Re-imagining A Curriculum Guide for Teachers in Digital Format: A Collaboration Crossing Geographical, Disciplinary, and Cultural Boundaries

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In this white paper, one in a series of three, the authors share lessons learned from EDC's National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Electronic Teacher Guide (eTG) project–a highly collaborative initiative to redesign a print teacher guide for the genetics unit of EDC's Foundation Science: Biology high school curriculum and to research its use by teachers. The overarching goal of this work was to provide an exemplar of a cybertool that can support teachers in improving student learning by facilitating their implementation of an innovative curriculum and enhancing their subject matter and pedagogical content knowledge. The paper describes the process that the EDC team's curriculum developers, technology designers, software developers, researchers, and evaluators followed to successfully develop, test, and refine the eTG amidst challenges, and suggests strategies that may speed the efforts of others who embark upon similar collaborations. The other two papers in the series include:



Kathleen Haynie, Katherine F. Paget, Jacqueline S. Miller

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14 pp.
electronic teacher guide