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On-line video media for continuing professional development in dentistry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project investigated the exploitation of on-line video media for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of dentists. More specifically it focused on the evolution of the video media from videoconferencing to simple and complex webcasting. The study aimed to establish models of best practice for the use of both videoconferencing and webcasting in the training of dentists. The three phases

Patricia A. Reynolds; Robin Mason

2002-01-01

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Improving science literacy: The knowledge-transforming process within an on-line professional development project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examined connections between science literacy and writing. Science e-mails were written as content-oriented professional development materials for K-8 teachers. E-mail drafts underwent multiple revisions. The study data included drafts, final e-mails, and feedback from the supervising scientist and the e-mails' teacher audience. The analyses, informed by Bereiter & Scardamalia's knowledge-transforming process (1987), Schindler's audience theories (2001), and Johnson and Aragon's on-line instruction framework (2003), sought connections among three components: the writer's struggle between content and discourse, audience, and format. The e-mail drafts indicated a large percentage of text changes involving two or more of the components, primarily concerning discourse. Redundancies surfaced among the components, indicating Bereiter and Scardamalia's knowledge-transforming process sufficiently explained the e-mail project; additional format and audience models were unnecessary. Recommendations for extending the knowledge-transforming process specifically for science are included.

Sherwood, Susan A.

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Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The central dilemma of staff development--training to perform a task versus professional learning and growth--must be addressed by distance education managers. Distance education organizations need to be learning organizations, fostering a culture of learning among students and staff. (SK)

Lentell, Helen

1994-01-01

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On-line chemical composition analyzer development  

SciTech Connect

This report relates to the development of an on-line Raman analyzer for control of a distillation column. It is divided into: program issues, experimental control system evaluation, energy savings analysis, and reliability analysis. (DLC)

Garrison, A.A.

1993-01-01

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On line chemical composition of analyzer development  

SciTech Connect

This status report details progress made on the development of an on-line chemical analyzer. Dynamic studies of the distillation column, approval of testing plans, installation of a sample cell and raman analyzer, design of computerized control systems are described. Information on seminars and published papers is also included. (GHH)

Not Available

1992-01-01

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Partners with Clinical Practice: Evaluating the Student and Staff Experiences of On-line Continuing Professional Development for Qualified Nephrology Practitioners Judith HURST  

Microsoft Academic Search

The inclusion of online learning technologies into the higher education (HE) curriculum is frequently associated with the design and development of new models of learning. One could argue that e-learning even demands a reconfiguration of traditional methods of learning and teaching. However, this transformation in pedagogic methodology does not just impact on lecturers and teachers alone. Online learning has 'pervasive

Susannah QUINSEE

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Against Professional Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper raises questions about the sort of knowledge which has come to count as professional development knowledge. The author interrogates the curriculum and pedagogy of academic professional development programs in Australian universities, drawing parallels with Third World development programs. She argues that professional development knowledge is privileged over disciplinary knowledge in setting lifelong learning agendas for academics, and notes

Erica McWilliam

2002-01-01

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On-line chemical composition analyzer development  

SciTech Connect

The energy consumed in distillation processes in the United States represents nearly three percent of the total national energy consumption. If effective control of distillation columns can be accomplished, it has been estimated that it would result in a reduction in the national energy consumption of 0.3%. Real-time control based on mixture composition could achieve these savings. However, the major distillation processes represent diverse applications and at present there does not exist a proven on-line chemical composition sensor technology which can be used to control these diverse processes in real-time. This report presents a summary of the findings of the second phase of a three phase effort undertaken to develop an on-line real-time measurement and control system utilizing Raman spectroscopy. A prototype instrument system has been constructed utilizing a Perkin Elmer 1700 Spectrometer, a diode pumped YAG laser, two three axis positioning systems, a process sample cell land a personal computer. This system has been successfully tested using industrially supplied process samples to establish its performance. Also, continued application development was undertaken during this Phase of the program using both the spontaneous Raman and Surface-enhanced Raman modes of operation. The study was performed for the US Department of Energy, Office of Industrial Technologies, whose mission is to conduct cost-shared R D for new high-risk, high-payoff industrial energy conservation technologies. Although this document contains references to individual manufacturers and their products, the opinions expressed on the products reported do not necessarily reflect the position of the Department of Energy.

Roberts, M.J.; Garrison, A.A.; Muly, E.C.; Moore, C.F.

1992-02-01

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HRD Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains four papers from a symposium on professional development of human resource development (HRD) professionals. "Lifelong Learning and Performance: The Role of Key Qualifications in Human Resource Development" (Simone J. van Zolingen, Wim J. Nijhof) argues that, besides being of interest to employers, key qualifications are…

1998

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HRD Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains four papers from a symposium on professional development of human resource development (HRD) professionals. "Lifelong Learning and Performance: The Role of Key Qualifications in Human Resource Development" (Simone J. van Zolingen, Wim J. Nijhof) argues that, besides being of interest to employers, key qualifications are also…

1998

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Professional Environment for Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Introduction. Teaching and training are at the heart of the knowledge society where the continuing professional development of teachers and trainers provides the cornerstone for the development of a high quality education and training systems. The Aim of the Study. To identify a design of professional environment for teacher professional

Zascerinska, Jelena

2010-01-01

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Reflection in Professional Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

ue to constant changes in working life, people development process, and (2) how the medical labora- who have the desire, will, and ability to learn tory technologists evaluate their professional develop- new thinps and treat information cr~tically are ment. needed. In an ideal situation, indimdual professional The subjects of the study are the medical labora- growth continues throughout working life

Jana Helenlus

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Why Professional Development Matters  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Professional development refers to many types of educational experiences related to an individual's work. Doctors, lawyers, educators, accountants, engineers, and people in a wide variety of professions and businesses participate in professional development to learn and apply new knowledge and skills that will improve their performance on the…

Mizell, Hayes

2010-01-01

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PROFESSIONALISM, PROFESSIONALITY AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS  

Microsoft Academic Search

What purpose is served by renovation or redesign of professionalism, and how successful a process is it likely to be? This article addresses these questions by examining the effectiveness as a professional development mechanism of the imposition of changes to policy and\\/or practice that require modification or renovation of professionalism. The ‘new’ professionalisms purported to have been fashioned over the

Linda Evans

2008-01-01

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Development of student professionalism.  

PubMed

In late 2007, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) charged their National StuNet Advisory Committee to formulate tenets of professionalism, with the primary goal of introducing students to essential attitudes and behaviors of professionalism. The committee's list of tenets served as a working document for the development of this White Paper. This collaborative effort of the ACCP Board of Regents and the National StuNet Advisory Committee sought to complement other published documents addressing student professionalism. The purpose of this White Paper is to enhance student understanding of professionalism, emphasizing the importance of the covenantal or "fiducial" relationship between the patient and the pharmacist. This fiducial relationship is the essence of professionalism and is a relationship between the patient and the pharmacist built on trust. This White Paper also outlines the traits of professionalism, which were developed after an extensive review of the literature on professionalism in medicine and pharmacy. The traits of professionalism identified here are responsibility, commitment to excellence, respect for others, honesty and integrity, and care and compassion. It is from these traits that student actions and behaviors should emanate. Students, pharmacy practitioners, and faculty have a responsibility to each other, to society as a whole, and to individual patients whom they serve to ensure that their words and actions uphold the highest standards of professional behavior. PMID:19476426

Roth, Mary T; Zlatic, Thomas D

2009-06-01

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Engagement in Professional On line Learning: A Situative Analysis of Media Professionals Who Did Not Make It  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article discusses the multi-faceted challenges experienced by professionals embarking on professional development online. It is argued that the barriers to successful completion identified in the literature reflect the complex, overlapping, and not always supportive social systems in which professional learners are embedded. A…

Maor, D.; Volet, S.

2007-01-01

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Professional Development of Administrators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|It is suggested that, among executives in higher education, particularly in operations management, professional development needs attention. Consideration is given to weaknesses in operations management, inadquacies of career ladders, departmental responsibilities, deanship duties, vice-presidential and presidential development, and reasons for…

Millett, John D.

1978-01-01

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Approaches to Rural Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Three professional development approaches have shown promise in raising the competency level of early childhood professionals in rural areas. Provider registry systems gather information that provides a foundation for further professional development initiatives and systemic development. Statewide professional development systems designed to…

Thornburg, Kathy R.; Scott, Jacqueline L.

2006-01-01

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Searching for Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|It's an empowering feeling to be in a room full of people who know the lingo of teaching, who understand the demands of teaching young children, and who want to learn more to be able to put best practices in place in their classrooms. Professional development (PD) can put you there and lead to new ways of teaching, deeper understanding of…

Ashbrook, Peggy

2010-01-01

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Sustainable Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although best practices in student instruction and learning have evolved dramatically over the past couple of decades, new approaches to educator professional development have lagged behind considerably. The traditional whole group, one-size-fits-all strategy universally recognized as ineffective for teaching students, has too-long remained the…

McLester, Susan

2012-01-01

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Contextually Based Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, the authors detail a study of a three-year professional development project designed to increase in-service teachers' classroom technology integration. Participants engaged in learning activities that modeled technology integration from a contextually based perspective that included technology, and pedagogical and content…

Blocher, J. Michael; Armfield, Shadow W.; Sujo-Montes, Laura; Tucker, Gary; Willis, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

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Contextually Based Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors detail a study of a three-year professional development project designed to increase in-service teachers' classroom technology integration. Participants engaged in learning activities that modeled technology integration from a contextually based perspective that included technology, and pedagogical and content…

Blocher, J. Michael; Armfield, Shadow W.; Sujo-Montes, Laura; Tucker, Gary; Willis, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

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Professional values: key to professional development.  

PubMed

Humanistic nursing care requires application of not only cognitive and psychomotor learning, but also affective skill development. The nursing profession has focused on cognitive and psychomotor domain learning. However, knowledge in all three domains is essential for full professional development and, thus, socialization into the profession. This article discusses affective domain learning, specifically, value formation and the contribution of education, service, and the profession to full embodiment of professional values. PMID:12434320

Weis, Darlene; Schank, Mary Jane

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Professional values: Key to professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Humanistic nursing care requires application of not only cognitive and psychomotor learning, but also affective skill development. The nursing profession has focused on cognitive and psychomotor domain learning. However, knowledge in all three domains is essential for full professional development and, thus, socialization into the profession. This article discusses affective domain learning, specifically, value formation and the contribution of education,

Darlene Weis; Mary Jane Schank

2002-01-01

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Transportation Safety Professional Development Clearinghouse.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Throughout private and public work settings, employee professional development is regarded as critical to grooming future leaders and to attract and retain talented employees who will enable the company or agency to achieve its goals. Professional develop...

A. Maher C. Knezek J. Hansen W. Im

2007-01-01

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Professional development for inclusive schooling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Professional development aims to impact upon teacher knowledge, teacher practice and thus change student outcomes. Some of the most effective examples of professional development have focussed on active involvement of staff and administration in the process and have been extensive and progressive in nature. In this paper, we report on the implementation of a model of professional development in which

Robyn Robinson; Suzanne Carrington

2002-01-01

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Professional Academic Development through Professional Journal Dialogue  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper presents the cooperative analysis by a lecturer and an academic development practitioner of a reflective journal dialogue over the 12 weeks of teaching a postgraduate course. Through a retrospective analysis of the journal the present paper explores the following issues: the framing of an inquiry; the personal-professional nexus; and…

Ruth, Damian; Naidoo, Kogi

2012-01-01

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Chapter 5: Professional Dialogue as Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Bechtel and O'Sullivan suggest that teacher change within the context of professional development (PD) is influenced by the design and content of PD initiatives. This paper examines the influence of an initiative designed to stimulate reflection and discussion among experienced teachers. It has been argued in the physical education literature and…

Deglau, Dena; Ward, Phillip; O'Sullivan, Mary; Bush, Kim

2006-01-01

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Development of an Improved On-Line Gold Analyser.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes the development and testing of an improved version of a previously developed on-line analyser, based on atomic-absorption spectrophotometry and electrothermal atomization, to monitor the gold in solutions from the carbon-in-pulp proc...

R. V. D. Robert G. T. W. Ormrod

1984-01-01

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Continuing professional development: Developing a vision  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is widely promoted through the policies and programmes of UK professional associations, it is an ambiguous concept. There is confusion regarding its definition and purpose in both academic and practitioner literature, which extends to professionals themselves. Thirty (18 employees and 12 of their employers) professionals were interviewed about their thoughts on the definition and value

Andrew Friedman; Mary Phillips

2004-01-01

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The Effects of Top Management Professional Development on Administrator Turnover  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines how characteristics associated with professional development of the top management team in 406 nursing homes can affect administrator turnover. Tenure, education, and membership in a professional association are the characteristics investigated. Data used in this investigation came from a survey of nursing facilities and the 1999 On-line Survey, Certification, and Reporting system. Using logistic regression analyses, the

Nicholas G. Castle; Lisa R. Shugarman

2005-01-01

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School Reform and Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes professional development standards to improve student learning published by the National Staff Development Council and confirmed by evaluation of the federal Eisenhower professional development program conducted by the American Institutes for Research. Asserts that teachers must also take responsibility for creating their own…

Lewis, Anne C.

2002-01-01

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Professional Development: Setting the Context.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

States that professional development programs, though they run the gamut from fledgling to comprehensive, have developed over the last three decades as a result of the rapid growth of the community college. Examines some of the early struggles of the professional development movement and discusses future challenges. (AUTH/NB)

Watts, Gordon E.; Hammons, James O.

2002-01-01

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Development of an On-Line Coal Washability Analyzer  

SciTech Connect

Washability analysis is the basis for nearly all coal preparation plant separations. Unfortunately, there are no on-line techniques for determining this most fundamental of all coal cleaning information. In light of recent successes at the University of Utah, it now appears possible to determine coal washability on-line through the use of x-ray computed tomography (CT) analysis. The successful development of such a device is critical to the establishment of process control and automated coal blending systems. In this regard, Virginia Tech, Terra Tek Inc., and Cyprus-Amax Coal Company have joined with the University of Utah and agreed to undertake the development of a x-ray CT-based on-line coal washability analyzer with financial assistance from DOE. The three-year project will cost $594,571, of which 33% ($194,575) will be cost-shared by the participants. The project will involve development of appropriate software and extensive testing/evaluation of well-characterized coal samples from three coal preparation plants. Each project participant brings special expertise to the project which is expected to create a new dimension in coal cleaning technology. Finally, it should be noted that the analyzer may prove to be a universal analyzer capable of providing not only washability analysis, but also particle size distribution analysis, ash analysis and perhaps pyritic sulfur analysis.

C. L. Lin; G. H. Luttrell; G. T. Adel; Jan D. Miller.

1998-03-31

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Development of an On-Line Coal Washability Analyzer.  

SciTech Connect

Washability analysis is the basis for nearly all coal preparation plant separations. Unfortunately, there are no on-line techniques for determining this most fundamental of all coal cleaning information. In light of recent successes at the University of Utah, it now appears possible to determine coal washability on-line through the use of x-ray computed tomography (CT) analysis. The successful development of such a device is critical to the establishment of process control and automated coal blending systems. In this regard, Virginia Tech, Terra Tek Inc., and Cyprus-Amax Coal Company have joined with the University of Utah and agreed to undertake the development of an x-ray CT-based on-line coal washability analyzer with financial assistance from DOE. The three-year project will cost $594,571, of which 33% ($194,575) will be cost-shared by the participants. The project will involve development of appropriate software and extensive testing/evaluation of well-characterized coal samples from three coal preparation plants. Each project participant brings special expertise to the project which is expected to create a new dimension in coal cleaning technology. Finally, it should be noted that the analyzer may prove to be a universal analyzer capable of providing not only washability analysis, but also particle size distribution analysis, ash analysis and perhaps pyritic sulfur analysis.

Miller, Jan D.

1997-09-03

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN ON-LINE COAL WASHABILITY ANALYZER  

SciTech Connect

Washability analysis is the basis for nearly all coal preparation plant separations. Unfortunately, there are no on- line techniques for determining this most fundamental of all coal cleaning information. In light of recent successes at the University of Utah, it now appears possible to determine coal washability on-line through the use of x-ray computed tomography (CT) analysis. The successful development of such a device is critical to the establishment of process control and automated coal blending systems. In this regard, Virginia Tech, Terra Tek Inc., and U.S. coal producers have joined with the University of Utah and to undertake the development of an X-ray CT-based on- line coal washability analyzer with financial assistance from DOE. Each project participant brought special expertise to the project in order to create a new dimension in coal cleaning technology. The project involves development of appropriate software and extensive testing/evaluation of well-characterized coal samples from operating coal preparation plants. Data collected to date suggest that this new technology is capable of serving as a universal analyzer that can not only provide washability analysis, but also particle size distribution analysis, ash analysis, and perhaps pyritic sulfur analysis.

J.D. Miller; C.L. Lin; G.H. Luttrell; G.T. Adel; Barbara Marin

2001-06-26

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Self-Managed Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assuming responsibility for one's continuing education is the obligation of each professional. Continuing education does not provide adequate structure for individual development. However, some models have surfaced which enable individuals to examine, plan, and evaluate their continuing professional development needs; these include self-assessment…

Rosenfield, Sylvia

1981-01-01

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Technology professional development for teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines technology professional development for preservice and inservice teachers. It reviews the current status\\u000a of technology in our schools, what we know about professional development in the area of technology, and research on efforts\\u000a to increase preservice teacher use of technology in appropriate ways.

Lynne Schrum

1999-01-01

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Approaches to Professional Development Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Various approaches to the professional development school (PDS)--each designed for its respective audience, mission, and purpose for engagement--have shaped the professional development school effort during the past 25 years. Central to these approaches is improving teacher quality in the service of student learning. This provides direction for…

Neapolitan, Jane E.; Levine, Marsha

2011-01-01

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Professional Development in Corporate Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Organizational and workplace changes are altering the work of trainers and consequently their professional development needs. Training and development professionals need a foundation in training design and delivery with the ability to incorporate multiple perspectives, delivery systems, and locations and to be responsive to change. (SK)|

Meyer, Susan R.; Marsick, Victoria J.

2003-01-01

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Principal Desirability for Professional Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of Virginia public school principals as to their desirability for professional development training in order to meet current accountability measures. Specifically, this study was designed to determine the following: (a) Given a list of professional development statements relating to current accountability measures, how do principals rate their desirability level? (b)

Deanna Lyn Keith

2008-01-01

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Professional Development of Academic Library Professionals in Kerala  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The paper aims to bring out the problems and prospects of the professional development opportunities of academic library professionals in the Universities in Kerala. The study is a part of research undertaken to survey the professional development activities and educational needs of library professionals in the major Universities of Kerala in the…

Mathew, K. Susan; Baby, M. D.; Pillai, S. Sreerekha

2011-01-01

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NASA Electronic Professional Development Network  

NASA Website

[Educators Grades K-12] [Available: Nationally] The NASA electronic Professional Development Network, or ePDN, develops and delivers NASA-related online courses, workshops and events for the benefit of STEM K-12 teachers across the nation

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Cooperating Teachers and Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined connections between being a cooperating teacher and professional development, demonstrating that veteran teachers who desire to transform their teaching practices can use their work with student teachers as professional growth opportunities. It discusses how the role of cooperating teacher can affect veteran teachers'…

Landt, Susan Mary

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Professional development for registered nurses.  

PubMed

There is increasing recognition that health professionals should engage in continuing professional development and lifelong learning. In addition, planned changes to pre-registration nurse education mean that many registered nurses are considering, or will consider, further academic study. This article aims to demystify academic terminology and provide practical guidance on preparing for and accessing higher education. PMID:20162905

Casey, Deborah; Clark, Liz

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The Science of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Data from a recent study show that investing in science teachers' professional growth and teaching ability is a wise choice. However, the professional development must have the right content (the science discipline that teachers are actually teaching), at the right time (when they are assigned to teach that science discipline), and in a stable…

Fields, Erica T.; Levy, Abigail Jurist; Karelitz, Tzur M.; Martinez-Gudapakkam, Audrey; Jablonski, Erica

2012-01-01

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Condenser on-line leak-detection system development  

SciTech Connect

Condenser tube leaks have been the number one source of impurities in most utility steam cycles. The impurities lead to corrosion of feedwater systems, boilers, and turbines. EPRI recommends sodium in the condensate be less than 3 ppb, which means less than one gallon leakage per day in some cases. The location of leaks requires isolation of the condenser water box and is costly because of power reduction. On-line detection using tracer can cut down the isolation time and, therefore, offers cost advantages to utilities. The on-line leak detection technique utilizes the concepts developed by EPRI for targeted chlorination''. Sulfur hexafluoride (SF{sub 6}), helium gases, and perfluorocarbon liquid were considered as tracers. Laboratory studies were conducted to evaluate the practicability of injecting water with dissolved SF{sub 6} gas, SF{sub 6} bubbles, and dissolved SF{sub 6} gas in perfluorocarbon liquid. Both static and dynamic tests were conducted in a condenser model. It was determined that water entrained with SF{sub 6} bubbles offered the most practical method of injection, followed by dissolved SF{sub 6} gas in perfluorocarbon. A conceptual design was developed that utilizes a water lance, a swivel arrangement in the waterbox manhole cover, a tracer targeting and mixing system, and a tracer gas detection system at the air ejector exhaust. A successful demonstration of targeted leak detection using a waterjet lance with SF{sub 6} was conducted at Carolina Power Light Company's Asheville Steam Electric Station Unit 1. A measurable artificially created leak was detected and located using this system with the condenser on-line. 2 refs., 39 figs., 6 tabs.

Not Available

1991-11-01

48

Developing Online Professional Resources in Nutrition Sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Internet and World Wide Web have created enormous opportunities for nutrition professionals to develop resources useful to professionals and students. The Web Site Development Model (WSDM) was used to develop Professional Resources in Nutrition Sciences (PRINS), a web-based resource. PRINS provides online access to resources such as job web sites and search engines, nutrition related organizations; professional associations; professional

M. Tomita; R. Schnoll

1999-01-01

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Pressing Forward with Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Effective professional development can support efforts to increase rigor in one's school. From the authors' research on the schools that won the U.S. Department of Education's Award for Staff Development, they found seven key characteristics that were apparent in staff development at these schools: (1) A clear purpose that is linked to research,…

Blackburn, Barbara R.; Williamson, Ronald

2010-01-01

50

Professional Values: Key to Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Affective domain learning, including values formation, is an important part of humanistic nursing education. The American Nurses Association code of ethics articulates professional values. For full embodiment of these values to occur, educators and the profession must work together. (Contains 30 references.) (SK)

Weis, Darlene; Schank, Mary Jane

2002-01-01

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The Challenge of Developing On-Line Courses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many challenges face the communication instructor wishing to use the Internet, the World Wide Web, and other on-line resources in the classroom; most common are questions of faculty support, facilities limitations, and student limitations. While some members of communication departments may speak glowingly about the future of the on-line

Auter, Philip J.; Hanna, Michael S.

52

Changes in Professional Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent changes in society, the practice in medicine, the health care delivery and new technologies will have a direct impact on the development of the medical profession. Thus, there is a need for more efficient, evidence-based and evaluated continuing medical education (CME) programs. But CME in one’s own speciality interest is not enough. CME has to be extended into a

Siegfried Meryn

1998-01-01

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Developing Professionals through Personalization  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To develop the cognitive, social, and career skills needed to succeed in the modern workplace, students must learn to think creatively, apply their skills innovatively, and take risks constructively. Implicit in this position is the expectation that students will have the self-confidence to apply their knowledge in both familiar and new settings…

Berte, Nicolette; King, Keanna; Demars, Michelle; Brownstein, Michael M.

2008-01-01

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An evaluation of patent searching resources: comparing the professional and free on-line databases  

Microsoft Academic Search

A review of the tools now available to the patent information searcher is provided. The benefits and limitations of free Internet databases and of commercial on-line databases are compared and constrasted. For example, the use of word searches on the Internet, optionally enhanced by IPC term, compared to the use of more sophisticated keyword, IPC\\/ECLA, citation analysis, competitor analysis, and

Paul Schwander

2000-01-01

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UK Health-Care Professionals' Experience of On-Line Learning Techniques: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Introduction: Continuing professional development and education is vital to the provision of better health services and outcomes. The aim of this study is to contribute to the evidence base by performing a systematic review of qualitative data from studies reporting health professionals' experience of e-learning. No such previous review has been…

Carroll, Christopher; Booth, Andrew; Papaioannou, Diana; Sutton, Anthea; Wong, Ruth

2009-01-01

56

Research Reports into Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Five reports present findings of research into professional development (PD) issues in vocational education and training (VET) in Australia. "Lessons Learnt: An Analysis of Findings of Recent Evaluation Reports on PD in VET" (Kate Perkins) provides an overview of issues, insights, and ideas emerging from past PD experience that may be relevant to…

Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.

57

Continuing professional development for radiographers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: The purposes of this survey were to identify the current participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of radiographers in the South and West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA), and to invite them to comment on issues related to CPD activities.Methods: A questionnaire was sent to 1686 diagnostic and therapy radiographers in the SWRHA. This was designed to gain a profile

A. Castle; D. Adrian-Harris; D. G. Holloway; A. J. Race

1997-01-01

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Auburn's Continuous Professional Development Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Continuous Professional Development Program (CPDP) is a consortium of educators from Auburn University, ten public school districts, and the Alabama State Department of Education. The purpose of the CPDP is to work cooperatively toward the improvement of teacher education at both the pre-service and in-service levels. The agencies in the…

Trentham, Landa; Mayfield, Robert

59

Professional Development Schools: Confronting Realities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This collection of articles discusses the realities of Professional Development Schools (PDS) from the perspectives of school teachers, college faculty, college administrators, and other educational administrators. The articles focus on the five dimensions of PDS work (institutionalization, equity, standards and quality, inquiry, and financing).…

Lauter, Nancy J., Ed.

60

What Works in Professional Development?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scholars from the American Institutes for Research analyzed findings from over 1,300 studies that potentially address the effect of professional development on student learning outcomes. The project was sponsored by the Regional Education Laboratory-Southwest (RELSW) and funded by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of…

Guskey, Thomas R.; Yoon, Kwang Suk

2009-01-01

61

The ABC and Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the challenges and problems facing managers in modern organizations and examines the implications of those challenges for the education and professional development of management personnel. The author illustrates his discussion by focusing mainly on the management of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, but he argues that…

Duckmanton, T. S.

62

Changing Perspectives in Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Half-way through this first decade of the 21st century, educators are working diligently to ensure that all students learn and schools demonstrate annual yearly progress. Schools are scrambling to find ways to reach students who are struggling. Once again professional development is being seen as a major tool to support improved practice and to…

Mundry, Susan

2005-01-01

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Soft sensors development for on-line bioreactor state estimation  

Microsoft Academic Search

During a fermentation process, variables such as concentrations are determined by off-line laboratory analysis, making this set of variables of limited use for control purposes. However, these variables can be on-line estimated using soft sensors. The objective of this study is to present the state of the art of state estimator techniques. Special attention was given to filtering techniques, namely

Adilson José de Assis; Rubens Maciel Filho

2000-01-01

64

Creating Professional Learning Communities: The Work of Professional Development Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

If professional learning communities offer opportunities for improving the teaching and learning process, then developing strong professional development school (PDS) partnerships establish an appropriate framework for that purpose. PDS partnerships, however, can be less than effective without proper planning and discussion about the aims of those…

Doolittle, Gini; Sudeck, Maria; Rattigan, Peter

2008-01-01

65

Professional Doctoral Theses by Explication as Professional Management Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This paper aims to explain the nature, and identify the quality criteria of a doctoral thesis by explication for professional management development. Design/methodology/approach: A working definition of a professional doctoral explication thesis (DET) is proposed and substantiated by five experts. The paper takes a practical, educational…

Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrun

2007-01-01

66

Professional Development Needs for New Residential Life Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Education and training for student affairs professionals does not end with a master's degree. Although graduate preparation programs establish the foundation and knowledge base upon which to build, ongoing professional development is required in order to be effective in addressing the needs of today's college and university students. With a…

Henning, Gavin W.; Cilente, Kristan M.; Kennedy, Dean F.; Sloane, Tomecca M.

2011-01-01

67

Teacher Professional Leadership in Support of Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Counteracting perceptions of teaching as a profession with a flat career trajectory may require professional leadership opportunities for experienced teachers that differ substantively from those typically available. This evaluation study investigated the results of a professional development initiative for subject specialist teachers seconded to…

Taylor, Mike; Yates, Anne; Meyer, Luanna H.; Kinsella, Penny

2011-01-01

68

Differentiating Teacher Professional Development with Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Much research supports the benefits that quality professional development plays in impacting teacher quality. Experiences in professional development can affect a teacher's growth, the application of varied instructional techniques, and increase student learning. When professional development is well-planned, it can provide purpose,…

MacFarlane, Bronwyn

2012-01-01

69

Improving Teachers' Assessment Literacy through Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the effects of professional development on teachers' assessment literacy between two groups of teachers: (1) teachers who were involved in ongoing and sustained professional development in designing authentic classroom assessment and rubrics; and (2) teachers who were given only short-term, one-shot professional development

Koh, Kim H.

