West Geauga Superintendent Geoffrey Palmer said the district’s introduction of technology into the learning environment as a means of training students for the future is an ongoing process.
That process includes the creation of a technology integration specialist position to help teachers use technology in what they do and after-school professional development sessions that focus on the use of technology.
“Too often technology is something we do instead of the way we do something,” Palmer said. “We have to move from technology to transform the teaching and learning environment.”
E. Andreas Johansson, director of technology integration and curriculum for Kenston Schools, agrees that professional development for teachers is essential.