TPACK (Koelhler & Mishra, 2008), a theoretical construct that describes the knowledge that teachers use to teach with digital tools and resources, has flourished in university-‐based teacher education and research. Increasingly, K-‐12 schools and districts have also appropriated TPACK in their professional development efforts. This study of seven schools and districts explored how the TPACK construct was understood and used in these K-12 organizations. Study results revealed the importance of context and professional culture in appropriating the construct; the use of TPACK as a way to connect disparate professional development initiatives; TPACK conceptualized as applied knowledge; and how educational leaders’ beliefs about professional development shape how TPACK is understood and enacted.
Harris, J. (2017). "TPACK stories": Schools and school districts repurposing a theoretical construct for technology-related professional development. Journal of Research on Technology and Education, 49(1-2).