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Begin with the teaching talent you already have and cultivate it. Teachers need to be equipped with the tools to keep up with new knowledge, the latest technology, and the best pedagogy. Develop a culture in your district that encourages continuous professional development. Make sure teachers have opportunities to attend conferences and workshops where they can share ideas with one another. Partnerships with higher education can give teachers access to courses in their subject area and the advice of experts. Even local business can help teachers understand better the commercial applications of their material, which can then be passed on to students. Consider, also, offering SMT resources to teachers of other subjects in the interests of fostering a more integrated curriculum.

An experienced staff, if given the opportunity and encouragement, will want to be taught new tricks. In this rapidly-changing world, they will need to, and their school board should take the lead in helping them.

  • Why is teacher training so important?
  • What does professional development for SMT teachers generally look like?
  • What influence can professional development have on how SMT education is taught in our district?
  • What kinds of professional development opportunities are available for SMT teachers?
  • What professional development resources are available online?
  • How have other districts addressed professional development for SMT teachers?

 
Why is training teachers so important?

What does professional development for SMT teachers generally look like?

What influence can professional development have on how SMT education is taught in our district?

What kinds of professional development opportunities are available for SMT teachers?

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What professional development resources are available online?

How have other districts addressed professional development for SMT teachers?




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