Professional development is key to improving effective use of education technology. Teachers need training to be current with technology and effective pedagogical approaches using technology.
Fully 96% of districts said that they would invest in professional development for staff, teachers, and administrators if they were to make technology funding an increased priority. More than 50% said that providing support for teachers to change practices was challenging. This indicates that there is a real need for focused and relevant professional development to maintain and realize development in teacher technology skills. Meanwhile, 48% of respondents said that integrating technology and learning was a challenge due to lack of teacher training in this area.