The Office of Educational Technology has developed a range of opportunities and resources to support teachers in the practices of connected teaching and learning. From research-based guidance documents to efforts to credential such new professional development experiences, teachers are encouraged to jump right in.
The toolkit provides rubrics, checklists and examples to assist district teams as they develop, refine, and evaluate professional learning plans that align with their capacity, learning goals, and standards of professional learning. In particular, the toolkit focuses on how districts can use technology to connect educators and provide tailored professional learning experiences.
Connected Educators Project
The Connected Educators project is designed to help educators leverage online communities of practice to connect around improving teacher and leader effectiveness and enhancing student learning. Through more efficient and coordinated online participation, educators will be better able to share practices, access experts, and solve problems that require systemic solutions in order to improve the opportunity to learn.
Interview with educators about the importance of being connected in order to be an effective teachers and leaders.