2011-01-01

70

Voices of Music Teachers regarding Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Arts educators need specific professional development. Generic professional development alone will not work for arts teachers. Arts teachers also need more than one type of professional development as the narratives in the stories in this article make clear. The first music teacher provides narrative support for Bowles's research finding that…

Conway, Colleen M.; Hibbard, Shannan; Albert, Dan; Hourigan, Ryan

2005-01-01

71

Improving teachers’ assessment literacy through professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the effects of professional development on teachers’ assessment literacy between two groups of teachers: (1) teachers who were involved in ongoing and sustained professional development in designing authentic classroom assessment and rubrics; and (2) teachers who were given only short-term, one-shot professional development workshops in authentic assessment. The participating teachers taught Year 4 and 5 English, science,

Kim H. Koh

2011-01-01

72

Professional Development: What Works. Second Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This top-selling book will serve as the compass and road map to your school's professional development journey. A comprehensive and authoritative resource you will go to again and again, this book helps guide principals, directors of professional development, school/district committees, and other leaders in creating an effective professional

Zepeda, Sally J.

2012-01-01

73

School Data as Mediators in Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|International research documents a variety of approaches for fostering the professional development of principals. These studies mainly draw upon survey and interview data. Less attention has been paid to observing professional development processes. This article aims to examine how professional learning is played out empirically in the…

Jensen, Ruth; Moller, Jorunn

2013-01-01

74

Using action learning for professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses using action learning with different professional groups in the UK—nurses and educators. It addresses the question: To what extent is action learning an effective approach in relation to professional development, and, if so, in what way\\/s? The formulation and developmental processes of action learning sets are examined. The paper provides examples of the professional and personal development

Sheila Stark

2006-01-01

75

Tailoring Professional Development for IT Staff  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Professional development has become an increasingly important topic among information technology (IT) professionals in higher education, but what does it mean to engage in professional development activities? How does an institution create an initiative that meets broad organizational goals while taking into account the specific needs of the…

Haile, Christine E.; Trubitt, Lisa

2007-01-01

76

Sustainable Development, Systems Thinking and Professional Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article explores the impact of the sustainable development (SD) agenda on the occupational and professional needs of those who have undergone educational and training programmes in the environmental field either at the undergraduate or the postgraduate level or through relevant professional institutions' continuing professional development

Martin, Stephen

2008-01-01

77

Teachers as Researchers: Supporting Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contrasts traditional professional development and a teacher-as-researcher project implemented at the Saint Francis de Sales School for the Deaf. Discusses ways the project influenced the professional development of teachers, the effects on the school community of group collaboration among diverse professional staff, support mechanisms required,…

Gennaoui, Michele; Kretschmer, Robert E.

1996-01-01

78

Teachers' Professional Development: An Analysis of the Use of Professional Development Plans in a Dutch School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Professional development of teachers has become an essential condition in today's knowledge-based society to sustain the quality of teaching. Therefore, the Dutch government promotes this professional development. As a result, Professional Development Plans (PDPs) are now increasingly used to stimulate and support the professional development of…

Janssen, S.; Kreijns, K.; Bastiaens, T.; Stijnen, S.; Vermeulen, M.

2012-01-01

79

Space Foundation: Educator Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

At this Web site, the Space Foundation addresses its role in providing professional development for kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers. Educators can learn about the four in-service programs the Space Foundation offers in order to provide scientific materials and to demonstrate classroom applications. After filling out the free registration, educators can view five modules developed to help teachers establish space and earth science principles in their curriculum. These modules, discussing everything from the history of science and flight to various types of digital media, each have a pretest, discussion, posttest, activities for students, and an integration section. Teachers can also learn about the educational conference, The Celebration of Flight: Past, Present, and Future, on November 6 and 7, 2003; which includes an educator training, kindergarten through twelfth grade student activities, and tours of the United State Air Force Academy.

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34 CFR 200.60 - Expenditures for professional development.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false Expenditures for professional development. 200.60 Section...60 Expenditures for professional development. (a)(1) Except...this part as follows for professional development activities to ensure...

2013-07-01

81

Online Early Childhood Professional Development: Selected Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood professional development opportunities are expanding rapidly throughout the country. With nearly 12 million children under the age of 5 in some kind of early childhood setting, there is an effort to increase the quality of care and education. In fact, 97% of states require child care professionals to commit to ongoing professional

Olsen, Heather

2010-01-01

82

Nurses' experiences of continuing professional development.  

PubMed

Continuing professional development is regarded as part of the nursing role in the National Health Service. Health policy in the United Kingdom is built on the assumption that nurses' roles can be extended through continuing professional development which is also considered to be a key factor in nursing retention. Previous research has considered the provision of learning mainly from the perspective of managers and education providers. The purpose of this paper is to explore nurses' experiences of continuing professional development. The results presented in this paper form part of a larger survey (n=451, response rate=64.9%) designed to examine opportunities for continuing professional development and factors encouraging and discouraging uptake. An unexpectedly high number of respondents (n=125, 27.7%) commented extensively on their personal experiences of continuing professional development. These comments were analysed inductively. Five main themes emerged: who and what is continuing professional development for?; accessing continuing professional development; one size does not fit all; managing work, life and doing continuing professional development; and making the best of continuing professional development. Most responses were positive, but the demands of taking courses were perceived to encroach on life outside work, especially the need to complete lengthy assignments. Managers were perceived to operate as the gatekeepers to course admission and opportunities to implement new knowledge and expertise. No comments were received concerning the role of education staff in continuing professional development. PMID:17109999

Gould, Dinah; Drey, Nicholas; Berridge, Emma-Jane

2006-11-15

83

Development of on-line measurement system of bulk density based on on-line measured draught, depth and soil moisture content  

Microsoft Academic Search

On-line measurement of soil compaction is needed for site specific tillage management. The soil bulk density (?) indicating soil compaction was measured on-line by means of a developed compaction sensor system that comprised several sensors for on-line measurement of the draught (D) of a soil cutting tool (subsoiler), the soil cutting depth (d) and the soil moisture content (w). The

Abdul Mounem Mouazen; Herman Ramon

2006-01-01

84

The quality of on-line communication in a national learning programme for newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Asynchronous communication has become the dominant mode of on-line instruction and has been incorporated into Flying Start NHS, an on-line programme for newly qualified NMAHPs in the transition phase from student to registered practitioner. On-line programmes have a number of objectives including the delivery of educational materials and the development of on-line communities.This study sought to provide a direct and

W. Lauder; M. Roxburgh; John Atkinson; Pauline Banks; Helen Kane

2011-01-01

85

Micropropagation medium composition on-line sensing system development  

Microsoft Academic Search

A plant micropropagation system has been developed with the capacity of allowing periodic, automatic, aseptic monitoring of culture medium composition. The system was able to sample automatically culture medium from a liquid\\/membrane bioreactor without compromising asepsis or disturbing plant tissue. Media samples were analyzed to determine sucrose and dextrose concentrations. Bioreactor media was automatically replenished to compensate for volumes lost

S. Andrew Hale; Roy E. Young

1994-01-01

86

Professional Development of Teachers in Jewish Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter explores the nature of effective professional development of teachers by addressing three questions: (1) What\\u000a makes it challenging to create effective professional development for teachers in both general and Jewish education? (2) What\\u000a are the critical principles of effective professional development? (3) What happens when these principles are implemented\\u000a in Jewish educational settings? It then offers three cases

Gail Zaiman Dorph

87

Professionalism in Broadcasting in Developing Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines the modes of professionalism and organizational structure in broadcasting and investigates how these modes transfer from industrialized nations to developing countries such as Algeria and Senegal. (MH)|

O'Brien, Rita Cruise

1977-01-01

88

Commentary: Taking Responsibility for Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 contains numerous references to "high-quality professional development. The quantity and the quality of professional development are critical issues in the NCLB Act with direct impact on student achievement. Research proves that the most important factor in student achievement is the quality of the teacher. In this month's opinion piece, the author encourages teachers to take responsibility for their own professional development by becoming more involved in planning and developing their professional growth. The end result will be meaningful personal growth for educators and increased student achievement!

Long, Steven

2004-12-01

89

Professionalism in Broadcasting in Developing Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the modes of professionalism and organizational structure in broadcasting and investigates how these modes transfer from industrialized nations to developing countries such as Algeria and Senegal. (MH)

O'Brien, Rita Cruise

1977-01-01

90

Contribution of Professional Development to Standards Implementation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers' professional development is a key to any educational change and is critical when leading and assimilating change, such as introducing standards into classrooms. A national professional development (PD) framework was developed for the implementation of science standards published by the Israeli Ministry of Education, which was activated…

Klieger, Aviva; Yakobovitch, Anat

2012-01-01

91

Leadership and professional development: the quiet revolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a model for holistic professional development as an alternative to practices that have been piecemeal and curriculum focused ignoring, in particular, the critical dimension of management development. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A conceptual framework for considering professional development needs is provided in the form of an holistic model. The model, with its

Carol Cardno

2005-01-01

92

Professional development for primary science teaching in Thailand: Knowledge, orientations, and practices of professional developers and professional development participants  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to examine an entire PD project as a case to understand the dynamic nature of science PD in a holistic manner. I used a pedagogical content knowledge model by Magnusson, Krajcik, and Borko (1999) as my theoretical framework in examining the professional developers' and teacher participants' knowledge, orientation, and practice for professional development and elementary science teaching. The case study is my research tradition; I used grounded theory for data analysis. The primary data sources were interview, card sort activity, and observation field notes collected during the PD and subsequently in teacher participants' classrooms. Secondary data sources were documents and artifacts that I collected from the professional developers and teachers. An analysis of the data led me to interpret the following findings: (a) the professional developers displayed multiple orientations. These orientations included activity-driven, didactic, discovery, and pedagogy-driven orientations. The orientations that were found among the professional developers deviated from the reformed Thai Science Education Standards; (b) the professional developers had limited PCK for PD, which were knowledge of teachers' learning, knowledge of PD strategies, knowledge of PD curriculum, and knowledge of assessment.; (c) the professional developers' knowledge and orientations influenced their decisions in selecting PD activities and teaching approaches; (d) their orientations and PCK as well as the time factor influenced the design and implementation of the professional development; (e) the elementary teachers displayed didactic, activity-driven, and academic rigor orientations. The orientations that the teachers displayed deviated from the reformed Thai Science Education Standards; and (f) the elementary teachers exhibited limited PCK. It is evident that the limitation of one type of knowledge resulted in an ineffective use of other components of PCK. This study demonstrates the nature of PD in the context of Thailand in a holistic view to understand knowledge, orientation, and implementation of professional developers and professional development participants. Furthermore, the findings have implications for professional development and professional developers in Thailand and include worldwide with respect to promoting sustain and intensive professional development and developing professional developers.

Musikul, Kusalin

93

Professional Development and Administration: Report of the ASCO Project Team on Professional Development Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An outline for a professional development and administration course in an optometry curriculum model is provided. It is designed to develop organizational, communicative, and management skills so the optometrist can become successful in the development and administration of a professional practice. Legal and professional development bibliographies…

Journal of Optometric Education, 1979

1979-01-01

94

Enhancing Professionalism? Teachers' Voices on Continuing Professional Development in Scotland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper explores the concept of continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers in Scotland in an education system undergoing change. It considers the curricular and political changes which affect the nature of CPD considered appropriate and relevant for teachers. This article reports on one small-scale qualitative study into…

MacDonald Grieve, Ann; McGinley, Brian Peter

2010-01-01

95

Professional Development in Partnership: A New Model for Professional Updating.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three cooperative programs between the University of New England-Northern Rivers (Australia) and regional arms of government agencies which provide professional development are described. They involve the departments of school education, health, and family and community services. The university offers a variety of credit-bearing undergraduate and…

Field, Terry

1992-01-01

96

New technologies for teacher professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the potential of new technologies for teacher professional development. The article examines literature on teacher knowledge and professional development and discusses how this literature can inform the design of three types of technology to support teacher learning: multimedia, productivity tools, and telecommunication information systems. We consider how these technologies can contribute to innovation, identify questions to address,

Elliot Soloway; P. Blumenfeld; J. Krajcik

1998-01-01

97

Professional Development Delivered Right to Your Door  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|During the past five years, the authors have collaborated to provide elementary school teachers with professional development that focuses on both mathematical content and pedagogy. All the professional development was created in keeping with the best practices. Many conversations evolved around the role of a coach and the most effective ways to…

Breyfogle, M. Lynn; Spotts, Barbara

2011-01-01

98

Reconceptualising the outcomes of Continuing Professional Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers the potential outcomes, both positive and negative, of continuing professional development from the perspectives of practitioners and managers. Following a consideration of the literature it draws upon data collected during a 3-year evaluation of the English National Board Framework and Higher Award to highlight divergent views and tensions within Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Considerable discrepancies between practitioners

Mike Nolan; Raymond Owen; Monica Curran; Angela Venables

2000-01-01

99

What Do We Mean by Professional Development?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past several years those working in higher education have shown a growing interest in professional development, particularly with regard to those areas of work, such as teaching, nursing and medicine, which have undergone rapid, outsider?led change. There remain a number of questions, however, about what professional development means and how it can be brought about. This paper addresses

Carrie Paechter

1996-01-01

100

Teacher Professional Development in Congregational Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes the impact of sustained professional development programs in two Jewish congregational schools. This research suggests that contrary to common assumptions, part-time teachers in Jewish congregational schools will invest time in professional development when it is of high quality, interactive and engaging and based at their…

Stodolsky, Susan; Dorph, Gail Zaiman; Rosov, Wendy

2008-01-01

101

ITS professional development: refine, reward, retain  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within Information Technology Services (ITS) Division at Saint Louis University, professional development (PD) serves as the bridge where prospective and current ITS employees are now, and where they will need to be in order to meet the new challenges and opportunities during their employment with ITS. Successful professional development should be effective, rigorous, and relevant to both the individual and

Barb Coleman

2001-01-01

102

Teachers' Professional Development: A Theoretical Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background and purpose: The article reviews studies that focus on the professional development of teachers after they have completed their basic teacher training. Teacher professional development is defined as teachers' learning: how they learn to learn and how they apply their knowledge in practice to support pupils' learning. The research…

Postholm, May Britt

2012-01-01

103

Action technologies: supporting continuing professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Continuing professional development is an essential element in any overall strategy for lifelong learning. However, there are currently a number of political and economic pressures which result in such development being seen increasingly in terms of discrete, usually accredited, courses rather than as something embedded in ongoing professional life. This article explores the way in which action technologies can support

Ann Jackson

2000-01-01

104

Critical Issues in Early Childhood Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Effective teaching leads to positive student outcomes, and professional development for early childhood teachers is key to improving both. But what exactly is meant by "professional development"? What effect does it have on school readiness? Which models and approaches really work? This is the book the early childhood field needs to take the…

Zaslow, Martha, Ed.; Martinez-Beck, Ivelisse, Ed.

2005-01-01

105

Teacher Professional Development: Who Is the Learner?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the challenges in in-service teacher education is how teachers can be given professional development (PD) that enables them to respond to national curriculum and policy change. In recent years primary teachers in New Zealand have been inundated with Ministry of Education-funded professional development programmes to help them implement a…

Petrie, Kirsten; McGee, Clive

2012-01-01

106

The Principal as Professional Development Leader  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Individual teachers have the greatest effect on student performance. Principals, as professional development leaders, are in the best position to provide teachers with the professional development strategies they need to improve skills and raise student achievement. This book guides readers through a step-by-step process to formulate, implement,…

Lindstrom, Phyllis H.; Speck, Marsha

2004-01-01

107

The Principal as Professional Development Leader  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Individual teachers have the greatest effect on student performance. Principals, as professional development leaders, are in the best position to provide teachers with the professional development strategies they need to improve skills and raise student achievement. This book guides readers through a step-by-step process to formulate, implement,…

Lindstrom, Phyllis H.; Speck, Marsha

2004-01-01

108

Characteristics of Effective Professional Development: A Checklist  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article summarizes current research on effective professional development and offers a checklist for school leaders to use when designing learning opportunities for teachers. Effective professional development engages teachers in learning opportunities that are supportive, job-embedded, instructionally-focused, collaborative, and ongoing.…

Hunzicker, Jana

2010-01-01

109

Teachers' Professional Development: A Theoretical Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background and purpose: The article reviews studies that focus on the professional development of teachers after they have completed their basic teacher training. Teacher professional development is defined as teachers' learning: how they learn to learn and how they apply their knowledge in practice to support pupils' learning. The research…

Postholm, May Britt

2012-01-01

110

[Professional development: the mission (II)].  

PubMed

In the second part of this generic article whose purpose is to analyze what is a mission statement of an organization, the author concentrates on two fundamental points: what are the bases upon which a mission statement is constructed from a strategic perspective and what are the functions and advantages of a mission statement. With respect to this first basis, the author points out that an organization's function should be based on sound business criteria; that a mission statement should harmonize with the organizational milieu, reflect the values of the organization's professional staff while paying attention to special interest groups; and focus on professional know-how and on what works well and makes sense for the client. Concerning this second aspect, this article deals with maintaining the integrity of an organization, motivating professionals or utilizing a mission statement as a means of control. PMID:10797776

Ruiz Moreno, J; Blanch Mon, A

2000-03-01

111

On-line chemical composition analyzer development. Status report, February 1, 1993--April 30, 1993  

SciTech Connect

This report relates to the development of an on-line Raman analyzer for control of a distillation column. It is divided into: program issues, experimental control system evaluation, energy savings analysis, and reliability analysis. (DLC)

Garrison, A.A.

1993-06-01

112

Professional Development on Multiple Literacies in an Urban Professional Development School  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a narrative report of a three-year professional development effort taking place within a professional development school (PDS). University professors collaborated with teachers in an urban junior high school to work on broadening their conceptions of literacy to enable student success. At the end of the project, it was clear that the ‘professional development’ was just as profound for

Sandra Hollingsworth; Margaret A. Gallego

2004-01-01

113

Principals' Professional Development: Perceptions of the Effect Professional Development Has On Improving Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to examine principals’ perceptions of district professional development activities and how they assist principals to influence and promote student achievement. Professional development is important to the field of education because the principal is expected to be the instructional leader of a school. Florida Statues 1012.98 School Community Professional Development Act states, “The purpose of

Debbie Williams

2008-01-01

114

Developing Opportunities for Professional Counselors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Because cancer patients and their families have special psychological needs that are not always met through medical care, the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University established the Cancer Patient Support Program (CPSP) at the Oncology Research Center. Services provided by the CPSP's 2 professional counselors and approximately 35…

Vacc, Nicholas A.

115

Transformative Learning as a Professional Development Goal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Transformative learning theory provides a framework for development of authentic, individuated, critically reflective practitioners. Strategies for transformative professional development include action plans, reflective activities, case studies, and critical theory discussions. (Contains 17 references.) (SK)|

Cranton, Patricia; King, Kathleen P.

2003-01-01

116

Continuing professional development by practitioner integrated learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

To prevent skilled professionals from being phased out or forced into professions for which they are not talented, organized forms of lifelong learning are needed. Continuing professional development is an approach supporting lifelong learning. This approach is however criticized for being expensive and not providing the necessary knowledge. In response to this, we have executed a study in order to

2007-01-01

117

The Federal Role in Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides an opportune occasion to take a fresh look at the federal role in teacher professional development. Funds designed to improve teachers' professional prowess currently are tucked into a number of federally funded programs--programs, for example, for students living in…

Koppich, Julia E.

2000-01-01

118

Professional Development and Web 2.0  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Professional development in most schools has a predictable look and feel: summer workshops, brown-bag luncheon trainings, and the infamous in-service day. These events can be successful, and there is no doubt they have helped numerous educators become better at what they do. Web 2.0, however, opens up a new world of professional learning. This…

Jakes, David

2007-01-01

119

Professional Development of Early Childhood Administrators Within A Professional Development School (PDS) Learning Community  

Microsoft Academic Search

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD ADMINISTRATORS WITHIN A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL (PDS) LEARNING COMMUNITY\\u000aGinger LuAnne Zierdt, Ph.D. University of Nebraska, 2009\\u000aAdvisor: Marilyn L. Grady\\u000aThe traditional roles of early childhood educators have expanded to include management and leadership responsibilities. Through the stories and observations of early childhood administrators who participated in a Professional Learning Community within a Professional

Ginger L Zierdt

2009-01-01

120

Developing an On-Line Astro101 Module to Mine a Research Database  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present an on-line module that helps introductory-level, non-science undergraduates extract information about neutron star binary star systems from X-ray light curves. The students interface directly with the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) data through CollegeHera. Hera is a new service offered by HEASARC that enables complete interactive analysis of archived data products (see the separate Lochner & Pence paper in this meeting). This multi-media education module is intended as a capstone activity in an introductory undergraduate Astronomy course for non-science majors. It can be used as a PC-based laboratory activity, or as a module in an on-line course. At the end of this project, the student should be able to: - Interpret the light curve of a binary star system in general - Produce an X-ray light curve from raw data collected by an X-ray satellite - Interpret the light curve he or she has produced for a particular binary system. This project guides students through a self-assessed series of activities, motivated by two real binary star systems, HT Cassiopeia and GX301-2. Learning tools include interactive-style multiple-choice questions, written answers, and an animation. The student is guided through Hera to access GX301-2 raw data from the NASA Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) telescope, and compares his or her calculation of the period to the professional literature. A file of the assessment results can be electronically saved and submitted to the professor. A laptop with internet access will be available at a related poster (Howard & Hufnagel, in this meeting) for participants to explore the module. This module required extensive cooperation with the Hera team, and was based on a module developed by JCL. Irina Nelson, formerly of the Office of University Programs at GSFC, conceived the overall project. Support for this work was provided by the Southeast Regional Clearinghouse (SERCH) and the Maryland Space Grant Consortium

Hufnagel, B.; Lochner, J. C.; Howard, W. H., II

2004-05-01

121

Perspectives: Making the Most of Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teacher preparation programs help teachers build a foundation for entering the teaching profession. However, learning to teach science cannot be achieved in a mere four years--it is a lifelong endeavor. Teachers continue to learn new science content and new teaching strategies throughout their careers. As professionals, they consistently update their knowledge and skills, reflecting upon and improving their practice. Professional development (PD), in all of its forms, is the key to science teacher learning. This month's column discusses how science teachers can benefit from professional development experiences.

Lee, Michele H.; Abell, Sandra K.

2008-04-01

122

Online Courses: WCS Online Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Wildlife Conservation Society's Professional Development Department, headquartered at the Bronx Zoo, invite K-12 educators to take a walk on the wild side. Whether you teach in a school or nontraditional setting, science, math, language arts, or anything

1900-01-01

123

Learning Networks for Professional Development & Lifelong Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sloep, P. B. (2009). Learning Networks for Professional Development & Lifelong Learning. Presentation at a NeLLL seminar with Etienne Wenger held at the Open Universiteit Nederland. September, 10, 2009, Heerlen, The Netherlands.

Peter Sloep

2009-01-01

124

A Recipe for Support Staff Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes ways in which professional development activities can be rewarding. Offers details from a support staff event at Wytheville Community College in Virginia as a template for a successful event. Focuses on planning, instruction, humor, camaraderie, and appreciation. (NB)

Hash, Vickie

2002-01-01

125

Narrative and poetry writing for professional development.  

PubMed

Narrative, metaphor and image are habitual forms of making sense of the world and can be powerfully harnessed for professional development. Writing is a particular form of expression and communication that allows practitioners to speedily identify and engage with their most sensitively critical aspects of practice, and forms the basis for critical, confidential, trusted discussion. This article gives underlying theories and dominant practices of reflective writing as a professional development activity. PMID:18095413

Bolton, Gillie

2007-12-01

126

On-line Development of Man-Machine Relationships: Motivation-driven Musical Interaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper documents an interactive musical generative system built from minimal explicit design specifications. Given the fact that conventional, responsive rule-based systems cannot cope with large swings in context, a method of on-line development is suggested. The machine develops a dynamic motivation as to whether integrate with a musical context suggested by a human interactor, or in contrast, express a

Peter Beyls

2008-01-01

127

Promoting Professionalism through an Online Professional Development Portfolio: Successes, Joys, and Frustrations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Medical educators strive to promote the development of a sound professional identity in learners, yet it is challenging to design, implement, and sustain fair and meaningful assessments of professionalism to accomplish this goal. The authors developed and implemented a program built around a Web-based Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) to assess and document professional development in medical students at New York

Adina L. Kalet; Joseph Sanger; Julie Chase; Allen Keller; Mark D. Schwartz; Miriam L. Fishman; Alfred L. Garfall; Alison Kitay

2007-01-01

128

IT and Professionalism in Developing Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most of Africa is focused on alleviating poverty and starvation, so IT practice does not enjoy the prominence in Africa. However,\\u000a developing the IT Industry, and ensuring that practitioners are professional, will provide an industry that can create wealth.\\u000a After a brief discussion on what is meant by professionalism, this paper will explore the issues relating to IT in Africa,

Moira Roche

129

Problematising ourselves: continuing professional development in higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The problem of continuing professional development (sometimes capitalised as CPD) of professionals in higher education is that it operates around a series of unresolved tensions: between higher education institutions as major providers for other professionals and as a relatively new provider in terms of its own professional development; between the prestige associated with continuing professional development in the service of

Sue Clegg

2003-01-01

130

Professional development : teachers' learning in reading recovery  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the national spotlight firmly focused on Australian students attaining benchmark standards in literacy and numeracy and on the capacity of teachers to facilitate student achievement in literacy, questions of effective teacher development have emerged. This study investigated how professional development, which is consistent with the principles of effective practice, builds capacity in teachers. By examining the development of teachers'

Prudence M. Smith

2007-01-01

131

The Vital Program: Transforming ICT Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Developing a model for effective large-scale continuous professional development (CPD) for teachers remains a significant obstacle for many governments worldwide. This article describes the development and evolution of Vital--a CPD program designed to enhance the teaching of information communication technology in state-funded primary and…

Bradshaw, Pete; Twining, Peter; Walsh, Christopher S.

2012-01-01

132

The Vital Program: Transforming ICT Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developing a model for effective large-scale continuous professional development (CPD) for teachers remains a significant obstacle for many governments worldwide. This article describes the development and evolution of Vital--a CPD program designed to enhance the teaching of information communication technology in state-funded primary and…

Bradshaw, Pete; Twining, Peter; Walsh, Christopher S.

2012-01-01

133

Principles for Professional Development: AFT's Guidelines for Creating Professional Development Programs That Make a Difference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional development for teachers is a continuous process of individual and collective examination of practice. This publication first identifies reasons why traditional staff development often fails and several prerequisites for effective professional development. These include establishing real stakes for students; providing incentives for…

American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.

134

Development of nuclear techniques for on-line analysis in the coal industry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent Australian developments in the application of nuclear techniques to the on-line analysis of coal are reviewed. These techniques include on-line determination of ash in coal using dual-energy ?-ray transmission, pair production and natural ?-ray techniques; in-stream analysis of coal slurries using neutron and ?-ray techniques; on-belt determination of moisture in coke using fast-neutron and ?-ray transmission; and the analysis of unburnt carbon in fly ash using neutron inelastic-scatter ?-rays. The use of these techniques permits the improved control of industrial processes with consequent large economic benefits.

Sowerby, B. D.; Watt, J. S.

1990-12-01

135

On line chemical composition of analyzer development. Status report, February 1, 1992--April 30, 1992  

SciTech Connect

This status report details progress made on the development of an on-line chemical analyzer. Dynamic studies of the distillation column, approval of testing plans, installation of a sample cell and raman analyzer, design of computerized control systems are described. Information on seminars and published papers is also included. (GHH)

Not Available

1992-07-01

136

Development and Assessment of an On-Line Aerobic Measurement System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An on-line aerobic measurement system was developed to meet the needs of an exercise physiology laboratory. It utilized a HP 9820 desk top calculator to compute parameters from signals averaged over a 13 second sample period. An infrared CO2 and fuel cell...

M. G. Cote D. M. White R. P. Mello D. S. Sharp J. F. Patton

1978-01-01

137

On-Line Patient Safety Climate Survey: Tool Development and Lessons Learned.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A key tenet of patient safety programs is the elimination of the 'culture of blame.' The On-line Patient Safety Climate Survey was developed to evaluate the corporate safety climate of the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD). The survey tool was designed...

