When most teachers receive professional development regarding a technology tool, they are often provided a “this is how you use this” workshop. At Phoenix Union High School District, a portfolio district in Arizona, we’ve found that personalized professional development gives teachers a voice in their learning, which makes the experience much more powerful for them.

A personalized approach revolves around the following questions:
• What do you want to do?
• What tools are available to you?
• What is stopping you from using those tools more regularly?

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  • About the Author:

    Dr. Althe R. Allen is the Chief Development Officer and Thea Andrade is the Chief Academic Officer of the Phoenix Union High School District.