ERIC Number: EJ722463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
CATIE: A Blended Approach to Situated Professional Development
Holmes, Aliya; Polhemus, Linda; Jennings, Sybillyn
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v32 n4 p381-394 2005
The Capital Area Technology and Inquiry in Education program (CATIE) is a content-focused, inquiry-based professional development program developed by the Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education (CIPCE) to assist K-6 teachers in the technology integration process. To address concerns of sustain-ability and cost-effectiveness, this situated model combined online and face-to-face professional development approaches to encourage thought-provoking experiences that inspire new pedagogies. CATIE united efforts with the Online Learning Forum (OLF) to offer blended mentoring experiences situated in and around the classroom context with a special focus on mathematics instruction. CATIE, formerly a high-resource model, transitioned into a multi-dimensional experience in an effort to sustain technology-rich learning communities and provide quality professional development resources for classroom instruction. This article explores the dimensions of CATIE, the transition to a blended model, and the contributions of this situated model to technology integration professional development.
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Web Based Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Context Effect, Mentors
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