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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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Showing Up to Class in Pajamas (or Less!): The Fantasies and Realities of On-Line Professional Development Courses for Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considers the current state of on-line course design and delivery. Discusses several advantages and disadvantages of on-line instruction. Concludes that teachers seeking professional development opportunities should give careful consideration to on-line possibilities. (SG)

Brown, Abbie; Green, Tim

2003-01-01

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School-Based Multidisciplinary Teacher Team-Building Combining On-Line Professional Development (ESSEA) and Field-Based Environmental Monitoring (GLOBE)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The multidisciplinary nature of Earth system science provides a strong foundation for integrated science teaching at the K-12 level. In a Minneapolis-St. Paul based project, urban middle school teaching teams composed of language arts and math specialists as well as physical, Earth, and biological science teachers participate in the NASA Earth system science course (ESSEA) and in the international GLOBE environmental monitoring project. For students, the goal is to integrate science throughout the curriculum as well as involve classes from different subjects in a high-interest school science project. For teachers, the project provides greatly-needed classroom support and teacher team building, as well as professional development. The on-line course provides continuity and communication between the different team members. Face-to-face meetings with the instructors on site are conducted every 4 weeks. The problem-based learning approach to environmental issues developed in the ESSEA course lends itself to application to local environmental issues. New ESSEA modules developed for the project highlight environmental problems associated with flooding, introduced species, and eutrofication of lakes and rivers located near the participating schools. In addition, ESSEA participants are certified as GLOBE teachers, and assist their students in monitoring water quality. The synergistic partnership of ESSEA and GLOBE provides an attractive package upon which long-term school-based environmental monitoring projects can be based.

Low, R.

2003-12-01

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Professional Development  

E-print Network

Professional Development An Introduction to Social Media: Networking on the Web Communicating for Excellence in Written Professional Communication Transforming Your Research into Commercially Viable and Debt Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement University Business and Financial Services

Sibille, Etienne

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Professional Development  

E-print Network

Professional Development An Introduction to Social Media: Networking on the Web Annual Conflict Leadership and Effective Talent Development Managing Incivility and the Bystander Effect in the Workplace for Supervisors Organization Development Customer Service Training Group Dynamics Using Myers Briggs Type

Sibille, Etienne

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Professional Development  

E-print Network

Professional Development An Introduction to Social Media: Networking on the Web COI Management and Effective Talent Development Managing Incivility and the Bystander Effect in the Workplace Leadership Workers' Compensation for Supervisors Health and Safety Health and Fitness Program Protecting Children

Jiang, Huiqiang

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Professional Development  

E-print Network

Professional Development An Introduction to Social Media: Networking on the Web Basics Leadership Leadership and Effective Talent Development Ethical Leadership within Hyper- Competitive Keeping Human Resources Behavioral-Based Interviewing Compensation Administration for Supervisors

Sibille, Etienne

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Professional Development  

E-print Network

Professional Development Advanced Public Speaking in a Nutshell An Introduction to Social Media for Excellence in Professional Communication Transforming Your Research into Commercially Viable Innovations and Achieving Your Long-Term Financial Goals University Business and Financial Services Basics of Federal

Sibille, Etienne

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Professional Development  

E-print Network

Professional Development Advanced Public Speaking in a Nutshell An Introduction to Social Media Presentation Identifying Opportunities for Using Social Media for Business Purposes Public Speaking Leadership and Ethics (COLE) Principles & Practices of Servant Leadership Leadership & Effective Talent

Sibille, Etienne

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Increased Cortical Thickness in Professional On-Line Gamers  

PubMed Central

Objective The bulk of recent studies have tested whether video games change the brain in terms of activity and cortical volume. However, such studies are limited by several factors including cross-sectional comparisons, co-morbidity, and short-term follow-up periods. In the present study, we hypothesized that cognitive flexibility and the volume of brain cortex would be correlated with the career length of on-line pro-gamers. Methods High-resolution magnetic resonance scans were acquired in twenty-three pro-gamers recruited from StarCraft pro-game teams. We measured cortical thickness in each individual using FreeSurfer and the cortical thickness was correlated with the career length and the performance of the pro-gamers. Results Career length was positively correlated with cortical thickness in three brain regions: right superior frontal gyrus, right superior parietal gyrus, and right precentral gyrus. Additionally, increased cortical thickness in the prefrontal cortex was correlated with winning rates of the pro-game league. Increased cortical thickness in the prefrontal and parietal cortices was also associated with higher performance of Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. Conclusion Our results suggest that in individuals without pathologic conditions, regular, long-term playing of on-line games is associated with volume changes in the prefrontal and parietal cortices, which are associated with cognitive flexibility. PMID:24474988

