Professional Learning


PD resources to get you started, help you practice, and deepen your learning.

Sustained, focused professional development is the key to organizational change. We offer a variety of options and resources for professional learning that can be customized to meet the needs of a school, district, or state educational agency. Our professional development and evaluation staff have decades of experience in teaching, K12 technology integration, district level planning, evaluation, and research.

 

iTeach Online Courses


Online PD courses for educators, facilitated by educators.

Through iTeach Professional Learning, we offer month-long, fully online courses, each facilitated by an experienced educator. Course topics related to the TIM include:

  • Implementing the TIM Tools
  • TIM Classroom Observations
  • Instructional Planning and the TIM

New courses begin on the first of each month. Register at iTeach.

Introducing the TIM


Get started using the TIM.

This presentation gives a brief overview of the TIM to help orient you and get you started using the Matrix.

Practice Videos


Practice classifying lessons on the TIM.

Viewing and discussing classroom video snippets can be a great professional development activity. This collection includes lesson videos that have not yet been classified on the TIM, along with current Matrix videos presented without their Matrix classifications.

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Review these recent professional development posts from our Teaching and Learning with Technology blog.

Nail Your Next Tech PD with the Quadrant Graph

“Teachers are the toughest students.” Everyone who has ever conducted professional development has muttered some variation of that quote at one time or another. It’s no surprise that a classroom of teachers is a tough audience. They spend their days…

Ultimate Teaching Device

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ultimate Teaching Device Identified Tampa, FL (September 26, 2019) After years of testing, the Florida Center for Satirical Research has determined that the ultimate teaching device is not the celebrated Infotroneks 2000 adopted by many leading…

Using the TIM-C Coaching Tool

It comes as no surprise that TIM Tools clients tend to have strong coaching/mentoring programs in their schools or districts. Current clients use the TUPS, TIM-O, and ARTI to support tech planning, resource allocation, research and evaluation, and professional…

“C” is for Coaching: Introducing the TIM-C

The September update of TIM Tools will include a new tool: the TIM-C. Many of our current clients have been using data from one or more of the TIM Tools to support their coaching programs, while documenting coaching cycles within spreadsheets or other tools that…

How many observations do I need?

Here’s a great question I recently received: In your experience, what are the optimal numbers of TIM Lesson Plan (TIM-LP) reviews per teacher and TIM Observations (TIM-O) per teacher to get actionable data? This is an interesting question and there is no…

How often should we administer the TUPS?

We are sometimes asked how often the Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey (TUPS) should be administered. The answer, of course depends entirely upon your purposes, the implementation timeline, and the professional development opportunities available to your…