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Bug, Leah – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research indicates the most effective type of teacher professional development (TPD) involves a sustained and ongoing experience, which is coherent, job-embedded, and involves active participation by the learner and includes a learning community (Borko et al., 2010; Desimone, 2009; Easton, 2008; Loucks-Horsely et al., 2010). However, most teachers…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Science Teachers, Blended Learning
Yang, Yang – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Systematic studies on effectiveness of in-service teacher professional development (PD) are important for science education research and practice. Previous studies mostly focus on one certain aspect of the entire program, for example, effectiveness of PD on improvement of teachers' knowledge or students' learning outcomes. This study, however,…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
Lake, Jeremy Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study is an examination and evaluation of the outcomes of a series of courses that I helped build to create a graduate certificate. Specifically, I wanted to evaluate whether or not the online iteration of the "Informal Science Institutions Environmental Education Graduate Certificate Program" truly provided the long term…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Graduate Study, Professional Development, Informal Education
Neesemann, Lisa Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In an effort to support preservice science teachers during their concurrent student teaching experiences and masters coursework, I created and implemented a Peer Mentoring Intervention to add an additional layer of support to those most traditionally curated. In this intervention, preservice secondary science teachers were paired into…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Student Teachers, Masters Programs
Parrish, Jennifer C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Developing K-12 science teachers' understandings of nature of science (NOS) and scientific inquiry (SI) continues to be a major goal of science education reform. There is consensus among science teacher educators that developing students' NOS and SI understandings is vital to the development of a scientifically literate citizenry. However, two…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Educational Change
Legler, Christian E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
High attrition rates of beginning teachers are a major challenge for schools. Online induction featuring e-mentoring is one way that teacher education programs can support new teachers. This self-study examines the processes involved in e-mentoring novice science teachers while using a university-sponsored comprehensive online induction platform.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Online Courses, Mentors
Malhan, Jyoti – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This research study was conducted as a qualitative case study of four successful science teachers of female students in a diverse, title 1, urban, public girls' school. The study was designed to hear the 'muted' voices of successful science teachers concerning their beliefs and practices when they effectively provide learning opportunities for…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Single Sex Schools, Females, Urban Schools
Sublette, Heidi – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In the last 5 years, industries have begun to recognize a growing gap in the production of college graduates in areas of STEM. Researchers in various industries believe this gap will create a significant loss of competitive edge in the STEM fields, which will leave the United States pursuing STEM graduates from foreign countries and may ultimately…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Labor Market, Industry, Competition
Arvizu, Jaime – ProQuest LLC, 2013
There is a persistent and growing shortage in the supply of "highly qualified" future science and mathematics teachers in the nation's classrooms. As a consequence, as many as 53% science and 23% math students take classes from teachers who are teaching out-of-field. Currently, there are many established programs that provide incentives…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, STEM Education, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Shortage
Gray, Kara Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The Colorado Learning Assistant (LA) Model has demonstrated that it is successful in helping to meet multiple goals including enhancing student learning in LA-supported courses, increasing conceptual understanding of physics among LAs, and improving the teaching practices of former LAs in K-12 schools. The research reported here investigated the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Assistants, Interviews
Ewing-Taylor, Jacque M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
A longitudinal evaluation study of a science professional development program for K-12 teachers was conducted using the CIPP evaluation model. Eleven years of program data were described and analyzed. Elementary teachers comprised 62% of the 384 participants, 17% of all participants were middle school teachers, and 13% of all participants were…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness
Buschang, Rebecca Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study evaluated the effects of a short-term professional development session. Forty volunteer high school biology teachers were randomly assigned to one of two professional development conditions: (a) developing deep content knowledge (i.e., control condition) or (b) evaluating student errors and understanding in writing samples (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Faculty Development, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
Pinner, Pascale Creek – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Conderman and Sheldon Woods (2008) suggest that although science plays a central role in our world today, science instruction seems to be minimized particularly at the elementary grade levels. Research has investigated the construct of efficacy (Bandura, 1977, 2006a; Riggs & Enochs, 1990; Ramey-Gassert, Shroyer & Staver, 1996;…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
Carpenter, Dan – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this reputation-based, multiple-site case study was to explore professional learning communities' impact on teacher classroom practice. The goal of this research was to describe the administrator and teachers' perceptions with respect to professional learning communities as it related to teacher practice in their school. Educators…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communities of Practice, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
Sen, Tapati – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In this study, the Arizona State University Mathematics and Science Teaching Fellows 2010 program was analyzed qualitatively from start to finish to determine the impact of the research experience on teachers in the classroom. The sample for the study was the 2010 cohort of eight high school science teachers. Erickson's (1986) interpretive,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Science Teachers, Teacher Researchers
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