Share Paper: Rural Teachers’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Technology Professional Development

  1. Anna Witt Boriack, Texas A&M University, United States
  2. Beverly Alford, Texas A&M University, United States
  3. Danielle Bairrington Brown, Texas A&M University, United States
  4. Kayla Braziel Rollins, Texas A&M University, United States
  5. Hersh Waxman, Texas A&M University, United States
Tuesday, March 6 11:50 AM-12:10 PM Creekside I

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.