The 21st Century Teacher: Technology Staff Development Opportunities for Teachers Who Already Know How to Word Process

Are the new skills needed by teachers to use technology effectively “technology” skills or “teaching” skills? This session looks at the implications of emerging technologies on the teaching profession, describes 7 challenges now facing teachers, and describes 10 teaching competencies that can be developed through carefully planned staff development efforts that go beyond hands-on classes.

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Handouts
Rubrics for Restructuring

Seven Brilliant Uses Teachers Make of Technology February 2009
Seven Stupid Mistakes Teachers Make with Technology January 2009