Hyun, Gi Jung; Shin, Yong Wook; Kim, Bung-Nyun; Cheong, Jae Hoon; Jin, Seong Nam

2013-01-01

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Advancing Continuing Professional Development  

E-print Network

or enhancing professional knowledge and competence. The UCD Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Board different streams. Professor Niall Tubridy's YouTube videos on Neurology are an example of this

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Professional Development and  

E-print Network

STUDENTS Permission to study in the School of Education and Human Development as a nondegree student. Students admitted in nondegree status may register for School of Education and Human Development courses358 Professional Development and Research The Division of Professional Development and Research

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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Professional Development for You  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

No Child Left Behind's emphasis on accountability and demands for a quality teacher in every classroom has spawned a cottage industry of providers of professional development. How can educators begin to sort through them all to find the right choice? This article provides some suggestions for providing relevant, meaningful professional development.

Kaser, Joyce S.

2004-02-01

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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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On-Line Distance Learning: A Model for Developing Countries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses issues related to open and distance-learning (ODL) in developing countries, using the virtual campus initiative of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (India) as an example and model of on-line program delivery and on-line, for-profit telelearning centers. Suggests strategies to enable open and distance-learning institutions to…

Khan, Abdul W.

2000-01-01

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Professional Development To Go?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Looks at professional development ideas and opportunities for trainers. Stresses the need to keep up with the latest technologies. Discusses traditional and distance methods of getting the necessary training. (JOW)

Lorenzo, George

2001-01-01

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Building Professional Development Cadres  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This chapter begins with a vignette based on several anecdotes that were relayed to the authors during their years working in the Los Angeles basin with a cadre of professional developers. This story sets the stage for exploring challenges tackled by thei

Lauffer, Dan; Lauffer, Hedi B.

2009-04-02

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Fixing Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The professional development "system" for teachers is, by all accounts, broken. Despite evidence that specific programs can improve teacher knowledge and practice and student outcomes, these programs seldom reach real teachers on a large scale. Typically, reformers address such perceptions of failure by discovering and celebrating new formats and…

Hill, Heather C.

2009-01-01

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Bibliography for Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information published between 1953 and 1970 on the American Indian is included in this annotated bibliography. The bibliography is designed to aid professional development in the field of education and attempts to categorize and separate fields of interest. Major topics are culture, education, ethnology, folklore, art, housing, history, language,…

Fehr, Helen, Comp.

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Implementing professional development  

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

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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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Developing Professionalism through Reflective Practice and Ongoing Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article contributes to the debate on early years professionalism. It explores the impact of a continuous professional development (CPD) programme, in particular a module on professional practice, on early childhood care and education (ECCE) practitioners' identity as early years professionals. Action research informed the development of…

Bleach, Josephine

2014-01-01

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Developing an On-Line Interactive Health Psychology Module  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On-line teaching material in health psychology was developed which ensured a range of students could access appropriate material for their course and level of study. This material has been developed around the concept of smaller "content chunks" which can be combined into whole units of learning (topics), and ultimately, a module. On the basis of…

Upton, Dominic; Cooper, Carol

2006-01-01

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Differential regional gray matter volumes in patients with on-line game addiction and professional gamers.  

