Tuesday, March 6
11:50 AM-12:10 PM
Creekside I

Rural Teachers’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Technology Professional Development

Brief Paper ID: 35259
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    Anna Witt Boriack
    Texas A&M University
  2. Beverly Alford
    Texas A&M University
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    Danielle Bairrington Brown
    Texas A&M University
  4. Kayla Braziel Rollins
    Texas A&M University
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    Hersh Waxman
    Texas A&M University

Abstract: The present study examined the influence a federally funded technology implementation project had on technology-related professional development in six rural school districts in Texas. The results show that providing the schools more hardware, software, and professional development, via a technology grant, did not significantly change teachers’ perceptions of the effectiveness of technology-related professional development. These findings suggest that future technology-related professional development should include characteristics of effective professional development.

Presider: Md Mokter Hossain, University of Alabama


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