L. M. Connelly J. L. Powers

2005-01-01

138

University Partnership to Deliver Statewide Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Fort Hays State University and Emporia State University partnered with high-needs rural school districts to develop and offer a three-year professional development institute. The statewide institute was planned collaboratively to specifically meet the needs of middle school science teachers. The institute was managed concurrently at the two sites and coordinated through distance-education technologies, making it possible for teachers to participate at an institution near their homes. This unique professional development experience can be emulated by other states interested in improving inquiry- and modeling-based instruction.

Walizer, Beth; Legleiter, Earl; Davies, Malonne; Seimars, Matt; Adams, Paul; Hrepic, Zedslav

2008-04-01

139

Professional Development in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses challenges facing higher education faculty and considers faculty development in the context of the learning organization using its five components: personal mastery, team learning, mental models, shared vision, and systems thinking. (Contains 29 references.) (SK)|

Brancato, Vera C.

2003-01-01

140

Commentary: Laboratory Science Teacher Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 2004, the U.S. Secretary of Energy announced a new science education initiative to reinvigorate the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) involvement in K-12 science education. Part of this new initiative is a revitalized professional development program for educators, called the Laboratory Science Teacher Professional Development (LSTPD) program. The Office of Science at the DOE designed the LSTPD program with teacher input and by using current research and standards for the best practices of teacher professional development. The program's objective is to help teachers become ambassadors for the science community to students and their parents, agents for positive change in science education, and the inspiration for the next generation of scientists, engineers, technicians, and mathematicians that support scientific research for the DOE and the United States.

Clark, Todd

2006-07-01

141

Enterprise Professional Development--Evaluating Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Whilst professional development (PD) is an activity required by many regulatory authorities, the value that enterprises obtain from PD is often unknown, particularly when it involves development of knowledge. This paper discusses measurement techniques and processes and provides a review of established evaluation techniques, highlighting…

Murphy, Gerald A.; Calway, Bruce A.

2010-01-01

142

The Professional Development of Kosovan Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article the author provides a discussion around issues related to the professional development of educational leaders in a resource-free, post-conflict environment. Drawing upon the author's ongoing experiences (2001-present) in Kosovo, the author presents a series of vignettes concerning leadership development in the Balkans. Lessons…

Goddard, J. T.

2004-01-01

143

Young Adult Literature and Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the body of high quality young adult literature (YAL) continues to grow, what role might these texts play in professional development for educators? This article describes ways in which schools can develop book study programs that use this literature to promote meaningful dialogue and understanding of contemporary adolescent issues. Based on…

Bach, Jacqueline; Choate, Laura Hensley; Parker, Bruce

2011-01-01

144

Young Adult Literature and Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As the body of high quality young adult literature (YAL) continues to grow, what role might these texts play in professional development for educators? This article describes ways in which schools can develop book study programs that use this literature to promote meaningful dialogue and understanding of contemporary adolescent issues. Based on…

Bach, Jacqueline; Choate, Laura Hensley; Parker, Bruce

2011-01-01

145

Enterprise Professional Development--Evaluating Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Whilst professional development (PD) is an activity required by many regulatory authorities, the value that enterprises obtain from PD is often unknown, particularly when it involves development of knowledge. This paper discusses measurement techniques and processes and provides a review of established evaluation techniques, highlighting…

Murphy, Gerald A.; Calway, Bruce A.

2010-01-01

146

Professional Development for Teaching Artists: A Sampling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|It is generally known that professional development for Teaching Artists varies widely. Offerings range from the most basic of orientations to a sponsoring organization's procedures and expectations, to more sustained experiences that may address school culture, principles of youth development, models of arts education, learning standards,…

McCaslin, Greg; Cohen, Madeline

2004-01-01

147

Professional Development Via the Internet: A Proposal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes some aspects of the Internet that might be used in the professional development of language teachers, with particular reference to teachers in Canada. The article notes that teachers can attend cyberschool, use cybereferences and converse with cyberpals. To effectively use the Net, teachers must develop an effective search strategy.…

Tremblay, Roger

1996-01-01

148

Providing Professional Development for Rural Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rural schools that reorganize themselves as genuine learning communities can develop and maintain a professional development process that benefits staff and students. Key components of a learning community are trust, respect, and collegiality. In schools that have become learning communities, teams of educators work collaboratively in structures…

Haar, Jean

149

The Development of Professional Counseling in Botswana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Among African countries, Botswana stands out for achieving lasting political and economic stability, which has enabled the government to develop a strong system of educational and social services for its people. Development of professional counseling in the country has occurred both through targeted efforts to provide a strong system of guidance…

Stockton, Rex; Nitza, Amy; Bhusumane, Dan-Bush

2010-01-01

150

Chapter 2: Effective Professional Development--What We Now Know Calls for Professional Development for Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There are many factors that affect the design of effective professional development (PD) programs. This review of literature focuses on some of the theoretical models used to explain teacher change, the contextual factors that impact teacher behaviors and curricular change, and the role of continuous professional development in changing teaching…

Bechtel, Pamela A.; O'Sullivan, Mary

2006-01-01

151

Embracing Coaching as Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Because the author and his colleagues at the Center for Leadership and Learning Communities believe that instructional coaching is one of the most exciting developments in education in a long time, they have examined the questions this new strategy has raised for education leaders: Should coaching replace some traditional forms of teacher…

Driscoll, Mark J.

2008-01-01

152

Embracing Coaching as Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because the author and his colleagues at the Center for Leadership and Learning Communities believe that instructional coaching is one of the most exciting developments in education in a long time, they have examined the questions this new strategy has raised for education leaders: Should coaching replace some traditional forms of teacher…

Driscoll, Mark J.

2008-01-01

153

Teacher Education and Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Demonstrates a framework for planning inservice teacher education for Canadian Heritage and Native language instruction programs. Framework stages represent the evolution of teacher training: (1) providing teacher training; (2) training of first and second language teachers towards bilingual development; and (3) recognizing the continuum of…

Landon, John

1988-01-01

154

Exploring the "Development" in Professional Development School Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The professional development school (PDS) is a model of choice for many teacher preparation programs. This approach integrates the functions of teacher preparation, professional development, inquiry and research, and student achievement to bring about whole-school improvement and the simultaneous renewal of the teaching profession. Ideally,…

Neapolitan, Jane E.; Tunks, Jeanne L.

2009-01-01

155

Professional Development for School Library Media Professionals: Elements for Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The American Association for School Librarians suggests an important mission for school librarians is to ensure personal growth through ongoing exposure to conferences, journal articles, webinars, presentations, and membership in professional organizations. As professional educators, School Librarians should exemplify the vision for being…

Brown, Carol A.; Dotson, Lana Kaye; Yontz, Elaine

2011-01-01

156

The Professional Development of Graduate Teaching Assistants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sixteen papers address the training and professional development of graduate teaching assistants. The papers are: (1) "Preparing Graduate Students To Teach: Past, Present, and Future" (Nancy Van Note Chism); (2) "The Role of Centralized Programs in Preparing Graduate Students To Teach" (Jacqueline A. Mintz); (3) "The Disciplinary/Departmental…

Marincovich, Michele, Ed.; Prostko, Jack, Ed.; Stout, Frederic, Ed.

157

Professional Development for Teaching in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Due to the changing nature of learning and teaching in universities, there is a growing need for professional development for lecturers and tutors teaching in disciplines in the mathematical sciences. Mathematics teaching staff receive some training in learning and teaching but many of the courses running at university level are not tailored to…

Wood, Leigh N.; Vu, Tori; Bower, Matt; Brown, Natalie; Skalicky, Jane; Donovan, Diane; Loch, Birgit; Joshi, Nalini; Bloom, Walter

2011-01-01

158

Continuing Professional Development in the Health Professions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the concept of continuing professional development (CPD) within the health sciences and provides an overview of its definition, delivery, necessity to the health professions, accreditation methods and the credentialing of providers. An attempt was made to examine as many fields as possible within the health professions. Selected Internet resources of potential benefit to the hospital librarian in

Charles R. Fikar; Latrina Keith; Denis Dobrochasov

2002-01-01

159

Professional development needs of general practice nurses  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Australian general practice nurse workforce has grown exponentially in recent years as a conse- quence of supportive government policy and the increasing burden of chronic and complex disease in the community. This descriptive survey sought to identify the educational and professional develop- ment needs of NSW practice nurses. A total of 231 nurses employed within 12 NSW Divisions of

ELIZABETH HALCOMB; ELIZABETH MEADLEY; SHERRYN STREETER

160

Money down the Drain: Mandated Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Federal, state, and district policy mandates are increasingly affecting primary grade teachers--especially, those in at-risk schools, given that they face more mandated curriculum and professional development. This study investigated K-3 teachers in two inner-city schools as they navigated through various mandates. Qualitative and quantitative…

Kragler, Sherry; Martin, Linda; Kroeger, Diane C.

2008-01-01

161

Professional Development for Mid-level Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this investigation was to identify the changes in (n=8) inservice teachers' conceptions or knowledge structures of mathematics and subject specific pedagogy as the teachers participated in a two-year pilot professional development program and began teaching middle school mathematics. Data collection consisted of a questionnaire,…

Scholz, Janet M.

162

Implementing professional development in invitational education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The professional development of educators is seen as an ingredient essential to creating effective schools and raising learners' performance. Since educators have the most direct contact with learners, and considerable control over what is taught and how it is taught, it is reasonably assumed that enhancing educators' knowledge, skills and attitudes is a critical step towards improving learner performance. To

G. M. Steyn

2005-01-01

163

Time for elementary educators' professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes how educators in one school conceptualize time with respect to their work and with particular regard for accomplishing professional development activities. Data are drawn from interviews with classroom teachers, specialists, and the principal involved in a larger two-year qualitative study of teachers' self-initiated peer support projects. Eight dimensions (categories) of time were extracted from interview transcripts and

Jill Woodilla; Mary Lynn Boscardin; Patt Dodds

1997-01-01

164

Teachers' professional development to support inclusive practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent United Kingdom Government documents associated with the ‘special needs’ area of education claim to promote an inclusive approach to children's education. Section 6 of Excellence for All Children (DfEE, 1997a) refers to professional development for teachers and others, but is almost wholly preoccupied with the administration of the Code of Practice, the raising of standards and so on. The

Janice Wearmouth; Gwenn Edwards; Robin Richmond

2000-01-01

165

Transformative Professional Development and Teacher Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This quasi-experimental study attempts to estimate the effect that participation in Courage to Teach (CTT), a transformative professional development (TPD) program, has on subsequent engagement with teaching. The primary focus of a TPD program is on the "person" who teaches, as opposed to content or technique. The subjects of the study are a…

Geil, Kimberly E.

2011-01-01

166

Opportunity to Learn: Implications for Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews the history of the concept of equal educational opportunity, noting the shift from a separate-but-equal input definition to an opportunity-to-learn process interpretation. Also discussed are implications of the definition of opportunity to learn for professional development and the education of African-American students. (SLD)|

Baratz-Snowden, Joan C.

1993-01-01

167

Give Your Professional Development a Second Life  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Pursuing professional development (PD) is contractual for some, and oxygen for others. As technology has increased access to anytime-anywhere learning, many of the hurdles for conquering time and space constraints have been addressed with online learning in web-based classroom environments, webinars, and even some of the newer social networking…

Sheehy, Peggy

2009-01-01

168

Communities of practice and professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Internet has had a transformative effect on many aspects of contemporary living. While there may be a tendency to overstate the impacts of this technology, workplaces and work practices in many societies have been greatly affected by almost instant access to massive amounts of information, delivered through broadening bandwidth. This paper embeds a discussion of professional development in this

Lex Chalmers; Paul Keown

2006-01-01

169

Learning Networks for Professional Development & Lifelong Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Brouns, F., & Sloep, P. B. (2009). Learning Networks for Professional Development & Lifelong Learning. Presentation of the Learning Network Programme for a Korean delegation of Chonnam National University and Dankook University (researchers dr. Jeeheon Ryu and dr. Minjeong Kim and a Group of PhD and Master students). August, 19, 2009, Heerlen, The Netherlands, Open University of the Netherlands.

Francis Brouns; Peter Sloep

2009-01-01

170

A Space Science Teacher Professional Development Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent adoption of state\\/national science education standards by school districts in the US has created a need for effective teacher professional development in space science at elementary middle and high school level. Particularly at the elementary and middle school levels majority of teachers teaching the Astronomy\\/Space Science content have had little education in the area regardless of when they obtained

Sanjay S. Limaye; Rosalyn A. Pertzborn

2003-01-01

171

The Changing Face of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Learning is a constant in today's library world. Not only the students who use the school libraries, but the adults who facilitate the learning progress of these students are enticed, encouraged, and yes, sometimes, even forced to learn new things at alarming rates. Professional development (PD) must occur regularly in order to keep the library…

Branom, Vaughn

2012-01-01

172

Professional Development in Tough Financial Times  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors asked a diverse cross-section of their colleagues how they were addressing professional development in tight economic times, when they are all being asked to work more effectively across organizational boundaries. While the survey was informal and not scientific, the authors found that many organizations have maintained strong…

Gandel, Paul B.; Golden, Cynthia

2004-01-01

173

Five Approaches to Professional Development Compared.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In response to federal law requiring teachers to undergo professional development, this article presents and compares five approaches to training school staff. Approaches include training throughout the year; annual one- to three-day training sessions; sending staff to conferences; employing a staff trainer; and monthly video training. (JMV)|

Lauro, Dennis R., Jr.

1995-01-01

174

The Professional Development of Graduate Teaching Assistants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Sixteen papers address the training and professional development of graduate teaching assistants. The papers are: (1) "Preparing Graduate Students To Teach: Past, Present, and Future" (Nancy Van Note Chism); (2) "The Role of Centralized Programs in Preparing Graduate Students To Teach" (Jacqueline A. Mintz); (3) "The Disciplinary/Departmental…

Marincovich, Michele, Ed.; Prostko, Jack, Ed.; Stout, Frederic, Ed.

175

Self-Discovery and Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the role of self discovery in the early stages of caregiver professional development, with a focus on the array of choices available to university students. The assumption is that many people do not know their repertoire of skills until asked to complete a project requiring those skills; thus, "the heart of becoming a…

Margolin, Edythe

176

Professional Development in the Field of Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The process of continual growth and development in the teaching profession represents a common value among education professionals. Federal and state laws maintain that teachers must continue to study. These mandates, pronounced at federal, state, and local levels to create high academic standards for students, must be met through quality…

Moore, Jeanne L. Hager

2009-01-01

177

Professional Development Training. ACTWU Insurance Department.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This curriculum guide provides materials for a 10-week professional development training course. A course outline and list of topics is followed by the plans for the 10 lessons. Components of these lesson plans include topics; objectives; materials needed; lesson outline with activities and discussion; and student handouts. Lesson topics are as…

Martin, Sabrina Budasi

178

Continuing Professional Development: Lifelong Learning of Millions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the means by which the professions across the world ensure that their knowledge and skills remain up to date and relevant to changing needs and environments. CPD significantly contributes to the quality and reputation of the professions and therefore to the quality of national and international social…

Friedman, Andrew L.

2011-01-01

179

Professional Development of Principals. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Contemporary models of school reform acknowledge the principal as the passport to school success and the manager of an increasingly complex organization. This digest asserts that principals benefit from professional development that examines best practices, provides coaching support, encourages risk taking designed to improve student learning,…

Fenwick, Leslie T.; Pierce, Mildred C.

180

Moving toward Teamwork through Professional Development Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This qualitative study of three Head Start Centers analyzed surveys, interviews, and focus group data to determine how education coordinators, teachers, and teacher assistants believed professional development activities could support teamwork at their centers. The researchers sorted data related to teamwork into four categories: knowledge and…

Fitzgerald, Meghan M.; Theilheimer, Rachel

2013-01-01

181

Kentucky's Statewide Early Childhood Professional Development System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Public school systems have recently become major players in providing services for children in their early years. In addition, a number of other services are available to young children including child care, Head Start, and Early Head Start programs. The link between program quality and professional development of early care and education…

Rous, Beth; Grove, Jaime; Townley, Kim

2007-01-01

182

Extended professional development for systemic curriculum reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

Education standards call for adopting inquiry science instruction. Successful adoption requires professional development (PD) to support teachers, increasing the need for research on PD. This dissertation examines the question: What is the influence of high quality, curriculum aligned, long-term group workshops and related practice on teacher learning? I focus on the following subquestions: (1) What is the influence of high

Mary Elizabeth Kubitskey

2006-01-01

183

Technology Integration: A Case of Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Investigated whether a professional development session, teachers' learning styles, or an individual's personal appraisal of problem-solving abilities can be indicators of how technology will be integrated into instructional practices. Topics include Kolb's learning styles; the Problem Solving Inventory; and personal control style. (Author/LRW)|

Nisan-Nelson, Paula D.

2001-01-01

184

Professional Development Needs of State Extension Specialists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Responses from 47 of 78 Clemson University extension specialists identified three critical professional development needs: communicating program impact to key decision makers, communicating client problems to researchers, and viewing problems from different perspectives. They felt that their expertise in other areas was high. (Contains 16…

Radhakrishna, Rama B.

2001-01-01

185

Teachers' Beliefs and Continuing Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: Teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) should improve teacher quality and teaching practices, though teachers vary in the extent to which they participate in CPD activities. Because beliefs influence working and learning, and teachers' beliefs about learning and teaching influence their instructional decisions, this study…

de Vries, Siebrich; van de Grift, Wim J. C. M.; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A.

2013-01-01

186

Preloading Professional Development to Ensure Potential Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When a state makes the decision to award a small number of high-dollar grants, the stakes are considerable. For North Carolina's IMPACT Model School Grant applicants, professional development started long before a single dollar was ever awarded. In light of these conditions, the state decided to issue a high-dollar, highly prescriptive grant, the…

Bradburn, Frances Bryant

2004-01-01

187

Lessons Learned from Transformational Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What is transformative professional development for educators? Ideally, teachers and school leaders are given multiple opportunities to revisit schemas about themselves and their learning communities, with the intent to transform practice, the school environment, and even themselves. In practice, three cohorts of teachers and school leaders…

Miranda, Twyla T.

2012-01-01

188

Kentucky's Statewide Early Childhood Professional Development System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Public school systems have recently become major players in providing services for children in their early years. In addition, a number of other services are available to young children including child care, Head Start, and Early Head Start programs. The link between program quality and professional development of early care and education…

Rous, Beth; Grove, Jaime; Townley, Kim

2007-01-01

189

Shared Leadership in a Professional Development Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Puget Sound Professional Development Center (PSPDC) was established in 1989 as a partnership between the University of Washington and four middle schools. PSPDC has created collaborative and substantial teacher leadership roles. In performing the role of teacher leader coordinator (TLC), teachers: (1) were fully participating members of the…

Romerdahl, Nancy Sue

190

The SOLS TICE Project: Satellite Television and Audioconferencing in Continuing Professional Development for LIS Staff.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes SOLS TICE, the Satellite On-Line Searching Interactive Conferencing Experiment, conducted at the University of Plymouth (United Kingdom) to meet the training needs of staff in the library and information science (LIS) sector. Continuing professional development is discussed, instructional effectiveness and cost effectiveness are…

Hughes, Alun; Priestley, John

1992-01-01

191

On-line method developed to calibrate coal-hydrocarbon slurry meters  

SciTech Connect

The objective of a test programme related to coal liquefaction plants was the development of an intermittent on-line slurry meter-proving apparatus which could be used to test conventional flow elements at line conditions. The programme is reported and the results provided solutions for two potential flow-measurement problem areas in a commercial coal-liquefaction plant. A sliding-vane positive-displacement meter offers a straight forward on-line method for calibrating flow meters in coal/hydrocarbon slurry services with varying fluid properties. A wedge-type slurry flow meter has been found to work well in a slurry-bottoms streams, independent of of the non-Newtonian nature of the streams.

Corbo, M.J.

1984-04-23

192

Take Charge of Your Personal and Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The need for professional development is universal, whatever a person's profession. Professionals must continually enrich their knowledge and increase their sense of professionalism over the course of their careers so as to implement current research-based practice. Early childhood professional development brings to the forefront the significance…

Goble, Carla B.; Horm, Diane M.

2010-01-01

193

Professional Associations: Their Role in Promoting Sustainable Development in Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Professional associations have a strong influence on what is covered in the curricula of universities, especially that of professional degrees. They also provide members with professional development throughout their careers. Professional associations have the potential to facilitate development of sustainability competency in the workforce in…

Thomas, Ian; Hegarty, Kathryn; Whitman, Stuart; MacGregor, Val

2012-01-01

194

Professional Development for Cooperative Learning. Issues and Approaches.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book describes approaches to professional development for cooperative learning and how the use of cooperative learning for teacher learning is leading to new insights into professional growth in schools. Part 1, "Begin with the Teacher: Focusing Professional Development for Cooperative Learning," offers "Introduction: Professional

Brody, Celeste M., Ed.; Davidson, Neil, Ed.

195

Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT provides an overview of current principles and practices for mentoring and developing IT professionals in higher education. Edited by EDUCAUSE Vice President Cynthia Golden and written by top leaders in the industry who have distinguished themselves and their organizations for sharpening others' skills, institutional savvy, and ability to lead, the book's chapters are organized into two sections: the organizational perspective and the individual perspective. In addition, the online site for the book will have exclusive audio interviews with CIOs and other senior IT leaders in higher education who give advice for future leaders and talk about how they overcame challenges and moved ahead in their own careers.

2010-05-20

196

Communities of Practice and Students' Professional Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The application of Communities of Practice (CofP) can potentially serve as an effective learning strategy for higher education classrooms by contributing to student professional development while fostering a desire for life-long learning. The purpose of this qualitative study was to assess the effectiveness of this learning strategy and help educators understand how integrating CofP experience in the higher education classroom

Catherine H. Monaghan; Norina L. Columbaro

2009-01-01

197

Barriers to Child Care Providers' Professional Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study uses telephone interview data gathered from 647 randomly-selected child care providers (92 center-based directors, 230 center-based providers, and 325 family child care providers) to describe one state's child care workforce and the individual beliefs, pragmatic concerns, and current regulations that may operate as barriers to providers' professional development. Results indicate meaningful differences among the three groups' demographic

Sara Gable; Amy Halliburton

2003-01-01

198

Electronically Mentoring to Develop Accomplished Professional Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

With nearly half of all new teachers leaving the classroom within 5 years, schools are faced with the challenge of retaining\\u000a early-career teachers while simultaneously providing them with the support they need to develop into effective professionals.\\u000a Mentoring novice teachers by pairing them with experienced teachers in schools is a widely adopted practice for addressing\\u000a these needs; however, face-to-face mentoring is

Christopher R. Gareis; Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

2007-01-01

199

Professionalization, Partnership, and Power: Building Professional Development Schools. SUNY Series, Frontiers in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume presents a variety of different implementations of the professional development school concept of teacher education in the following 17 author-contributed chapters: "School-University Partnerships and Partner Schools" (John Goodlad); "Design Principles and Criteria for Professional Development Schools" (Frank Murray); "The Professional

Petrie, Hugh G., Ed.

200

Reflections on reciprocity in professional development: Learning partners as professional learning teams  

Microsoft Academic Search

Professional development that is effective in promoting changed practice remains an ideal in many workplace contexts where individuals have a range of experience, expertise and needs. A shift is required from traditional 'top-down' models of professional development to a situated work-embedded model that is based on reciprocity in professional learning. An innovative approach where all learning partners work collaboratively as

Margaret A Fletcher

201

Innovative Professional Development: Expanding Your Professional Learning Network  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To assume the role of technology leaders and information literacy specialists in their schools, librarians need access to the most current information. And, they do this by helping each other. There are many definitions, but professional learning networks (PLNs) involve sharing work-related ideas with a network of colleagues via various digital…

Perez, Lisa

2012-01-01

202

The contribution of portfolios and profiles to continuing professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

LEARNING OUTCOMESOn completion of the article, the reader should be able to:• Differentiate between a personal professional portfolio and a professional profile and how compilation can contribute to continuing professional development (CPD) and lifelong learning in orthopaedic nursing practice• Have an awareness of the necessary sections and contents to be able to independently construct a personal professional portfolio• Reflect on

John Driscoll; Ben Teh

2001-01-01

203

Dispatch Magazine On-line  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Dispatch Magazine On-Line features a variety of information for dispatchers and public safety telecommunicators. Students, teachers, and professionals in this field communicate on this web site through the forum and discuss such topics as dispatch training, policy, and management. Also, under the "Essential Links", visitors will find helpful information about staffing, professional development events, 911 communications, and stress management. There is also a collection of videos, primarily from newscasts, relevant to the dispatch field that address dispatching during 9-11, and possible understaffing in cases of emergency. The "Essential Links" section takes visitors to a host of necessary external resources for dispatchers and telecommunicators, including maps, weather, and disaster information.

2006-11-26

204

The Development and Implementation of an Interdisciplinary On-Line Academic Course Using a Life Course Perspective.  

PubMed

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Pediatric Pulmonary Center (UW PPC) provides interdisciplinary leadership training for graduate students and postgraduate professionals. The training includes a three-credit on-line course entitled Interdisciplinary Care of Children with Special Health Care Needs. This paper describes the course, the content and organization of which was guided by the life course perspective (LCP). The UW PPC team used the LCP to guide course organization, content development, and evaluation approaches. UW PPC trainees took responsibility for content areas, performed literature reviews and reviews of resources, and suggested student activities. Course content was focused on the child with special health care needs (CSHCN) embedded in contextual environments of family, community, culture, and larger social and public policy arenas. The content included three case-study videos that followed a child with cystic fibrosis from birth to age 18. Key concepts of the LCP were woven in throughout the videos and other course materials. Emphasis was on representing development of the individual during critical/sensitive periods and on social determinants of health. At semester's end, qualitative and quantitative student evaluation results were very positive for all areas of the course. The final course paper, organized similarly to course modules, synthesized all aspects of the course. A successful paper included LCP concepts woven throughout to show integration of course content. The LCP provided a useful framework for course organization and content, and served as a lens through which students came to understand the care needs of CSHCN and their families. A course such as this can serve the important goal of educating future maternal child health professionals in using the LCP to understand how multiple determinants of health interact across the life span to produce health outcomes in this population. PMID:23722326

Anderson, Lori S; Schroth, Mary; Marcus, Mary; Becker, Craig; Pfeil, Darci; Yngsdal-Krenz, Rhonda; Silvis, Debra; Drier, Candace; Marshall, Hannah

2013-05-31

205

Impact: Eisenhower Professional Development Evaluation Publication, August-October 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication shares highlights from the Eisenhower Professional Development Evaluation Conference, also introducing the upcoming Improving America's Schools (IAS) Conferences. The Eisenhower conference focused on improving content knowledge and instructional practice through effective professional development. The IAS conference will examine…

Department of Education, Washington, DC.

206

Teacher Observing Experiences: Deepening Teacher Professional Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Teacher Leaders in Research Based Science Education (TLRBSE) professional development program has been successfully running through the National Optical Astronomy Observatory for the past four years, providing training in research in the classroom, mentoring, and leadership. During the 2003-04 observing season, we have experimented with a new component of the program, Teacher Observing Experiences, in which teachers who have already received training through either the RBSE or TLRBSE programs in using professional telescopes at Kitt Peak, are invited back to Kitt Peak for an observing run with one or two of their students. The objectives of the program are to re-involve our teachers at a higher level in the program than originally designed to help build the TLRBSE community, to provide a professional research experience of a higher order that they had in the original program, and to involve a few of their best students in a hands-on observing experience. To participate in the program, teacher had to work with a small team of students to design an observing project, and then submit a proposal to a TLRBSE evaluation committee for competitive selection for observing time on one of three professional telescopes. The teams were provided help in preparing their proposals, including online support materials and telephone conferences with the astronomer in charge of each telescope. Once selected, the teacher/student teams came to Tucson, made their run (including the vagaries of weather faced by all astronomers), returned home with their data, and then provided us with their scientific reports and any TV or print news articles. In this talk, we will describe our first year's experiences: what worked and what didn't, and describe changes for the upcoming year.

Croft, S. K.; Walker, C. E.; Howell, S.; Pompea, S. M.

2004-12-01

207

On-site measurement for the development of on-line partial discharge monitoring system in GIS  

SciTech Connect

This paper deals with the results of field tests carried out to develop an on-line sensor for monitoring partial discharges generated in the GIS. It covers noise distribution in the GIS tank, the propagation of partial-discharge pulses, and its mechanisms, while presenting applications of partial-discharge on-line monitoring sensors.

Masaki, K. (Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Nagoya (Japan)); Sakakibara, T.; Murase, H.; Akazaki, M.; Uehara, K.; Menju, S. (Toshiba Corp., Kawasaki (Japan))

1994-04-01

208

Personal, Professional Coaching: Transforming Professional Development for Teacher and Administrative Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article makes the case for a different approach to the professional development of teachers and school leaders called personal, professional coaching (PPC). Personal, professional coaching is grounded in reflective practices that cultivate self-awareness, emotion management, social awareness, and relationship management. Findings from two…

Patti, Janet; Holzer, Allison A.; Stern, Robin; Brackett, Marc A.

