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Oda, Katsuhiko; Herman, Thomas; Hasan, Angela – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2020
This article reports on professional development in which twenty-four middle- or high-school teachers learned about integration of the Geographic Information System (GIS) in science or social science classes. We analyzed qualitative data obtained from the participants to examine two research questions. 1) What were the most relevant and useful…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
Graham, Georgia – Houston Independent School District, 2020
The Office of Special Education Services (OSES) at Houston Independent School District (HISD) wanted to explore various approaches to professional development (PD) that would allow more teachers to access training to improve their efficacy supporting students with disabilities. Currently, the department uses traditional in-person approaches to PD…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Effectiveness
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Tarhan, Hakan; Karaman, A. Cendel; Kemppinen, Lauri; Aerila, Juli-Anna – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study explores the characteristics of the teacher evaluation model in Finland. Highlighting the unique qualities of the Finnish case, we also compare these teacher evaluation practices with the increasingly applied value-added model (VAM) for teacher evaluation across the globe. Our analysis revealed that the Finnish Model prioritises teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Tack, Hanne; Valcke, Martin; Rots, Isabel; Struyven, Katrien; Vanderlinde, Ruben – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Taking into account the pressing need to understand more about what teacher educators' professional development characterises, this article adopts a mixed method approach to explore Flemish (Dutch-speaking part of Belgium) teacher educators' professional development needs and opportunities. Analysis results of a large-scale survey study with 611…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Mixed Methods Research, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities
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Baird, Thomas J.; Clark, Linda E. – Professional Development in Education, 2018
Professional development is an important part of creating a culture of continuous school improvement to maximize student learning. Rarely do we measure the impact of professional development on teacher learning, implementation and student outcomes. This study describes a professional development strategy for elementary teachers to promote…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Models, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Strategies
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Nese, Rhonda N. T.; Meng, Paul; Breiner, Sarah; Chaparro, Erin; Algozzine, Robert – Grantee Submission, 2020
Traditional professional development is often characterized as being expensive, time consuming, and lacking impact. In contrast, online professional development provides greater flexibility and is becoming increasingly popular for school personnel. In this article, we report the process and outcomes of gathering feedback to adapt traditional…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Professional Development
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Nese, Rhonda N. T.; Meng, Paul; Breiner, Sarah; Chaparro, Erin; Algozzine, Robert – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2020
Traditional professional development is often characterized as being expensive, time consuming, and lacking impact. In contrast, online professional development provides greater flexibility and is becoming increasingly popular for school personnel. In this article, we report the process and outcomes of gathering feedback to adapt traditional…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Professional Development
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Paesani, Kate – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
As we work to provide coherent and systematic professional development for online language teachers, a consideration of findings from teacher development research is essential. This essay begins by briefly overviewing this research as well as investigations into teacher learning related to online instruction, with a specific focus on studies…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Language Teachers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Coleman, Mary Catherine – Knowledge Quest, 2020
One of the ways school librarians can become a leader in the school community is to design, organize, and present professional development opportunities for fellow educators. Running professional development is a chance for school librarians to become leaders in the school, as well as an opportunity to collaborate with fellow educators, advance…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, Leadership
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Guise, Megan; Hegg, Sarah; Ronan, Briana; Flushman, Tanya; Grant, Billie-Jo – Journal of Educational Supervision, 2020
This study examines the effects of professional development on the content and frequency of university supervisor (n=6) written feedback related to supporting emergent bilinguals in order to improve the quality of observational evaluations provided to elementary and secondary pre-service teachers. Findings reveal supervisors' post-intervention…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Feedback (Response), Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Supervisors
Bates, Meg S.; Phalen, Lena; Moran, Cheryl – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Many teachers are turning to online professional development to meet their learning needs, but the vast array of available opportunities may be overwhelming. This article provides a framework for making sense of common online teacher learning opportunities. It also suggests situations where online professional development may be most useful and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Educational Opportunities, Best Practices
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Darling-Hammond, Linda; Hyler, Maria E.; Gardner, Madelyn – Learning Policy Institute, 2017
Teacher professional learning is of increasing interest as one way to support the increasingly complex skills students need to learn in preparation for further education and work in the 21st century. Sophisticated forms of teaching are needed to develop student competencies such as deep mastery of challenging content, critical thinking, complex…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Methods, Active Learning
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Avidov-Ungar, Orit – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This research aims to evaluate the manner in which teachers perceive their professional development process. Forty-three teachers from Israeli schools participated in the study. I used a semi-structured interview to understand the teachers' perceptions about their professional development. The qualitative analysis identified two dimensions that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Vaughn, Melissa Speight; de Beer, Josef – Perspectives in Education, 2020
Science and mathematics teacher professional development in South Africa does not adequately address teachers' pedagogical content knowledge or ability to integrate indigenous knowledge into the curriculum. This situation is partly due to traditional teacher professional development programmes that utilise top-down and expert-driven approaches…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Grabsch, Dustin K.; Moore, Lori L.; Muller, Kristyn; Mazzolini, Austin – College Student Affairs Journal, 2019
With the 2015 update to the professional competencies document for the student affairs profession, the necessity exists to explore the professional development needs in each of the ten competency areas. This study investigates student affairs professionals' survey responses to determine their self-reported needs for professional development based…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Needs, Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services
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