ERIC Number: ED475163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-23
Excellence in Rural Science Teaching: Examining Elements of Professional Development Models.
Gerber, Brian L.; Price, Catherine; Barnes, Marianne; Hinkle, Verilette; Barnes, Lehman; Gordon, Patricia; Stanley, Laurel
This paper introduces the Learning through Inquiry Science and Technology (LIST) program conceived in 1997 as a professional development program to familiarize science teachers with inquiry-based science instruction, instructional technology integration, and alternative assessment techniques in order to change their traditional teacher-centered instructional strategies to a more learner-centered approach. Key design elements of the LIST model include administrative endorsement, discipline-wide adoption, on-site delivery, participant input, clear expectations, quality instruction, collaborative climate, continued support, and incentives. Evaluation results indicate positive teacher and student outcomes and positive effects on partnerships for teachers and professional development partners. (KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Philadelphia, PA, March 23-36, 2003).