When districts and schools research educational technology, their requirements checklist typically includes budget considerations, ease of use, available software and apps, warranty, and user maintenance and training. To successfully implement education technology, quality professional development is essential to help administrators, support staff, educators, and students use technology most effectively and efficiently at the educational level. school and district.
What is quality professional development?
Quality and effective professional development is content-focused, incorporates active learning and adult learning theory, supports collaboration, models effective practice, provides opportunities for feedback and reflection, and is supported. Professional development content should also be customized to meet the needs of the school, district, department, and staff receiving the training. A one-size-fits-all format is not as effective as personalized content that answers questions, builds knowledge and skills, and encourages consistent application. Education technology professional development is changing – it’s not just about technology for teaching and learning; it includes effective communication systems and safety management in our schools.
Support communication and security
With digital signage and messaging platforms, like the award-winning CleverLive, districts and schools can communicate information to multiple locations in real time. Communication is key, and knowing how to set up systems, design messages, assign roles and responsibilities, and deliver content is key. When specially designed professional development can guide users in using that specific type of communication platform, the entire school and/or district community benefits.
EOS Education by Boxlight offers professional development centered around effective on-campus communication through the CleverLive platform. Our experienced trainers take the time to understand school or district goals and initiatives, identify the technology used, and create relevant and meaningful pathways for understanding and application.
Whether a school is looking for a way to engage staff and students with consistent messages to start the day, share announcements, recognize groups/individuals, or send critical and urgent school safety alerts. school, it is important that directors have the proper training. We strive to ensure that when it’s time to roll out communication, administrators feel competent and confident. When it comes to communications and campus safety, the ability to apply newly acquired skills and knowledge is essential.
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