The Digital Learning Services Program provides a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers, administrators and other school staff. We're focused on helping teachers create 21st-century, student-centered learning experiences in their classrooms, creating teacher leaders in the area of technology, and demonstrating how systemic change can happen relatively quickly in a school or district–even if you start small.
Need training on a new (or new-to-you) technology? We offer online and in-person workshops throughout the year on technology topics of interest to teachers. A few examples:
- Google Apps and Chromebooks
- Technology tools for media literacy, differentiation, and formative assessment
- Managing devices in the classroom
- Integrating technology like smartboards, tablets, and VR
Don't see what you need? Just ask us--we can create and deliver customized workshops for schools and districts in our region.
Focused and Sustained Professional Development
Sometimes, attending a single workshop isn't enough to really transform a classroom or a leadership role. For districts and educators who want to go a step further, we offer custom, long-term professional development opportunities that can take teaching and learning to the next level.
Instructional Technology Coaching: Our technology coaching program is built to meet the specific needs of a school or district. It can include classroom observation, modeling of tech-rich lessons, assisting teachers with planning lessons that integrate technology, and providing in-the-moment professional development (proven by research to be the most effective way for teachers to learn). Student learning comes first; technology is a powerful tool to facilitate it.
Technology Leadership Academy: Cohorts of teachers from individual districts (or combined cohorts from districts that wish to collaborate) come together to learn with instructional technology experts. Teachers study new tools, best practices and current models for effectively integrating technology into their classrooms.
Digital Learning Services offers special events throughout the year, including the Washington Summit featuring Google Apps for Education, the annual Administrative Professionals' Conference at ESD 112. and many others. Want a summit in your district? Contact us!