ERIC Number: EJ723716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
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Teaming: Constructing High Quality Faculty Development in a PT3 Project
Ludwig, Meredith; Taymans, Juliana
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v13 n3 p357-372 Jul 2005
Research has provided important lessons about developing and delivering high quality professional development to educators. Features identified as indicative of high quality professional learning experiences are the organization of the activity and its duration, the extent to which there is collective participation of teachers within an education institution, the degree of active learning opportunities, a content focus, and the degree to which the activity promotes coherence in professional development (Garet, Porter, Desimone, Birman & Suk Yoon, 2001). The evaluation of the Teacher Technology Leaders (TTL) PT3 Project at George Washington University (GWU) has been documenting the evolution of a professional development strategy exhibiting a number of these quality features. Over the three years of the project life, project staff and participants have been constructing knowledge and practice regarding the infusion of technology in teaching and learning by working first as individuals on their own knowledge development and then constructing multi-layered teams with representatives from university, school, and technology partners. The results thus far have shown that progress has been enhanced by collective participation with a content focus in the study of a particular problem. In the following article, the evolution of this approach is presented and implications for faculty development are discussed.
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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