How can online resources be used to address teachers’ concerns with face-to-face professional development?
Susan Gibson, University of Alberta, Canada
Global TIME, in Online, Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
A recent study of teacher professional development for the implementation of a new provincial social studies curriculum revealed a number of concerns with and gaps in the PD experiences offered to teachers that could potentially have been addressed using online tools and resources. Teachers in one mid-sized school district were surveyed, interviewed and observed in their classrooms in order to examine how they went about implementing the new curriculum and how prepared they felt for that implementation by the professional development experiences they engaged in. Generally the teachers in the study did not feel that the face-to-face PD they received was sufficient for preparing them to implement the new curriculum. This session will report on the findings of this research study and suggest an alternate online format for PD that is more personalized.
Gibson, S. (2011). How can online resources be used to address teachers’ concerns with face-to-face professional development?. In Proceedings of Global TIME -Online Conference on Technology, Innovation, Media & Education (pp. 383-388). Online,: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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