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ERIC Number: EJ1154581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2153-2974
For Teachers, by Teachers: An Exploration of Teacher-Generated Online Professional Development
Rodesiler, Luke
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, v33 n4 p138-147 2017
Participatory online professional development opportunities created for teachers by teachers have emerged with the proliferation of social media. This article presents an investigation of a voluntary, participant-driven, 5-week online professional development offering in which two high school English teachers invited colleagues at a distance to explore teaching with young adult literature. This article details how the teachers who created and facilitated the course--voluntarily and with no compensation--describe their experiences. Findings reveal that participants described designing and facilitating a participatory online professional development opportunity as (a) a chance to address teachers' expressed needs; (b) a reciprocal process of enhancing confidence; and (c) a building block for future professional development offerings. Implications for teachers, teacher educators, and researchers are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
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