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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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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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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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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
Hazzard, Jessica – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Teachers and administrators expressed concerns regarding grading English Learner (EL) students in a school district in a mid Atlantic state. Grade retention rates of ELs were disproportionately high. A professional development pilot was designed and implemented based upon the district's recently developed EL Grading Guidelines. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English Language Learners, Grading, Program Effectiveness
Porter, Brandon D.; Freeman, Michael K. – Professional Educator, 2020
This study addresses the need for research pertaining to the use of self-directed learning in educators' professional development (Merriam et al., 2007; Wagner, 2011; Zepeda et al., 2014). In satisfying this need, this study examined the experiences of educators within the Seminaries and Institutes of Religion (S&I) program with a form of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Independent Study, Teacher Certification, Teacher Attitudes
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Alexander, Nicola A.; Jang, Sung Tae – Journal of Education Finance, 2019
We examined professional development spending among Minnesota school districts and explored: (1) the level and variation in spending among districts; (2) associations between expenditures on professional development and district characteristics, including ethnic divergence between faculty and students; and (3) associations between professional…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Faculty Development, Educational Finance, Racial Differences
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Kim, Catherine E. – ORTESOL Journal, 2020
In this research note, Catherine Kim presents the findings of the changes in in-service STEM teachers' beliefs about English Learners (ELs) and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) education gleaned from the teachers' written reflections in the portfolios submitted at the end of their yearlong participation in an ESOL professional…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, STEM Education, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Sheridan, Kathleen M.; Wen, Xiaoli – Early Education and Development, 2021
Research Findings: This is an evaluation study of the effectiveness of an online early mathematics professional development program for early childhood teachers. The eight online courses, along with the Math at Home: Early Math Matters website and resources, introduce early childhood teachers to mathematical concepts such as math literacy, number…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Online Courses, Faculty Development, Early Childhood Education
Watkins, Amy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This study focused on the motivation of K-12 teachers to participate in district online professional development and to sustain the knowledge or skills learned. This study identified how teachers in a suburban school district, located in the Hudson Valley region of New York state, evaluated the online professional development they received and the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Sustainability
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Evans, Jennifer Catharine; Yip, Hennie; Chan, Kannass; Armatas, Christine; Tse, Ada – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Online learning has become a ubiquitous part of the educational landscape and how teachers are supported in developing approaches to teaching online is a fundamental aspect of the students' learning experience. Based on the implementation of a professional development course on becoming an online teacher offered in a blended learning mode at one…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Management Systems
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Wallin, Anna; Pylväs, Laura; Nokelainen, Petri – Vocations and Learning, 2020
In this article, we explore workers' stories about digitalization of work and professional development. The data (101 stories) were collected from 81 Finnish government workers through the method of empathy-based stories (MEBS). MEBS is a qualitative data collection method in which participants write short imaginary texts based on an introductory…
Descriptors: Government Employees, Employee Attitudes, Work Attitudes, Automation
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Howell, Emily; Perez, Sara; Abraham, W. Todd – Reading Research Quarterly, 2021
In this formative experiment, the authors focused on developing professional development for upper elementary school teachers and investigating how it was integrated into teachers' instruction to improve their ability to make writing a more digital, participatory process. Theoretical perspectives pertaining to technology use in education specify…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)
Zepeda, Sally J. – Eye on Education, 2019
This comprehensive and authoritative book serves as the road map to your school's professional development journey. Written for principals, professional development directors, other district leaders, and teacher leaders, "Professional Development: What Works" shows you how to plan and implement programs that promote teacher growth. Full…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Program Implementation, Best Practices
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