Share Paper: The Impact of a School-Based, Job-Embedded Professional Development Program on Teachers’ Efficacy for Technology Integration: Findings from an Initial Study

  1. Yvonne Skoretz, Marshall University, United States
  2. Ronald Childress, Marshall University, United States
Wednesday, March 7 2:00-2:30 PM Capitol B

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a school-based, job-embedded professional development program on teacher efficacy for technology integration. Using a conversion mixed methods quasi-experimental research design, Grappling’s Technology and Learning Spectrum (Porter, 2001) was used to measure change in technology integration. The Computer Technology Integration Survey (Wang, 2004) was used to determine differences in efficacy levels for technology integration between the experimental and comparison groups. Study findings indicated there was no statistically significant change in teachers’ levels of technology integration. However, statistically significant differences in levels of efficacy for technology integration between the experimental and ...