Professional Development(PD)

Used in reference to a wide variety of specialized training, formal education, or advanced professional learning intended to help administrators, teachers, and other educators improve their professional knowledge, competence, skill, and effectiveness.

Tech Connection to Classroom: Edupaths is a free course system that will help build capacity when it comes to technology integration into the classroom.

Professional Responsibilities

Includes from Danielson Domain. 4a- Reflect on Teaching, 4b- Maintaining Accurate Records, 4c- Communicating with Families, 4d- Participating in the Professional Community, 4e- Growing and Developing Professionally, 4f- Showing Professionalism.

Tech Connection to Classroom: Use Google Sheets to maintain records of hours and share with administrator for documentation.


The process of preparing an instructional program for a device

Tech Connection to Classroom: is a great free site that goes from the basics of programming to advanced programming.

Problem Solving(21st)

The process or act of finding a solution to a problem

Tech Connection to Classroom: The focus and procedure of teaching problem solving using technology should be flexible. This can be directed by how the teacher helps the student select a problem and frame the context of a problem.

Personal Learning Network/Community(PLN/PLC)

An online community focused around a particular topic, interest, or subject in order to share best practices and resources.

Tech Connection to Classroom: Use online communities through Google Plus to discuss ideas, share lesson plans, etc.

Personalized Learning

The content, pace, structure, and goals of instruction vary depending on the individual student’s learning habits.

Tech Connection to Classroom: Allow students to create own learning goals with guidelines you set. Then students can track goals using programs such as seesaw or google slides.