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Margalef, Leonor; Pareja Roblin, Natalie – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2016
Facilitators are central for the success of professional learning communities (PLCs). Yet, their specific roles in supporting teacher learning remain still largely underexplored. To address this gap, the current multiple case study examines the roles of 4 university PLC facilitators, the strategies they used to support teacher learning, and the…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Communities of Practice, Role, College Faculty
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Psiropoulos, Dmitri; Barr, Sandy; Eriksson, Claire; Fletcher, Shauna; Hargis, Jace; Cavanaugh, Cathy – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
This faculty development case study focuses on a team of 16 General Education faculty at an urban women's college during the initial 6¬†months of the college's comprehensive implementation of an iPad teaching and learning environment. This article traces the effectiveness of an iPad professional development program through analyses of critical…
Descriptors: General Education, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration, Faculty Development
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Whitney, Anne Elrod – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2013
Content-area university faculty can play a critical role in the trajectories of K-12 teachers into leadership. The purpose of this study is to examine the practices and values of one university faculty member with a long record of work with K-12 teachers, with an aim to offer some guiding considerations as to the potential role of university…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Education, Teacher Leadership, Case Studies
Carrillo, Jose Ernesto – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Traditionally, school principals across the United States have been entrusted with the responsibility to conduct the daily affairs of managing schools. However, with the ever increasing demands of accountability for increased student achievement, the principals' roles and responsibilities are continuously evolving. Principals are being challenged…
Descriptors: Principals, Faculty Development, Rural Schools, School Districts
Montoro, Vincent – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Today's educational environment requires teachers who understand teaching and learning, have strong content knowledge, and can make connections between life experiences and the curriculum. Teachers are expected to be continually learning to improve their practice. Professional learning is essential in this process. Research on professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, National Standards, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies