Toward a Professional Development Community for Teachers
Hansa Sinha, Mary Beth Rosson, John Carroll, Honglu Du, Pennsylvania State University, 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
Abstract: The dawn of computer networks have brought forth extensive experimentation in bring-ing together otherwise isolated communities of practice across geographic boundaries. Although teachers in a school are co-located they are traditionally known to work in isolation. Information technology offers great potential to further the development of teachers’ local community of practice by providing an online platform to share and learn from each other as an additional support for their face-to-face interactions. From the literature, it is quite evident that attempts to use web tech-nologies to support teachers’ professional development have been ongoing. This paper is a review of literature on teachers’ professional community, teachers’ professional development, the opportunities that online communities are providing in the evolution of a professional development community for teachers and the challenges that lie ahead.
Sinha, H., Rosson, M.B., Carroll, J. & Du, H. (2010). Toward a Professional Development Community for Teachers. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2390-2397). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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