We provide teachers with time, funding, and multiple ways to meet with administrators and collaborate with colleagues:
In the late summer, tech day kicks the year off for faculty. This is an open and flexible day in which each faculty has time to develop tech-based resources for courses, often in tandem with colleagues.
In the fall, professional development is focused on the departmental level. Department chairs are tasked with using department meeting time to discuss what’s working and not working in their areas.
In the spring, teachers meet individually with the tech director and principal. This has proven to be extremely worthwhile, as teachers can talk at great length about all of the activities in class that excite them, and it often varies dramatically from teacher to teacher.
In the early summer, teachers may submit proposals for additional summer work days allowing them to develop additional materials (often, sections of a Blackboard course shell, or something similar).