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ERIC Number: EJ978921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Tight Budget Loosens Creativity: School Turns to Distance Learning to Stretch Development Dollars
Chapman, Sue
Journal of Staff Development, v33 n1 p32-37 Feb 2012
During the 2010-2011 school year, McWhirter Elementary Professional Development Laboratory School in Webster, Texas, faced a significant reduction in funds available for professional learning. In this article, the author describes how videoconferencing sustained the school's professional learning initiatives on a shrinking budget. By rethinking the use of existing resources, educators may be able to find creative means of sustaining professional learning initiatives on diminished budgets. Creative solutions to the challenge of decreased funding can help schools and districts build internal capacity by allowing staff to recognize their own potential for leadership and self-directed, collaborative learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas