In Drive, Daniel Pink argues that mastery, autonomy, and purpose motivate people in their careers. A study by The Economist and Google for Education found that giving teachers autonomy makes them better teachers. For more information on the study:
Giving teachers autonomy with edtech spurs mastery and purpose while empowering them to innovate.
Do your district's professional development and edtech practices honor mastery, autonomy, and purpose? Are teachers trusted to use edtech? Is access to apps, websites, and new releases restricted? When leaders see new tools, do they have a sense of urgency to get them into the hands of teachers and students to create new possibilities?
Exploring the answers to those questions can only improve technology integration. Here are some approaches to technology integration and PD that empower teachers.
Let teachers play. No perfect choreography necessary....