PubMed

Patients with on-line game addiction (POGA) and professional video game players play video games for extended periods of time, but experience very different consequences for their on-line game play. Brain regions consisting of anterior cingulate, thalamus and occpito-temporal areas may increase the likelihood of becoming a pro-gamer or POGA. Twenty POGA, seventeen pro-gamers, and eighteen healthy comparison subjects (HC) were recruited. All magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed on a 1.5 Tesla Espree MRI scanner (SIEMENS, Erlangen, Germany). Voxel-wise comparisons of gray matter volume were performed between the groups using the two-sample t-test with statistical parametric mapping (SPM5). Compared to HC, the POGA group showed increased impulsiveness and perseverative errors, and volume in left thalamus gray matter, but decreased gray matter volume in both inferior temporal gyri, right middle occipital gyrus, and left inferior occipital gyrus, compared with HC. Pro-gamers showed increased gray matter volume in left cingulate gyrus, but decreased gray matter volume in left middle occipital gyrus and right inferior temporal gyrus compared with HC. Additionally, the pro-gamer group showed increased gray matter volume in left cingulate gyrus and decreased left thalamus gray matter volume compared with the POGA group. The current study suggests that increased gray matter volumes of the left cingulate gyrus in pro-gamers and of the left thalamus in POGA may contribute to the different clinical characteristics of pro-gamers and POGA. PMID:22277302

Han, Doug Hyun; Lyoo, In Kyoon; Renshaw, Perry F

2012-04-01

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Demographic Differences and Attitudes toward Computers among Healthcare Professionals Earning Continuing Education Credits On-Line  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of technology, such as the Web, has become an increasingly popular means for disseminating professional development and continuing education. Often, these methods assume a set of attitudes and skills related to the computer as a pedagogic and communication tool. We argue that it is, however, important to measure the actual attitudes of…

Mitra, Ananda; Joshi, Suchi; Kemper, Kathi J.; Woods, Charles; Gobble, Jessica

2006-01-01

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Professional Development Is the Job.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the meaning of professional development in the context of standards-based education and describes professional development as it is being put into place in New York City's Community School District 2, a racially and socioeconomically diverse city school district. Professional development must become an everyday activity in teaching. (SLD)

Alvarado, Anthony

1998-01-01

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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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Future focus for professional development.  

PubMed

Professional development has evolved from individually focused sabbaticals and professional leaves to institutionally focused programs with an interest in developing faculty members' ability to teach in various environments as well as to succeed in the many endeavors they undertake. We address various issues related to professional development in the medical school arena. Professional development in medical school takes place in a context where faculty are stretched to engage in research and service not only for their own sake but also to financially support their institutions. This obligates professional developers to acknowledge and address the environments in which teaching faculty work, and to use approaches to professional development that honor the time and efforts of teaching faculty. These approaches may be brief interventions that make use of principles of education, and may include online offerings. Professional development will be most effective when professional developers acknowledge that most faculty members aspire to excellence in teaching, but they do so in an environment that pushes them to address competing concerns. Offering professional development opportunities that fit within the workplace environment, take little time, and build upon faculty's existing knowledge will assist in enhancing faculty success. PMID:24246108

Roberts, Nicole K; Coplit, Lisa D

2013-01-01

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Professional Development: Then and Now  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technological developments have altered pedagogies in classroom teaching but approaches to teacher professional development have remained largely unchanged. The purpose of this paper is to describe an evolving learning process that spans the last decade and draws from three different investigations into professional development. The author…

Bolt, Susan

2012-01-01

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The Dilemmas of Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers several explanations for why research evidence on the characteristics of effective professional development programs are seldom seen in practice. Suggests that the American cultural norm of individualism is main reason. Discusses inquiry approach to professional development that accommodates teacher individualism. (Contains 17 references.)…

Richardson, Virginia

2003-01-01

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Empowering Teachers through Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional development is an ongoing process, one that evolves as teachers assess and reexamine their teaching beliefs and practices. This article highlights some reasons for teachers to pursue professional development. It also suggests techniques that help teachers feel empowered and motivated in their English language classrooms. She includes…

Murray, Alice

2010-01-01

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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.

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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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Soccer endurance development in professionals.  

