The goals of the
Technology Professional Development Program for the faculty
are displayed below. The goals
provide all faculty members with a common set of standards
to guide their professional development to enhance and
enrich student learning.
1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and
Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and
learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that
advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both
face-to-face and virtual environments. Teachers:
a. promote, support, and model creative and
innovative thinking and inventiveness using digital
tools and resources..
b. engage students in exploring real-world issues and
solving authentic problems using digital tools and
c. promote student reflection using collaborative
tools to reveal and clarify students' conceptual
understanding and thinking, planning, and creative
d. model collaborative knowledge construction by
engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and
others in face-to-face and virtual environments.
2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences
Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning
experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools
and resources to maximize content learning and to develop
the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the
Academy’s Technology Standards for Students. Teachers:
a. design or adapt relevant learning experiences that
incorporate digital tools and resources to promote
student learning and creativity.
b. develop technology-enriched learning environments
that enable all students to pursue their individual
curiosities and become active participants in setting
their own educational goals, managing their own
learning, and assessing their own progress.
c. customize and personalize learning activities to
address students' diverse learning styles, working
strategies, and abilities using digital tools and
d. provide students with multiple and varied
formative and summative assessments aligned with content
and technology standards and use resulting data to
inform learning and teaching.
3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes
representative of an innovative professional in a global and
digital society. Teachers:
a. demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the
transfer of current knowledge to new technologies and
b. collaborate with students, peers, and parents
using digital tools and resources to support student
success and innovation.
c. communicate relevant information and ideas
effectively to students, parents, and peers using a
variety of digital-age media and formats.
d. model and facilitate effective use of current and
emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and
use information resources to support learning and
4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and
Teachers understand local and global societal issues and
responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit
legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.
a. advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and
ethical use of digital information and technology,
including respect for copyright, intellectual property,
and the appropriate documentation of sources.
b. address the diverse needs of all learners by using
learner-centered strategies providing equitable access
to appropriate digital tools and resources.
c. promote and model digital etiquette and
responsible social interactions related to the use of
technology and information.
d. develop and model cultural understanding and
global awareness by engaging with colleagues and
students of other cultures using digital-age
communication and collaboration tools.
5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
Teachers continuously improve their professional practice,
model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their
school and professional community by promoting and
demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and
a. participate in local and global learning
communities to explore creative applications of
technology to improve student learning.
b. exhibit leadership by demonstrating a vision of
technology infusion, participating in shared decision
making and community building, and developing the
leadership and technology skills of others.
c. evaluate and reflect on current research and
professional practice on a regular basis to make
effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and
resources in support of student learning.
6. Demonstrate and Model Basic Operations and Concepts
Teachers demonstrate and model basic operations and concepts
related to the technology hardware and software supported by
the Academy. Teachers:
a. demonstrate proper care of school-issued
b. employ basic troubleshooting techniques for
computers, printers, projectors, etc.
c. explore the capabilities of school-issued