Skip Navigation
archived information
Skip Navigation

A Closer Look: Teacher Perceptions and Use of Technology in Teaching

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Time: 4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. Central Time

Location: Virtual (webinar)


This webinar addresses the importance of professional development for teachers using education technology to help prepare students for the 21st century. Researchers from REL Midwest present an overview of the recent REL Midwest study Technology Use in Instruction and Teacher Perceptions of School Support for Technology Use in Iowa High Schools. Participants also hear from practitioners on how they can use the results of REL Midwest’s recent instructional technology report to inform practices in their districts. This includes details on how rural school and district leaders can work to provide teachers with professional learning opportunities that are sustained, ongoing, and job-embedded.

Partnership: Iowa Learning and Technology Networked Improvement Community


  • Jonathan Margolin, PhD, Principal Researcher, REL Midwest
  • Marshal Conley, Senior Technical Assistance Consultant, REL Midwest
  • Kay Schmalen, Science and Technology Consultant, Central Rivers Area Education Agency (AEA)
  • Cari Teske, Teacher Librarian/Technology Integrationist, Central Rivers AEA
  • Jeremy Mize, Instructional Coach, BGM (Brooklyn, Guernsey, and Malcom) Community School District