PubMed

The development of intermittent endurance capacity, its underlying mechanisms and role in reaching professional level in soccer was investigated. The sample included 130 talented youth soccer players aged 14-18, who became professional (n = 53) or non-professional (n = 77) players in adulthood. In total 229 Interval Shuttle Run Test (ISRT) scores were taken over five years. Players who became professionals improved from age 14 to 18 on average from 68 to 109 runs in contrast to players who remained amateurs (from 73 to 93 runs). A longitudinal model was developed using linear mixed models procedures. Intermittent endurance capacity can be predicted adequately with a two-level hierarchical model (p < 0.05). Anthropometric characteristics and playing position did not improve model fit (p > 0.05). The estimated ISRT score necessary to reach professional level is: ISRT=-375.77-62.89+(51.20+4.20)* age-1.50* age (2)+3.54* hours of soccer training+1.18* additional training hours. In conclusion, intermittent endurance capacity improves with age in talented youth soccer players. From age 15 players who reached the professional level show a faster development than their non-professional counterparts. This development is positively influenced by both soccer specific and additional training. PMID:20157870

Roescher, C R; Elferink-Gemser, M T; Huijgen, B C H; Visscher, C

2010-03-01

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Continuing professional development: best practices.  

PubMed

Continuing professional development (CPD) involves not only educational activities to enhance medical competence in medical knowledge and skills, but also in management, team building, professionalism, interpersonal communication, technology, teaching, and accountability. This paper aims at reviewing best practices to promote effective CPD. Principles and guidelines, as already defined by some professional societies and world organizations, are emphasized as core actions to best enhance an effective lifelong learning after residency. The personal learning plan (PLP) is discussed as the core of a well-structured CPD and we describe how it should be created. Fundamental CPD principles and how they are integrated in the framework of every physician's professional life will be described. The value of systematic and comprehensive CPD documentation and assessment is emphasized. Accreditation requirements and professional relationships with commercial sponsors are discussed. PMID:24791104

Filipe, Helena P; Silva, Eduardo D; Stulting, Andries A; Golnik, Karl C

2014-01-01

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Professional Development: Catalyst for Change?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Difficulty securing adequate professional development (PD) has long been a barrier to the effective implementation of educational technology. Concerns about the dearth of PD for helping teachers integrate technology into their instructional practices raised nearly 25 years ago appear to still hold true despite repeated calls for increased…

Niederhauser, Dale; Wessling, Sarah

2011-01-01

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Educational Technology Professional Development Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The California State University (CSU) has established the Educational Technology Professional Development Program, designed to encourage institutions of higher education and K-12 organizations to work together to help teachers use technology in their classrooms. The program is intended to help teachers reach the highest level of competency in the…

Ivers, Karen S.

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Professional Development Worth Paying For  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While state leaders understand the value of professional development, they also need to consider the costs. Such costs are some of the most difficult to calculate. If state leaders are going to pony up for improving the instructional skills of teachers and principals, they want to know that their dollars are well-spent. The same can be said for…

Christie, Kathy

2009-01-01

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Technology and Teacher Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes the first of four workshops organized to take advantage of the experience and insights of those already implementing new technologies in the schools. The workshop examined professional development needs and consisted of a one and one-half day conversation with educators and experts working to apply communications technology…

Harvey, James, Ed.; Purnell, Susanna, Ed.

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Proposal for Professional Development Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the reluctance of Israeli inservice teachers to assume the role of mentor to student teachers in their classrooms, proposing an alternative Professional Development School (PDS) model as a starting point for rethinking ways to recruit teachers into this role. In this model, two student teachers assume full responsibility for 1…

Rajuan, Maureen

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Soccer skill development in professionals.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the development of the technical skill dribbling during ages 14-18 and adulthood playing level. The results gained insight in the required level of the technical skill dribbling during adolescence to be capable of becoming a professional soccer player. Talented players (n=131), aged 14-18 were measured while they were part of a developmental soccer program, testing took place annually. The players were identified as professional (n=54) or amateur (n=77) later on in their career (age>20). In total 238 measurements of dribbling performance were assessed by means of the Shuttle Dribble Test. A longitudinal model estimated the development for optimal dribbling performance (peak dribbling) and for dribbling performance under fatigue (repeated dribbling), for players ultimately reaching professional status and for players reaching amateur status. The longitudinal results showed that during adolescence the talented players who ultimately became professionals were on average 0.3 s faster on 30m peak dribbling performance and on average 1 second faster on 3 x 30m repeated dribbling performance than the players who ultimately turned amateur (p=0.001). It is concluded that during adolescence dribbling performance can assist in identifying the best players for the future. PMID:19440952

Huijgen, B C H; Elferink-Gemser, M T; Post, W J; Visscher, C

2009-08-01

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Integrating professional behavior development across a professional allied health curriculum.  