2012-01-01

209

Using the internet for professional development: The experience of rural and remote professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The affordances of the internet now readily enable the downloading of information and recent research papers, written communication between colleagues, videoconferencing and voice communication, and a range of other services and facilities that should ameliorate the professional isolation that afflicts professionals throughout rural and remote Australia. The innovative use of information communication technologies to deliver online support, professional development and

Anthony Herrington; Jan Herrington

210

Finding the professional voice: towards a theory of continuing professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper will explore the common characteristics of two Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes that were found by thorough evaluation, to be successful in terms of student outcomes. When considering the impact of CPD on professionals' learning, it is essential to consider its impact on professional practice and the individuals themselves. For the purpose of this paper therefore, 'successful student

Christine Dearnley

211

Response to Section II: What's Needed Now--Professional Development Schools and the Professionalization of Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The professional development schools (PDS) effort, which grew out of the groundbreaking work of the Holmes Group (1986), was deliberately focused on the support and advancement of teachers as professionals and the professionalization of teaching, so the author argues that it is ironic that a volume about PDS might be seen as voicing an opinion…

Goodwin, A. Lin

2011-01-01

212

Competency-based continuing professional development.  

PubMed

Competence is traditionally viewed as the attainment of a static set of attributes rather than a dynamic process in which physicians continuously use their practice experiences to "progress in competence" toward the attainment of expertise. A competency-based continuing professional development (CPD) model is premised on a set of learning competencies that include the ability to (a) use practice information to identify learning priorities and to develop and monitor CPD plans; (b) access information sources for innovations in development and new evidence that may potentially be integrated into practice; (c) establish a personal knowledge management system to store and retrieve evidence and to select and manage learning projects; (d) construct questions, search for evidence, and record and track conclusions for practice; and (e) use tools and processes to measure competence and performance and develop action plans to enhance practice. Competency-based CPD emphasizes self-directed learning processes and promotes the role of assessment as a professional expectation and obligation. Various approaches to defining general competencies for practice require the creation of specific performance metrics to be meaningful and relevant to the lifelong learning strategies of physicians. This paper describes the assumptions, advantages, and challenges of establishing a CPD system focused on competencies that improve physician performance and the quality and safety of patient care. Implications for competency-based CPD are discussed from an individual and organizational perspective, and a model to bridge the transition from residency to practice is explored. PMID:20662577

Campbell, Craig; Silver, Ivan; Sherbino, Jonathan; Cate, Olle Ten; Holmboe, Eric S

2010-01-01

213

Regaining Momentum: Teacher Inquiry as Ongoing Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A classroom teacher reflects on the benefits of professional development leading to improved and energized student writing. Although traditional professional development sparked interest and encouraged modifications, the support of a teacher inquiry group as ongoing professional development provided the impact needed to effect significant change…

Wirsing, Janice

2009-01-01

214

The Facilitator's Role in Elementary Mathematics Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study identified qualities of influential facilitators of elementary mathematics professional development. Extensive research relating to elementary mathematics professional development has emerged over the past three decades. Embedded in this body of research are recommendations for effective practices in professional development and…

Linder, Sandra M.

2011-01-01

215

Professional Development for Teachers: What Two Rigorous Studies Tell Us  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Professional development--formal in-service training to upgrade the content knowledge and pedagogical skills of teachers--is widely viewed as an important means of improving teaching and learning. While many interventions "include" professional development, professional development was the central intervention of the two recent research and…

Quint, Janet

2011-01-01

216

Experiences of pioneers facilitating teacher networks for professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study presents an exploration into facilitation practices of teacher professional development networks. Stimulating networked learning amongst teachers is a powerful way of creating an informal practice?based learning space driven by teacher needs. As such, it presents an additional channel (besides more formal traditional professional development initiatives) for teacher education and sustained professional development. This study describes a set of

Irene Hanraets; Joitske Hulsebosch; Maarten de Laat

2011-01-01

217

Building school capacity through professional development: conceptual and empirical considerations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Situates current research on professional development within an organizational perspective. Offers a framework for the study of professional development, and proposes that key factors that affect student achievement be conceptualized as school capacity. Argues that increases in school capacity will lead to gains in student achievement, and that professional development should, therefore, be designed to enhance the following three dimensions

M. Bruce King; Fred M. Newmann

2001-01-01

218

Teacher Diversity: Implications for Professional Development. Research Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research synthesis provides insight into issues related to teacher diversity and faculty development. It begins with a review of the literature on models of professional development and the characteristics of effective professional development identified by research, with the knowledge that little, if any, research has addressed professional

van Broekhuizen, L. David; Dougherty, Barbara

219

Learning, Motivation, and Transfer: Successful Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, I am concerned with three key issues of teacher professional development--teacher learning, motivation, and transfer of learning. Each issue has received minimal attention in teacher professional development literature. The three issues are discussed, and a model of an integrative professional development approach is outlined,…

McDonald, Lex

2012-01-01

220

No One Way: Working Models for Teachers' Professional Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the role of professional development in the implementation of computer technologies in schools across Canada and elsewhere. Three examples of professional development in Canada are examined, each functioning at a different administrative level (faculty of education, schooldistrict and school-based), and each employing a different strategy or set of tactics for professional development. The programs are described in

Jennifer Jenson; Brian Lewis; Richard Smith

2002-01-01

221

Plant biology: From on-campus to on-line development and implementation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The lecture content of the Plant Biology class for non-majors was transformed from a traditional on-campus lecture to an asynchronous website that could be used both as a stand-alone course and as an adjunct to the on campus course sections. In addition, an interactive, on-line website with home laboratory experiments was developed and implemented by the Plant Biology Department in collaboration with design specialists from the Information Technology and Instructional Support Department of the Arizona State University. The 259-page lecture website included 134 interactive animations, as well as 11 videos. The lab website included 176 pages, with 187 graphics and 36 separate animations. Convenience was identified by most students as the key benefit of taking the course on-line. Website construction was rated highly by all of the students; however, website audio was problematic for 50% of them; video, for 71%. Students, staff, and faculty all agreed that to benefit fully from the website, adequate hardware, software, and internet connection speed were vital. Challenges with the web-based lab were either technological (inadequate equipment or skills), logistical (dissatisfaction with having to pick up home lab kits from campus), or motivational (student survey responses added to the growing literature that suggests that mature, focused, self-motivated students benefit more from distance learning).

Bradley, Lucy K.

222

Development of an on-line radiation detection and measurements laboratory course  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An on-line radiation detection and measurements lab is being developed with a grant from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The on-line laboratory experiments are designed to provide a realistic laboratory experience and will be offered to students at colleges/universities where such a course is not offered. This thesis presents four web-based experiments: 1) nuclear electronics, 2) gamma-ray spectroscopy with scintillation detectors, 3) gamma-ray attenuation in matter and external dosimetry, and 4) alpha spectroscopy and absorption in matter. The students access the experiments through a broad-band internet connection. Computer-controlled instrumentation developed in National Instruments (NI) LabVIEW(TM) communicates with the URSA-II (SE International, Inc.) data acquisition system, which controls the detector bias voltage, pulse shaping, amplifier gain, and ADC. Detector and amplifier output pulses can be displayed with other instrumentation developed in LabVIEW(TM) for the digital oscilloscope (USB-5132, NI). Additional instrumentation developed in LabVIEW(TM) is used to control the positions of all sources with stepper motor controllers (VXM-1, Velmex, Inc.) and to adjust pressure in the alpha chamber with a digital vacuum regulator (Model 200, J-KEM, Inc.). Unique interactive interfaces are created by integrating all of the necessary instrumentation to conduct each lab. These interfaces provide students with seamless functionality for data acquisition, experimental control, and live data display with real-time updates for each experiment. A webcam is set up to stream the experiment live so the student can observe the physical instruments and receive visual feedback from the system in real time.

Kopp, Derick G.

223

Developing Cultural Competence: Mainstream Teachers and Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In response to the underachievement of its Latino children, one district implemented Parent Partnership for Achieving Literacy (PAL), a program to build cultural bridges between home and school. Professional development (PD) that helped mainstream teachers develop cultural competence to work effectively with Latino children and their families was…

Colombo, Michaela W.

2007-01-01

224

Developing Cultural Competence: Mainstream Teachers and Professional Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

In response to the underachievement of its Latino children, one district implemented Parent Partnership for Achieving Literacy (PAL), a program to build cultural bridges between home and school. Professional development (PD) that helped mainstream teachers develop cultural competence to work effectively with Latino children and their families was central to the PAL Program. This article introduces the PAL program and

Michaela W. Colombo

2007-01-01

225

School Culture and Postgraduate Professional Development: Delineating the "Enabling School"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The culture of the "enabling school" is investigated within the context of the government's policy of continuing professional development and postgraduate professional development for teachers in England. This context is problematised by considering teachers' conceptualisations of their professional autonomy, status and personal expertise. A…

Arthur, Linet; Marland, Harriet; Pill, Amanda; Rea, Tony

2010-01-01

226

A systemic approach to professional development: learning as practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper disturbs assumptions that policy for secondary school teachers’ continuing professional development should be dominated by courses, workshops and suchlike events. Research into learning, communities of practice and complexity establishes a contrary view, namely that subject departments are prime sites of non-predictable professional learning. Practical implications are sketched, leading to a recommendation that continuing professional development policies and practices

Peter Knight

2002-01-01

227

Literacy Coaching as a Component of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Current debates concerning effective professional development for teachers of early reading have focused on the potential benefits of a literacy coach in providing sustained support and guidance for teachers' learning from a professional development program. In this study, we compare the response of first-grade teachers to a model of professional

Carlisle, Joanne F.; Berebitsky, Dan

2011-01-01

228

The Professional Development of Principals: Innovations and Opportunities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article articulates the importance of professional development programs as complementary to preservice preparation. While on-the-job inservice programs offer preservice administrators a glimpse of the requirements for the position, they do not offer ample time to learn everything about the job prior to practicing. This article offers information about sources of professional development including universities, professional associations, governmental agencies, and

Kent Peterson

2002-01-01

229

On-line method developed to calibrate coal-hydrocarbon slurry meters  

SciTech Connect

Based on the data obtained from this test program, one can conclude that this flowmeter development effort has clearly provided solutions for two potential flow-measurement problem areas in a commercial coal-liquefaction plant. The solutions provided from this test program are as follows: A sliding-vane PD meter offers a straightforward on-line method for calibrating conventional flowmeters in coal/hydrocarbon slurry services with varying fluid properties. A wedge-type slurry flowmeter has been found to work well in slurry bottoms streams, independent of the streams, non-Newtonian nature. In summary, this flowmeter test program provided a lot of insight into the area of slurry measurement.

Corbo, M.J.

1984-04-23

230

On-line chemical composition analyzer development. Phase 2, Final report  

SciTech Connect

The energy consumed in distillation processes in the United States represents nearly three percent of the total national energy consumption. If effective control of distillation columns can be accomplished, it has been estimated that it would result in a reduction in the national energy consumption of 0.3%. Real-time control based on mixture composition could achieve these savings. However, the major distillation processes represent diverse applications and at present there does not exist a proven on-line chemical composition sensor technology which can be used to control these diverse processes in real-time. This report presents a summary of the findings of the second phase of a three phase effort undertaken to develop an on-line real-time measurement and control system utilizing Raman spectroscopy. A prototype instrument system has been constructed utilizing a Perkin Elmer 1700 Spectrometer, a diode pumped YAG laser, two three axis positioning systems, a process sample cell land a personal computer. This system has been successfully tested using industrially supplied process samples to establish its performance. Also, continued application development was undertaken during this Phase of the program using both the spontaneous Raman and Surface-enhanced Raman modes of operation. The study was performed for the US Department of Energy, Office of Industrial Technologies, whose mission is to conduct cost-shared R&D for new high-risk, high-payoff industrial energy conservation technologies. Although this document contains references to individual manufacturers and their products, the opinions expressed on the products reported do not necessarily reflect the position of the Department of Energy.

Roberts, M.J.; Garrison, A.A.; Muly, E.C.; Moore, C.F.

1992-02-01

231

Motivation and continuation of professional development.  

PubMed Central

Variations in levels of motivation to learn among established general practitioners (GPs) have received scant attention. Building on previous work, we present an analysis of factors contributing to the development of motivation to learn in those who are entering and already established in practice. This approach suggests that individual motivation is both complex and unstable in response to external factors. We draw attention to the possibility of motivational immaturity in recruits to general practice, the contribution of values, and the presence of demotivators. The implications of our analysis are explored in relation to individual professional development and continuing education provision. We suggest that motivational audit will identify individual and contextual factors that are reducing the capacity of GPs to continue learning. A number of approaches addressing these factors are proposed.

Miller, J; Bligh, J; Stanley, I; al Shehri, A

1998-01-01

232

Teachers' professional development experiences: Implications for teaching practice  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to inquire into the ways in which participation in physical science professional development impacts science teachers' professional learning and ultimately their practice over time. This study strove to provide a greater understanding of teachers' processes as they engage in professional learning and make changes in their practice long after the requirements of the professional development have been met. The six respondents that participated in the inquiry were physical science educators who were teaching in four different high schools in Central California. The guiding research question was stated as: How does participation in physical science professional development impact teachers' professional learning and ultimately their practice? Three sub-questions were also explored: In what ways does physical science professional development impact teachers' pedagogical content knowledge over time? In what ways does physical science professional development impact teachers' curriculum decision-making processes over time? In what ways does physical science professional development support a teacher's professional learning over time? Collective case study methodology was used in order to acquire multiple perspectives on the processes of teachers' professional learning and how professional development experiences have impacted this process. From four cross-case analyses of interviews, classroom observations, and documents, six themes emerged elucidating the process of professional learning. The process of professional learning is "driven" by a constant desire to learn resulting in the participation in professional development experiences where bits-n-pieces of curriculum are incorporated into the teachers' practice supported by relationships and reflection. The pressure to conform to education policy tempers the entire process of professional learning. Lastly, the process of professional learning has produced teachers as leaders. Each aspect of the process of professional learning has been impacted by the respondents' participation in professional development. By engaging in the iterative process of professional learning described here, respondents are transforming their professional development experiences in order to learn from and about their practice over extended periods of time. As professional learners, the respondents act as change agents in their own practice, schools and learning communities. Based on the results, implications for practice and recommendations for further inquiry are also presented.

Venturini, Gabriela N.

233

Changing professional views of continuing professional development doctorates in educational psychology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Continuing professional development (CPD) doctorate programmes may not be the only learning and development opportunities which universities and other organisations can provide for educational psychology practitioners (EPs). However, as Morris and Brightman pointed out in 2006, they are likely to continue as important sources for professional development for some years to come. Such programmes serve the purposes of providing continuing

R. J. Cameron; Norah Frederickson; Ingrid Lunt; Jane Lang

2008-01-01

234

The taxonomy of professionalism: reframing the academic pursuit of professional development.  

PubMed

Student professionalism continues to be an elusive goal within colleges and schools of pharmacy. Several reports have described the nature of professionalism and enumerated the characteristic traits of a professional, but educational strategies for inculcating pharmacy students with attitudes of professionalism have not been reliably effective. Some authors have suggested the need for a standard definition. If the goal can be more clearly conceptualized by both faculty members and students, and the moral construct of the fiduciary relationship between pharmacist and patient better understood, the development of professional values and behaviors should be easier to achieve. This paper describes a new approach to defining professionalism that is patterned after Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. It includes the general concept of patient care advocacy as an underlying paradigm for a new pharmacy practice model, and defines 5 behavioral elements within each of the 3 domains of professionalism: competence, connection, and character. PMID:19657501

Brown, Daniel; Ferrill, Mary J

2009-07-10

235

The Taxonomy of Professionalism: Reframing the Academic Pursuit of Professional Development  

PubMed Central

Student professionalism continues to be an elusive goal within colleges and schools of pharmacy. Several reports have described the nature of professionalism and enumerated the characteristic traits of a professional, but educational strategies for inculcating pharmacy students with attitudes of professionalism have not been reliably effective. Some authors have suggested the need for a standard definition. If the goal can be more clearly conceptualized by both faculty members and students, and the moral construct of the fiduciary relationship between pharmacist and patient better understood, the development of professional values and behaviors should be easier to achieve. This paper describes a new approach to defining professionalism that is patterned after Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. It includes the general concept of patient care advocacy as an underlying paradigm for a new pharmacy practice model, and defines 5 behavioral elements within each of the 3 domains of professionalism: competence, connection, and character.

Ferrill, Mary J.

2009-01-01

236

Advancing Student Achievement Through Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Kindergarten through twelfth grade teacher competence, in both subject matter and pedagogy, is critical for advancing student achievement in science. The National Science Foundation (NSF 1996), however, has found that only about two-thirds of first- through eighth-grade teachers completed at least one college course in science and fewer than 30 percent said they feel well qualified to teach science. Additionally, Lowery (1998) points out that many educators see no need to change from a show-and-tell type of instruction to methods that help students understand science by constructing meaning for themselves through exploration and using prior knowledge. To help teachers raise student achievement levels, Schmoker (2002) proposes that schools design professional development that, by focusing on assessed standards and reviewing student achievement data, directly impacts student learning.

Holloway, John H.

2006-01-01

237

Professional Development Schools: Schools for Developing a Profession.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book describes a recent trend in the school restructuring movement--the professional-development school. These schools are committed to the acquisition and sharing of knowledge among all members of the educational community and depend on research-practitioner collaboration. In nine chapters, contributors explain the function, structure, and…

Darling-Hammond, Linda, Ed.

238

Developing a Discourse of the Postmodern Community Development Professional  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article seeks to promote the generation of a discourse of the postmodern community work professional. A shared discourse will lead, we propose to shared capital. We argue that there is a tension between the modern and postmodern for those of us engaged in the profession of community learning and development (CL&D). We need to value…

McArdle, Karen; Mansfield, Sue

2013-01-01

239

Teachers' Professional Development Experiences: Implications for Teaching Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to inquire into the ways in which participation in physical science professional development impacts science teachers' professional learning and ultimately their practice over time. This study strove to provide a greater understanding of teachers' processes as they engage in professional learning and make changes in…

Vail, Teresa M.

2011-01-01

240

Portfolios and Professional Development in the Health Professions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The usefulness of portfolios for professional development and reflection was studied in the disciplines of physical therapy and nursing. The student sample may not represent the larger population of professional students, but data are presented as useful in understanding more about the general phenomenon of use of portfolios in professional

Jensen, Gail M.; Saylor, Coleen

241

Writing as a journey of professional development for teacher educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

The linkage between writing and professional development of teacher educators has hardly been investigated in the past. Our study aims to explore and describe how teacher educators, who wrote and published books in their knowledge domains, with budgetary, professional and institutional support, perceive the experience of writing, and to what extent they view it as contributing to their personal professional

Yehudit Shteiman; Ariela Gidron; Batia Eilon; Pnina Katz

2010-01-01

242

Multiple Perspective: When Child Development Professionals Raise Twins  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Do child development professionals have expectations about what it will be like to parent twins based on their professional experiences? Does their professional knowledge influence their approach to caregiving? And do their personal experiences as parents of twins change their research interests or how they work with children and families? To…

Stark, Deborah Roderick; Harden, Brenda Jones; Chazan-Cohen, Rachel; Cohen, Daniel J.; Rice, Kathleen Fitzgerald

2006-01-01

243

Librarians in changing Estonia: professional education and development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growth in responsibility of librarians under the country?s changed conditions requires their high-quality professional education, flexible continuing education and professional development at all levels. Offers an overview of librarians? professional training in Estonia, its traditions and possibilities today. Estonian library assistants study at the Viljandi College of Culture: degree courses in library and information sciences (LIS) are offered by

Aira Lepik

1995-01-01

244

A Discriminant Analysis of Gender and Counselor Professional Identity Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This quantitative study examined professional identity development and orientation for 489 counseling practitioners, educators, and trainees as predicted by participant-identified sex and engagement in professional activities. Differences between male and female participants regarding aspects of professional identity were evaluated. Discriminant…

Healey, Amanda C.; Hays, Danica G.

2012-01-01

245

Professional Development. New Opportunities for Partnering, CAUSE94. Track VII.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight papers are presented from the 1994 CAUSE conference track on professional development for information professionals in higher education institutions. The papers include: (1) "New Opportunities in Training for Information Systems Professionals," which discusses staff training at Miami-Dade Community College (Florida) (Desiree Abohasen and…

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

246

An examination of the relationship among authentic instruction, professional community, and professional development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Calls for science education reform have resulted in the implementation of programs designed to improve student learning. However, even the most innovative programs can fail to engage students in experiences of high intellectual quality. Authentic instruction can provide students with the type of instruction that is necessary to achieve improved student understanding. This study explores the relationship between authentic instruction, professional community, and professional development. The goal of the study is to determine if professional community, professional development, or their combined efforts have an impact on authentic instruction. Specific standards were used to determine levels of authentic instruction. Teachers in Louisiana completed mailed surveys, and site visits were conducted at two selected schools. Results of the surveys were organized by scale. Factor scores for each variable were used in regressions equations with professional community and professional development as the independent variables and authentic instruction factor scores as the dependent variables. Path analyses were also conducted to test two models. Qualitative data were used to support the quantitative data and provide further insight into how the three variables are related. The findings of this study indicate that there was no strong relationship among all three variables. Moderate correlations were present between professional development and authentic instruction, and between professional development and professional community. Implications of the findings are discussed, and recommendations for future research are provided.

Dieck, Patricia Ann

247

Potential of nuclear methods for development of novel on-line sensors for coal analysis  

SciTech Connect

A study has been conducted to identify nonstandard and novel instrumental analysis techniques and to evaluate their potential for development to provide new types of sensors for on-line analysis of coal and for other fossil energy applications. New methods from basic research, and methods used or considered for use in other industries such as mineral and basic metal industries, in petroleum and other well logging, and in biomedical applications have been examined. Particular fossil energy applications have been identified, and equipment requirements and spoolpiece and window requirements for process stream measurements, development status, obstacles to be overcome in development, and other relevant topics have been investigated. Over 60 distinct nuclear techniques (or variations on techniques) have been identified, most of which can be used to determine element concentrations in bulk materials, many of which have potentially significant applicability to coal analysis. The present paper highlights and summarizes some of the more important substantive content abstracted from an extensive and detailed report of the investigation. 9 references, 6 tables.

Herzenberg, C.L.

1984-01-01

248

Artificial colloid tracer tests: development of a compact on-line microsphere counter and application to soil column experiments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Multi-tracer tests with both solutes and particles allow to parametrise heterogenous porous media on the basis of the dual porosity model. In soil column experiments both solute and particle tracers were measured on-line at the outflow of the column. For the on-line measurement of particles we developed a flow cytometer with a sensitivity of one single microsphere in 1 ml

Stefan Niehren; Wolfgang Kinzelbach

1998-01-01

249

Developing Effective Continuous On-Line Monitoring Technologies to Manage Service Degradation of Nuclear Power Plants  

SciTech Connect

Recently, there has been increased interest in using prognostics (i.e, remaining useful life (RUL) prediction) for managing and mitigating aging effects in service-degraded passive nuclear power reactor components. A vital part of this philosophy is the development of tools for detecting and monitoring service-induced degradation. Experience with in-service degradation has shown that rapidly-growing cracks, including several varieties of stress corrosion cracks (SCCs), can grow through a pipe in less than one fuel outage cycle after they initiate. Periodic inspection has limited effectiveness at detecting and managing such degradation requiring a more versatile monitoring philosophy. Acoustic emission testing (AET) and guided wave ultrasonic testing (GUT) are related technologies with potential for on-line monitoring applications. However, harsh operating conditions within NPPs inhibit the widespread implementation of both technologies. For AET, another hurdle is the attenuation of passive degradation signals as they travel though large components, relegating AET to targeted applications. GUT is further hindered by the complexity of GUT signatures limiting its application to the inspection of simple components. The development of sensors that are robust and inexpensive is key to expanding the use of AET and GUT for degradation monitoring in NPPs and improving overall effectiveness. Meanwhile, the effectiveness of AET and GUT in NPPs can be enhanced through thoughtful application of tandem AET-GUT techniques.

Meyer, Ryan M.; Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Bond, Leonard J.; Cumblidge, Stephen E.

2011-09-30

250

Professional Development for Preschool Teachers: Evidence for Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Technology Enhanced, Research Based Instruction, Assessment, and Professional Development (TRIAD) was developed by Clements and Sarama (2009) in order to support low-income children's mathematical development in the preschool years through professional development for preschool teachers in mathematics. TRIAD includes a classroom component…

Varol, Filiz; Farran, Dale C.; Bilbrey, Carol; Vorhaus, Elizabeth A.; Hofer, Kerry Guess

2012-01-01

251

Continuous professional development: emerging trends in the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article considers current developments in aspects of continuous professional development (CPD) in the UK, focussing particularly on areas which relate to the development and delivery of an appropriate curriculum. It questions the appropriateness of the traditional concept of continuous professional development in the context of the newly emerging notion of lifelong learning. Some of the major national initiatives and

Malcolm Shaw; Howard Green

1999-01-01

252

Teacher Professional Development in Estonia: Theory and Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes teacher professional development in general, analyzing recent research on teacher professional development in Estonia and noting that faculty development has not earned much attention in teacher education courses or in educational research, nor is there much agreement on approaches to faculty development in Estonia. Estonian teacher…

Krull, Edgar

2001-01-01

253

Development and calibration of an on-line aerosol monitor for PHEBUS test FPT1  

SciTech Connect

An on-line aerosol monitor (OLAM2) has been developed and tested for PHEBUS test FPT1. OLAM2 utilizes new detachable fiber optic cables and sapphire light pipes for light transmission between the OLAM and the electronics. This light transmission system was tested and found to provide better signal-to-noise performance than was achieved with the continuous fibers used for test FPT0. An additional advantage of the detachable fiber/light pipe system is ease of installation. Aerosol testing (OLAM calibration) was performed in order to verify adequate signal-to-noise performance of the new fiber optic system over the specified operating conditions and to check the quantitative light attenuation measurements against theoretical predictions. Results of the testing indicated that light extinction measurements obtained during Phebus tests could be used to estimate aerosol volume concentrations, if diamond window fouling can be avoided. OLAM2 was also subjected to a proof pressure test and a long-term thermal stability test. These tests verified the mechanical and thermal integrity of the OLAM within design specifications. Long-term output signal stability was also verified with the system maintained at design temperature and half-design pressure.

O`Brien, J.E.; Carmack, W.J.; Sprenger, M.H.; Thurston, G.C.; Hunt, J.L.

1994-10-01

254

Program Evaluation Competencies of Extension Professionals: Implications for Continuing Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As states face tough economic times, extension organizations are increasingly emphasizing the importance of evaluation data to show program value. However, little is known about the evaluation skills and abilities of extension professionals expected to collect such data. This knowledge would help inform professional development opportunities…

McClure, Megan M.; Fuhrman, Nicholas E.; Morgan, A. Christian

2012-01-01

255

Evaluating the impact of continuing professional development: the professional dissertation in lifelong learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic enquiry in higher education is an aspect of lifelong learning, which both defines and creates the learning culture through highly specialised and innovative means. This article examines and evaluates the impact of the contribution made by the professional dissertation in the context of Continuing Professional Development. Employing illustrations from dissertations in an international context and written as the culmination

Phil Chambers

2001-01-01

256

A Practice-Based Theory of Professional Education: Teach For America's Professional Development Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 1999, Ball and Cohen proposed a practice-based theory of professional education, which would end inadequate professional development efforts with a more comprehensive approach. Their work has been referenced over the past decade, yet there have been limited attempts to actualize their ideals and research their implications. In this article, I…

Gabriel, Rachael

2011-01-01

257

Understanding Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs about Professional Learning Communities and Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This ethnographic study utilized the theoretical frameworks of constructivism, cognitivism, and socio-cultural theories to examine how professional learning communities influenced the professional development of mathematics teacher knowledge and student achievement. This study sought to comprehend and interpret the behaviors, beliefs and values of…

Garner, Arthur L., Jr.

