When it comes to using technology, K-12 teachers are eager to use tech tools in their classrooms, but most lack the confidence to use them effectively. Only 10% of teachers polled in one survey said they felt confident in incorporating new tech in their classrooms. Nearly 80%, however, were willing to receive training to learn new tools. This presents a real opportunity for tech leaders to play a key role in professional development activities.
Dedicating the time and resources to a professional development program is an investment in both teachers and students. These programs can provide teachers with new ideas and approaches to meeting students’ learning needs. Delivering this type of continuous learning also builds teachers’ skill sets and helps grow their careers. Now, more than ever, with record teacher shortages, professional development opportunities are key to investing in the teachers you have and helping drive greater retention.