CITEd's Action Center provides resources to plan an educational technology initiative and establish a community of practice. The EdTech Locator is a resource to help identify your current level of technology integration and chart a course toward increased integration. The professional development resources cover a range of needs—from awareness raising to intensifying technology implementation in the classroom.
to identify where you, your school, or district is located on a continuum of technology integration. The
is organized by four roles: teacher, administrator, technology coordinator, and professional development coordinator. Map a course to deepen your technology integration to improve the achievement of
students. Download the
EdTech Locator team planning worksheets
and go to the
CITEd is supporting the use of technology to provide differentiated instruction through a partnership with five school districts. Visit the full
Technology Implementation Partnership page
to learn more about the TIP initiative, districts, and resources.
Professional Development Programs and Models
The Access Center’s goal is to help students with disabilities effectively learn in the general education curriculum. The Access Center’s website contains extensive materials on differentiated instruction to support a school or district’s initiative to allow all students to access the same classroom curriculum.
This resource kit shows the potential of assistive technology. Use the videos of students, commentary by experts, and research and presentation materials to raise awareness with colleagues, administrators, and parents.
Learn about the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS), endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education as the best way for publishers to provide accessible instructional materials to students in grades K-12. Find resources and background information about the new regulations and their real-world implications. Watch this space for fact sheets and tools educators can use to leverage these new materials effectively for students.
PBS TeacherLine is a premier resource offering professional development courses online to individual or groups of PreK-12 teachers. Find over 100 courses that span the entire curriculum, including technology integration. PBS TeacherLine is committed to helping educators acquire the skills they need to become—and stay—the highly qualified teachers needed to prepare students for a successful future.
STAR Tech, or
esults by Integrating
nology into the Curriculum, is a research-based professional development program developed by the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC). Extensive materials are available to support a school or district initiative to infuse technology and a focus on struggling students into collaborative teacher planning.
The CREATER Model looks at change and innovation in education settings through seven key stages: Care, Relate, Examine, Acquire, Try, Extend, and Renew. Supporting others through the change process is a critical element of any initiative. Find out how to plan for change from the start.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for creating flexible goals, methods, materials, and assessments that accommodate learner differences. UDL emphasizes that multiple methods and materials are needed to meet the diversity of students in learning environments. The Teaching Every Student portal hosts resources and toolkits for putting UDL into action.
Use these professional development and research materials developed by
to help teachers integrate technology into the curriculum to support diverse learners.