Austin ISD teachers complete a two-year Transformative Technology program

More than 70 teachers from elementary, middle and high schools will graduate from a two-year professional development program as part of the Transformative Technology Leadership Pathway with a "Blended and Personalized Learning” experience that will be utilized in the classroom.

The program develops teacher’s skills in intentional use of instructional methods designed to increase equity and give students control of their own learning.

Who:    Superintendent Paul Cruz, Administration leadership and 71 teachers

When:  6-7 p.m., May 2 at the Google Fiber Office 201 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

What:  Austin ISD educators showcase the culmination of their work generated through the Transformative Technology Leadership Pathway. Teachers will present how they've implemented innovative blended and personalized instruction, student choice, and transformative technology to reinvent the urban school experience.


Definitions of Blended and Personalized learning in the classroom:

“Blended teaching is a deliberate use of instructional methods designed to increase equity, provide personalized learning opportunities and empower students to control their own learning.” - Jayme Linton, The Blended Learning Blueprint for Elementary Teachers

Personalized Learning is “Tailoring learning for each student’s strengths, needs, and interests–including enabling student voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn–to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible.” - iNACOL