Tech Camp Series
MGRSD offers professional development workshops once a month. The Tech Camp program was created in an effort to provide ongoing education and support for the staff in many areas of educational technology. Teachers attend the sessions in a workshop type of environment and receive professional development points based on the content hours. Topics include interactive classroom technology, organizational classroom management applications and software for engaging students.
Late Summer Professional Development Conference
MGRSD teachers will be introduced to the district’s technology in an Opening PD Conference to be held during late August. This optional three day academic technology camp will be planned in an effort to provide both new and veteran teachers with opportunities to refresh basic skills, learn about new tools and applications, and share technology ideas through collaboration during the camp.
Year-Long Professional Development Workshops
As a follow-up to the Opening PD Conference, staff will have the opportunity to attend school-wide professional development sessions during the school year. These sessions will provide more training and support for many of the concepts and tools learned about during the opening technology camp. The sessions will allow more time for district technology needs to be met and greater opportunity for teacher collaboration. Teachers can use some of the time to share how they have implemented tools and applications. Teachers may also be able to share some of the student work created using technology during the school year.
MGRSD Technology Professional Development Opportunities
❏ Opening PD Conference - Three Day PD Conference
❏ Tech Camp Series
❏ Year long Professional Development Workshops
❏ Ongoing Daily School Based Support and Training from MGSRD Technology Department
❏ Opportunities to attend off site professional development and technology seminars
Benchmark 4 - Accessibility to Technology
MGRSD is committed to providing students and staff with outstanding access to technology. Teachers will be supported with the use of all technology and be encouraged to seek ways to engage students with new applications. MGRSD Academic Technology will continue to provide necessary licensed software and online subscriptions but will seek the implementation of more web-based application including OER (Open Source Resources).
Student and Teacher Accessible Technology
❏ 1:1 MGRSD 8th Grade Chromebook Initiative
❏ Students and teacher access to computer technology in every academic classroom
❏ Access to web-based mobile devices in school
❏ Accessibility to latest and most relevant web-based software licensing and subscriptions