WCU professor publishes book about professional development

Sarah T. Meltzer, an assistant professor of secondary education at Western Carolina University, has published her book Step-by-Step Professional Development in Technology.

The educational book offers guidelines for bringing about effective professional development in technology and contains tools and resources such as preplanning worksheets, needs assessment surveys, long- and short-term inventory plans, technology inventory forms and training schedule templates. The chapters conclude with checklists to help readers track the steps they take.

“It was obvious that schools demonstrated a need for assistance in these areas,” said Meltzer. “My book evolved to be a basic hands-on ‘how-to’ book for school district technology directors, principals and teachers to use as a resource.”

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