PubMed

Professional behaviors are an integral part of clinical practice in all allied health and medical fields. A systematic process for instruction, the education, and development of professional behaviors, cannot be taught in the same way that memorization of human anatomy or medical terminology is taught. One cannot expect professional behaviors to just appear in an individual upon graduation and entry into a health care field. Professional behavior development is an essential component of physical therapy professional education and is clearly defined through the guiding documents of the American Physical Therapy Association, which include 'A Normative Model of Physical Therapist Professional Education,' 'Evaluative Criteria for Accreditation of Education Programs for the Preparation of Physical Therapists,' and the 'Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.' Building a comprehensive and progressive curricular thread for professional behaviors can pose a challenge for a professional program and the core faculty. This paper will present a curricular model of weaving professional behaviors into a core entry-level professional curriculum using a specific curricular thread, activities for different levels of students, and assessment at each point in the path. This paper will demonstrate the potential for universal application of a professional behaviors. PMID:19759999

Tsoumas, Linda J; Pelletier, Deborah

2007-01-01

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On-line maintenance methodology development and its applications  

SciTech Connect

With the increasing economic pressures being faced and the potential for shortening outage times under the conditions of deregulated electricity markets in the world, licensees are motivated to get an increasing amount of the on-line maintenance (OLM). The benefits of the OLM includes increased system and plant reliability, reduction of plant equipment and system material condition deficiencies that could adversely impact operations, and reduction of work scope during plant refueling outages. In Korea, allowance guidelines of risk assessment is specified in the safety regulation guidelines 16.7 and 16.8 of the Korea Inst. of Nuclear Safety (KINS), which is 'General guidelines of Risk-informed application for requesting permission of changes' and 'Requesting permission of changes of Risk-informed application for Technical Specification'. We select the emergency diesel generator (EDG) of the Ulchin unit 3 and 4 for risk assessment analysis by applying configuration changes. The EDG which has plant safety level IE belongs to on-site standby power (A, B train EDG) in electric distribution system. The EDG is important component because it should maintain standby status during plant is operating, therefore we select the EDG for target component of risk assessment analysis. The risk assessment is limited to CDF. The risk assessment is performed by using AIMS-PSA Release2. We evaluate CDF by applying the configuration changes with some assumptions. Evaluation of the full power operation and Low power/Shut down operation was performed. This study has been performed for introducing a methodology and performing risk assessment. (authors)

Kim, J.; Jae, M. [Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, Hanyang Univ., 17 Haengdang, Sungdong, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-01

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Healthcare professionals and management development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Discusses the impact of a self-governing hospital trust’s accredited management development programme designed for health-care professionals responsible for managing natural clinical groups. The programme was a dual qualification: a level 5 national vocational qualification in management, and a diploma in management. Identifies key issues resulting from this type of programme. Discusses participants’ evaluation of the two different formats for management

John Loan-Clarke

1996-01-01

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From Professional Development to Professional Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Training" certainly fit the factory model of education. To others, the word conjured images of what one does to animals, getting them to sit, roll over, and play dead. Few educators now describe their learning experiences as training. The word "development" may be an improvement, but just a small one. It evokes images of what someone does to…

Easton, Lois Brown

2008-01-01

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A Space Science Teacher Professional Development Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 their certification. To meet this growing need the Office of Space Science Education has developed a program to offer teachers background content knowledge through summer workshops and periodic school year meetings for a small number of teachers from Wisconsin and Illinois. The program has included lectures by experts tours of observatories (professional and amateur) science museums and planetariums and on-line learning. A highlight of the program has been introducing teachers to hands-on observing through remotely accessible telescopes. Another aspect has been to make them aware of the many resources available to them through NASA missions. The most significant benefit for the teachers however has been the creation of a peer group and the support it offers in sharing curriculum and lesson plans. This effort has been supported by a NASA/IDEAS grant

Limaye, Sanjay S.; Pertzborn, Rosalyn A.

