Providing Professional Support to Teachers that are Implementing a Middle School Mathematics Digital Unit
George Roy, Charles Vanover, Vivain Fueyo, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, United States ; Phil Vahey, SRI International, United States
CITE Journal Volume 12, Number 2, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
Middle school teachers’ use of digital curricula incorporating dynamic technology has been found to support student learning of complex algebraic concepts. This article reports on pilot research involving collaboration among faculty from a public university’s college of education, educational researchers from a nonprofit research organization, and school district leadership from a large, urban school district. The purpose of this paper is to document a series of inquiry-based professional development sessions provided to middle school teachers on the implementation of a digitally based mathematics replacement unit emphasizing algebraic concepts. The professional development experiences allowed the participating teachers to implement the digital unit successfully using a variety of instructional approaches.
Roy, G., Vanover, C., Fueyo, V. & Vahey, P. (2012). Providing Professional Support to Teachers that are Implementing a Middle School Mathematics Digital Unit. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 12(2), 145-161. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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