Online Teacher Education and Professional Development Resources for Rural Schools
William Mehojah, Jr, Office of Indian Education Programs, United States ; Ronald Aust, Kansas University, United States ; Nancy Allen, Texas A&M University, United States ; Peter H. Camp, Office of Indian Education Programs, United States ; Brian Newberry, Kansas University, United States ; Paul Resta, University of Texas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Rural school districts and educators represent underserved populations who often have limited local access to professional development and teacher education programs. This panel will explore current and emerging online learning strategies to extend teacher education and professional development to rural and culturally diverse communities nationwide including ongoing efforts to enrich teacher education in Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools. Online learning is especially relevant for BIA schools because they are located in rural regions with strong community ties. Locally available professional development and teacher certification may significantly benefit the stability and sustainability of high quality education in these schools. The discussion panel brings well over 100 years of combined experience including: classroom teaching, teacher education, nationally recognized educators in online learning, and national administrators serving culturally diverse rural schools.
Mehojah, Jr, W., Aust, R., Allen, N., Camp, P.H., Newberry, B. & Resta, P. (2003). Online Teacher Education and Professional Development Resources for Rural Schools. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 564-568). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).