Technology Integration in a K-12 Frontier District
Thursday, March 29 1:45 PM-2:45 PM
Recently, a boom in tech industries locating within a western state have led to the laying of hundreds of miles of fiber optic cable from north to south within the state’s borders. The potential impact this will have on education for the more than 50,000 K-12 students living in rural and frontier communities along that route could be tremendous. A question raised is: are the districts administrators and instructional staff prepared to integrate technology into their curriculum? To facility a greater understanding of this preparedness, a technological, pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) survey of the administrative and instructional staff will be completed. Analysis of the results will provide the base data to create a site-specific, individualized professional development program that will focus on use of technology and active integration in both core and elective courses to enhance student engagement, retention, and academic success.