The Center for Technology and School Change is committed to the creation of innovative learning environments for all students. Recognizing technology as a catalyst for transforming instruction, the Center engages in research and practice to reimagine approaches to equitable education in the digital age.
The Center for Technology and School Change (CTSC):
- Envisions technology as a powerful agent for human innovation that challenges the boundaries of traditional schooling;
- Champions opportunities for students to be at the center of their own learning, leveraging digital tools that enable teachers to facilitate student inquiry;
- Leads research that informs the transformative use of technology in existing and emerging practices;
- Supports leaders in guiding and sustaining change initiatives, while positioning teachers as agents of change;
- Engages teachers as designers of student-centered, authentic learning experiences;
- Collaborates with partners dedicated to transforming educational landscapes;
- Contributes to evolving scholarship on innovations for teaching and learning;
- Informs policy through dialogue with key stakeholders to address the dynamic needs of today’s schools, teachers and students.
To further its work, CTSC often engages in partnerships with other institutions, programs, and projects. Read more about our partnerships here.
Working with Educators
CTSC facilitators help practitioners develop their technology knowledge base through an ongoing professional development process. CTSC’s professional development for technology integration uses authentic classroom practice to situate the development, use, and exchange of new knowledge. As teachers design a curriculum project, they discover how technology can enhance their own curriculum, their teaching strategies, and classroom activities. CTSC’s work with teachers takes into account the unique characteristics of each district, school and classroom environment.
Working with Districts
CTSC also works with districts and schools to help them reflect on their institutional capacity for infusing technology at all levels of education practice. Using formative and summative approaches, CTSC staff members partner with administrators and teachers to develop a systematic evaluation approach for assessing their capabilities and professional development/resource needs. As technology can be a catalyst for developing new, institution-wide approaches that transform the teaching process, it is crucial to identify what teachers know about technology and to design a targeted process for working effectively with teachers.