The Boulder Valley School District has three people assigned to help teachers at 55 schools figure out how to integrate technology into their classrooms.
Looking for a better way to use limited resources, a committee of teachers, principals and community members spent a year developing a vision and researching programs in school districts nationwide. The group settled on a model in which small groups of teachers will receive extensive training and then serve as mentors to other teachers in their schools.
“It’s a good new direction,” said Boulder Valley educational technology manager Kelly Sain, who worked with a similar model in two other school districts. “The enthusiasm from our teachers has been huge.”