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Online Professional Development: Criteria For Selection By Teachers And Evaluation By Administrators, Joshua C. Elliott Sep 2014

Online Professional Development: Criteria For Selection By Teachers And Evaluation By Administrators, Joshua C. Elliott

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The purpose of the current qualitative case study was to explore which criteria administrators in a mid-sized public school district in Connecticut use when evaluating whether an online professional development program meets the needs of both the district and the teachers. The study also explored which criteria teachers use when they are selecting an online professional development program. The first research question was, what criteria do school administrators use in evaluating online professional development programs as effective professional development for teachers? The second research question was, what criteria do teachers use in selecting online professional development programs? Data were collected ...


Strategies For Overcoming Common Obstacles In The Online Environment: Issues In Virtual School Teaching, Michael K. Barbour, Kelly L. Unger Jan 2014

Strategies For Overcoming Common Obstacles In The Online Environment: Issues In Virtual School Teaching, Michael K. Barbour, Kelly L. Unger

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K-12 online learning or virtual schooling has seen substantial growth in the United States over the past two decades. While the practice of virtual schooling has exploded, the availability of research-based best practices to guide teachers working in these environments is lacking. This chapter presents four cases from Michigan Virtual School (MVS) teachers that examine a variety of issues that virtual school teachers face when facilitating K-12 student learning in the online environment, including strategies to provide substantive feedback in English Language Arts, methods for addressing the demonstration of mathematical computations, using Web 2.0 tools to increase interaction in ...


Integrating Multimedia Into Moodle: Resources, Antoinette P. Bruciati Jan 2010

Integrating Multimedia Into Moodle: Resources, Antoinette P. Bruciati

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Create and share multimedia learning materials in your Moodle courses. This presentation introduces methods for embedding multimedia into Moodle for instruction, discussion, and assessment. An overview of free Web 2.0 applications that enable K-12 teachers and their students to produce multimedia files is also included.


Using Teacher Self-Assessment To Identify Staff Development Needs, Edward F. Iwanicki, Lucille Mceachern Mar 1984

Using Teacher Self-Assessment To Identify Staff Development Needs, Edward F. Iwanicki, Lucille Mceachern

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The article discusses the study which applies the Johari Window model during the teacher self-assessment process to identify the development needs of teachers in the United States. Staff development programs are successful when the outcomes being fostered are relevant to the teachers' needs.