Professional Development Through Mini Grants: Lessons Learned
Neal Strudler, Risa Weiss, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Mini-grants have been documented as an effective model for professional development. (Strudler & Wetzel, 1999, Strudler & Weiss, 2001). and have been offered to faculty of preservice courses in the College of Education and across campus at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for three years. The goal of the program is to provide faculty with a stipend and support so that they can carve out time to develop a technology enhanced learning activity for their teaching of preservice teachers. Our paper discusses the many lessons learned from working with faculty and the necessary steps to develop successful professional development approaches so that they can become accountable for their own learning process.
Strudler, N. & Weiss, R. (2003). Professional Development Through Mini Grants: Lessons Learned. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2256-2259). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).