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Liu, Feng; Ritzhaupt, Albert; Cavanaugh, Cathy – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: This paper aims to describe a construct validation study of the Change Facilitator Style Questionnaire (CFSQ), an instrument designed to measure the leadership style of school principals as change facilitators. Design/methodology/approach: Participants included 614 K-12 teachers across the state of Florida involved in the Enhancing…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Leadership Styles, Principals, Construct Validity
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Cavanaugh, Cathy; Dawson, Kara; Ritzhaupt, Albert – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2011
This article examines how laptop computing technology, teacher professional development, and systematic support resulted in changed teaching practices and increased student achievement in 47 K-12 schools in 11 Florida school districts. The overview of a large-scale study documents the type and magnitude of change in student-centered teaching,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Achievement Gains, Computer Uses in Education
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Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Dawson, Kara; Cavanaugh, Cathy – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of teachers' characteristics, school characteristics, and contextual characteristics on classroom technology integration and teacher use of technology as mediators of student use of technology. A research-based path model was designed and tested based on data gathered from 732 teachers from…
Descriptors: Evidence, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration, Path Analysis
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Cavanaugh, Cathy; Dawson, Kara – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2010
The Exploring Florida Science project goals were: (1) increasing content knowledge of secondary science teachers, specifically in topics that are important to the future of the state, and (2) providing secondary science students with digital media for use in project-based learning. A team of instructional designers, educators, scientists, web…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Achievement Tests, Active Learning, Inservice Teacher Education
Cavanaugh, Cathy; Barbour, Michael; Brown, Regina; Diamond, Daryl; Lowes, Susan; Powell, Allison; Rose, Ray; Scheick, Amy; Scribner, Donna; Van der Molen, Julia – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2009
Online teaching is a complex professional practice. In addition to their content knowledge and pedagogical skill, online teachers must be qualified in methods of teaching the content online and have experience in online learning. This document examines some of the aspects of online teaching, specifically those related to communication and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Communication Strategies
Dawson, Kara; Cavanaugh, Cathy; Ritzhaupt, Albert D. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2008
This study measures changes in teaching practices that occurred during a school year that included laptop implementation and professional development. The changes were documented through direct observations of more than 400 classrooms in more than 50 K-12 schools in 11 Florida districts. Trained observers used two valid observation instruments to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Effect Size, Professional Development
Wortmann, Karly; Cavanaugh, Cathy; Kennedy, Kathryn; Beldarrain, Yoany; Letourneau, Therese; Zygouris-Coe, Vicky – North American Council for Online Learning, 2008
This document describes the mentoring relationship from the perspectives of several virtual schools that have built mentoring programs to assist their new teachers. Each school's mentoring program is unique and has been designed specifically for the school's staff, size, and instructional approach. These schools have learned that a successful…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Persistence, Beginning Teachers, Coaching (Performance)