2011-01-01

258

Teacher Professional Development through Children’s Project Work  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teachers working in early care and education programs are engaging in professional development activities, many times without a foundation in child development or early childhood education. It is difficult for teachers to apply what is presented in professional development experiences to their classroom. The use of children’s projects, the topic of many research studies and published manuscripts, can be used

Susan Catapano

2005-01-01

259

Classroom Effects of an Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Partnership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We evaluated an Early Childhood Educator Professional Development (ECEPD) project that provided high-quality, sustained, and intensive professional development designed to support developmentally appropriate instruction for preschool-age children based on the best available research on early childhood pedagogy, child development, and preschool…

Algozzine, Bob; Babb, Julie; Algozzine, Kate; Mraz, Maryann; Kissel, Brian; Spano, Sedra; Foxworth, Kimberly

2011-01-01

260

QUEENSLAND PUBLIC SECTOR NURSE EXECUTIVES: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NEEDS  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a time of health care reform and rapid change, nurse executives need effective leadership skills to be able to respond to a challenging environment, provide quality cost-effective care and promote the professional development of nursing. This research aimed to provide an understanding of nursing executives' roles and professional development needs and obtain concise information for the development of strategies

Mary Courtney; Jane Yacopetti; Catherine James; Anne Walsh

2002-01-01

261

Effective professional development of engineering educators: A future outlook  

Microsoft Academic Search

Engineering faculty, in general and the juniors in particular, need to expand their technical knowledge and develop new competencies to further their technical professional development. This paper explores ways to effective professional development of junior engineering educators, to enable them to assume the roles they are entrusted with. The purpose here is to offer a new way to think about

Waddah Akili

2007-01-01

262

Using Evaluation to Ensure Quality Professional Development in Rural Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Professional development practices implemented in rural school systems have often led nowhere. These practices seem to produce adult learning activities with few results other than participants' mounting frustration and another innovation left by the wayside. To encourage the development of productive professional development, many studies are…

Mitchem, Katherine; Wells, Deborah; Wells, John

2003-01-01

263

Technology Integration for Instructional Improvement: The Impact of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technology purchased for use in the classroom often goes unused. We identify a primary reason for the lack of technology integration as ineffectively developed professional development opportunities for teachers. Then we recommend a sustained, administrative-supported and mentor-supported approach to professional development as an alternative to…

Potter, Stephanie L.; Rockinson-Szapkiw, Amanda J.

2012-01-01

264

Classroom Effects of an Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Partnership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We evaluated an Early Childhood Educator Professional Development (ECEPD) project that provided high-quality, sustained, and intensive professional development designed to support developmentally appropriate instruction for preschool-age children based on the best available research on early childhood pedagogy, child development, and preschool…

Algozzine, Bob; Babb, Julie; Algozzine, Kate; Mraz, Maryann; Kissel, Brian; Spano, Sedra; Foxworth, Kimberly

2011-01-01

265

Mentoring Professional Psychologists: Programs for Career Development, Advocacy, and Diversity  

Microsoft Academic Search

The importance of continuing and updated training for professional psychologists in essential areas of practice and career development—that is, advocacy, ethical business practices, understanding of legislative and regulatory issues, leadership, and culturally informed policies and practices—has spawned the development and implementation of multiple mentoring programs within organized professional psychology. Four such programs are discussed that have been developed through or

J. Paul Burney; Bobbie L. Celeste; Josephine Davis Johnson; Nanci C. Klein; Katherine C. Nordal; Sanford M. Portnoy

2009-01-01

266

Critical Friends Group for EFL Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the best student outcomes, teachers need to engage in continuous professional development. As a result, models of teacher professional development have been developed, among which is the Critical Friends Group (CFG) technique. However, whether it works well with EFL teachers in an Asian context like Vietnam, where EFL teachers in particular do…

Vo, Long Thanh; Nguyen, Hoa Thi Mai

2010-01-01

267

Professional Development: Vini, Vidi, Vici ? Short-Term Jewish Educators Trips to Israel as Professional-Development Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter explores the purposes and practices of Jewish educators’ trips to Israel as professional-development Israel experience\\u000a programs, building on a modest volume of research. The chapter begins with suggesting a core purpose for Jewish educators’\\u000a professional-development Israel experience program; continues with describing how an educator’s Israel trip could serve as\\u000a a professional-development program within three interacting fields: tourism, religion,

Shelley Kedar

268

Development of an on-line fuel failure monitoring system for CANDU reactors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Although relatively rare in CANDU plants, fuel defects have always been an important operating concern for CANDU fuel operation and behaviour, and play a critical role in health, safety, and the economics of an operating reactor. A fuel defect occurs when a fuel element has a breach in its sheath resulting in fission product (FP) release and/or uranium fuel loss into the reactor primary heat transport system (PHTS). The unintended release of FP and fuel material into the PHTS creates elevated radiation fields and hazards for the reactor operator. The intent of this thesis is to develop an online real-time system that can analyse PHTS activity and infer information relating to otherwise unknown defect(s) in the reactor core. A MATLABRTM based Graphical User Interface (GUI) programme called COLDD (CANDU On-Line Defected fuel Diagnostic) has been developed to provide detailed diagnostics of PHTS activities. COLDD is based on new techniques, a new empirical diffusion coefficient, new algorithms, and refinement of existing techniques. Several techniques are based on detailed mechanistic models that are presented in detail, while other techniques are based on empirical rules from experimental and commercial experience; the diversity of techniques are shown to be self-consistent. The techniques employed by COLDD are compared to techniques used internationally by other defected fuel diagnostic tools for non-CANDU type reactors. The ability for COLDD to perform successful defected fuel diagnostics is dependent on the quality of the data provided. A detailed sensitivity analysis is performed to determine key measurement parameters. Techniques are also developed to allow operators to perform robust error checking of data to ensure consistency. COLDD is validated against theoretical, experimental, and commercial reactor data, and shown to be stable and consistent in all cases. The plethora of analysis modes are shown to be self-consistent. The version of COLDD described in this thesis is considered a Beta version ready for testing at a commercial station, and for development to add and improve algorithms and the user interface. There are several possible improvements discussed, including gaps in defected fuel understanding that require further research. COLDD is highly stable and has been demonstrated to be effective; it is a new powerful tool in the arsenal ofa reactor operator faced with defected fuel in core. Key words: Defected fuel, CANDU, Nuclear, Fission Product Release, Diagnostic.

Livingstone, Stephen Jason

269

Distance learning: the future of continuing professional development.  

PubMed

The recent development of a market economy in higher education has resulted in the need to tailor the product to the customers, namely students, employers and commissioning bodies. Distance learning is an opportunity for nurse educators and institutions to address marketing initiatives and develop a learning environment in order to enhance continuing professional development. It provides options for lifelong learning for healthcare professionals--including those working in community settings--that is effective and cost efficient. Development of continuing professional development programmes can contribute to widening the participation of community practitioners in lifelong learning, practice and role development. This paper considers the opportunities that web-based and online education programmes can provide community practitioners to promote professional skills while maintaining a work-life balance, and the role of the lecturer in successfully supporting professionals on web-based learning programmes. PMID:18853884

Southernwood, Julie

2008-10-01

270

Guest Speakers in a Professional Development Seminar Series  

PubMed Central

Objective To evaluate the impact guest speakers have on student development in a professional development seminar series. Design Over a 5-semester period, presentations were given by 18 guest speakers as part of a professional development seminar series. Assessment A 28-item survey instrument was constructed and administered to 68 students to assess the impact of the guest speakers on the students' professional development. Forty-six (68%) students completed the survey instrument, and the results demonstrated the value of the guest speakers, most notably in the areas of career development and professional responsibility. Conclusion Exposing pharmacy students to guest speakers from varied pharmacy career paths positively impacted students' knowledge of career options and professional development.

Katz, Norman L.; Popovich, Nicholas G.

2011-01-01

271

Development of an On-Line Failure Mode Detection and Resolution Algorithm for the Phoenix AUV.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

It has become apparent that in order for an AUV to be a more reliable self-sufficient system, it must have on-line failure detection and resolution capability. In support of this the AUV must have reconfigurable systems so as to be able to take corrective...

M. A. Hurni

1997-01-01

272

On-line monitoring system development for single-phase flow accelerated corrosion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aged nuclear piping has been reported to undergo corrosion-induced accelerated failures, often without giving signatures to current inspection campaigns. Therefore, we need diverse sensors which can cover a wide area in an on-line application. We suggest an integrated approach to monitor the flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) susceptible piping. Since FAC is a combined phenomenon, we need to monitor as many

Na Young Lee; Seung Gi Lee; Kyung Ha Ryu; Il Soon Hwang

2007-01-01

273

Mathematics Coaching: A New Kind of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|While millions of dollars are spent on traditional professional development each year in the USA, some school districts are trying other means to increase students' test scores. One strategy is hiring mathematics coaches as on-site professional developers. Whereas mathematics coaching is a newly investigated research area and many issues still…

Obara, Samuel

2010-01-01

274

School Cluster for Teacher Professional Development Based on ICT  

Microsoft Academic Search

School cluster is a new model for teacher professional development (TPD) based on informationand communication technology (ICT); it focuses on the cooperation and communication among schools and teachers in fargoing distributed areas and different levels. The strategies for organization and learning service are the key points for implementation of teacher professional development activities in school cluster. As the new concepts

Yihui Tang; Yueliang Zhou; Xian Li

2009-01-01

275

Legal Issues for Information Professionals: Some Recent Developments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews recent developments in three areas of law which, one way or the other, have an impact on information professionals: copyright, data protection, and liability. This discussion focuses on recent developments that are likely to be of significance to information professionals, including those emanating from the Commission of the European…

Oppenheim, Charles

1991-01-01

276

Teacher Tensions: Expectations in a Professional Development Institute  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to better understand teacher tensions in professional development. The population under study was practicing mathematics teachers engaged in a week-long professional development institute. Data sources included observations, interviews, and teacher products (such as registration forms, surveys, journals, and…

Nipper, Kelli; Ricks, Thomas; Kilpatrick, Jeremy; Mayhew, Lauren; Thomas, Sharren; Kwon, Na Young; Klerlein, Jacob T.; Hembree, Dennis

2011-01-01

277

The Professional Development of Teachers: Practice and Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors explore professional development that aims to change teachers' beliefs and attitudes as well as their teaching practice. They suggest that this cannot come about without addressing both individuals' attitudes to teaching and a whole school's commitment to change. The authors focus largely on a series of professional development programmes based on 'cognitive acceleration'. Because this is an innovation

Philip Adey; Gwen Hewitt; John Hewitt; Nicolette Landau

278

Facilitating Professional Development for Teachers of English Language Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study explores the process of facilitation in professional development for educators. The study relies on discourse analysis of interaction among K-12 teachers and administrators in a Midwestern U.S. state during a semester-long professional development program especially designed for educators working with English language learners (ELLs).…

Molle, Daniella

2013-01-01

279

Relationship between Professional Development Expenditures and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study was based on convergence of two educational theories: 1) that professional development improves teacher quality and instructional practices and therefore positively affects student achievement and 2) allocation of school resources positively affects student achievement. It is a common educational belief that professional development

Dalton, Elizabeth A.

2010-01-01

280

Supporting Early Childhood Educators through Professional Development Partnerships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article summarizes the findings of a study that examined instruction in early childhood classrooms where teachers participated in high-quality, sustained, and intensive professional development through an Early Childhood Educator Professional Development partnership on literacy practices essential to school success. Comparisons made between…

Mraz, Maryann

2011-01-01

281

State Policies to Improve Teacher Professional Development. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Each year, considerable resources are spent on professional development to build teacher knowledge and skills. Yet not much is known about its impact on student achievement. Research confirms that professional development can affect teacher practice, but research has yet to confirm if those changes in practice improve student learning.…

Grossman, Tabitha; Hirsch, Eric

2009-01-01

282

A Design Framework for Online Teacher Professional Development Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper provides a design framework for building online teacher professional development communities for preservice and inservice teachers. The framework is based on a comprehensive literature review on the latest technology and epistemology of online community and teacher professional development, comprising four major design factors and…

Liu, Katrina Yan

2012-01-01

283

Portfolios and Professional Development in the Health Professions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using portfolios as vehicles for reflection and professional development was studied with 32 physical therapy students, 12 baccalaureate nursing students, and 5 master's degree nursing students. Results suggest that portfolios are useful in professional development, though they may vary in structure and complexity. (SLD)|

Jensen, Gail M.; Saylor, Coleen

1994-01-01

284

School Nurse Summer Institute: A Model for Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The components of a professional development model designed to empower school nurses to become leaders in school health services is described. The model was implemented during a 3-day professional development institute that included clinical and leadership components, especially coalition building, with two follow-up sessions in the fall and…

Neighbors, Marianne; Barta, Kathleen

2004-01-01

285

Professional Development for "All" Personnel in Inclusive Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This issue brief was developed as part of the Consortium on Inclusive Schooling Practices' framework for standards-based systemic reform. The brief focuses on one of the six major policy areas identified by the Consortium, professional development. It first discusses the concept of teachers as lifelong learners, then explores professional

McGregor, Gail; Halvorsen, Ann; Fisher, Douglas; Pumpian, Ian; Bhaerman, Bob; Salisbury, Christine

1998-01-01

286

Professional Development School and Teacher Preparedness: Perceptions of Student Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast Professional Development School (PDS) and non-Professional Development School intern/student teachers' views at the end of their student teaching experiences in terms of their (a) perceptions of the knowledge and skills they perceived the Teacher Education Program (TEP) at the University of…

Watson, Sandy White

2004-01-01

287

What Makes Professional Development Effective? Strategies That Foster Curriculum Implementation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study uses a sample of 454 teachers engaged in an inquiry science program to examine the effects of different characteristics of professional development on teachers’ knowledge and their ability to implement the program. The authors analyzed results from a survey of teachers served by 28 professional development providers within a hierarchical linear modeling framework. Consistent with findings from earlier

William R. Penuel; Barry J. Fishman; Ryoko Yamaguchi; Lawrence P. Gallagher

2007-01-01

288

A Research Agenda for Online Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article highlights key online teacher professional development (oTPD) areas in need of research based on a review of current oTPD research conducted in conjunction with an oTPD conference held at Harvard University in fall 2005. The literature review of this field documents much work that is anecdotal, describing professional development

Dede, Chris; Ketelhut, Diane Jass; Whitehouse, Pamela; Breit, Lisa; McCloskey, Erin M.

2009-01-01

289

A professional development model for middle school teachers of mathematics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teacher professional development activities in the USA take many forms from half-day workshops that focus on particular topics or classroom techniques to long term course work that offers university level credit. With few exceptions, the primary goal of such activities is to enhance the teachers’ classroom effectiveness and improve student achievement. In this article, we describe a professional development model

G. Harris; T. Stevens; R. Higgins

2011-01-01

290

Networked Teacher Professional Development: The Case of Globaloria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this paper is to explore a teacher professional development program embedded in a networked learning environment, and to offer an emerging model and analytic matrix of 21st century teacher professional development. The Globaloria program is based on theories of learning by design and facilitates teachers and students as they create…

Whitehouse, Pamela

2011-01-01

291

Professional Development and the Classroom Teacher: Turning Theory into Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a professional development model, which emerged from two projects, that had professional development of teachers as an important component. The first project, Project Lighthouse, was designed to facilitate the inclusion of students with disabilities into general education classrooms. In this project, faculty and staff…

Whitworth, Jerry E.

292

Applying Constructionist Principles to Online Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report explores the first iteration of a teacher professional development courselet grounded in constructionist theory and activities. This online teacher professional development (oTPD) courselet provided opportunities for teachers to engage in just-in-time, ongoing TPD within a social networking site for educators. The topic of the oTPD…

Ostashewski, Nathaniel; Moisey, Susan; Reid, Doug

2011-01-01

293

Standards for Reporting Mathematics Professional Development in Research Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Research Commentary addresses the need for standards for describing mathematics professional development in mathematics education research reports. Considering that mathematics professional development is an emerging research field, it is timely to set expectations for what constitutes high-quality reporting in this field. (Contains 2 tables.)

Sztajn, Paola

2011-01-01

294

Professional Identity Development: A Review of the Higher Education Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the extant higher education literature on the development of professional identities. Through a systematic review approach 20 articles were identified that discussed in some way professional identity development in higher education journals. These articles drew on varied theories, pedagogies and learning strategies; however,…

Trede, Franziska; Macklin, Rob; Bridges, Donna

2012-01-01

295

Participatory Research in an Arts Integration Professional Development Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Drama for Schools (DFS) is an arts integration professional development program rooted in critical pedagogy and constructivism that emphasizes partnerships between school districts and a major research university. As a part of the research initiative embedded in this professional development program, DFS began an Arts integration Research Teacher…

Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Dawson, Kathryn M.; Judd-Glossy, Laura; Ihorn, Shasta

2012-01-01

296

Teachers and ICT: exploring a metacognitive approach to professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Professional development for teachers in information and communication technology (ICT) is currently a major priority for school systems in Australia and internationally. The metacognitive and reflective approach to professional development described in this paper is a response to the limitations of directive approaches to ICT learning within a context of rapid technological change. It proposes a capability based approach which

Renata Phelps; Anne Graham; Berenice Kerr

2004-01-01

297

Teaching Teachers: Professional Development To Improve Student Achievement  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This monograph in AERA's Research Points series summarizes recent research on the effectiveness of teacher professional development activities with regard to student achievement. The main conclusions are that effective professional development focuses on any or all of these goals: boosting teacher content knowledge and their knowledge of how students learn, and linking activities to specific curriculum and classroom conditions.

Heather Hill, David C.

2005-01-01

298

Routines and Collective Orientations in Mathematics Teachers' Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is an increasing awareness of the social dimension in mathematics teacher education. Collaboration and co-operation are regarded as key factors in professional development. In this paper I will analyse some tensions that might arise when the professional development of mathematics teachers is considered a collective enterprise. I will…

Gellert, Uwe

2008-01-01

299

Mathematics Coaching: A New Kind of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While millions of dollars are spent on traditional professional development each year in the USA, some school districts are trying other means to increase students' test scores. One strategy is hiring mathematics coaches as on-site professional developers. Whereas mathematics coaching is a newly investigated research area and many issues still…

Obara, Samuel

2010-01-01

300

A Design Framework for Online Teacher Professional Development Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides a design framework for building online teacher professional development communities for preservice and inservice teachers. The framework is based on a comprehensive literature review on the latest technology and epistemology of online community and teacher professional development, comprising four major design factors and three…

Liu, Katrina Yan

2012-01-01

301

Relationship between Professional Development Expenditures and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was based on convergence of two educational theories: 1) that professional development improves teacher quality and instructional practices and therefore positively affects student achievement and 2) allocation of school resources positively affects student achievement. It is a common educational belief that professional development

Dalton, Elizabeth A.

2010-01-01

302

A Research Agenda for Online Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article highlights key online teacher professional development (oTPD) areas in need of research based on a review of current oTPD research conducted in conjunction with an oTPD conference held at Harvard University in fall 2005. The literature review of this field documents much work that is anecdotal, describing professional development

Dede, Chris; Ketelhut, Diane Jass; Whitehouse, Pamela; Breit, Lisa; McCloskey, Erin M.

2009-01-01

303

Grounding Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in Teaching Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article argues that developing a team-based approach to teaching and learning provides the basis for building commitment and continuous professional development in teaching practice among staff in higher education. A team approach that is grounded in practice leads to open communication and opportunities for formal and informal professional

Harwood, Tracy; Clarke, Jane

2006-01-01

304

Professional Development for Technology-Enhanced Inquiry Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The knowledge integration framework is used to analyze studies on professional development in technology-enhanced science involving more than 2,350 teachers and 138,0000 students. The question of how professional development enhances teachers' support for students' inquiry science learning is the focus of the work. A literature search using the…

Gerard, Libby F.; Varma, Keisha; Corliss, Stephanie B.; Linn, Marcia C.

2011-01-01

305

Quality Professional Development: What Do We Think We Know?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Explains tenants of quality professional development using a beginning teacher's experiences for illustration. Suggests that professional development should: focus on single subject; focus on participants' needs; be ongoing and sustained; engage participants in pursuit of answers to genuine questions, problems, and curiosities; provide…

Vukelich, Carol; Wrenn, Lisa C.

1999-01-01

306

Professional Development Needs of English Language Teachers in Malaysia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study surveyed the professional development (PD) needs of school English language teachers at Melaka State in Malaysia. With close cooperation with the Department of Language at the Ministry of Education, the whole population of English language teachers had been studied on their types of professional development needs in instructional…

Khandehroo, Koroush; Mukundan, Jayakaran; Alavi, Zhinoos Kamal

2011-01-01

307

Vocational Education and Training Teacher Professional Development: Tensions and Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Planning and implementing teacher professional development is a process of engaging in organisational learning and change. Yet our planning and implementation of professional development is at times a series of one-off sessions and can be quite ad hoc. This paper argues that teacher learning takes place not only through formal sessions but also…

Bound, Helen

2011-01-01

308

Standards for Reporting Mathematics Professional Development in Research Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This Research Commentary addresses the need for standards for describing mathematics professional development in mathematics education research reports. Considering that mathematics professional development is an emerging research field, it is timely to set expectations for what constitutes high-quality reporting in this field. (Contains 2…

Sztajn, Paola

2011-01-01

309

Professional Development for Secondary Science Teachers in a Contextual Setting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses an intensive professional development program designed by a science education specialist in conjunction with university science research professors demonstrating quality science teaching practices for secondary teachers in a contextual setting. The intensive professional development model was designed using research based,…

Nelson, C. Riley; Hanegan, Nikki L.

310

Key Design Factors in Durable Instructional Technology Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The capacity of any professional development effort to achieve durable change in teacher practice is affected by a host of design factors and their precise alignment with multiple delivery strategies. However, how successful professional development (PD) programs achieve an effective mix of these factors and strategies is not well understood. The…

Wells, John

2007-01-01

311

Local Vocational Education Agencies and Professional Personnel Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Dalton Junior College, Georgia, has developed a comprehensive staff development plan for professionals in the vocational-technical division to relate student needs to professional competencies and meet certification requirements. The plan consists of a rationale or stated need and general goals, policies, and procedures. As a component of the…

Kraska, Marie F.

312

Do Less Effective Teachers Choose Professional Development Does It Matter?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background: In an ongoing effort to improve teacher quality, most states require continuing education or professional development for their in-service teachers. Studies evaluating the effectiveness of various professional development programs have assumed a normal distribution of quality of teachers participating in the programs. Because…

Barrett, Nathan; Butler, J. S.; Toma, Eugenia F.

2012-01-01

313

New Graduate Engagement with "Professional Development": A Pilot Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|If a key purpose of higher education is the development of students into "critical lifelong learners" then first destination employment for graduates choosing professionally-oriented careers provides the initial "testing ground" for its application/practice through ongoing "professional development". It is principally the workplace that provides…

Holden, Rick; Harte, Victoria

2004-01-01

314

Transformative Professional Development: A Model for Urban Science Education Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study presents a model of Transformative Professional Development (TPD) for use in sustained, collaborative, professional development of teachers in urban middle school science. TPD focuses on urban science teacher change and is responsive to school climate, teacher needs, and teacher beliefs with the intention of promoting change in…

Johnson, Carla C.; Marx, Sherry

2009-01-01

315

What Makes Professional Development Effective? Strategies that Foster Curriculum Implementation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study uses a sample of 454 teachers engaged in an inquiry science program to examine the effects of different characteristics of professional development on teachers' knowledge and their ability to implement the program. The authors analyzed results from a survey of teachers served by 28 professional development providers within a…

Penuel, William R.; Fishman, Barry J.; Yamaguchi, Ryoko; Gallagher, Lawrence P.

2007-01-01

316

Supporting Early Childhood Educators through Professional Development Partnerships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article summarizes the findings of a study that examined instruction in early childhood classrooms where teachers participated in high-quality, sustained, and intensive professional development through an Early Childhood Educator Professional Development partnership on literacy practices essential to school success. Comparisons made between…

Mraz, Maryann

2011-01-01

317

Professional Development within Collaborative Teacher Study Groups: Pitfalls and Promises  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Teacher study groups are often thought to be effective professional development structures. Such teacher communities may foster teacher learning through a collaborative culture and the codification of group members' collective knowledge. However, not all study groups are effective professional development. This article is a discussion of factors…

Stanley, Ann Marie

2011-01-01

318

An analysis of teachers' perceptions of informal science professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science professional development, which is fundamental to science education improvement, has been described as being weak and fragmentary. The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' perceptions of informal science professional development to gain an in-depth understanding of the essence of the phenomenon and related science-teaching dispositions. Based on the frameworks of phenomenology, constructivism, and adult learning theory, the

Martha L Welch

2004-01-01

319

Do Less Effective Teachers Choose Professional Development Does It Matter?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: In an ongoing effort to improve teacher quality, most states require continuing education or professional development for their in-service teachers. Studies evaluating the effectiveness of various professional development programs have assumed a normal distribution of quality of teachers participating in the programs. Because…

Barrett, Nathan; Butler, J. S.; Toma, Eugenia F.

2012-01-01

320

Professional Identity Development: A Review of the Higher Education Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the extant higher education literature on the development of professional identities. Through a systematic review approach 20 articles were identified that discussed in some way professional identity development in higher education journals. These articles drew on varied theories, pedagogies and learning strategies; however,…

Trede, Franziska; Macklin, Rob; Bridges, Donna

2012-01-01

321

Professional Development Needs of English Language Teachers in Malaysia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study surveyed the professional development (PD) needs of school English language teachers at Melaka State in Malaysia. With close cooperation with the Department of Language at the Ministry of Education, the whole population of English language teachers had been studied on their types of professional development needs in instructional…

Khandehroo, Koroush; Mukundan, Jayakaran; Alavi, Zhinoos Kamal

2011-01-01

322

Effective Professional Development for Teachers: A Checklist  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Teachers know it is important to keep their professional knowledge and skills up to date, and presentation-style workshops are an efficient way to accomplish this. However, "one shot," "sit and get" workshops are becoming less effective in today's busy world. Much of the information gained is not likely to be remembered, and even less is likely…

Hunzicker, Jana

2011-01-01

323

Professional Development and Competence?based Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rapid expansion of competence?based education (CBE) through the work of the National Council for Vocational Qualifications (NCVQ) has now, thanks to generous public funding and official endorsement by the Department for Education, penetrated the theory and practice of professional studies in teacher education at both school and post?school levels. The NCVQ model of CBE is criticised and alternatives described.

Terry Hyland

1993-01-01

324

The Development of Professional Values of Journalists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To determine the impact of college and professional experiences on journalists, interviews were conducted with graduating journalism majors at three universities in the springs of 1980 through 1982. Follow-up questionnaires were mailed in the summer following graduation. In another phase of the project, questionnaires were given to 485 journalists…

Becker, Lee B.; And Others

325

Professional Development in the Modern Urban University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Faculty members in urban universities face both special challenges and unique opportunities. Greater respect for urban universities produces greater expectations, and, inevitably, greater stress from both within and without, and this makes the cultivation of faculty resources more important than ever. By widening and deepening professional

Wergin, Jon F.

2007-01-01

326

Making the Most of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Teacher preparation programs help teachers build a foundation for entering the teaching profession. However, learning to teach science cannot be achieved in a mere four years--it is a lifelong endeavor. Teachers continue to learn new science content and new teaching strategies throughout their careers. As professionals, they consistently update…

Abell, Sandra K.; Leek, Michele H.

2008-01-01

327

Reflection in Learning & Professional Development: Theory & Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book reviews the literature on reflection, explores the relationship between reflection and learning, and discusses how reflection can be used to improve learning and professional practice. The following are among the topics discussed: (1) common-sense and developmental stage approaches to reflection; (2) the philosophies of Dewey and…

Moon, Jennifer A.

328

Reflection in Learning & Professional Development: Theory & Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book reviews the literature on reflection, explores the relationship between reflection and learning, and discusses how reflection can be used to improve learning and professional practice. The following are among the topics discussed: (1) common-sense and developmental stage approaches to reflection; (2) the philosophies of Dewey and…

Moon, Jennifer A.

329

DEVELOPMENT OF AN ON-LINE, REAL-TIME ALPHA RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENT FOR LIQUID STREAMS  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has expressed a need for an on-line, real-time instrument for assaying alpha-emitting radionuclides (uranium and the transuranics) in effluent waters leaving DOE sites to ensure compliance with regulatory limits. Due to the short range of alpha particles in water ({approximately}40 Im), it is necessary now to intermittently collect samples of water and send them to a central laboratory for analysis. A lengthy and costly procedure is used to separate and measure the radionuclides from each sample. Large variations in radionuclide concentrations in the water may go undetected due to the sporadic sampling. Even when detected, the reading may not be representative of the actual stream concentration. To address these issues, the Advanced Technologies Group of Thermo Power Corporation (a Thermo Electron company) is developing a real-time, field-deployable alpha monitor based on a solid-state silicon wafer semiconductor (US Patent 5,652,013 and pending, assigned to the US Department of Energy). The Thermo Water Alpha Monitor will serve to monitor effluent water streams (Subsurface Contaminants Focus Area) and will be suitable for process control of remediation as well as decontamination and decommissioning (D and D) operations, such as monitoring scrubber or rinse water radioactivity levels (Mixed Waste, Plutonium, and D and D Focus Area). It would be applicable for assaying other liquids, such as oil, or solids after proper preconditioning. Rapid isotopic alpha air monitoring is also possible using this technology. This report details the program's accomplishments to date. Most significantly, the Alpha Monitoring Instrument was successfully field demonstrated on water 100X below the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed safe drinking water limit--down to under 1 pCi/1. During the Field Test, the Alpha Monitoring Instrument successfully analyzed isotopic uranium levels on a total of five different surface water, process water, and ground water streams (the primary water types of interest to the DOE). As an example of the user demand for such an analytical instrument, a portion of the Field Test for the Alpha Monitoring Instrument was on the DOE's Oak Ridge Reservation, at two test locations in the Y-12 Site's Bear Creek Valley.

