Technology-Related Teacher Professional Development: Longitudinal Results of State-Wide Needs Assessments
Monday, March 6 3:00-3:20 PM
Technology training for teachers is a significant need nation-wide. This paper reports on the results of the professional development segment of a statewide technology needs assessment conducted in the spring of 2016 and compares those results to prior years in order to gauge change over time. A section regarding the quality and quantity of technology professional development available to teachers indicates that there is much room for improvement and that teachers now feel less prepared to integrate technology than they reported in past needs assessments. Teachers do not believe that there is sufficient, high-quality professional development for them to be able to fully utilize the available educational technology.