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Improved Professional Development Through Teacher Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research suggests the need to provide leadership opportunities for teachers within school settings in order to increase professional collaboration and community. This research explored one rural district's professional development model, which was evaluated to determine its potential in developing teacher leaders. This district's professional development model utilized their exemplary teachers to develop other teachers through formal presentations that were traditionally

Wesley D. Hickey; Sandra Harris

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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

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Teacher professional leadership in support of teacher professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 a leadership role in their curriculum areas. Interview and survey data supported teacher growth in subject

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

2011-01-01

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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

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Teachers' Professional Lives and Continuing Professional Development in Changing Times  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a qualitative study about how teachers entering the profession at different times over the last five decades made sense of their professional lives and continuing professional development (CPD) experiences against the backdrop of the CPD policy infrastructure and wider educational context in Hong Kong. The life history method…

Tang, Sylvia Yee Fan; Choi, Pik Lin

2009-01-01

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Destination Arts Research Assistant Research & Professional Development  

E-print Network

Destination Arts Research Assistant Research & Professional Development Faculty of Education, York opportunities to support arts education initiatives in Ontario and beyond. RESEARCH PROJECT: All I FOR APPLICATIONS: August 27, 2014 or until filled DESTINATION ARTS, Research and Professional Development

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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, collaboration,…

MacFarlane, Bronwyn

2012-01-01

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Professional Development Initiative. Proposal for Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the support of the Education Cabinet, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation launched the Professional Development Initiative in early 2004. The Initiative's Implementation Work Group focused on four key areas to enhance North Carolina's system of professional development for K-12 teachers. Those areas were: (1) Professional Development Online…

Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2004

2004-01-01

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Children's School October 2011 Professional Development Outreach  

E-print Network

Children's School October 2011 Professional Development Outreach Professional Development is a high priority at the Children's School because it supports our continuous quality improvement. For our high quality staff, much of our growth comes from preparing professional development experiences for other

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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

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Professional Development Coaches: Perceptions of Critical Characteristics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current recommendations for achieving high-quality professional development for teachers include the creation of a professional learning community. Key to the success of this approach, however, is the role of the peer mentor or coach. This study examined the experiences and perceptions of 31 professional development coaches in order to highlight…

Ertmer, Peggy A.; Richardson, Jennifer; Cramer, Jeffry; Hanson, Laura; Huang, Wenhao; Lee, Yekyung; O'Connor, Debra; Ulmer, John; Um, Eun Joon

2005-01-01

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Reclaiming Professional Identity through Postgraduate Professional Development: Careers Practitioners Reclaiming their Professional Selves  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Careers advisers in the UK have experienced significant change and upheaval within their professional practice. This research explores the role of postgraduate-level professional development in contributing to professional identity. The research utilises a case study approach and adopts multiple tools to provide an in-depth examination of…

Neary, Siobhan

2014-01-01

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LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT Management and Professional Staff  

E-print Network

to Managers of Management and Professional Staff on the Learning and Development benefits supported and services which support the ongoing development of our employees. Learning and development opportunitiesLEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES for Management and Professional Staff February 2014 #12;2 Table

Habib, Ayman

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Personalizing Professional Growth. Staff Development That Works.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents ways in which a program of individualized professional development can be designed to function within the existing public school administrative and contractual structure. Eight models for professional development are presented, with a ninth option combining approaches: instruction-centered staff development, focused-training…

Marczely, Bernadette

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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

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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

63

Master Teachers as Professional Developers: Managing Conflicting Versions of Professionalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As education's main workforce, teachers have been the target of policies designed to shape and affirm new versions of professionalism. This paper examines this issue as it is exemplified by the Teachers of Teachers Network (TTN), a program developed by Chile's Ministry of Education. As a program designed to identify and reward high…

Montecinos, Carmen; Pino, Mauricio; Campos-Martinez, Javier; Domínguez, Rosario; Carreño, Claudia

2014-01-01

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Continuing Professional Development: Suggestions for Effective Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some of the recent debates and discourses about higher education have embraced the development of shared aims and values within the professional context. The opportunity to engage in critical reflexive pedagogy is being widely acknowledged as an important element in the continuing professional development in the sector. In this paper a case study…

Fleming, Scott; Shire, Jo; Jones, Dai; Pill, Amanda; McNamee, Mike

2004-01-01

65

The ASE's Continuing Professional Development Programme  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

