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ERIC Number: ED510045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Experimental Methods and Results in a Study of PBS TeacherLine Math Courses
Dominguez, Paula Szulc; Nicholls, Craig; Storandt, Barbara
Hezel Associates (NJ1)
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) sought to build on the strengths of high quality professional development through an online venture funded under the U.S. Department of Education's Ready To Teach (RTT) program. PBS TeacherLine was designed to provide high-quality, facilitated online professional development for K-12 teachers nationwide. Through PBS TeacherLine, more than 20,000 educators have participated in 90 online, facilitated courses in reading, mathematics, science, instructional strategies, instructional technology, and curriculum mapping. To what extent has PBS TeacherLine been successful in creating an online model of teacher professional development that gets to the heart of education needs--impacting teacher beliefs, classroom instruction, and student learning? This paper presents the results from one component of the comprehensive external evaluation of PBS TeacherLine: an experimental study that unfolded in the fifth and final year of the RTT grant. The external evaluation was conducted by the Hezel Alliance, a partnership composed of Hezel Associates, an independent consulting firm, the Education Alliance at Brown University, and Syrtis. (Contains 6 tables, 3 figures and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Hezel Associates
Identifiers - Location: Florida; New York; South Carolina
IES Cited: ED544681