ERIC Number: EJ697295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Time to Experiment: The Role of Exploration in Professional Development
Learning & Leading with Technology, v32 n4 p50-53 Dec-Jan 2004-05
Sixth grade language arts teacher Ms. Jones has just finished teaching a unit she's taught for the past 10 years. She uses the works of O. Henry to teach literary elements. Not much has changed about this unit over the years; the learning objectives and concepts covered have stayed the same. But something is different this year. Students are building and presenting their knowledge using technology. For the first time, her students are using technology to research and present what they have learned about literary elements. Jones modified this unit the previous school year, while participating in the Intel Teach to the Future program, a large-scale professional development program for K-12 teachers. For the past three years, Education Development Center's Center for Children and Technology (CCT) has been in the United States. This article draws from the authors' participation on the research team.
Descriptors: Grade 6, Professional Development, Language Arts, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United States