Good technology implementations have a strong professional development component for staff that is timely and ongoing. As the district evaluated Chromebooks, they also evaluated what additional items the vendors were willing to provide our staff to support this new learning implementation. Dell not only understood our goal to make this not about the device but about the learning, and they offered the district a full year of professional development that is co-developed with Lee’s Summit and Advanced Learning Partnerships, ALP, to support our teaching and learning plan.
Amos Fodchuk, ALP Founder and CEO, worked with all R7 leaders this past Friday. The focus of this full-day professional development was to Leading a Culture of Deeper Learning and supporting this in the classroom. On August 6, the Rollout Reps for each building will receive a half-day training from ALP centered on helping teachers and digital citizenship.