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Proven Programs in Education is a series of books that draws on the best of Better: Evidence-Based Education, a unique magazine that provides leadership teams in education with the information they need. The series includes four titles: Proven Programs in Literacy; Proven Programs in STEM; Proven Programs in Social Emotional Development; Proven Programs in Classroom Management and Assessment

The Proven Programs in Education series is about research-proven strategies and programs that can be applied in practice. The authors distill their work and research into succinct, easily-digestible articles highlighting the practical implications that teachers, principals, and administrators can use. Each article includes links to further reading and resources that allow readers to delve more deeply into particular issues.

Professional Development: The Key to Integrating Technology
Professional development: The key to integrating technology
DeborahLowther and StevenRoss

Teachers are pivotal catalysts for changing traditional teaching to 21st century practices. Yet teacher beliefs and their readiness to integrate technology often hinder the needed transformation. This chapter discusses the findings of recent research on teacher beliefs and their readiness to integrate and also how professional development supports changed practices.

As technology becomes increasingly available in today's schools, teachers are expected to be highly qualified 21st century educators who have a wide range of knowledge and skills, including the ability to do the following:

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