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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 835–837
Over the three years of the MSTelementoring project we experienced success as well as difficulties fostering online learning with inservice teachers. "MSTelementoring", funded by the National Science Foundation, is an online professional development ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1456–1461
This session will present a framework for designing, developing, maintaining, and implementing Online Professional Development (OPD) for educators as an alternative to traditional face-to-face staff development. Nationally, educators are challenged...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 920–923
The importance of improving professional development is an ongoing issue. A growing body of research shows that improving teacher knowledge and teaching skills is essential to raising student performance. An important part of improving professional...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2292–2297
Online professional development fosters teacher collaboration and professional growth. But those involved in implementing programs are aware of the subtle complexities and the difficulty of balancing all its dimensions. From my experience building...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 655–659
Texas STARgate is an online portal offering a variety of professional development opportunities based on the Texas Technology Applications curriculum. Flexibility and multiple paths to short tutorials, browsable Web resources, short course options,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2857–2864
Abstract: This paper proposes an expansion of the concept of collective participation, a key structural feature of high-quality professional development (Garet, Porter, Desimone, Birman, & Yoon, 2002). We base our analysis on five online seminars...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3038–3044
This presentation relates to the use of information technology in teacher education, specifically inservice instruction for veteran and novice teachers. The innovative project to be described allows all K-8 public school teachers across North...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 2264–2269
One of the most powerful ways to change the ways in which we think about how we teach and learn is to experience for ourselves the power of collaborative project-based experiential learning. Few teachers have had the opportunity to learn in this way,...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 964–965
This presentation describes the successful process of instructional designers and lead faculty working together to provide physician educators online training in teaching. This includes instruction in teaching and learning theory, reflection, needs ...
Innovations in Education and Training International Vol. 38, No. 1 (2001) pp. 42–53
The Learning Methods Unit (LMU) at University of Central England (UCE) has adopted a curriculum-based approach to incorporating learning technology into professional development courses for university staff. The "Problems at Crumpton" web site...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 2905–2907
Searchlight delivers online professional development resources to reading teachers in the state of Texas. The purpose of our poster is to demonstrate the use of an open source content management system (CMS), Plone, to offer teachers access to a...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 1966–1969
The professional development of teachers is an important and necessary process in successful school teaching and learning. While there are varied approaches to professional development there is a widespread view that many have been problematic. The...
Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2004 (October 2005)
According to the annual industry report in "Training" magazine, money spent on employee training dropped approximately six percent--the first time that training expenditures have dropped since the mid 1990's. At the same time, web-based training...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2628–2629
The purpose of this study is to examine some of the challenges in developing and implementing an online professional development workshop for teachers working in inclusive settings.An online workshop on sexuality education and mental retardation and ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 1990–1996
Several online professional development programs are exploring the educational value of utilizing online communities for supporting learning. Though many online communities are being designed, much research is needed to know the determinants of...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1755–1758
Abstract: This paper is a report on the developmental progress and lessons learned in developing PBS TeacherLine, an online professional development program offered to K-12 teachers. Extensive research on differential learning experiences,...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 840–842
How can we help teachers, who grew up learning mathematics through memorization and rules, teach by knowing mathematical ideas and procedures so well that they can explain them skillfully in more than one way and at a level students can understand....
Human Resource Development Quarterly Vol. 18, No. 2 (2007) pp. 253–274
This qualitative case study was designed to examine how interpersonal interaction benefited (and did not benefit) participants in an online professional development course. In recent years, e-learning courses in workplace and organizational settings ...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 281–298
Rural school districts struggle to attract, retain, and support highly qualified mathematics teachers. A series of four online professional development courses in the form of integrated mathematics content and pedagogy courses was designed to meet...
(2012) pp. 1–160
Numerous researchers have investigated distance education in postsecondary settings, but there is a paucity of research regarding the design and delivery of online professional development for K-12 educators. The goal of this mixed methods...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1711–1712
Specific learner characteristics are apparent in students who successfully complete online professional development courses. Self-motivation, time management skills, field independence, and proficient technological skills have each been sited as...
Topics: Professional Development
(2012) pp. 1–116
This study sought to describe perceptions of teachers regarding the influence of online professional development (oPD) in literacy on their instruction and students' learning. The following features of effective professional development were...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 347–361
In the spring of 2002, a rural school district in the Midwest implemented an online staff development program. As a part of this program, every educator at the middle and secondary education level was required to complete one online course of...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2171–2176
There is widespread agreement that teacher professional development (PD) is critical for the success of standards-based reform in U.S. schools. However, the current infrastructure for professional development is ill-equipped to serve the numbers of ...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 15, No. 3 (Jun 16, 2014)
This study examined factors that contributed to the success of online learners in an online professional development course. Research instruments included an online survey and learners’ activity logs in an online professional development course for...
Technology, Pedagogy and Education Vol. 16, No. 1 (March 2007) pp. 5–20
Online professional development is multidimensional. It encompasses: a) an online, web-based format; b) professional development; and most likely c) specific objectives tailored to and created for the respective online professional development...
