Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers:

Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers:

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Teachers, like other professionals, need to stay informed about new knowledge and technologies. Yet many express dissatisfaction with the professional development opportunities made available to them in schools and insist that the most effective development programs they have experienced have been self-initiated. Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers explores how the provision of professional development through online media has had a significant influence on the professional lives of an increasing number of teachers. Growing numbers of educators contend that online teacher professional development (OTPD) has the potential to enhance and even transform teachers' effectiveness in their classrooms and over the course of their careers. They also acknowledge that it raises many challenging questions regarding costs, equity, access to technology, quality of materials, and other issues. Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers suggests that teachers be active participants in planning and implementation of any new technologies that enhance professional development. The book recommends that federal and state policy makers take on the responsibility of promoting equal access to technology while the federal government and foundations play an important role by supporting the development, evaluation, and revision of OTPD.... School and teaches undergraduate biology and graduate-level science classes on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa. ... She has served as the president of the Iowa Science Teachers Section of the Iowa Academy of Science.


Title:Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers:
Author: National Academies Teacher Advisory Council, Committee on Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers, Center for Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2007-09-04
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