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How to Help Teachers Learn New Technology

Nicole Rossi-Mumpower, Edutopia |

Created by and for teachers, one school created an effective approach for technology professional development.

At the start of distance learning, I emailed the staff resources such as videos and demonstrations for particular tools; but while my intention was to offer support, the emails were largely unread by an already overwhelmed staff working on the front lines with their students. Missed opportunities were sitting in those in-boxes, and even if teachers did explore resources I shared, they often wound up feeling uncertain about how to proceed. Fresh ideas lay dormant, with little reprieve in sight.

I went back to my fundamentals and immediately knew that answers could be found among the teacher leaders right in front of me.

Nicole Rossi-Mumpower serves as assistant principal at Robbinsville High School in Robbinsville, New Jersey.

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