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Maas, Tricia; Lake, Robin – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
Through research and policy analysis, the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) seeks ways to make public education more effective, especially for America's disadvantaged students. CRPE helps redesign governance, oversight, and dynamic education delivery systems to make it possible for great educators to do their best work with students…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Public Schools, Charter Schools, School Districts
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Dailey, Debbie; Cotabish, Alicia; Jackson, Nykela – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
Present and future challenges in our society demand a solid science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) knowledge base, innovative thinking, and the ability to ask the right questions to generate multiple solutions. To prepare innovators to meet these challenges, we must recognize and develop their talents. This advancement and growth…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Instruction, Science Interests, Engineering Education
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King, Heather; Nomikou, Effrosyni – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2018
Teacher agency is considered key in shaping teachers' professional identities and decision-making capabilities. We suggest that the concept of agency also constitutes a useful tool for evaluating the successful implementation of new teaching approaches. In this paper we discuss findings from a teacher professional development programme aimed at…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Professional Autonomy, Professional Identity, Teacher Empowerment
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Shin, Jihae; Seog, Moonjoo – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Professional development for in-service teachers is necessary to meet the changing needs of students and society. This teacher collaboration study examined the experiences of mid-career elementary teachers in Korea in their music professional development. Research questions included: (1) What were the contents of discussion? (2) What was the level…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Music, Teacher Collaboration
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Havice, William; Hill, Roger – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
In 2006, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTETE) Leadership Development Committee established the Twenty-First Century Leader Associates (TCLA) program. This initiative was developed to facilitate a sense of community and provide activities and resources for scholarly and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, Fellowships, Leadership Training
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Heineke, Amy; Papola-Ellis, Aimee; Cohen, Sarah; Davin, Kristin – Improving Schools, 2018
Across the globe, schools serve students from increasingly diverse backgrounds, including those still learning the dominant language. But schools have struggled to maintain pace with the changing population, resulting in a lack of prepared teachers and subsequent gaps in student achievement. In this article, we share a theoretically grounded and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Apprenticeships, Models, Second Language Learning
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Farley, Amy N.; Clayton, Grant; Kaka, Sarah J. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
In this written commentary for the special issue of "Education Policy Analysis Archives" focused on "Redesigning Assessment and Accountability," we call for teacher preparation to embrace a multiple measures philosophy by providing teacher candidates with rich opportunities to engage with data from a variety of sources, beyond…
Descriptors: Accountability, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Change
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Doubet, Kristina J.; Southall, Gena – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
This study examined the extent to which middle and high school English teachers integrate reading and writing instruction as complementary processes. Using qualitative research methods, researchers investigated the following: (a) Do middle and high school English teachers conceive of and enact the teaching of reading and writing as integrated…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Middle Schools
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Hall, Leigh A. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
The use of blogging as an instructional practice has the potential to reshape teacher education. The purpose of this year-long project was to examine how blogging worked to support inservice K through 12 literacy teachers' professional development. I found that the blogging that occurred in this study demonstrated that, without support, teachers…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries, Elementary Secondary Education
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Beach, Pamela – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
This article presents the results of a study that examined elementary teachers' use of online learning environments for their informal professional learning in literacy instruction. Forty-five elementary teachers from a metropolitan area in Ontario, Canada, completed an online survey and participated in a semistructured interview. Survey and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Literacy Education
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Liu, Min; Ko, Yujung; Willmann, Amanda; Fickert, Cynda – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2018
This study examined 342 teachers' views of professional development (PD) provided by a large school district to support its iPad initiative. We were interested in investigating teachers' perceptions of this district-provided PD, any change in teachers' views, and how they used iPads in their instruction while/after receiving PD. The findings,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Egan, Catherine A.; Webster, Collin A. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
Recently, there has been growing attention on the importance of the staff involvement component of a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP). In particular, classroom teachers (CTs) are increasingly being called upon to promote physical activity (PA) in their classrooms as part of the PA during school component of a CSPAP.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Health Promotion, Physical Education Teachers
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Qi, Grace Yue; Wang, Yuping – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study explores the process of Community of Practice (CoP) building for language teachers' professional development through the support of a WeChat group. WeChat is an instant messenger app that provides a multimodal platform for one-on-one and group interactions through text, audio and video. In order to support the implementation of flipped…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion Groups, Communities of Practice
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Griffiths, Mark A.; Armour, Kathleen M.; Cushion, Christopher J. – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
This paper reports data from the evaluation of a coach education programme provided by a major national governing body of sport (NGB) in the UK. The programme was designed for youth sport coaches based on research evidence that suggests that CPD is most effective in supporting practitioner learning when it is interactive, collaborative and located…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Focus Groups, Semi Structured Interviews, Faculty Development
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Gage, Nicholas A.; Grasley-Boy, Nicolette M.; MacSuga-Gage, Ashley S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Effective classroom instruction is contingent upon successful classroom management. Unfortunately, not all teachers successfully manage classroom behavior and need in-service professional development. In this study, we replicated a targeted professional development approach that included a brief one-on-one training session and emailed visual…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Behavior, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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