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ERIC Number: EJ922090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Collaborative Design of Online Professional Development: Building the Milwaukee Professional Support Portal
Eddy Spicer, David; Dede, Chris
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v14 n4 p679-699 Oct 2006
This case study describes an effort to design and pilot an interactive, Web-based, district-wide "professional support portal" to support new teacher retention and professional growth in the Milwaukee Public Schools. The study reviews the overarching goals of this program and focuses, in particular, on an account of the nature and kinds of collaboration among the district and its institutional partners that made possible the design and early use of this Portal. Findings identify key factors that proved either to facilitate or impede distant collaboration. These principles are essential to consider when planning and implementing district-wide initiatives for in-service professional development that embrace new technologies and include multiple partners. (Contains 2 tables and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
IES Cited: ED544210