TechEds, Innovative Professional Development Initiative Earns
District Administration’s District of Distinction, a national program that honors innovative, problem-solving school districts
Before the Paulding County School District launched the TechEds program in 2014, 33 percent of teachers reported using technology monthly or less frequently in the classroom. The Georgia district was falling behind on technology integration, a problem leaders combatted with a rigorous professional development program that included six days of training, ongoing individual coaching, and continuous virtual learning. The effort was a resounding success. Today, 100 percent of teachers in the district report using technology on a daily or weekly basis, and they say their students are using it, too.