episode 67: The Importance of Having School District Buy-In With Your EdTech Integration Plan
  • Episode 68: What Happens After You Draft Your EdTech Integration Plan

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