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Lessons Learned from Using a Blended Approach for Teacher Training: Learning Connections (Phase Four) PROCEEDINGS

, Institute for Research in Learning Technologies, York University, Canada ; , York Region District School Board, Canada ; , York University, Canada

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper presents background information, recent research findings, and recommended next steps for a government sponsored province-wide blended teacher professional learning project called Learning Connections. Online surveys and in depth interviews were used to determine the nature of teacher participation in the online community and face-to-face learning and the impact that this blended approach had on teacher professional growth and reported student outcomes. Findings and recommendations from the most current evaluation of the project are presented in light of current understandings of the advantages of blended PD and how it is best implemented. Our analysis of process and outcome data can provide guidance to those researching or implementing similar projects.

Citation

Wideman, H., Sterling, T. & Murphy, J. (2009). Lessons Learned from Using a Blended Approach for Teacher Training: Learning Connections (Phase Four). In I. Gibson et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (pp. 2716-2722). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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