In celebration of Digital Learning Day (#DLDay), Franklin Township School District and Union Township School District (Hunterdon County) announced a digital professional development partnership. The partnership is aimed at providing teachers a digital platform for professional learning opportunities. Through this collaborative effort, teachers will benefit from the shared knowledge of their colleagues.
To kick off this initiative, a Google Doc was created and shared with all staff which included workshop links from teacher led workshops. Examples of topics included were genius hour, differentiation strategies in the classroom and Skype in the classroom. Moving forward, teachers will also have access to a dedicated YouTube.com channel with recorded professional development sessions led by teachers in both school districts. Teaching staff in both districts are committed to working together by sharing resources for instructional technology.
“This local partnership focuses on increasing and enhancing instructional technology resources between our teachers. We encourage the use of age-appropriate digital learning across all grade levels and hope that this effort will lend to even more innovative practices shared between both school districts,” said Nicholas Diaz, shared superintendent of Union Township School District and Franklin Township School District.