Professional Development

What's New?

Thunderbird Academy Announcement - 2021.pdf

Interested in a technology professional development session?

Need help in choosing the best tool to accomplish your goal?

Contact Ruth Davis at rdavis@mahwah.k12.nj.us.

Tasks Before Apps

Click the image to the right to learn more about how to be purposeful in using technology to provide meaningful learning experiences for your students.

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Research suggests that the BEST way to integrate technology is to think about the learning outcomes first. Do you want your students to become creative communicators, knowledge constructors, global collaborators, empowered learners? Are you hoping to offer your students more choice in how they show their learning or provide alternate forms of assessment? Start there! In order to avoid tech for tech sake, we must become more purposeful in prioritizing good pedagogy over technology integration. Browse the topics listed below and explore the pages based upon what you hope to see your students accomplish.