Professional Learning Communities: Meeting the Technology Integration Gap Through Professional Development

Virtual Paper ID: 53970
  1. Jennifer Howze-Owens
    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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    Sonimar Villegas
    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  3. Michelle Paulus
    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Abstract: For the last three decades, technology has consistently increased its presence in American classrooms. However, effective technology integration has been an issue for educators, pointing to a lack of sound professional development opportunities. Professional learning communities (PLCs) seek to replace traditional models of professional development through their teacher-centered and collaborative approaches to learning. This paper proposes a research-based plan for technology integration grounded in PLCs.

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