Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program

October 11, 2018

by Heather B. Hayes, EdTech

Digital Learning TruckTeachers need exposure to technology and pedagogy at least 20 times to feel comfortable going forward, according to a blended and online learning expert.

When Cincinnati Public School teachers need extra training to help them better run their blended-learning classrooms, the ­professional development sometimes comes to them — rolling up in the ­district’s Tech Truck, a training center on wheels, outfitted with current and emerging classroom teaching tools and a one-on-one coach for the educators.

Advertising its unique purpose with an eye-catching exterior, the large, boxy Tech Truck travels around the city and makes a stop two or three times a year at each of the district’s 63 schools.

That gives busy teachers a chance to tweak their skills with a minisession before and after school and during planning periods.