Defense Date


Graduation Date

Spring 5-14-2022


Immediate Access

Submission Type


Degree Name



Instructional Technology (EdDIT)


School of Education

Committee Chair

Joseph C. Kush

Committee Member

Melissa Boston

Committee Member

Jeffrey T. Roberts


Educational Technology, K-12 Education, COVID-19 Pandemic, Elementary Education, Program Evaluation, Technology Program Evaluation


Education and learning were upended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately 1.6 billion learners in more than 190 countries were impacted by the pandemic with 90 percent of countries adopting digital or remote learning policies (United States Department of Education, 2021). This program evaluation of teachers’ and administrators’ perspectives examined how well technology integration was taking place in K-6 grade classrooms in the Seneca Valley School District. Due to the interruption of traditional learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was an opportune time to examine both teachers’ and administrators’ perceptions about the district’s level of success at integrating technology.

K-6 administrators and general education teachers in the Seneca Valley School District answered questions and provided their feedback about technology integration through an online survey. Teacher responses were also elicited through focus group interviews. Teachers and administrators were overwhelmingly positive, especially given the difficulties that they faced during such an unprecedented time. Despite many challenges, the district did a proficient job with both the transition to and the execution of remote learning. Teacher confidence with technology increased due to district-provided training, and the district’s 1:1 device initiative was an invaluable tool in continuing to educate students.