Education Week: ‘Flipped’ PD Initiative Boosts Teachers’ Tech Skills

A Minnesota district relies on video and job-embedded coaching to improve teachers’ tech skills

By Robin L. Flanigan
Anna Wilcek was comfortable instructing her students on how to interview residents of a nearby retirement community and write biographies of those people. How to integrate technology into the project was another story.

The 6th grade teacher recalls asking, “What ideas do you have for me?” during a recent face-to-face workshop with Wayne Feller and Kristin Daniels, the technology-integration specialists in the 8,500-student Stillwater Area Public Schools, in Minnesota.

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