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Gee, Donna; Whaley, Jerita – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2016
Elementary teachers were involved in a two-year grant focused on professional development using lesson study processes to increase their understanding of mathematics content and effective mathematics pedagogy. The primary research questions focused on how 16 elementary teachers described their professional growth after being involved in lesson…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration
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Attorps, Iiris; Kellner, Eva – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The aim of this article is to describe a design and implementation of a school-university action research project about teaching and learning biology and mathematics in primary school. Nine teachers in grades 1 to 6, in collaboration with two researchers, were using content representation (CoRe) in learning study (LS)-inspired cycle as pedagogical…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Action Research, Program Design, Program Implementation
Morr, Shelly D. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if Professional Learning Communities in elementary schools that have strong evidence of the five dimensions of a Professional Learning Community have a higher degree of teamness than those schools that do not have strong evidence. Methodology: Using a descriptive and ex post facto study, the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Teamwork
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Harding-DeKam, Jenni L.; Reinsvold, Lori; Olmos, Antonio; Song, Youngjin; Franklin, Elizabeth; Enríquez, Mariana; Higgins, Teresa – Teacher Education and Practice, 2014
The MAST-EL University and School Partnership supports a strategic infrastructure for preparing preservice and in-service teachers ensuring high quality mathematics and science instruction for English learners (ELs). The partnership in its second year consists of thirty-two in-service elementary teachers, three instructional coaches, thirty…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Partnerships in Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Twomey, Sarah J. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
This qualitative study creates a case for teacher learning through increased access to digital knowledge and information made available through the Internet. I ask how reading environments, supported through online access to scholarly texts, might create intellectual engagement and transformative possibilities for teachers within their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Teacher Education, Electronic Learning
Maynor, Chad Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Professional learning communities (PLCs) provide schools with a tool to meet the professional development needs of their teachers through ongoing, job-embedded staff development designed to improve instruction and student learning. While research exists on the development of PLCs, there is a gap in the literature concerning the principal's role in…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Leadership Styles, Program Effectiveness, Individualized Instruction
DiNardo, Lynne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Professional learning communities (PLC) are one strategy aimed at facilitating teacher professional development, with a focus on increasing student achievement. This mixed methods study investigated the impact of professional learning on student achievement. A total of 6 teachers and 121 students recruited from the third and fifth grades of a…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Emergent Literacy
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Rigelman, Nicole Miller; Ruben, Barbara – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2012
Despite widespread acknowledgment of the power of professional collaboration, the norm in most schools is teachers working in isolation. Our study examined the impact of multiple layers of professional collaboration intentionally integrated into a one-year preservice teacher education program working in two elementary schools. Analysis of 23…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum, Focus Groups
Frehner-Quan, Susan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated administrators, college faculty, K-12 teachers, and pre-service teachers' perceptions of PLCs and their organizational environment as it relates to self-efficacy. The connection between educators' perceptions of PLCs is their learning environments and their willingness to change. The challenge is encouraging and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Communities of Practice, Correlation
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Dalgarno, Barney; Reupert, Andrea; Bishop, Andrea – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
The use of journals by students while on placement is a well-accepted strategy for encouraging reflection on practice, with the use of online blogs for this purpose potentially providing additional benefits through shared reflection and peer support. The aim of this study was to explore the effectiveness of an online blogging activity by teacher…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Student Journals, Reflection, Electronic Publishing
Thi, Han Han – ProQuest LLC, 2008
The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers' learning improvement through participation in study groups. In particular, this study examined how two second grade active participant teachers' classroom practice changed over time and how their changes were related to changes in their study group meetings, which they called Professional…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Communities of Practice, Groups, Observation