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ERIC Number: EJ1007048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5804
The 4I Model for Scaffolding the Professional Development of Experienced Teachers in the Use of Virtual Learning Environments for Classroom Teaching
Cowan, Pamela
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v13 n1 p80-98 Mar 2013
Models of professional development for teachers have been criticized for not being embedded in the context in which teachers are familiar, namely their own classrooms. This paper discusses an adapted-Continuous Practice Improvement model, which qualitative findings indicate was effective in facilitating the transfer of creative and innovative teaching approaches from the expert or Resident Teacher's school to the novice or Visiting Teachers' classrooms over the duration of the project. The cultural shift needed to embed and extend the use of online teaching across the school was achieved through the positive support and commitment of the principals in the Visiting Teachers' schools, combined with the success of the professional development activities offered by the Visiting Teachers to their school-based colleagues. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)