Instructional Technology and Professional Learning
Jennifer McCutchen – Director of Instructional Technology & Professional Learning
The Impact of Instructional Technology and Professional Learning
MCSS believes that utilizing digital learning creates a culture that maximizes the potential of every student with additional tools to aim high, achieve, graduate and succeed. Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. It enhances and transforms high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning are increased by offering 24 hour access from school, home or anywhere internet services are available. Individualized instruction is increased to ensure all students reach their full potential to succeed in college and a career.
Digital learning encompasses many different facets, tools, and applications to support and empower teachers and students, including online courses, blended or hybrid learning, or digital content and resources. Additionally, digital learning can be used for professional learning opportunities for teachers and to provide personalized learning experiences for students.
Digital learning increases academic achievement by increasing equity and access to educational opportunities, improving effectiveness and productivity of teachers and administrators, providing student-centered learning to ensure college and career readiness for all students, and recognizing teachers as educational engineers. MCSS is proud to be a Google certified school district.
MCSS believes that 21st Century instruction is necessary for 21st century learning.
Georgia Standards require:
- Rigorous instruction
- Personalized academic experiences
- Fostering innovation and creativity
- Embracing emerging technologies
- Integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum
- Increase project based learning activities
- Raise achievement levels in core content areas
- Model good digital citizenship