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Having just had a meeting on technology professional development this morning, and having read last weeks assignment. I have pondered what makes good technology professional development when it comes to teachers. I think what is important is more frequent development meetings over long meetings once a month meetings. Give the teacher a tool for the classroom that they can make in the learning session, and also an opportunity to get feedback from an administrator or peer. Too often we instructor teachers in a way that not consistent with what we would expect out of a classroom teacher. I also think that the teacher need choice or voice in what they need for the classroom. Mandating a skill that not everyone needs for the classroom, or has already mastered is a waste of time. You need baseline data on where you are in order to figure were you what to go. Lastly, someone needs to make sure that everyone is sticking to the plan, and focuses the attention towards the end goal.

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