pd21 provides teachers with the technology skills training, integration strategies and classroom-ready resources needed to create student-centered 21st Century learning environments.
Skills-based staff development training tends to focus on developing isolated technology skills. Teachers may learn, and even master, technology skills, but they do so without developing relevant strategies for integrating it into their standards-based curriculum and instruction in order to support improved student learning.
Weaving technology training into the context of best practices activities provides teachers with the high-quality, relevant resources and experiences necessary to support improved 21st Century instructional practices and effectiveness in the classroom. Combining technology skills with integration training brings the focus of technology implementation back to where it belongs – to effectively engage, motivate and teach students.