Degree Date

12-2016

Document Type

Dissertation - NLU Access

Degree Name

Ed.D. Doctor of Education

Academic Discipline

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Jim Schott

Second Advisor

Dr. Daniel Buckman

Third Advisor

Dr. Carol Burg

Abstract

The intent of my study is to explore the effective use of professional development and instructional practices to support teacher integration of technology in a one-to-one iPad high school environment. The ultimate aim is to move the school from a traditional learning culture to an integrated technology based one. The study focuses on the language arts content area iPad integration at Wentworth High School (a pseudonym). The school’s original attempt to integrate iPad use was not effective due to inadequate staff support. I used the Wagner et al. (2006) “4 Cs Diagnostic Tool” structure to study this issue. This included an examination of the current context, culture, condition and competencies of the school involved in the process

Comments

I would like to thank all those who took part in the interviews, surveys and focus groups for their cooperation and contribution of information, views and attitudes, which were essential to the completion of this dissertation. I also want to thank my dissertation chairs, Dr. Jim Schott and Dr. Daniel Buckman for their help and advice during the research and writing process. I must express my gratitude to my parents and husband who provided me with the opportunity to pursue my goals. I will be forever grateful for their dedication and devotion in supporting my dreams.

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