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ERIC Number: EJ1151762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-9041
Online Teacher Professional Development for Gifted Education: Examining the Impact of a New Pedagogical Model
Edinger, Matthew J.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v61 n4 p300-312 Oct 2017
This article theoretically develops and examines the outcomes of a pilot study that evaluates the PACKaGE Model of online Teacher Professional Development (the Model). The Model was created to facilitate positive pedagogical change within gifted education teachers' practice, attitude, collaboration, content knowledge, and goal effectiveness. Kirkpatrick and Kirkpatrick's model of training evaluation suggests that trainees should evaluate the training for satisfaction at the time the training is completed, as well as 6 months after, to evaluate for behavior change. Applying Kirkpatrick and Kirkpatrick's model, findings indicate that teachers were immediately satisfied with the Model's effectiveness, adequacy, and overall quality. Six months after the online teacher professional development, teachers indicated a strong positive change in each of the five gifted education pedagogical components. Overall, these preliminary findings suggest that the use of the Model creates a positive change within teachers' gifted education pedagogy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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