Professional Development for Communities of Practice
Martha Peet, Texas Center for Educational Technology, United States ; Angela Cowan, Belton Independent School District, United States ; Anita Kliewer, Lemoyne Dunn, University of North Texas, United States ; Terice Schneider, Belton Independent School District, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Belton ISD and Rosebud-Lott ISD implemented a cost-effective, scientifically research-based model of professional development for teachers and administrators. A team of content area specialists worked with technology integration specialists to give teachers high-quality staff development. In addition to incorporating technology, teachers were required to include instructional strategies that push students to higher levels of thinking based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. The professional development, based on the formation and support of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), supported increased technology skills in both teachers and students.
Peet, M., Cowan, A., Kliewer, A., Dunn, L. & Schneider, T. (2010). Professional Development for Communities of Practice. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4078-4081). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).