Unknown

1999-03-14

330

Forging Alliances in Community and Thought: Research in Professional Development Schools. A Volume in Research in Professional School Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These 19 papers present the voices of researchers and their work on Professional Development Schools: (1) "The Status of Early Theories of Professional Development School Potential" (C. Mantle-Bromley); (2) "Implementing and Researching Teacher Education Programs in PDSs: A Focus on Authenticity" (Gay Goodman); (3) "Village of Learners:…

Guadarrama, Irma N., Ed.; Ramsey, John, Ed; Nath, Janice L., Ed.

331

Ion source development for the on-line isotope separator at GSI  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The progress in the understanding of ion sources for isotope separation on-line and the feasibility of bunched beams of relatively refractory elements is reported. The ultra-high temperature FEBIAD-H ion source, facilitating the mounting of catchers and window compared to the earlier F-version, enables bunched beams of the elements with adsorption enthalpies up to almost 6 eV, e.g. of Be, Al, Ca, Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Sr, Pd, Ba, Yb, and Au. This way chemical selectivity for these elements may also be achieved, at least to some extent, for isotopes with halflives >~ 1 min, including especially the difficult separation of alkaline-earth isotopes from isobaric alkalines. These studies also reveal, however, a principal difficulty in the on-line separation of refractory elements, namely their tendency, increasing with ?Ha, to re-diffuse after release from the catcher into the bulk of the hot source enclosure.

Kirchner, R.; Burkard, K.; Hüller, W.; Klepper, O.

1992-08-01

332

The development of an on-line ERM system for the research reactors in Korea  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A real-time on-line environmental radiation monitoring (ERM) system for the research reactor sites of Daejeon and Seoul is established. In the Daejeon site, a radio communication method with a radiofrequency of 468.8 MHz is used between the main computer and the six posts inside the Daejeon research reactor site. A general telephone communication method by a dial modem is applied between the main computer and a comparison point with one post outside the Daejeon research reactor site. In the Seoul site, a null modem communication method is employed between a sub-computer and the three posts inside the Seoul research reactor site, and a high-speed communication network such as ADSL is used between the sub-computer in the Seoul site and the main computer in the Daejeon site. Consequently, the real-time data from a total of 10 places is displayed on-line on a screen and it is statistically treated.

Kim, Hee Reyoung; Lee, Wanno; Kim, Eun Han; Choi, Geun Sik; Lee, Chang Woo

2007-08-01

333

Development and evaluation of fast branch-and-bound algorithm for feature matching based on line segments  

Microsoft Academic Search

By extending the previously proposed geometric branch-and-bound algorithm with bounded alignment for point pattern matching, the paper presents the development and evaluation of a new and fast algorithm for image registration based on line segments. Using synthetically generated data sets with randomly distributed line segments and hard test cases with highly symmetric line patterns, as well as real remote sensing

Lik-kwan Shark; Andrey A. Kurekin; Bogdan J. Matuszewski

2007-01-01

334

Development and Application of the Reactor Coolant On-Line Leakage Evaluation Model for Pressurized Water Reactors  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the consideration of mass unbalance, coolant shrinking, and compressibility, a model for reactor coolant leakage evaluation has been developed to quantify on-line the system leakage rate with conventional system measurements, regardless of where the leak occurs. This model has been derived from the system of total continuity, and it divides the reactor coolant system (RCS) into two regions, namely,

Thomas K. S. Liang; H.-J. Hung; C.-J. Chang

2001-01-01

335

Development of a Probabilistic Technique for On-line Parameter and State Estimation in Non-linear Dynamic Systems  

SciTech Connect

The DSD (Dynamic System Doctor) is a system-independent, interactive software under development for on-line state/parameter estimation in dynamic systems (1), partially supported through a Nuclear Engineering Education (NEER) grant during 1998-2001. This paper summarizes the recent accomplishments in improving the user-friendliness and computational capability of DSD

Tunc Aldemir; Don W. Miller; Brian k. Hajek; Peng Wang

2002-04-01

336

Development of a laser-scattering-based probe for on-line measurement of surface roughness.  

PubMed

The design and properties of an optical probe for on-line measurement of surface roughness are discussed. Based on light scattering, a probe that consists of a laser diode, a measuring lens, and a linear photodiode array was designed to detect surface roughness, in which the light scattered from a test surface at a relatively large scattering angle phi (=28 degrees) can be collected to enhance measuring range and repeatability. A coaxial design that incorporates a dual-laser probe and compressed air makes the proposed system insensitive to the position of the test surface and to surface conditions such as the presence of debris, vibration, and lubricants that result from machining. The results from measurements of several sets of specimens have demonstrated the feasibility of measuring surface roughness by using light scattering. On-line measurement on a diamond-turning lathe has shown that the proposed technique is stable and compact enough to be applicable to on-line measurement of surface roughness of an engineering surface. PMID:12638888

Wang, Shihua; Tian, Yunhui; Tay, Cho Jui; Quan, Chenggen

2003-03-01

337

Extended professional development for systemic curriculum reform  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Education standards call for adopting inquiry science instruction. Successful adoption requires professional development (PD) to support teachers, increasing the need for research on PD. This dissertation examines the question: What is the influence of high quality, curriculum aligned, long-term group workshops and related practice on teacher learning? I focus on the following subquestions: (1) What is the influence of high quality, curriculum aligned, long-term, group workshops on teacher knowledge and beliefs? (2) What is the impact of the workshops on teacher practice? (3) What is the influence of practice on student response? (4) What is the impact of practice and student response on teacher knowledge and beliefs? I focus on an instance of PD nested within a long-term systemic change initiative, tracing eleven science teachers' learning from workshops and associated enactments. The data included pre and post-unit interviews (n=22), two post-workshop interviews (n=17), workshop observations (n=2), classroom observations (n=24) and student work (n=351). I used mixed-methods analysis. Quantitative analysis measured teacher learning by comparing pre and post-unit interview ratings. Qualitative components included two case study approaches: logic model technique and cross-case synthesis, examining teacher learning within and across teachers. The findings suggested a teacher-learning model incorporating PD, teacher knowledge, beliefs, practice and student response. PD impacts teachers' knowledge by providing teachers with new knowledge, adapting previous knowledge, or convincing them to value existing knowledge they chose not to use. The workshops can influence beliefs, providing teachers with confidence and motivation to adopt the practice. Beliefs can mediate how knowledge manifested itself in practice that, in turn, impacts students' response. Student response influences the teachers' beliefs, either reinforcing or motivating change. This teacher-learning model suggests a PD design model for long-term systemic change, incorporating teacher practice and student response, providing guidance for teachers making adaptations that maintain reform. This dissertation responds to the call for empirical research linking PD to learning outcomes. These models are unique because practice becomes a continuum of PD, rather than outcome and stresses the importance of addressing teachers' beliefs. This PD design provides mechanisms for maintaining equivalence between the written and enacted curriculum, sustaining the integrity of the reform.

Kubitskey, Mary Elizabeth

338

Focusing Professional Development for Science Teachers on Student Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives and significance of the study This study investigates the effects of professional de- velopment for science teachers on student learning. It is usually expected that professional development pro- grams positively impact student learning, however this dimension is not commonly incorporated in the pro- grams evaluation. It is simply assumed that students will be indirectly impacted through their participating teachers

Luis Tinoca

339

Assessing students' personal and professional development using portfolios and interviews  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background and Purpose Medical schools are placing more emphasis on students' personal and professional development (PPD) and are seeking ways of assessing student progress towards meeting outcome goals in relation to professionalism. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney sought an assessment method that would demonstrate the value of reflection in attaining PPD, provide feedback and encourage stu-

Jill Gordon

2003-01-01

340

Using Professional Learning Communities for the Development of Shared Governance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Among the many challenges of professional (faculty, administration, and staff) development is the implementation of shared governance. We propose a model involving professional learning communities that we are experimenting with in our College of Education. This new model provides faculty with decision-making power, a sense of cooperation and…

Phillips, William; Sweet, Charlie; Blythe, Hal

2011-01-01

341

The collaborative apprenticeship model: Situated professional development within school settings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Professional learning is a social enterprise where peers rely on the expertise and support of one another to adopt innovative practices. Reciprocal interactions in a community of practice, where teachers take responsibility for each other's learning and development, may provide an effective means of supporting situated professional learning. We propose a collaborative apprenticeship model featuring reciprocal interactions as an approach

Evan M. Glazer; Michael J. Hannafin

2006-01-01

342

Principal Leadership for Professional Development to Build School Capacity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on a multiyear, qualitative study of urban elementary schools, this article examines the extent to which and the ways in which principal leadership for professional development at four schools addressed three aspects of school organizational capacity: teachers' knowledge, skills, and dispositions; professional community; and program coherence. Findings from the study indicate that effective principals can sustain high levels of

Peter Youngs; M. Bruce King

2002-01-01

343

Positioning Adult Educators in Discourses of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article explores the discursive work done by different notions of professional development in adult education. In particular we outline the ways in which the discourses of technical expertise, competence and reflective practice are deployed to mobilise professional practices and identities in particular ways and position certain practices…

Nicoll, Katherine; Edwards, Richard

2012-01-01

344

Experiences of Pioneers Facilitating Teacher Networks for Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study presents an exploration into facilitation practices of teacher professional development networks. Stimulating networked learning amongst teachers is a powerful way of creating an informal practice-based learning space driven by teacher needs. As such, it presents an additional channel (besides more formal traditional professional

Hanraets, Irene; Hulsebosch, Joitske; de Laat, Maarten

2011-01-01

345

Competence development and career advancement in professional service firms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to learn about professional employees in the early stage of their careers, particularly, their understanding of competence development and career advancement. Law firms have a relatively low rate of turnover of professional staff when compared with employee flow rates that are standard in other organisations and industries. In law firms, the collective

Ashly H. Pinnington

2011-01-01

346

Characterizing Key Features of the Early Childhood Professional Development Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional development (PD) has been defined as facilitated teaching and learning experiences designed to enhance practitioners' knowledge, skills, and dispositions as well as their capacity to provide high-quality early learning experiences for young children. The purpose of this study was to use a framework from the National Professional

Snyder, Patricia; Hemmeter, Mary Louise; Meeker, Kathleen Artman; Kinder, Kiersten; Pasia, Cathleen; McLaughlin, Tara

2012-01-01

347

Teacher Retention: What Role Does Professional Development School Preparation Play?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What role does Professional Development School preparation play in teacher retention? We surveyed PDS and non-PDS graduates of five school-university partnerships to investigate preparation for teaching, employment, proficiency, efficacy, and participation in professional activities. Retention rates were 79% or above, with higher PDS than non-PDS…

Reynolds, Anne; Wang, Lei

2005-01-01

348

AN INQUIRY INTO ELEMENTARY ENGLISH TEACHERS' PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the past few years, teaching English in elementary schools has been an important policy in Asian countries. This study aims to investigate how elementary English teachers develop their professional knowledge and how they teach English in their own contexts? Practical knowledge is described as type of professional knowledge that teachers themselves generate as a result of their experiences and

Chiou-hui Chou

2006-01-01

349

Teacher professional development as knowledge building: a Popperian analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper offers an analysis of how six experienced teachers, and two in particular, used portfolios to aid and chart steps in their own professional development. The key finding of the study was that the pattern of growth of professional knowledge conformed strikingly to the central features of the model proposed by the philosopher of science, Karl Popper, to account

Stephanie Chitpin; Colin W. Evers

2005-01-01

350

Research and Policy: Can Online Learning Communities Foster Professional Development?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This column posits enhancing professional development through uses of digital tools to create professional learning communities (PLCs) designed to support collective inquiry and action research leading to schoolwide improvement. These digital tools include a social networking/discussion forum for teacher collaboration; teachers' individual…

Beach, Richard

2012-01-01

351

A Statewide Professional Development Program for California Foreign Language Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The California Foreign Language Project (CFLP), established in 1988, is a voluntary professional development program designed to improve and expand elementary, secondary, and postsecondary foreign language teaching in California. CFLP consists of nine regional sites that work in conjunction with a central office to increase professional

Lozano, Albert S.; Padilla, Amado M.; Sung, Hyekyung; Silva, Duarte M.

2004-01-01

352

Keys to Developing an Effective Training Module for Health Professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1998, nutritionists from the University of California at Berkeley and the Children's Health Services Branch of the California Department of Health Services collaborated on the development of a training module: Children and Weight: What Health Professionals Can Do About It. The kit contains the scientific background information and practical tools needed to present training workshops to health professionals dealing

R. A. Mitchell; P. B. Crawford; J. P. Ikeda; L. Brainin-Rodriguez

1999-01-01

353

Experiences of Pioneers Facilitating Teacher Networks for Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study presents an exploration into facilitation practices of teacher professional development networks. Stimulating networked learning amongst teachers is a powerful way of creating an informal practice-based learning space driven by teacher needs. As such, it presents an additional channel (besides more formal traditional professional

Hanraets, Irene; Hulsebosch, Joitske; de Laat, Maarten

2011-01-01

354

Characterizing Key Features of the Early Childhood Professional Development Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Professional development (PD) has been defined as facilitated teaching and learning experiences designed to enhance practitioners' knowledge, skills, and dispositions as well as their capacity to provide high-quality early learning experiences for young children. The purpose of this study was to use a framework from the National Professional

Snyder, Patricia; Hemmeter, Mary Louise; Meeker, Kathleen Artman; Kinder, Kiersten; Pasia, Cathleen; McLaughlin, Tara

2012-01-01

355

Professional Development Needs for Leaders in Special Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports on a small-scale survey of the professional development experiences and perceived needs of teachers with leadership responsibility who work in special education within the Midlands (United Kingdom), both in special and mainstream schools. The study reveals that issues around leadership and management are central to the concerns of many professionals in special education and they would welcome

Stephen Rayner; Helen Gunter; Stephen Powers

2002-01-01

356

Exploring Professional Development Practices for Vocational Education and Training Practitioners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper addresses the practice of professional development within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) arena. The study object was to gain the perceptions held by a selected group of VET educators in the tourism and hospitality sector of the professional teaching/training competencies required for effective practice. The study was…

Williams, Kim

2009-01-01

357

School-Based Continuous Professional Development: Schools Leaders' Responsibilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three main areas related to the school leader's responsibility for continuous professional development are discussed. The first of these is the necessity for school leaders to have an understanding, or a theoretical framework, for how professionals learn. Serving as basis for discussion is the Kolb's Cycle of Learning Experience which has four…

Gold, Anne

358

A Professional Development Unit for Reflecting on Program Evaluator Competencies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes an interactive professional development unit that engages both novice and experienced evaluators in (a) learning about the Essential Competencies for Program Evaluators (ECPE), (b) applying the competencies to program evaluation contexts, and (c) using the ECPE to reflect on their own professional practices. The article briefly summarizes current issues about program evaluator competencies and the components of

Gail Ghere; Jean A. King; Laurie Stevahn; Jane Minnema

2006-01-01

359

Modeling Teacher Professional Development Through a Telescope Making Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) provides a springboard to develop innovative enduring educational programming directed toward astronomy education. We examine current professional development models focusing on astronomy and discuss the need for improvement. We propose a professional development design that follows the medical field philosophy using a low cost telescope making workshop as a vehicle to test and modify the model. The workshop promotes teacher content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and develops skills and confidence in an inquiry, integrative lesson. This model can be shared with professional development leaders, coordinators and teachers in any topic or level of education. Professional development designs such as the proposed promote excitement and interest in astronomy and makes it possible for underserved and economically depressed regions to have opportunities to promote the values of scientific investigation, STEM education, and public awareness of astronomy.

Meredith, J. T.; Schleigh, S. P.; Lee, T. D.

2010-08-01

360

Comparing polarized perspectives: librarians' professional skills and development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The main aim of the research conducted was to identify whether the particular country environment of today's professional librarian impacts upon his\\/her skills capabilities as well as upon his\\/her access to opportunities for continued development. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Data was sourced by means of a survey administered to professional librarians mainly from the developing Caribbean Region and the developed

Meerabai Gosine-Boodoo; Mark McNish

2005-01-01

361

TEACHERS' PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN STATISTICS: THE EARLYSTATISTICS EUROPEAN PROJECT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The EU-funded project EarlyStatistics aims to enhance the teaching and learning of early statistical reasoning in European schools by utilizing distance education to offer high-quality professional development experiences to teachers across Europe. The project consortium has developed and is currently pilot testing an online professional development course in statistics education targeting elementary and lower secondary school European teachers. The article

Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris; Efi Paparistodemou; Efstathios Mavrotheris; Pilar Azcárate; Anna Serradó; Jose M. Cardeñoso

362

An on-line computer system for hospital bacteriology: description of its development and comments after five years' use  

PubMed Central

The development over several years of a computer system for hospital bacteriology reporting is described. The system was developed from a manual method to a punch-card batch processing system and finally to a real-time on-line system. The value of the system to the clinical departments and laboratory is discussed. Apart from minor defects the system has been of immense advantage to all who make use of its facilities.

Blair, JN; Brown, PP

1981-01-01

363

DEVELOPMENT OF AN ON-LINE, REAL-TIME ALPHA RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENT FOR LIQUID STREAMS  

SciTech Connect

Thermo Power Corporation has proven the technical viability of an on-line, real-time alpha radionuclide instrument for aqueous sample analysis through laboratory and initial field tests of the instrument. The instrument has been shown to be isotonically sensitive to extremely low (ten parts per trillion, or femto Curies per liter) levels of a broad range of radioisotopes. Performance enhancement and other scaling data obtained during the course of this investigation have shown that on-line, real-time operation is possible, with a sub 30-minute response time analyzing 20 ppb (30 pCi/1) natural uranium. Now that these initial field tests in Oak Ridge, Tennessee have been successfully completed, Thermo Power plans to conduct comprehensive field tests of the instrument. The purpose of these endurance tests will be to determine the endurance characteristics of the Thermo Alpha Monitor for Water when it is used by non-Thermo Power personnel in a series of one or more extended field tests. Such endurance testing is the vital next step towards the commercialization of the Alpha Monitor. Subsequently, it will be possible to provide the DOE with an instrument that has the capability of obtaining rapid feedback about the concentrations of alpha-emitting isotope contamination in effluent water streams (Subsurface Contaminants Focus Area). It will also be useful for process control of remediation and D and D operations such as monitoring scrubber/rinse water radioactivity levels (Mixed Waste, Plutonium and D and D Focus Areas).

Unknown

1999-06-16

364

The effects of post-educational professional development activities on promotion and career satisfaction of IT professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Seeking new career opportunities and retaining IT jobs still require considerable time spent on various professional development activities. This study hypothesizes that these professional development activities are vital to organizational tenure as well as to career satisfaction. A survey was used to examine the effects of time spent on professional development activities on promotion and career satisfaction. The result showed

Pruthikrai Mahatanankoon

2007-01-01

365

Developing a Family Resource Center: Civic Engagement of FCS Professionals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In a community capacity building project, family and consumer sciences professionals developed a family resource center to provide programs and services to strengthen families. The project exemplifies the civic engagement role of the profession. (SK)|

Jacobson, Arminta L.; Engelbrecht, Jo Ann

2002-01-01

366

Evaluation of Professional Development for Language Teachers in California.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the origin and rationale of the California Foreign Language Project, a professional development project designed to improve and expand foreign language teaching in California while promoting access and equity within educational institutions for every student. (Author/VWL)|

Lozano, Albert S.; Sung, Hyekyung; Padilla, Amado M.; Silva, Duarte M.

2002-01-01

367

Professional Development in a Culture of Inquiry: PDS Teachers Identify the Benefits of Professional Learning Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Teacher researchers in a Professional Development School context identify two important shifts in traditional school cultures in order for teacher inquiry to thrive as a means for teacher development: a shift to community and a shift to uncertainty. PDS teachers in this study spoke about their need for supportive learning communities where they…

Snow-Gerono, J.L.

2005-01-01

368

Development and evaluation of on-line detection techniques for polar organics in ultrapure water  

SciTech Connect

An on-line monitor that can perform rapid, trace detection of polar organics such as acetone and isopropanol in ultrapure water (UPW) is necessary to efficiently recycle water in semiconductor manufacturing facilities. The detection of these analytes is problematic due to their high solubility in water, resulting in low partitioning into sensor coatings for direct water analysis or into the vapor phase for detection by vapor phase analyzers. After considering various options, we have evaluated two conventional laboratory techniques: gas chromatography and ion mobility spectroscopy. In addition, optimizations of sensor coating materials and sample preconditioning systems were performed with the goal of a low cost, chemical sensor system for this application. Results from these evaluations, including recommendations for meeting the needs of this application, are reported.

Frye, G.C.; Blair, D.S.; Schneider, T.W.; Mowry, C.D.; Colburn, C.W.; Donovan, R.P.

1996-03-01

369

Collaboration and self-regulation in teachers’ professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a professional development model with promise for supporting meaningful shifts in practice. We begin by introducing the theoretical principles underlying our professional development model, with a focus on explicating the interface between collaborative inquiry in a learning community (Lave, 1991, In L.B. Resnick, J.M. Levine, S.D. Teasley (Eds.), Perspectives on Socially Shared Cognition, American Psychological Association, Washington,

Deborah L Butler; Helen Novak Lauscher; Sandra Jarvis-Selinger; Beverly Beckingham

2004-01-01

370

The Professional Development of High School Chemistry Coordinators  

Microsoft Academic Search

The implementation of new content and pedagogical standards in science education necessitates intensive, long-term professional development of science teachers. In this paper, we describe the rationale and structure of a comprehensive and intensive professional development program of school-based leaders, namely school chemistry coordinators. The year-long program was designed so that the chemistry teachers who enrolled in the program were able

Avi Hofstein; Miriam Carmeli; Relly Shore

2004-01-01

371

Fostering Teacher Learning in Systemic Reform: A Design Proposal for Developing Professional Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools (LeTUS) is implementing a professional development program for science teachers to enact science curricula in a systemic reform initiative. This paper proposes a design approach for professional development in science education as a valuable way to re-conceptualize the process of fostering teacher learning. The paper presents an argument that professional development in

Barry Fishman; Steven Best; Jacob Foster; Ron Marx

2000-01-01

372

Development of a biosensor for on-line detection of tributyltin with a recombinant bioluminescent Escherichia coli strain  

Microsoft Academic Search

A biosensor was developed for the detection of tributyltin (TBT), using a bioluminescent recombinant Escherichia coli:: luxAB strain. Dedicated devices allowed the on-line measurement of bioluminescence, pH and dissolved oxygen values and the feed-back regulation of temperature. Bacterial physiology was monitored by the measurement of the cellular density, respiratory activity and the intracellular level of ATP, glucose and acetate levels.

G. Thouand; H. Horry; M. J. Durand; P. Picart; L. Bendriaa; P. Daniel; M. S. DuBow

2003-01-01

373

Global partnerships for professional development: a cambodian exemplar  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nurses have been volunteering to provide direct patient care in developing countries for several decades. As a result, countries have begun to develop their healthcare workforce capacity and standards of care, but educational and professional development needs have emerged. Global partnerships using volunteers can assist developing countries to fulfill these needs, but little literature focuses on maximizing volunteers’ experiences.Through global

Kathie Lasater; Michele Upvall; Ann Nielsen; Richard Ptachcinski

374

34 CFR 263.1 - What is the Professional Development program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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34 CFR 263.1 - What is the Professional Development program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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34 CFR 263.2 - Who is eligible to apply under the Professional Development program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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2013-07-01

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34 CFR 263.3 - What definitions apply to the Professional Development program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2009-07-01

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34 CFR 263.4 - What training costs may a Professional Development program include?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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34 CFR 263.1 - What is the Professional Development program?  

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34 CFR 263.1 - What is the Professional Development program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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34 CFR 263.1 - What is the Professional Development program?  

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34 CFR 263.3 - What definitions apply to the Professional Development program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2011-07-01

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34 CFR 263.3 - What definitions apply to the Professional Development program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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34 CFR 263.3 - What definitions apply to the Professional Development program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-07-01

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Who are the Science Teachers that Seek Professional Development in Research Experience for Teachers (RET's)? Implications for Teacher Professional Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To address the need to better prepare teachers to enact science education reforms, the National Science Foundation has supported a Research Experience for Teachers (RET's) format for teacher professional development. In these experiences, teachers work closely with practicing scientists to engage in authentic scientific inquiry. Although there are many RET programs currently serving teachers, there is only a small body of research describing these programs and their outcomes. Just as science learning depends on both cognitive and affective factors of learners, the success of teacher professional development also depends on the cognitive and affective factors of the participants. Thus, the intent of this mixed method research is to better understand how the nature of professional development experiences shape the kinds of teachers that apply, and what this means for the design of such experiences. This study focused on describing the cognitive and affective characteristics of applicants for two different RET programs offered at the same institution. Findings suggest that the profiles of teachers who seek out these professional development programs vary based on the programs' objectives. The findings also suggest that recognition of who is being served in professional development must be considered in the construction of those professional development experiences.

Saka, Yavuz

2013-02-01

386

Re-Thinking Continuing Professional Development through Changing Metaphors and Location in Professional Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many professions have requirements for professional development activities to ensure continuing registration or membership. These commonly focus on participation in a limited range of activities. This paper questions the assumptions behind such approaches and what alternatives might be considered. It explores the suitability of metaphors used for…

Boud, David; Hager, Paul

2012-01-01

387

Facing a paradigm shift in professional credentialing: Preparedness of registered dietitians for Professional Development 2001  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the year 2001, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will begin a new process of recertifying Registered Dietitians (RD) using a self-directed lifelong learning portfolio model. The model, entitled Professional Development 2001 (PD 2001), is designed to increase competency through targeted learning. This portfolio consists of five steps: reflection, learning needs assessment, formulation of a learning plan, maintenance of

Nancy Collins

2000-01-01

388

Re-Thinking Continuing Professional Development through Changing Metaphors and Location in Professional Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many professions have requirements for professional development activities to ensure continuing registration or membership. These commonly focus on participation in a limited range of activities. This paper questions the assumptions behind such approaches and what alternatives might be considered. It explores the suitability of metaphors used for…

Boud, David; Hager, Paul

2012-01-01

389

Using communication technology to support professional development in teaching science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The impact of collaboration via communication technology on follow-up to on-site professional development was the central focus of this hypothesis-generating study. The study used a combination of quantitative methodology and qualitative methodology. A convenient sample of 18 teachers was drawn from 208 teachers in an existing professional development program in science in a southeastern state. The statewide professional development program focused on energy education with a strong emphasis on using technology to enhance learning. Data sources included E-mail messages, lesson plans, photographs, workshop evaluations, surveys, and the report of an external reviewer. The study focused on two on-site workshops, February and June 2000 that were designed to model constructivist pedagogy and instruct teachers in effective utilization of computer-based laboratories in science classrooms. Follow-up to the on-site workshops was facilitated with several communication technologies (Internet, E-mail, telephone, and mail). The research found E-mail was the preferred mode for follow-up to on-site workshops because of the convenience of the medium. Barriers to effective distance professional development were time constraints, equipment failure, and lack of consistent Internet access to teachers in rural and under-served areas. Teacher characteristics of the sample, teacher efficacy, technical skill, experience, and constructivist pedagogy did not appear to impact the use of communication technologies as a means of follow-up to on-site professional development workshops. However, teacher efficacy might have negatively impacted effective implementation of calculator-based laboratory technology in the classroom. The study found E-mail was the most convenient and efficient way to facilitate follow-up to on-site professional development. Teacher characteristics (efficacy, technical skill, experience, and constructivist pedagogy) did not appear to impact the use of E-mail to facilitate follow-up to on-site professional development. Consistent access to the Internet was problematic for teachers in rural and under-served areas.