ASE's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme is designed and run by people--teachers--who understand the pressures. They realise that the solution to good professional development is not to give the teacher extra work to do, but to draw added value from the tasks which the teacher is engaged in already or soon will be--and,…

Haigh, Gerald

2003-01-01

66

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

67

Ohio Physical Educators' Perceived Professional Development Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation describes research designed to investigate the influence of select teacher and school characteristics on the perceived professional development needs of in-service physical educators in the state of Ohio. Data were collected using a self-report survey instrument comprised of the Professional Development Needs…

Hovatter, Rhonda

2010-01-01

68

Bringing Effective Professional Development to Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Career and technical education (CTE) teachers, through ongoing professional development, gain a deeper understanding of the content they teach, stay informed of the latest research, and ensure that the skills they teach are aligned to the most current workplace standards. Professional development has long been a part of educators' lives, but the…

Reese, Susan

2010-01-01

69

OHRM Professional Development & Learning Management PROGRAM SCHEDULE  

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OHRM Professional Development & Learning Management PROGRAM SCHEDULE Spring 2013 (February 2013 Wednesday, March 13, 9:00 AM ­ 5:00 PM Location: Central Office at 41 st Street Managerial Styles (PDP461;OHRM Professional Development & Learning Management PROGRAM SCHEDULE Spring 2013 (February 2013 ­ June

Qiu, Weigang

70

OHRM Professional Development & Learning Management PROGRAM SCHEDULE  

E-print Network

OHRM Professional Development & Learning Management PROGRAM SCHEDULE Fall 2013 (September 2013: Using Styles, Graphics, Symbols, Charts & Translation (WTT131A) For All Staff Friday, October 18, 9 Professional Development & Learning Management PROGRAM SCHEDULE Fall 2013 (September 2013 ­ January 2014) www

Qiu, Weigang

71

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

72

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

73

FEDIX on-line information service: Design, develop, test, and implement an on-line research and education information service. Annual status report, September 1992--August 1993  

SciTech Connect

Federal Information Exchange, Inc. (FIE) is a diversified information services company that is recognized as the major electronic link between the higher education community and the Federal government in the field of research administration. FIE provides a range of information related services to the government, academic and private sectors, including database management, software development and technical support. FEDIX is the on-line information service designed, developed and implemented by FIE to accomplish the following objectives: (1). Broaden the participation of the education community in Federal research and education programs by providing free and unrestricted on-line access to information from all participating Federal agencies; and (2). Provide the education community with on-line access to a single keyword-searchable system for research and educational funding opportunities at the participating Federal agencies.

Rodman, J.A.

1993-08-01

74

Significant Trends in Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six trends are given that point to changing roles and responsibilities for vocational education professional personnel in the years ahead. A rationale is built up to support this thesis and a description of how these six trends are being implemented. (Editor/HD)

Adams, Dewey A.

1976-01-01

75

Developing a Professional Learning Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional Learning Communties (PLCs) school reform movement that is grounded in decades of research. The purpose of this research was to investigate whether or not a PLC would help in cultivating a culture of learning and collaboration at a small charter school in Delaware. The research involved interviews of teachers, administrators and a data…

Herrera, Charmaine M.

2012-01-01

76

Development of On-line Liquid Chromatography-Biochemical Detection for Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase Inhibitors in Mixtures  

E-print Network

ORIGINAL Development of On-line Liquid Chromatography-Biochemical Detection for Soluble Epoxide system (BCD) was coupled on-line to liquid chromatography (LC) to allow mixture analysis. The on-line BCD providingnew opportunities in the development of drug candidates. Keywords Column liquid chromatography Á On

Hammock, Bruce D.

77

PORT: A Testbed Paradigm for On-line Digital Archive Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the Peirce On-line Resource Testbed (PORT), a digital archive of primary data. Highlights include knowledge processing testbeds for digital resource development; Peirce's pragmatism in operation; PORT and knowledge processing; obstacles to archive access; and PORT as a paradigm for critical control in knowledge processing. (AEF)

Keeler, Mary; Kloesel, Christian

1997-01-01

78

Development of gamma-ray scanning facilities for on-line investigation of distillation columns.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Gamma-ray scanning facilities for on-line investigation of distillation columns which is based on the attenuation of gamma radiation was developed at the Unit Tenaga Nuklear. The system utilised Co-60 or Cs-137 as a gamma-ray emitter and NaI(Tl) detector ...

