Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

| August 30, 2018

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The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) seeks to improve educational equity and enhance student learning by supporting teachers with classroom coaching to better leverage technology in powerful and meaningful ways. While it seems like technology should be a tool for leveling the playing field at schools of differing socioeconomic and demographic populations, some schools and teachers require more support to conquer the learning curve associated with how best to leverage technology for learning.

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The University of Alabama is a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible, can learn from the best and brightest faculty, and can make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world.

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