Sundberg, Cheryl White

390

Professional Development: Teachers Use of GIS to Enhance Student Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explains a professional development experience of fifth to twelfth grade teachers in using geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) technologies to enhance classroom teaching and learning environments. A key challenge faced by the developers was whether teachers would value the technology tools enough to warrant the time necessary to develop the skills for productive use

Patricia A. McClurg; Alan Buss

2007-01-01

391

Evaluation of the Pacific CHILD Professional Development Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Pacific Communities with High-performance In Literacy Development (Pacific CHILD) Professional Development Model research project was initiated in response to an overwhelming need in Pacific Resources for Education and Learning's (PREL's) Pacific service region to improve teachers' knowledge and instructional practices in early reading. The design, development, and piloting of the model have been the work of PREL's Regional Educational

Roger Chesswas; Scott S. Keir; Eunice Leung; Wayne Terada

392

Competencies for the Instructional/Training Development Professional.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This "final" list of 16 core competencies for instructional/training development professionals was developed over a three-year period by a special task force appointed by the Board of Directors of the Division of Instructional Development within the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. (Author)|

Beery, Madeline; And Others

1981-01-01

393

Preschool Educators' Sustained Professional Development in Young Children's Mathematics Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the effects of a sustained professional development project in South Australia in which a small group of preschool educators worked with the authors to develop their own knowledge and skills in facilitating young children's mathematical learning. Through the development of an approach to pedagogy that linked the mandated learning outcomes for preschools in South Australia to powerful

Bob Perry; Sue Dockett; Elspeth Harley

394

Moral and Instructional Influences of Teachers in Professional Development Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Used case studies to examine teachers' motivation and instructional style in relationship to their progress in Professional Development School staff development. Field observations of teachers examined the effectiveness of the Teacher Instructional Orientation and Motivation model in predicting teachers' responses to staff development. Data…

Campoy, Renee W.; Hoewisch, Allison

1998-01-01

395

Lessons Learned from NCAR Professional Development Workshops for Educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the early 1990s, NCAR has been involved in the development and implementation of professional development workshops for educators. From 1991 through 2000, the NSF-funded Project LEARN (Learning Experiences in Atmospheric Research at NCAR), provided middle school educators training in atmospheric science content and opportunities to develop activities collaboratively with scientists. In 2002, NCAR initiated a new annual Geoscience Education

R. Johnson; S. Foster; S. Henderson

2002-01-01

396

Cascade Training and Teachers' Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines the experience of a nationwide inservice teacher development project in Sri Lanka that aims to remedy the potential deficiencies of cascade models of teacher development. Shows how project training and development strategies that are context sensitive, collaborative, and reflexive seek to involve teachers in managing their own…

Hayes, David

2000-01-01

397

On-line, Off-campus but in the Flow: Learning from Peers in Development Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Development workers studying at the graduate level benefit from exposure to the great variety of cultures and worldviews. In the Australian National University’s Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD) program, peer learning is giving current and future development workers in the field and in the classroom the chance to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas that bring theory into

Elizabeth A. Beckmann; Patrick Kilby

2008-01-01

398

Usability professionals - current practices and future development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The usability concept has now received such a wide recognition in information technology (IT) development that working with usability can be regarded as a profession in its own right. In recent research projects, we have surveyed and studied usability work on an individual level in a number of Swedish development organisations, including success factors and obstacles. What we have seen

Jan Gulliksen; Inger Boivie; Bengt Göransson

2006-01-01

399

Educational Leadership: Personal Growth for Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Henry Tomlinson discusses how important it is that leaders of educational organizations know themselves in order to be successful. How that process of self-knowing can be undertaken is carefully developed in the first six chapters through discussion of a variety of approaches for this. The focus is initially very much on personal development

Tomlinson, Herry

2004-01-01

400

Perceptions of health care professionals concerning development of clinical pathways.  

PubMed

The purpose of this survey was to investigate the perceptions of health care professionals concerning the development of clinical pathways before the implementation of the regional electronic health record. The data of this study were collected from health care professionals working with conservative heart patients and surgical hip joint patients by means of a questionnaire. The professionals were working at one central hospital and two primary care units. In this hospital region, the process of regional electronic health record implementation is ongoing. The data from this survey were analyzed using statistical methods. The participants in this study set great store by developing and describing the current clinical pathways, and believed it was important to plan the changes in clinical pathways before implementing the electronic health record. However, the clinical pathways development work has not yet fully commenced. PMID:17102275

Klemola, Liisa; Ensio, Anneli; Saranto, Kaija

2006-01-01

401

Professional Development through Summer Programs and Gifted Education Endorsements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article features the Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, and describes how the University of Iowa College of Education offers teacher education through the Belin-Blank dynamic model of professional development. As a part of the University of Iowa College of Education, the…

Croft, Laurie

2004-01-01

402

Professional Development in a Patient Education Resource Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

Professional development for reference staff who provide consumer health information is of vital importance in the rapidly changing environment of health information. There are resources and strategies that can be employed to help expand reference staff knowledge and skills. Developing and strengthening interpersonal communication and resource utilization skills can be achieved through opportunities such as colleague collaboration and the utilization

Susan Mayer

2010-01-01

403

A Survey of Professional Development in Arizona Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to identify and describe the professional development programs available at the community colleges in Arizona, the administrators of the faculty development programs at each of the state's 20 campuses were mailed a brief questionnaire; 18 questionnaires were returned. The survey revealed that there were over 2,000 faculty members at these…

Padgett, Suzanne; Thompson, Larry C.

404

Professional Development for Early Childhood Education: A National Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article introduces the reader to a special issue of "NHSA Dialog" that focuses on the professional development (PD) of early childhood educators. The article opens with a perspective from a historical lens, namely that of PD in K-12 education and the evolution of Learning Forward, formerly the National Staff Development Council. The recently…

Shore, Rebecca Ann

2012-01-01

405

Teachers' continuing professional development: framing a model of outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to contribute towards the construction of an empirically-grounded theory of effective continuing professional development (CPD), this paper seeks to develop a model of the effects of teachers' CPD or in-service education and training (INSET(. It builds on an earlier typology of INSET outcomes and compares it to two previous classification frameworks. It is argued that the proposed model

John Harland; Kay Kinder

1997-01-01

406

Professional development for heads: the role of mentoring  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mentoring is an important mode of professional development in many countries. It involves an experienced colleague supporting the development of a new principal. Reports the findings of one aspect of a major national research project on mentoring and teacher education in England and Wales. Considers the nature and purpose of mentoring and examines the “match” between mentor and the new

Tony Bush; Marianne Coleman

1995-01-01

407

Professional Development for School Improvement: The Case of Indiana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Drawing on data collected during an evaluation of Indiana schools receiving Title I 1003(g) School Improvement Fund grants in the 2008-2009 school year, this article explores how professional development can be used to support school improvement efforts. This article upholds the conclusion that when activities support the development of a…

Ruddy, Anne-Maree; Prusinski, Ellen

2012-01-01

408

Gender differences in professional development of healthcare managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – As a profession, healthcare management values commitment to lifelong learning and continuous professional development. Individual participation, however, is voluntary and healthcare managers choose to participate based in part on perceptions of organizational support (rewards, promotion and recognition) as well as on individual values. As women are narrowing the career attainment gap, participation in development activities may play a

Gulcin Gumus; Nancy Borkowski; Gloria J. Deckard; Karen J. Martel

2009-01-01

409

Continuing Professional Development: Rhetoric and Practice in the NHS  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article explores the experience of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by supervisory-level clinical staff in the National Health Service. Four main themes are highlighted in the literature, namely the nature and experience of CPD, its relationship with human resource management practices and in particular in career development and…

Morgan, Arthur; Cullinane, Joanne; Pye, Michael

2008-01-01

410

Professional and Personal Development in Contemporary Gerontology Doctoral Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports on the Gerontology Doctoral Student Assessment Model (GDSAM), a comprehensive web-based system premised on developing an evaluation mechanism attuned to the special requirements of advanced graduate education at the doctoral level. The system focuses on longitudinal tracking of selected dimensions of intellectual, professional, and personal progress. This involves interlocking elements of online personal dossier development, student self-rating

Heidi H. Ewen; Graham D. Rowles; John F. Watkins

2012-01-01

411

Recommendations for Offering Successful Professional Development Programs for Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the Center for Chemistry Education (CCE) model for teacher development. Provides three examples of professional development programs that were taken primarily from three CCE initiatives that include Teaching Science with Toys, Partners for Terrific Science, and Science Integration in Today's Elementary Schools. (Contains 12 references.)…

Sarquis, A. M.

2001-01-01

412

Supervisor mentoring and psychotherapist professional development: An exploratory qualitative study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This qualitative study was designed to explore the relationship between supervisor mentoring and psychotherapist professional development. Ten individual semistructured interviews were conducted with the members of five supervisee-supervisor dyads who were in long term mentoring relationships. A number of categories and themes were developed that generated several hypotheses appropriate for future research. First, the quality of the mentoring relationship was

Tamasine Conway Greig

1998-01-01

413

A Model of Professional Development for Tutors of Adult Numeracy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on the results of a national survey and highlights the key insights regarding both the profile of the tutors of adult mathematics\\/numeracy in Ireland, and their training needs in relation to teaching adults. Grounded research has contributed to the development of a model of professional development for tutors of adult numeracy. The model incorporates a view that

Terry Maguire; John O'Donoghue

414

Blended Teacher Professional Development: A Synthesis of Three Program Evaluations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study synthesized the findings of three program evaluations of teacher blended professional development programs from the perspective of situated design and implementation, development of community, changes in teacher practice, and impact on students. We found that the blended programs were effective in providing teachers with an opportunity…

Owston, Ron; Wideman, Herb; Murphy, Janet; Lupshenyuk, Denys

2008-01-01

415

Strategic Framework for Teacher Education and Professional Development: Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is common to find well-crafted and coherent policy designs failing to attain desired results in developing counties. Pakistan is no exception. Despite having taken a significant number of initiatives in a quest to further its Teacher Professional Development (TPD) objectives, progress remains less than satisfactory. While a number of studies…

US Agency for International Development, 2006

2006-01-01

416

Professional Development Schools Revisited: Reform, Authentic Partnerships, and New Visions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Professional Development School (PDS) concept was developed by the Holmes Group (now known as the Holmes Partnership) in response to a national call for educational reform. More recent reform agendas question the effectiveness of the PDS model. This article examines the changes that are occurring in the Temple University PDS in Philadelphia,…

Leonard, Jacqueline; Lovelace-Taylor, Kay; Sanford-DeShields, Jayminn; Spearman, Patrick

2004-01-01

417

Accountability Effects of Integrating Technology in Evolving Professional Development Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This analysis aimed at determining whether implemented technology systems and staff development with those systems at professional development schools have affected the academic performance of learners. Eight Texas elementary and secondary schools that in 1994-95 enrolled 5,337 students across 5 school districts comprised the sample for the study.…

Denton, Jon J.; Manus, Alice L.

418

Evaluation of the Pacific CHILD Professional Development Program. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Pacific Communities with High-performance in Literacy Development (Pacific CHILD) Professional Development Model research project was initiated in response to an overwhelming need in PREL's Pacific service region for improvement of teachers' knowledge and instructional practices in early reading. This report examines the question of the…

Chesswas, Roger; Keir, Scott S.; Leung, Eunice; Terada, Wayne

2005-01-01

419

Medical Teachers' Professional Development--Perceived Barriers and Opportunities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores medical teachers' perceived barriers and opportunities for educational and professional development. Data has been gathered through 19 semi-structured interviews with participants on a staff development course 1 year after their participation. The analysis shows that most perceived barriers are found on an organisational level,…

Stenfors-Hayes, Terese; Weurlander, Maria; Dahlgren, Lars Owe; Hult, Hakan

2010-01-01

420

Backs to the Wall: Supporting Teacher Professional Development with Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the development and informal pilot testing of a technology-based model for professional development designed to provide support to teachers in Quebec, Canada. Results from two pilot schools offer support and feedback for the model and identify areas for further research and evaluation. (SLD)|

Gross, Deborah; Truesdale, Christine; Bielec, Sylwia

2001-01-01

421

Professional Development of Teacher Educators: A Cross Border Story  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the results of a collaborative project between the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Australia, and the School of Education at Can Tho University, Vietnam. The project aimed to develop a model for the professional development of teacher educators in the context of educational innovations in…

Laws, Kevin; Harbon, Lesley; Nguyen, Nam; Trinh, Lap

2009-01-01

422

Professional Development Needs and Interests of Early Childhood Education Trainers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An online survey of early childhood education (ECE) trainers was conducted to assess their professional development needs and determine any differences between new and experienced trainers. Trainers identified teaching techniques and resources commonly used. The survey information is guiding the development of ECE trainer criteria in a…

Byington, Teresa A.; Tannock, Michelle T.

2011-01-01

423

Professional Development for Early Childhood Education: A National Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The article introduces the reader to a special issue of "NHSA Dialog" that focuses on the professional development (PD) of early childhood educators. The article opens with a perspective from a historical lens, namely that of PD in K-12 education and the evolution of Learning Forward, formerly the National Staff Development Council. The recently…

Shore, Rebecca Ann

2012-01-01

424

The Relation between Employee Organizational and Professional Development Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A model is presented showing hypothesized common and parallel antecedents of employee organizational development activity (ODA) versus professional development activity (PDA). A common antecedent is expected to affect both ODA and PDA, while a parallel antecedent is expected to affect its corresponding work referent. This model was tested using a…

Blau, Gary; Andersson, Lynne; Davis, Kathleen; Daymont, Tom; Hochner, Arthur; Koziara, Karen; Portwood, Jim; Holladay, Blair

2008-01-01

425

Professional development and inclusive schools: Reflections on effective practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasingly, students with disabilities are being included in general education classrooms as inclusive school programs are developed and implemented. If inclusive programs are to be successful, teachers must be well prepared to accept new roles and responsibilities. To ensure that teachers support inclusive programs and are well prepared to meet student needs, high?quality professional development programs are critical. This article

James McLeskey; Nancy L. Waldron

2002-01-01

426

Ethics, empathy and storytelling in professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Story forms a large part of the lives we lead. In this article, I consider some ways in which storytelling can be used to develop empathy and understanding in practitioners of the caring professions. En route, I introduce the distinction between true and real stories, discuss the importance of hypothetical stories in modern moral philosophy and show how storytelling can

Gavin J. Fairbairn

2002-01-01

427

Professional development for inclusive differentiated teaching practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study a survey was developed in order to ascertain the beliefs of teachers in relation to differentiated instruction and inclusive teaching practices for students who experience difficulties with literacy. The survey was administered to 64 teachers in five participating primary schools. Teachers generally held positive beliefs about inclusion and differentiated teaching practice but 8 per cent of respondents

Wendy Scott; Fiona Spencer

2006-01-01

428

Developing Professional Standards in Family Science Internships  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides an overview of the history of internships in undergraduate family science programs as well as describes internships in current baccalaureate family science programs. Although social service internships have been a component of family science programs since the 1970s, standards for them have not been developed. Representatives from 32 U.S. baccalaureate family science programs responded to a survey

Laura S. Smart; Debra L. Berke

2004-01-01

429

Planning Teachers' Professional Development for Global Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Group consultation was used with educators at different stages of their careers as an innovative research tool in the development of both pre- and in-service teacher training for world citizenship education. The themes identified by the teachers were quite broad, and included the need for more educational philosophy, varied educational…

Tuomi, Margaret Trotta

2004-01-01

430

Lifelong learning, professional development and community work  

Microsoft Academic Search

Informal learning is an important part of a process of development for the individual, their community and the wider society and can play a crucial role in starting people on a learning ‘pathway’. Community action can provide a setting where informal education can take place, and community workers can facilitate learning for the groups and individuals with whom they work.

Mary Kenny; Sue Ralph; Marie Brown

2000-01-01

431

Developing Professional Skills in Journalism through Blogs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The curriculum for journalism is being forced to change because the traditional print-based and broadcast modes are being challenged by wide and easy access to online mass communication. Primarily, students need to develop proficiency in writing, editing and publishing. However, they are also expected to be skilled in the Web medium as they…

Hodgson, Paula; Wong, Dora

2011-01-01

432

Moral Development and Education. Professional Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Problems of providing effective training for moral development are discussed. Intended for teachers, parents, and education students, the book lends itself easily to application in the classroom. The book is presented in three sections. Section I provides a historical and philosophical perspective on the need for moral education and on basic…

Forisha, Bill E.; Forisha, Barbara E.

433

Professional Development for Rhode Island School Administrators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the results of a survey of Rhode Island school administrators (n=523) and open-ended interviews of administrators (n=28) that would provide information for the design of leadership and staff development activities as part of Rhode Island's LEAD project--an attempt to improve the leadership capacity of school administrators.…

Turley, James; Brittingham, Barbara E.

434

Development and Dissemination of a Microelectronics Laboratory Curriculum Using On-Line Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Arizona State University (ASU) campus at Mesa, Arizona received an Advanced Technology Education (ATE) grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a series of six laboratory curriculum modules in the area of microelectronics. The partner institutions of the ATE grant are Central Arizona College, Chandler Gilbert Community College, Mesa Community College and the Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center (MATEC). MATEC is a NSF funded center for Advanced Technology Education. The laboratory curriculum development efforts include both lower and upper division courses, which have laboratory activities integrated into the course. The instructional materials developed utilize the Microelectronics Teaching Factory (MTF) as the laboratory of choice. The MTF is located on the ASU campus at Mesa, Arizona. The curriculum uses a modular design, and is competency based, and industry validated with the goal of producing work ready graduates. The intent of this paper is to cover the underpinning philosophy of the module development effort designed to maximize the effectiveness of the development and delivery of a laboratory curriculum for Microelectronics. The paper describes the in depth process involved in this effort by taking one module as an example to illustrate the salient features of this approach. In addition, a distinctive delivery tool that is developed under this project will be discussed to explain how remotely situated students in two-year institutions will get access to the material prior to their arrival to the MTF at ASU campus in Mesa, Arizona. Based on the learning that has taken place so far, the paper will cover in detail the effectiveness of development process and dissemination of the microelectronics laboratory curriculum material.

Newman, Richard; Munukutla, Lakshmi

2009-07-16

435

Optics professional development in North Carolina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using the Photonics Leaders (PL2) program model of recruitment and retention, photonics content, parental engagement, internship, and a hybrid virtual format, the session's goal is to inform outreach coordinators and scientists of strategies used to develop teachers' awareness and skills in teaching Optics to ethnically diverse students who lack traditional experiences in the discipline. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) funded program highlights initial findings of a pilot study with middle and high school teachers from The Science House at North Carolina State University sharing lessons learned and future scale-up plans.

Gilchrist, Pamela O.; Hilliard-Clark, Joyce; Bowles, Tuere

2010-08-01

436

Development of INSET model for improving Teacher Professionalism in Indonesia  

Microsoft Academic Search

A model of INSET (In-service Teacher Training) has been developed for improving teacher professionalism in Indonesia. Lesson study approach was adopted to develop the model of INSET. Teachers and faculty members collaboratively developed a lesson plan, implemented and observed the lesson followed by post-class discussion to reflect the lesson. The developed lesson plan was based upon hands-on and mind-on activity,

Sumar Hendayana

437

Development of an Acoustic Sensor for On-Line Gas Temperature Measurement in Gasifiers  

SciTech Connect

This project was awarded under U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Program Solicitation DE-PS26-02NT41422 and specifically addresses Technical Topical Area 2-Gasification Technologies. The project team includes Enertechnix, Inc. as the main contractor and ConocoPhillips Company as a technical partner, who also provides access to the SG Solutions Gasification Facility (formerly Wabash River Energy Limited), host for the field-testing portion of the research. Since 1989 the U.S. Department of Energy has supported development of advanced coal gasification technology. The Wabash River and TECO IGCC demonstration projects supported by the DOE have demonstrated the ability of these plants to achieve high levels of energy efficiency and extremely low emissions of hazardous pollutants. However, a continuing challenge for this technology is the tradeoff between high carbon conversion which requires operation with high internal gas temperatures, and limited refractory life which is exacerbated by those high operating temperatures. Attempts to control internal gas temperature so as to operate these gasifiers at the optimum temperature have been hampered by the lack of a reliable technology for measuring internal gas temperatures. Thermocouples have serious survival problems and provide useful temperature information for only a few days or weeks after startup before burning out. For this reason, the Department of Energy has funded several research projects to develop more robust and reliable temperature measurement approaches for use in coal gasifiers. Enertechnix has developed a line of acoustic gas temperature sensors for use in coal-fired electric utility boilers, kraft recovery boilers, cement kilns and petrochemical process heaters. Acoustic pyrometry provides several significant advantages for gas temperature measurement in hostile process environments. First, it is non-intrusive so survival of the measurement components is not a serious problem. Second, it provides a line-of-sight average temperature rather than a point measurement, so the measured temperature is more representative of the process conditions than those provided by thermocouples. Unlike radiation pyrometers, the measured temperature is a linear average over the full path rather than a complicated function of gas temperature and the exponential Beer's law. For this reason, acoustic pyrometry is well suited to tomography allowing detailed temperature maps to be created through the use of multiple path measurements in a plane. Therefore, acoustic pyrometry is an attractive choice for measuring gas temperature inside a coal gasifier. The objective of this project is to adapt acoustic pyrometer technology to make it suitable for measuring gas temperature inside a coal gasifier, to develop a prototype sensor based on this technology, and to demonstrate its performance through testing on a commercial gasifier. The project is organized in three phases, each of approximately one year duration. The first phase consists of researching a variety of sound generation and coupling approaches suitable for use with a high pressure process, evaluation of the impact of gas composition variability on the acoustic temperature measurement approach, evaluation of the impact of suspended particles on sound attenuation, evaluation of slagging issues and development of concepts to deal with this issue, development and testing of key prototype components to allow selection of the best approaches, and development of a conceptual design for a field prototype sensor that can be tested on an operating gasifier. The second phase consists of designing and fabricating a series of prototype sensors, testing them in the lab and at a gasifier facility, and developing a conceptual design for an engineering prototype sensor. The third phase consists of designing and fabricating the engineering prototype, testing it in the lab and in a commercial gasifier, and conducting extended field trials to demonstrate sensor performance and investigate the ability to im

Peter Ariessohn; Hans Hornung

2006-01-15

438

[Development of on-line sample preparation coupled with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry for analysis of small molecules in biofluids].  

PubMed

On-line liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) is a highly sensitive, highly selective and high throughput method for the analysis of small molecules in biofluids. The developments, characterizations and applications of pre-column, on-line LC-MS method and its configuration in the recent five years are reviewed. PMID:18161313

Liu, Min; Zhao, Lixia; Guo, Baoyuan; Lin, Jin-Ming

2007-09-01

439

Business Educators' Perceptions of the Impact of Their Professional Development on Classroom Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: This research investigated teachers' perceptions of the impact of professional development on the classroom instruction of secondary business teachers and the relationship between the impact of professional development and the number of hours spent in professional development. Background: Quality professional development for teachers…

Shumack, Kellie A.; Forde, Connie M.

2011-01-01

440

The Professional Development of Teachers in Higher Education: Structures, Methods and Responsibilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of professional development for teachers in higher education highlights developing professional practice, including the Kolb Learning Cycle; the elements of professional development; the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) accreditation scheme in the United Kingdom; essential processes and structures for professional

Beaty, Liz

1998-01-01

441

Development Of An Acoustice Sensor For On-Line Gas Temperature Measurement In Gasifiers  

SciTech Connect

This project was awarded under U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Program Solicitation DE-PS26-02NT41422 and specifically addresses Technical Topical Area 2 - Gasification Technologies. The project team includes Enertechnix, Inc. as the main contractor and ConocoPhillips Company as a technical partner, who also provides access to the SG Solutions Gasification Facility (formerly Wabash River Energy Limited), host for the field-testing portion of the research. The objective of this project was to adapt acoustic pyrometer technology to make it suitable for measuring gas temperature inside a coal gasifier, to develop a prototype sensor based on this technology, and to demonstrate its performance through testing on a commercial gasifier. The project was organized in three phases, each of approximately one year duration. The first phase consisted of researching a variety of sound generation and coupling approaches suitable for use with a high pressure process, evaluation of the impact of gas composition variability on the acoustic temperature measurement approach, evaluation of the impact of suspended particles and gas properties on sound attenuation, evaluation of slagging issues and development of concepts to deal with this issue, development and testing of key prototype components to allow selection of the best approaches, and development of a conceptual design for a field prototype sensor that could be tested on an operating gasifier. The second phase consisted of designing and fabricating a series of prototype sensors, testing them in the laboratory, and developing a conceptual design for a field prototype sensor. The third phase consisted of designing and fabricating the field prototype, and testing it in the lab and in a commercial gasifier to demonstrate the ability to obtain accurate measurements of gas temperature in an operating gasifier. This report describes all of the activities conducted during the project and reports the findings of each activity in detail. The investigation of potential sound generation and coupling methods led to the selection of a reflected shock method which has been developed into a functioning prototype device. The principles of operation of this device and its performance characteristics are described in the report. Modeling of the attenuation of sound by suspended particles and by interaction of the sound pulses with the high temperature syngas inside the gasifier was conducted and the predictions of those models were used to determine the required sound pulse intensity to allow the sound pulses to be detected after passage through the gasifier environment. These modeling results are presented in this report. A study of the likely spatial and temporal variability of gas composition inside the gasifier was performed and the results of that study was used to predict the impact of that variability on the accuracy of the acoustic temperature method. These results are reported here. A design for a port rodding mechanism was developed to deal with potential slagging issues and was incorporated into the prototype sensor. This port rodding mechanism operated flawlessly during the field testing, but because these tests were performed in a region of the gasifier that experiences little slagging, the effectiveness of the rodding mechanism in dealing with highly slagging conditions was not fully demonstrated. This report describes the design and operation of the automated Gasifier Acoustic Pyrometer (autoGAP) which was tested at the Wabash River facility. The results of the tests are reported and analyzed in detail. All of the objectives of the project have been achieved. A field prototype acoustic pyrometer sensor has been successfully tested at the Wabash River gasifier plant. Acoustic signals were propagated through the gases inside the gasifier and were detected by the receiver unit, the times of flight of these sound pulses were measured and these propagation times were converted into temperatures which agreed very well with thermocouple measurements m

Peter Ariessohn; Hans Hornung

2006-10-01

442

Development of an Acoustic Sensor On-Line Gas Temperature Measurement in Gasifiers  

SciTech Connect

This project was awarded under U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Program Solicitation DE-PS26-02NT41422 and specifically addresses Technical Topical Area 2 - Gasification Technologies. The project team includes Enertechnix, Inc. as the main contractor and ConocoPhillips Company as a technical partner, who also provides access to the SG Solutions Gasification Facility (formerly Wabash River Energy Limited), host for the field-testing portion of the research. The objective of this project was to adapt acoustic pyrometer technology to make it suitable for measuring gas temperature inside a coal gasifier, to develop a prototype sensor based on this technology, and to demonstrate its performance through testing on a commercial gasifier. The project was organized in three phases, each of approximately one year duration. The first phase consisted of researching a variety of sound generation and coupling approaches suitable for use with a high pressure process, evaluation of the impact of gas composition variability on the acoustic temperature measurement approach, evaluation of the impact of suspended particles and gas properties on sound attenuation, evaluation of slagging issues and development of concepts to deal with this issue, development and testing of key prototype components to allow selection of the best approaches, and development of a conceptual design for a field prototype sensor that could be tested on an operating gasifier. The second phase consisted of designing and fabricating a series of prototype sensors, testing them in the laboratory, and developing a conceptual design for a field prototype sensor. The third phase consisted of designing and fabricating the field prototype, and testing it in the lab and in a commercial gasifier to demonstrate the ability to obtain accurate measurements of gas temperature in an operating gasifier. Following the completion of the initial 3 year project, several continuations were awarded by the Department of Energy to allow Enertechnix to conduct extended testing of the sensor at the Wabash River facility. In February, 2008 the sensor was installed on the gasifier in preparation for a long-term test. During the initial testing of the sensor a stainless steel tube on the sensor failed and allowed syngas to escape. The syngas self-ignited and the ensuing small fire damaged some of the components on the sensor. There was no damage to the gasifier or other equipment and no injuries resulted from this incident. Two meetings were held to identify the root causes of the incident-one at Wabash River and one at Enertechnix. A list of recommended improvements that would have addressed the causes of the incident was created and presented to the Department of Energy on May 2, 2008. However, the DOE decided not to pursue these improvements and terminated the project. This report describes all of the activities conducted during the project and reports the findings of each activity in detail. The investigation of potential sound generation and coupling methods led to the selection of a reflected shock method which has been developed into a functioning prototype device. The principles of operation of this device and its performance characteristics are described in the report. Modeling of the attenuation of sound by suspended particles and by interaction of the sound pulses with the high temperature syngas inside the gasifier was conducted and the predictions of those models were used to determine the required sound pulse intensity to allow the sound pulses to be detected after passage through the gasifier environment. These modeling results are presented in this report. A study of the likely spatial and temporal variability of gas composition inside the gasifier was performed and the results of that study was used to predict the impact of that variability on the accuracy of the acoustic temperature method. These results are reported here. A design for a port rodding mechanism was developed to deal with potential slagging issues and was incorporated i

Peter Ariessohn

2008-06-30

443

Developing RCM Strategy for Hydrogen Fuel Cells Utilizing On Line E-Condition Monitoring  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Fuel cell vehicles are considered to be a viable solution to problems such as carbon emissions and fuel shortages for road transport. Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells are mainly used in this purpose because they can run at low temperatures and have a simple structure. Yet high maintenance costs and the inherent dangers of maintaining equipment using hydrogen are two main issues which need to be addressed. The development of appropriate and efficient strategies is currently lacking with regard to fuel cell maintenance. A Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) approach offers considerable benefit to the management of fuel cell maintenance since it includes an identification and consideration of the impact of critical components. Technological developments in e-maintenance systems, radio-frequency identification (RFID) and personal digital assistants (PDAs) have proven to satisfy the increasing demand for improved reliability, efficiency and safety. RFID technology is used to store and remotely retrieve electronic maintenance data in order to provide instant access to up-to-date, accurate and detailed information. The aim is to support fuel cell maintenance decisions by developing and applying a blend of leading-edge communications and sensor technology including RFID. The purpose of this paper is to review and present the state of the art in fuel cell condition monitoring and maintenance utilizing RCM and RFID technologies. Using an RCM analysis critical components and fault modes are identified. RFID tags are used to store the critical information, possible faults and their cause and effect. The relationship between causes, faults, symptoms and long term implications of fault conditions are summarized. Finally conclusions are drawn regarding suggested maintenance strategies and the optimal structure for an integrated, cost effective condition monitoring and maintenance management system.

