Education, ICT and Leadership
Understanding the Stages of ICT Adoption
Creating a Shared ICT Vision for Your School
Developing a Technology Plan for Your School
Considering Sustainability Issues
Identifing What Comes Next
Conclusion and Summary
Credits and License
SchoolNet SA. (nd). The Five Stages of Professional Development
Developmental or Entry Stage
In the entry stage, educators struggle to learn the basics of using technology.
In the adoption stage, educators move from their first struggles with ICTs to a basic level of successful ICT use. For example, they may integrate some drill and practice software into lessons.
In the adaptation stage, educators discover the potential that ICTs offer for increased productivity. For example, they move from a basic level of ICT use to using word processors for student writing, and research on the Internet.
In the appropriation stage, educators achieve complete mastery of ICTs. They use ICTs with ease, as a tool, to complete a range of instructional and administrative goals.
In the Invention Stage, educators are ready to develop completely new ways of learning. They use ICTs as a flexible tool both for instruction and assessment. Learning is more collaborative and interactive. The learning environment is customized to challenge learners' needs.