When districts and schools search out education technology, their checklist of requirements generally includes budget considerations, ease of use, software and apps available, warranty and maintenance, and user training. To successfully implement education technology, quality professional development is essential to support administrators, support staff, educators, and students on how to use technology most effectively and efficiently at the school and district levels.
What is quality professional development?
Quality and effective professional development is content focused, incorporates active learning and adult learning theory, supports collaboration, models effective practices, offers opportunities for feedback and reflection, and is sustained. Professional development content should also be customized to meet the needs of the school, district, department, and personnel that receive the training. One-size-fits-all is not as effective as tailored content that answers questions, builds knowledge and skills, and encourages consistent application. Education technology professional development is evolving – it is not just about technology for teaching and learning; it includes effective communication systems and managing safety in our schools.
Supporting Communication and Safety
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 critical and knowing how to set up systems, design messaging, assign roles and responsibilities, and deliver content is key. When specially designed professional development can guide users through how to use this specific type of communication platform, the entire school and/or district community benefits.
EOS Education by Boxlight provides professional development centered on effective campus communication via the CleverLive platform. Our experienced trainers take time to understand the goals and initiatives of the school or district, identify the technology being 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 need to deliver critical, time-sensitive alerts for school safety, it is important that administrators have the proper training. We work to ensure that when it is time to deploy communication, administrators feel competent and confident. When campus communication and safety are concerned, the ability to apply newly learned skills and knowledge is key.
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