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

  1. Jennifer Howze-Owens, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, United States
  2. Sonimar Villegas, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, United States
  3. Michelle Paulus, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, United States

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.