Professional Development

The Wisdom of Practice: Web 2.0 as a Cognitive and Community Building Tool in Indonesia

Tue, 02/01/2011

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Mary Burns and Petra Wiyakti Bodrogini

Mary Burns coauthored this chapter for the book Digital Education: Opportunities for Social Collaboration published by Palgrave-MacMillan. In 2009-10, EDC introduced a suite of Web 2.0 applications as part of an online professional development program in Indonesia. The goal was to help technology trainers become effective school-based coaches who could help teachers integrate classroom technology to support learner-centered instruction. This chapter describes EDC staff's experiences in this endeavor.

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Connecting Instructional Technology Professional Development to Teacher and Student Outcomes

Fri, 10/01/2010

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Wendy Martin, Scott Strother, Lauren Bates, Timothy Reitzes, and Katherine McMillan Culp with Monica Beglau from eMINTS National Center

Published in the International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) Journal of Research on Technology in Education, this article reports on an evaluation of an instructional technology professional development program that uses many practices advocated by professional development experts. The authors found that greater fidelity of implementation of the professional development program was associated with higher-quality lesson plans and higher student achievement.

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Fostering Algebraic Thinking

Thu, 07/01/1999

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Drawing on his experiences with three professional development programs, the author outlines key "habits of thinking" that characterize the successful learning and use of algebra. He offers strategies teachers can use to cultivate these habits of thinking and guidelines for assessing students' development. Each chapter features activities to encourage teachers to reflect on how they think about algebra and how that thinking informs their practice.

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Picturing What’s Possible—Portraits of Science Inquiry in Early Childhood Classrooms

Fri, 10/01/2010

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This article describes examples of teacher planning, implementation, and evaluation of inquiry-based science explorations in early childhood classrooms from the perspective of a science mentor for early childhood teachers enrolled in the Foundations of Science Literacy (FSL) project. FSL is a multicomponent professional development project that includes college-level coursework, mentoring, and classroom-based assignments.

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Aligning Classroom-Based Assessment with High-Stakes Tests

Tue, 04/01/2008

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Marian Pasquale, Marian Grogan

Marian Pasquale and Marian Grogan's chapter "Aligning Classroom-Based Assessment with High-Stakes Tests" in the National Science Teacher Association publication Assessing Science Learning: Perspectives from Research and Practice is based on previous in-person professional development and capacity building with science teachers across the country, as well as an online course on assessment.

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A Framework for the Strategic Use of Classroom Artifacts in Mathematics Professional Development

Mon, 04/10/2006

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Johannah Nikula, Lynn Goldsmith, Zuzka Blasi, and WestEd’s Nanette Seago

Analysis of “classroom artifacts”—videos of classroom discussions, audio transcripts of students working, samples of written student work—can help teachers reflect upon and refine their practice. Published in the Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership, this article describes a framework EDC developed that guides facilitators in strategically using classroom artifacts in mathematics professional development. View a related publication.

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Facilitator's Guide to Ways to Think About Mathematics

Wed, 10/06/2004

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Steve Benson, Susan Addington, Nina Arshavsky, Al Cuoco, Paul Goldenberg, Eric Karnowski

This guide provides staff developers, preservice educators, and mathematics department chairs with all the necessary tools to provide high-quality staff development in secondary mathematics. The materials were funded by the National Science Foundation and successfully field-tested in a wide variety of professional development and preservice settings. See also Ways to Think About Mathematics.

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Ways to Think About Mathematics

Wed, 10/06/2004

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Steve Benson, Susan Addington, Nina Arshavsky, Al Cuoco, Paul Goldenberg, Eric Karnowski

Ways to Think About Mathematics uses immersion experiences in algebra, geometry, and statistics to help mathematics teachers improve their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts. By experiencing the book’s open-ended problems, making and checking conjectures, and evaluating problem solving strategies, every mathematics teacher can become better prepared to deal with day-to-day classroom decisions.

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Supporting Early Childhood Professionals Through Content-Focused Mentoring: A Resource Guide

Mon, 09/01/2003

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This guide shares lessons learned from EDC's experience with content-focused mentoring work. It highlights early literacy content knowledge and discusses five essential aspects of content-focused mentoring, and provides extensive lists of resources for each.

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