Baglee, D.; Knowles, M. J.

2012-05-01

444

British pharmacy professionals' beliefs and participation in continuing professional development: a review of the literature.  

PubMed

OBJECTIVES? Continuing professional development (CPD) has potential to be useful in pharmacy revalidation but past uptake and attitudes to CPD in Great Britain (GB) need to be mapped. This review examines published literature to chart the participation and beliefs of pharmacy professionals towards CPD in GB in a decade that had seen a formal transition from continuing education to CPD. METHODS? A comprehensive review of the published literature was conducted to identify studies of the uptake of, or attitudes towards, CPD cross different sectors of pharmacy in GB from 2000 to 2010. KEY FINDINGS? Twenty-two studies were included and analysed, including 13 research papers, six conference papers, two news items reporting survey outcomes and one commissioned study. Eight barriers to CPD were identified as: time, financial costs and resource issues, understanding of CPD, facilitation and support for CPD, motivation and interest in CPD, attitudes towards compulsory CPD, system constraints, and technical problems. Pharmacy professionals on the whole agreed with the principle of engaging with CPD but there was little evidence to suggest widespread and wholehearted acceptance and uptake of CPD, essential for revalidation. CONCLUSIONS? If CPD is to succeed, people's beliefs and attitudes must be addressed by recognising and modifying perceived barriers through a combination of regulatory, professional, work-related and personal channels. A number of recommendations are made. Direct experience of effective CPD in the absence of perceived barriers could impact on personal development, career development and patient benefit thus strengthening personal beliefs in the value of CPD in an iterative manner. PMID:21899610

Donyai, Parastou; Herbert, Rebecca Z; Denicolo, Pam M; Alexander, Angela M

2011-08-09

445

Designing professional development to increase local capacity to sustain reform  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is a rich tradition of using curriculum materials to foster reform and innovation in science education. A key issue in any materials development effort is how to engender high-quality enactments of new materials, and how to sustain and scale up high-quality use so that the materials have a lasting and meaningful impact on the education of students. Many have argued that professional development (PD) is a key to the long-term success of systemic reform initiatives and there is a dire need for resources that help districts sustain PD opportunities that support teachers using innovations beyond their initial implementation. This dissertation consists of three manuscripts that look at the process of understanding teachers' use of reform-rich materials and supporting teacher professional development in the context of efforts by districts and innovators to implement and sustain their use in middle school science classrooms. The first manuscript looks specifically at the practices of teachers using learning-goals driven curriculum materials in an effort to model the effects of these practices on student achievement. Teacher surveys and video recording were used to relate teachers' characteristics and practices to student achievement using a multi-level approach. The second manuscript uses video recordings to critically examine a professional development workshop enacted by curriculum developers to identify knowledge and strategies that might be adapted for use locally to sustain PD offerings. The third manuscript presents two cases that describe how a professional development workcircle consisting of university researchers, district personnel, and lead teachers was able to sustain district-led professional development around reform-rich curriculum materials. Findings from the three studies are considered in light of factors necessary to sustain and scale the use of educational innovations and a model for supporting local PD is suggested.

Fogleman, Jay A.

446

Assessing the IRIS Professional Development Model: Impact Beyond the Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The IRIS Education and Outreach (E&O) Program has developed a highly effective, one-day professional development experience for formal educators. Leveraging the expertise of its consortium, IRIS delivers content including: plate tectonics, propagation of seismic waves, seismographs, Earth's interior structure. At the core of the IRIS professional development model is the philosophy that changes in teacher behavior can be affected by increasing teacher comfort in the classroom. Science and research organizations such as IRIS are able to increase teachers' comfort in the classroom by providing professional development which: increases an educator's knowledge of scientific content, provides educators with a variety of high-quality, scientifically accurate activities to deliver content to students, and provides educators with experiences involving both the content and the educational activities as the primary means of knowledge transfer. As reflected in a 2002-2003 academic year assessment program, this model has proven to be effective at reaching beyond participants and extending into the educators' classrooms. 76% of respondents report increasing the amount of time they spend teaching seismology or related topics in their classroom as a result of participating in IRIS professional development experience. This increase can be directly attributed to the workshop as 90% of participants report using at least one activity modeled during the workshop upon returning to their classrooms. The reported mean activity usage by teachers upon was 4.5 activities per teacher. Since the inception of the professional development model in 1999, IRIS E&O has been committed to evaluation. Data derived from assessment is utilized as a key decision making tool, driving a continuous improvement process. As a result, both the model and the assessment methods have become increasingly refined and sophisticated. The alignment of the professional development model within the IRIS E&O Program framework has resulted in a clarified a definition of success and an increased demand for the collection of new data. Currently, the assessment program is testing tools to examine participant learning, measure the transfer of knowledge and resources from professional development into in classrooms, and measure the use of individual activities.

Hubenthal, M.; Braile, L. W.; Taber, J. J.

2003-12-01

447

A DEVELOPMENT OF ON-LINE TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTATION FOR GASIFICATION PROCESS CONTROL  

SciTech Connect

This progress report covers continuing work to develop a temperature probe for a coal gasifier. A workable probe design requires finding answers to crucial questions involving the probe materials. We report on attempts to answer those questions. We designed, assembled, and tested a portable test fixture that can give relative quantitative data on the condition of phosphors. It needs a more-sensitive detector for optimum performance. We ordered an appropriate detector. An experimental test of the survivability of thermographic phosphor in an ambient environment similar to that in a slagging gasifier showed no substantial deterioration of the phosphor. We consider this result so important that we delayed the date of publication of this report by one month to accommodate it. We assembled the first version of a prototype probe and were preparing to test it at the time of this report.

Bruce W. Noel

2002-11-15

448

Ion source development for the on-line isotope separator at JAEA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A forced electron beam induced arc discharge (FEBIAD-B2) type ion source and a surface ionization type one with a uranium target have been developed for the JAEA-ISOL. The ion sources were utilized to produce medium-heavy neutron-rich radioactive ion beams for acceleration with Tokai radioactive ion accelerator complex (TRIAC). In the FEBIAD-B2 type ion source, a target container containing about 1 g/cm2 of 238UCx target is directly attached to a plasma chamber. While the surface ionization type one, 238UCx target is located inside the ion source as an internal target. With both ion sources, about 100 isotopes produced in the proton-induced fission of uranium with separation efficiencies of 0.1 30% have been mass-separated.

Osa, Akihiko; Ichikawa, Shin-Ichi; Matsuda, Makoto; Sato, Tetsuya K.; Jeong, Sun-Chan

2008-10-01

449

Step-By-Step Professional Development in Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Don't train your teachers in instructional technology without reading this resource-packed book from Sarah T. Meltzer. Meltzer presents easy-to-follow guidelines for bringing about effective professional development in technology from start to finish. She takes you step-by-step through the process of planning, implementing, and managing…

Meltzer, Sarah T.

2012-01-01

450

A Collaborative Professional Development Initiative Supporting Early Literacy Coaches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many believe that the key to translating research into successful practice lies in providing teachers with continuous professional development and ongoing coaching support. In this article, we provide an overview of the relevant coaching literature and describe 4 critical features of an evidence-based preschool literacy coaching model: the coach…

Mraz, Maryann; Kissel, Brian; Algozzine, Bob; Babb, Julie; Foxworth, Kimberly

2011-01-01

451

Professional Development Strategies to Enhance Diversity in the Geosciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Because of the historically low numbers of minorities in geoscience careers and college majors, an area of growing attention is how teacher professional development may be utilized to increase diversity in the geosciences (Pecore et al., 2007; Sedlock & Metzger, 2007). This paper examines teacher preferences for the timing, location and content…

Sherman-Morris, Kathleen; Rodgers, John C., III; McNeal, Karen S.; Brown, Michael E.; Dyer, Jamie L.

2012-01-01

452

Your Personal Learning Network: Professional Development on Demand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Web 2.0 tools and resources can enhance our efficiency and effectiveness as music educators, supporting personal learning networks for ongoing professional growth and development. This article includes (a) an explanation of Really Simple Syndication (RSS) and the use of an RSS reader/aggregator; (b) a discussion of blogs, podcasts, wikis,…

Bauer, William I.

2010-01-01

453

Putting Writing Research into Practice: Applications for Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|What are the most effective methods for teaching writing across grade levels and student populations? What kind of training do teachers need to put research-validated methods into practice? This unique volume combines the latest writing research with clear-cut recommendations for designing high-quality professional development efforts. Prominent…

Troia, Gary A., Ed.; Shankland, Rebecca K., Ed.; Heintz, Anne, Ed.

2010-01-01

454

Professional Development through Collaborative Inquiry for an Art Education Archipelago  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The culture of isolation in schools leaves many art educators feeling that they are, in a sense, islands. Working from the idea of an island, I use the geographic metaphor of an archipelago as a means to understand the tensions between isolation and collaboration related to professional development for art educators. In this article, I describe…

Gates, Leslie

2010-01-01

455

Professional Development in Behavior Management: Translating Knowledge Gained into Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Good teachers are lifelong learners and want to meet the needs of all of the students in the classroom. Yet, they never have all the answers. Many teachers have found themselves in a predicament of uncertainty and have become apprehensive about their own practices. They can benefit from professional development and supports. Through collaborative…

Mathur, Sarup R.; Estes, Mary Bailey; Johns, Beverley H.

2012-01-01

456

Models of Continuing Professional Development: a framework for analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The area of teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) is of growing interest internationally. However, while an increasing range of literature focuses on particular aspects of CPD, there is a paucity of literature addressing the spectrum of CPD models in a comparative manner. This article therefore considers a wide range of international literature, together with some specific examples from the Scottish

Aileen Kennedy

2005-01-01

457

The Lost Promise of Teacher Professional Development in England  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper explores three influences on the effectiveness of teacher professional development for improving schools--the individual teacher, the learning activities in which teachers participate and the structures and supports provided by schools for teacher learning. It does so by relying on survey data collected for a national study of teacher…

Opfer, V. Darleen; Pedder, David

2011-01-01

458

Reflection: a necessary but not sufficient condition for professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Few discussions on professional development occur without some reference to the central role that reflection plays in the learning life of the teacher. It is the sine qua non of the ‘teacher?researcher’, ‘action research’ and ‘reflective practitioner’ movements. During the last 20 years there has been a growing body of literature and practices which has sought to identify different levels

Christopher Day

1993-01-01

459

Panning for Gold: Professional Development 2010-2015  

Microsoft Academic Search

Professional Development in the library and information profession in Australia is our profession's gold that remains a hidden treasure. Librarianship is a worthwhile and valuable profession. Like many other professions we have a well - respected body of knowledge and practic e. We have a tradition of sharing our experience and knowledge with each other by way of conferences, social

J. Brooker

2010-01-01

460

Continuing professional development in nursing: does age matter?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe and compare the views of nurses of different ages on continuing professional development (CPD). The authors were interested in possible differences in the use of formal and especially informal CPD practices between nurses of different ages, and likewise in possible differences in attitudes of nurses of different ages to CPD.

Johanna Lammintakanen; Tuula Kivinen

2012-01-01

461

Building Bridges in Social Studies Education: Professional Development School Partnerships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors explore the extent to which a mature professional development school (PDS) partnership at Kansas State University (KSU) helps link the disparate parts of the social studies education community. The authors initially identify and describe the divisions or "gulfs" that commonly plague social studies education, such as the gulfs between…

Vontz, Thomas S.; Franke, Jim; Burenheide, Brad; Bietau, Lisa

2007-01-01

462

Kansas Academic Librarian Perceptions of Information Literacy Professional Development Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to assess the professional development needs of academic instruction librarians required to improve information literacy instructional effectiveness in higher education institutions within the state of Kansas. The population in this correlational study was the 84 academic librarians with instruction duties at…

Starkey, Alysia

2010-01-01

463

Kansas Academic Librarian Perceptions of Information Literacy Professional Development Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to assess the professional development needs of academic instruction librarians required to improve information literacy instructional effectiveness in higher education institutions within the state of Kansas. The population in this correlational study was the 84 academic librarians with instruction duties at Kansas's…

Starkey, Alysia

2010-01-01

464

Activity Design in Online Professional Development for University Staff  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional development for distance tutors is traditionally delivered through texts or websites, supplemented by face to face workshops. However, one of the major challenges is to ensure that they engage with the materials and carry away something which is of value to their practice. At the Open University (UK) our 8000 tutors work from home,…

Macdonald, Janet

2010-01-01

465

Secondary Level Engineering Professional Development: Content, Pedagogy, and Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The design of this study was a multiple case study conducted to examine the knowledge, pedagogical principles, and challenges involved in providing engineering-oriented professional development for teachers at the secondary school level. A set of criteria was used to identify five representative projects for analysis in the US. A variety of tools…

Daugherty, Jenny L.; Custer, Rodney L.

2012-01-01

466

The architecture of professional development: materials, messages and meaning  

Microsoft Academic Search

As an aesthetic form, architecture deals with the creation and definition of space expressed in buildings and other physical structures. The Colosseum in Rome, Notre Dame in Paris, and the United States capital in Washington, through their designs define space, capture our imagination, and communicate important cultural and historical messages. Similarly, the architecture of professional development communicates messages about teaching,

Paul V. Bredeson

2002-01-01

467

Improving numeracy education in rural schools: a professional development approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In Australia, concerns about the quality of mathematics education that students experience are particularly salient in rural schools. These schools typically report great difficulty in attracting and retaining qualified teachers of mathematics. Teachers in non-metropolitan locations may also experience professional isolation if they have limited access to professional development opportunities. This article reports on a year-long research and development project that provided such opportunities to teachers in ten rural and metropolitan schools in South Australia. Its purpose was to help the teachers plan and implement numeracy strategies across the school curriculum. The project was informed by a new model of numeracy whose elements comprise mathematical knowledge, dispositions, tools, contexts, and a critical orientation to the use of mathematics. To investigate the effectiveness of the numeracy model and the professional development approach, data were collected via lesson observations, teacher and student interviews, and written tasks that tracked changes over time in teachers' understanding of numeracy. Most teachers began the project with a concern for improving students' mathematical knowledge or dispositions, but then gradually incorporated other elements of the model into their planning and practice. A case study of an early career teacher in a rural school illustrates one developmental trajectory through the elements of the model. Teachers identified time, openness, collegiality, and accountability as features of the professional development approach that contributed to its effectiveness. Implications for sustainability and scaling up are discussed, especially with reference to supporting teachers in rural schools.

Goos, Merrilyn; Dole, Shelley; Geiger, Vince

2011-06-01

468

Emerging Considerations for Professional Development Institutes for Science Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes two professional development institutes in project-based science. We collected data from these institutes in the form of structured questionnaires, individual written reflections by the teachers, and focus-group interviews. An analysis of the data revealed three factors that had been underrepresented in previous research:…

Freeman, John G.; Marx, Ronald W.; Cimellaro, Luigia

2004-01-01

469

Japanese Lesson Study: Teacher Professional Development through Communities of Inquiry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Japanese Lesson Study has come under increasing attention from educators in the West and throughout South-East Asia since it was revealed outside Japan through the release of the TIMSS Video Study. In this paper we argue that Japanese Lesson Study provides a model for large scale, sustainable professional development. In particular, we draw on…

Doig, Brian; Groves, Susie

2011-01-01

470

Continuing Personal Professional Development of University Lecturers: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study investigated the design and effectiveness of the faculty development efforts of one University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) faculty member over a two-year period. The experience included use of a professional growth contract to indicate commitment and intention, student feedback from over 500 students in eight courses, structured alumni…

Kapp, C A.; Cilliers, C. D.

1998-01-01

471

Continuing Professional Development in Nursing: Does Age Matter?  

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|Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe and compare the views of nurses of different ages on continuing professional development (CPD). The authors were interested in possible differences in the use of formal and especially informal CPD practices between nurses of different ages, and likewise in possible differences in attitudes of…

Lammintakanen, Johanna; Kivinen, Tuula

2012-01-01

472

Psychometric Properties of Characteristics of Teacher Professional Development Instrument  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This primary purpose of the study was to expand the work of Garet, Porter, Desimone, Birman, and Yoon (2001) by creating and psychometrically testing an instrument designed to measure teachers' perceptions of characteristics of professional development. Elementary teachers (n = 406) from five school districts in Washington State participating in…

Soine, Karen M.

2011-01-01

473

The Viability of Online Education for Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Information technology is influencing continuing education for K-12 administrators and in-service teachers, especially with regard to asynchronous education for professional development. Implementation of instructional technology applications has required a major restructuring of the learning environment. The restructuring has included the use of…

Carr, Vivienne B.

2010-01-01

474

Pacific CRYSTAL Teacher Professional Development Models: Lessons Learned  

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From 2005 to 2010 Pacific CRYSTAL (Centre for Research in Youth Science Teaching and Learning) has been engaged in community-based research fostering teacher leadership in innovative science education through a variety of approaches to teacher professional development. Pacific CRYSTAL is a University of Victoria based, NSERC funded project founded on a collaborative research model involving scentists, science educators and community members including schools, teachers, community groups and government. Pacific CRYSTAL professional development approaches embrace both in-service teachers and pre-service teachers, and include Lighthouse schools, workshops (ongoing as well as one-time), community-based partnerships in Pacific CRYSTAL research projects, teachers as researchers, and university science courses and workshops for pre-education and education students. A number of common themes, identified through these approaches, should be considered in the development and implementation of future science professional development initiatives. They include; teacher turnover, expanding and adding schools and participating teachers, teacher apprehension, building leadership capacity, further engagement of 'tourist' teachers, continuing professional support for teachers, as well as on-going mentoring.

van der Flier-Keller, E.; Yore, L.

2010-12-01

475

Closing the Gap through Professional Development: Implications for Reading Research  

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|This article describes the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA), a nonprofit advocacy organization that engages with school communities through professional development to build relationships with educators, students, parents, and community stakeholders. NUA consultants are former and current university professors, former…

Doubek, Michael Brandon; Cooper, Eric J.

2007-01-01

476

Professional Development of School Leaders in Cyprus: Is It Working?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|School heads and assistant headteachers in Cyprus attend in-service training programmes as part of their professional development, after they are promoted to their new leadership post. A review of the literature highlights the significance of a needs analysis when designing and/or reforming in-service training programmes. Nevertheless, there…

Michaelidou, Athena; Pashiardis, Petros

2009-01-01

477

Discussing Pedagogical Dilemmas with Teacher Educators: Facilitating Their Professional Development  

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The article describes action research that followed the professional development process of teacher educators engaged in the role of workshop mentors. The inquiry into their own practice and discussions about pedagogical dilemmas proved to be ways of conducting self-study during the interactive team meetings. The goal of these meetings was to…

Yaffe, Elka; Maskit, Ditza

2010-01-01

478

Professional Development of Middle Level Principals: Pushing the Reform Forward.  

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|Study of middle-school principal professional development content, place, and optimal learning strategies for school reform. Finds, for example, that principals want to learn how to nurture collegial and collaborative learning environments. Also finds that principals want more in-house training and that they learn best, for example, through…

Brown, Kathleen M.; Anfara, Vincent A.; Hartman, Kimberly J.; Mahar, Robert J.; Mills, Rebecca

2002-01-01

479

Participation of UK dentists in continuing professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction This paper reports participation of dentists in continuing professional development (CPD) and factors affecting participation.Method All general dental practitioners (GDPs) in three deaneries in England were surveyed. The overall response rate was 54% (n = 2082); by deanery it was 68% West Midlands, 45% South West and 44% Anglia. Findings across deaneries were remarkably similar. Comparisons with national data

V Firmstone; A Fielding; J Frame; D Thomas; C Belfield; A Bullock

2003-01-01

480

Education and Professional Development Strategy 2008—2010  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Education and professional development is an essential component of achieving competence in infection prevention and control practice, which requires a commitment to lifelong learning. The roles and responsibilities of Infection Prevention and Control Teams are continually evolving in order to meet the requirements of healthcare organisations and to enhance patient safety. Infection Prevention and Control Practitioners (IPCPs) have a

Emma Burnett; Maria Bennallick; Ashley Flores; Rozila Horton; Jean Lawrence; Angela Richards

2009-01-01

481

A Collaborative Professional Development Initiative Supporting Early Literacy Coaches  

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Many believe that the key to translating research into successful practice lies in providing teachers with continuous professional development and ongoing coaching support. In this article, we provide an overview of the relevant coaching literature and describe 4 critical features of an evidence-based preschool literacy coaching model: the coach…

Mraz, Maryann; Kissel, Brian; Algozzine, Bob; Babb, Julie; Foxworth, Kimberly

2011-01-01

482

Steps to Successful Professional Development in Head Start  

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This article discusses the implications of utilizing coaching-mentoring strategies with Head Start teachers identified from the results of a study which used an evidence-based approach to professional development. Early childhood and coaching practices that formed the basis of the study are explained. Implications from the study results regarding…

Trivette, Carol M.; Raab, Melinda; Dunst, Carl J.

2012-01-01

483

Professional Development of the Faculty: Past and Present  

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|During the past four decades, researchers have studied many of the factors contributing to higher education's efforts to provide opportunities of continued professional development for its most important asset: the college and university faculty. This article examines three research projects, detailing their methodology, highlighting selected…

McKee, C. William; Johnson, Mitzy; Ritchie, William F.; Tew, W. Mark

2013-01-01

484

Professional Development Needs of Idaho Technology Teachers: Teaching and Learning  

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This study's purpose was to identify the teaching and learning professional development needs of [state] secondary technology teachers. Teachers' perceived level of importance and competence for 35 teaching and learning items were used to calculate mean weighted discrepancy scores (MWDS). Approximately 63% (n = 46) of [state] secondary technology…

Cannon, John G.; Kitchel, Allen; Duncan, Dennis W.; Arnett, Sally E.

2011-01-01

485

Distance Learning for Teacher Professional Development in Statistics Education  

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|We provide an overview of "EarlyStatistics," an online professional development course in statistics education targeting European elementary and middle school teachers. The course facilitates intercultural collaboration of teachers using contemporary technological and educational tools. An online information base offers access to all of the…

Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Maria; Mavrotheris, Efstathios; Paparistodemou, Efi

2011-01-01

486

Professional Development of School Leaders in Cyprus: Is It Working?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School heads and assistant headteachers in Cyprus attend in-service training programmes as part of their professional development, after they are promoted to their new leadership post. A review of the literature highlights the significance of a needs analysis when designing and/or reforming in-service training programmes. Nevertheless, there seems…

Michaelidou, Athena; Pashiardis, Petros

2009-01-01

487

A countrywide programme of continuing professional development in Argentina  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Argentinean Society of Paediatrics introduced in 1993 a continuing professional development (CPD) programme to raise standards of clinical practice. The aims of the project were to introduce a structured, distance learning programme accessible to all paediatricians in the country, but especially for those working far from centres of paediatric excellence. The programme is planned on an annual basis. It

H Lejarraga; M L Ageitos; A Galli; C Castro

1998-01-01

488

Online Professional Development: Choices for Early Childhood Educators  

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Early childhood educators are responsible for providing young children with the best possible early care and education. Research on child care workers' education has shown that professional preparation makes a significant impact on children's cognitive and emotional development (National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC],…

Olsen, Heather; Donaldson, Ana J.; Hudson, Susan D.

2010-01-01

489

Connecting Instructional Technology Professional Development to Teacher and Student Outcomes  

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This article presents findings from an evaluation of an instructional-technology professional development (PD) program that uses many practices advocated by PD experts. In this multiphase evaluation, evaluators examined the program, determined whether variations in program implementation had an impact on teacher outcomes, and then looked at…

Martin, Wendy; Strother, Scott; Beglau, Monica; Bates, Lauren; Reitzes, Timothy; Culp, Katherine McMillan

2010-01-01

490

Orientations to Science Teacher Professional Development: An Exploratory Study  

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Just as individual teachers have orientations to teaching and learning science that influence their practice, we assert that professional development (PD) projects also have an orientation that guides the design and implementation of the entire project; a construct we term "PD Project Orientation". The purpose of this study was to validate the…

Park Rogers, Meredith A.; Abell, Sandra K.; Marra, Rose M.; Arbaugh, Fran; Hutchins, Kristen L.; Cole, James S.

2010-01-01

491

Differences across Academic Subjects in Teachers' Attitudes about Professional Development  

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A survey study examined how attitudes about professional development (PD) vary among teachers of different subjects. Elementary teachers were more supportive of PD than health and physical education, social studies, and science teachers; special education teachers were more supportive of PD than social studies and science teachers; and five…

Torff, Bruce; Byrnes, Katherine

2011-01-01

492

Building a Culture of Evidence through Professional Development  

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|The purpose of this paper is two-fold. First, the author wants to describe generally how the Teaching American History (TAH) grant stakeholders in the Plymouth Canton Schools prioritized a professional development model that emphasized historical thinking. Rather than describing specific institutes, programs, and curriculum projects, the author…

Mucher, Stephen

2007-01-01

493

Enhancing Learning in the Arts: A Professional Development Resource  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What is happening in arts teaching and learning in our classrooms? Recent NEMP reports tell us that Year 4 students are not performing well but that there is an increase in scores at Year 8. This new professional development resource builds on research into teacher practice in Years 0-6 classrooms in New Zealand primary schools. It offers new…

Henderson, Clare; Fraser, Deborah; Price, Graham

2008-01-01

494

Professional Development through "Kizuki"--Cognitive, Emotional, and Collegial Awareness  

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The author traced an English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher's professional development by examining her narrative and identifying the transformation of her awareness or "kizuki". "Kizuki," which is unique to Japanese culture, implies a sudden feeling of inner understanding of a phenomenon and can be roughly translated as "becoming aware of",…

Sakamoto, Nami

2011-01-01

495

Professional Development of Mathematics Teacher Educators: Growth through Practice  

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In this paper we present a study conducted within the framework of an in-service professional development program for junior and senior high school mathematics teachers. The focus of the study is the analysis of processes encountered by the staff members, as members of a community of practice, which contributed to their growth as teacher…

Zaslavsky, Orit; Leikin, Roza

2004-01-01

496

Key Points in Learning Forward's Definition of Professional Development  

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This article provides Learning Forward's definition of professional development. Learning Forward is seeking legislative amendments to include its definition in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. These amendments will clarify what practices qualify for federal, state, and district…

Journal of Staff Development, 2010

2010-01-01

497

Professional Development Schools: Riding the Roller Coaster of Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the Professional Development School (PDS) experiences of a participant who was both a school principal and the director/superintendent of a university laboratory school at the beginning, and who is now an Associate Professor and the director of an institute where she facilitates the creation of PDS relationships. (SM)

Kochan, Frances K.

1999-01-01

498

Psychometric Properties of Characteristics of Teacher Professional Development Instrument  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This primary purpose of the study was to expand the work of Garet, Porter, Desimone, Birman, and Yoon (2001) by creating and psychometrically testing an instrument designed to measure teachers' perceptions of characteristics of professional development. Elementary teachers (n = 406) from five school districts in Washington State participating in a…

Soine, Karen M.

2011-01-01

499

Cultivating Self in the Context of Transformative Professional Development  

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|In this study, the author combines insights from ethnography and discourse analysis to examine how a model of selfhood was cultivated through the social practices of a transformative professional development program for urban public school leaders. Participants were introduced to the notion of an inner self that is knowing, vulnerable, and…

Jurow, A. Susan

2009-01-01

500

Enhancing Learning in the Arts: A Professional Development Resource  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|What is happening in arts teaching and learning in our classrooms? Recent NEMP reports tell us that Year 4 students are not performing well but that there is an increase in scores at Year 8. This new professional development resource builds on research into teacher practice in Years 0-6 classrooms in New Zealand primary schools. It offers new…

Henderson, Clare; Fraser, Deborah; Price, Graham

2008-01-01