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Using Participatory Professional Development to Impact TPCK

, , Indiana University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


With the growing ubiquity of online education and the push to foster connected learning and 21st century skills, new pedagogical practices are needed. Teachers must have access to professional development that helps them gain insight into the relationships between their technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge so that they can integrate new practices into their teaching. This paper introduces participatory professional development (PPD), a new professional development model that engages teachers in a participatory learning environment focused on understanding how digital technologies afford and constrain learning in online courses, and what pedagogical practices can be used to maximize their potential.


Itow, R. & Hickey, D. (2015). Using Participatory Professional Development to Impact TPCK. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3243-3250). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 21, 2019 from .

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