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Professional Development Using Technology: From Dream to Disaster

A school district recently had training on podcasting. The attendees were all excited. Someone asked if she could create podcasts on the computers in her school. The school technician responded that her school did not have the most recent version of the software so she could not. Another teacher asked how many ipods were available and he was told it was up to the buildings to buy them. Another teacher asked where they were going to post the podcasts and the school technician stated that they had not worked on that.

No matter how exciting a professional development is, the school district must have the supports in place to support that particular professional development before the actual professional development.

These teachers are excited about podcasting but disillusioned about actually using it. Will they give up on it before the technology supports are in place in the far future?

What happens in your district?


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