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ERIC Number: EJ1118582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Help Yourself, Help Your Students
Luft, Julie A.; Bang, EunJin; Hewson, Peter W.
Science Teacher, v83 n1 p49-53 Jan 2016
Science teachers often participate in professional development programs (PDPs) to improve their students' learning. They sign up for workshops, institutes, university classes, or professional learning communities to gain knowledge and new instructional practices and to find colleagues with whom to discuss their teaching. But with so many options available, how do you know which PDPs are best and which in particular will support the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013)? To answer these questions, a review was conducted of the research focused on PDPs for science teachers. In this article, the authors present the results of that review and suggest what to consider when selecting a PDP.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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