Dimensions of Early Childhood Vol. 38, No. 1 (2010) pp. 12–18
Early childhood educators are responsible for providing young children with the best possible early care and education. Research on child care workers' education has shown that professional preparation makes a significant impact on children's...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 617–624
Abstract: Accelerate Online/OPTIONS is a three component program for certifying secondary mathematics and science teachers in Texas. The Accelerate Online/OPTIONS program provides those possessing or pursuing science degrees with an online program...
(2010) pp. 1–237
Although the field of distance education is growing, according to research, most online courses only use text-based instructional strategies instead of incorporating various instructional strategies to match differing learning styles. Furthermore,...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 213–214
The Kirkpatrick model for evaluating training programs is a four-level process that evaluates training programs on the levels of reaction, learning, behavior, and results. Although this model is commonly used to evaluate training programs in the...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology Vol. 2013, No. 1 (Jun 26, 2013)
One of the new roles for instructors, administrators, staff and learners involves creatively managing our online reputations. This presentation is for attendees who feel timestarved and sometimes on the wrong side of the tech skills gap when it...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 744–748
A major human factor trend in higher education is the use of part-time adjunct faculty to teach significant portions of a university's curriculum. In order to integrate these part-time instructors more fully into the university community, instill a...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1923–1926
Abstract: Despite extensive research on effective professional development (PD), a significant divide exists between the application of PD theory and its implementation (Scott, 2010). Particularly with the introduction of technology into learning...
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Vol. 1 (2011)
Professional development for distance tutors is traditionally delivered through texts or websites, supplemented by face to face workshops. However, one of the major challenges is to ensure that they engage with the materials and carry away something ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 2494–2496
This interactive session will demonstrate an online package used at Stetson University and Bethune-Cookman College with faculty, students, and K-12 partnership teachers for professional development and growth. In addition to demonstrating Star...
Topics: Professional Development
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 21, No. 2 (2005) pp. 51–57
Findings from research indicate that teachers participating in online professional development (OPD) activities and programmes have gained, in some way or another, a great deal of teacher competency. In spite of this, no research has been undertaken ...
Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2004 (October 2005)
The Florida Online Reading Professional Development (FOR-PD) program is funded by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) and is housed at the University of Central Florida (UCF). FORPD is an online staff development project designed to help...
An online professional development course, Telecommunications and Information Access, offers educators the opportunity to earn graduate credit, learn about an emerging technological field, and interact using a telecommunication network. This...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 1740–1742
In this paper authors will share information, data, and results from ongoing research on a statewide large-scale online professional development project for preK-12 educators. Authors will share lessons learned about designing, sustaining, and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 3981–3983
Using collaborative problem solving to develop a “learning community” among mathematics teachers is an established approach to professional development within the field (Lachance & Confrey, 2003; Ryve, 2007). However, the question of whether an...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 758–760
Inquiry-based learning is a relatively underutilized model for designing and delivering online professional development, and it even less commonly found in self-paced online professional development. Still, trends in 21st century learning as well...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 2901–2906
This paper reports on the design, development, and implementation of online and blended professional development (PD) courses offered to K-12 teachers and school leaders: Student-Centered Learning Environments Using iPads (online, advanced) and iPad ...
(2007) pp. 1–155
In an age of increasing accountability, childcare professionals are held responsible for providing young children quality early care and education. The unfortunate reality is that it is challenging for childcare professionals to pursue training...
The Internet’s Impact on Teacher Education: Implications for Online Professional Development Courses for Teachers
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 3161–3166
American public school personnel are under pressure like never before. Pushed by an increase in accountability, administrators must find ways to effectively prepare teachers to increase student achievement. The National Staff Development Council...
Motivational Factors Impacting Teacher Participation in an Online Professional Development Community
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3813–3814
The purpose of this paper is to report teacher motivations in participating in an online professional development community. Specifically, the researchers examine discussion forums in the Persistent Issues in History Network (PIHNet) a website...
The Development and Implementation of an Online Professional Development Model for Pre-Service Teacher Education
Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association 2005 (Mar 07, 2005)
"Accelerate Online/OPTIONS" is a three component program for certifying secondary mathematics and science teachers in Texas. "Accelerate Online/OPTIONS" provides those possessing or pursuing science degrees with an online program of education that ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2606–2610
Can professional development be achieved online using a web-based technologies and what are the design challenges? In this paper we review a range of approaches and models to create a taxonomy of types of professional development for tertiary...
Topics: Professional Development
Online Professional Development Using Brain Research Curriculum Serves as an Instructional Intervention for High School Students
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2466–2471
This research project studied the efficacy of brain research curriculum as an instructional intervention in school districts who are failing to reach students with below basic achievement scores. Incorporating Dr. Amen's brain research curriculum...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 4757–4766
There remains a gap between what students are expected to do in a global, knowledge-based society and what they are trained to do (Apple, 2007; Gee, 2006; PIP, 2008). Numerous efforts have been undertaken to address this, including professional...
The Pathway Leadership Project—An Overview of an Online Professional Development Project for Nevada School Administrators
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 3012–3017
Abstract: This paper will report on the results of the Nevada Pathway Leadership Project. The Pathway Project is a statewide technology professional development project, created as a tandem project to the Pathway to Nevada’s Future. Pathway to...
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