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Effects Of A Computerized Professional Development Program On Teacher And Student Outcomes, Joseph B. Fisher, Jean B. Schumaker, John Culbertson, Donald D. Deshler Jan 2010

Effects Of A Computerized Professional Development Program On Teacher And Student Outcomes, Joseph B. Fisher, Jean B. Schumaker, John Culbertson, Donald D. Deshler

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Effects of a computerized professional development (PD) program for a concept teaching routine were investigated in two studies. For each, teachers were randomly assigned to either a virtual workshop group that used a multimedia software program for PD or an actual workshop group that participated in a live PD session. In Study 1, the teachers’ knowledge about the routine and planning for the routine significantly improved after completing either workshop; no significant differences were found between the groups. Both teacher groups were satisfied with the PD. In Study 2, the teachers’ performance of the routine in their classrooms improved, as ...