Mohd Azmi bin Ismail Jaafar bin Abdullah Jamaludin bin Omar

1994-01-01

79

Development of an On-Line Expert System: Heat Rate Degradation Expert System Advisor  

E-print Network

An on-line expert system for fossil-fueled power plants, the "Heat Rate Degradation Expert System Advisor," is being developed. This expert system will operate on a microcomputer and will interface with existing plant data acquisition and/or thermal...

Sopocy, D. M.; Henry, R. E.; Gehl, S.; Divakaruni, S. M.

80

The Development of Competent Marketing Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The process of transition from university undergraduate to business professional is a crucial stage in the development of a business career. This study examines both graduate and employer perspectives on the essential skills and knowledge needed by marketing professionals to successfully perform their roles. From in-depth interviews with 14…

Walker, Ian; Tsarenko, Yelena; Wagstaff, Peter; Powell, Irene; Steel, Marion; Brace-Govan, Jan

2009-01-01

81

Connecting Professional Development to Student Learning Gains  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the years, teachers and school leaders have engaged in some form of training beyond their formal preservice, university preparation programs. Whether referred to as in-service training, professional day, or staff or professional development, this activity normally had one purpose: to improve participant's knowledge or skills. With limited…

Holloway, John H.

2006-01-01

82

Research on Developing the Student's Argumentation Skills in On-Line and Traditional Classroom Environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study investigates the effects of developing students' argumentation skills in traditional classroom learning context and on-line learning environment in two classes comprising 21- to 23-year-old university students in China. The results tentatively indicate that the short term study intervention helped students to promote their argumentation skills in both learning environments. But different kinds of argumentation skills were developed in

Yang Qingzhen

2010-01-01

83

What Learner-Centered Professional Development Looks like: The Pilot Studies of the InterMath Professional Development Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years professional developers have reached a consensus about what constitutes effective professional development, referred to in the literature as "learner-centered professional development." InterMath is a professional development project that was developed to address the recommendations for high quality professional development for…

Orrill, Chandra Hawley

2006-01-01

84

For Better or Worse? The Marriage of Key Skills Development and On-line Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analysis of the University of Glamorgan's electronic learning module on employability and professional development demonstrates the feasibility of teaching transferable, "soft" skills online. Advantages compared with face-to-face include transparency, flexibility, development of information technology skills, openness, and teamwork; disadvantages…

Jones, Norah; Fitzgibbon, Karen

2002-01-01

85

Developing Electronic Performance Support Systems for Professionals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses a variety of development strategies and issues involved in the development of electronic performance support systems (EPSS) for professionals. The topics of front-end analysis, development, and evaluation are explored in the context of a case study involving the development of an EPSS to support teachers in the use of…

Law, Michael P.; And Others

86

Thomson Tax On - Line  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Thomson Tax On-Line is provided by the Thomson Corporation, a major publishing group, to provide information on the latest developments in United Kingdom taxation. The Tax Alert section provides up-to-date UK tax news including government and professional bodies press releases, and tax case decisions. Tax news for the past three months is archived in the Tax Archive section. The Tax Facts section provides tax tables, the current indexation allowance, the current retail price index (RPI), and Inland Revenue Interest Factor Tables.

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Professional Development and Learning Management CUNY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM  

E-print Network

and changing priorities, developing effective office routines, better communication, increased motivation in their work day. Participants will identify unproductive work habits and learn a wide array of time management as the cornerstones of developing productive work habits. Participants will identify strategies that fit their work

Qiu, Weigang

88

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lucy K. Bradley

2006-01-01

89

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING DOCTORAL STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND Date________________  

E-print Network

, INCLUDING completion of the COE Doctoral Student Professional Development form (on reverse side). 3. On the COE Doctoral Student Professional Development form (reverse), the Graduate Student Senate indicatesCOLLEGE OF ENGINEERING DOCTORAL STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND Date

Houston, Paul L.

90

Leading Professional Development for Curriculum Reform  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ultimate goal of curriculum reform is to improve student learning through better teaching practices. One way to improve these teaching practices is to develop stronger instructional systems and support systems. In particular, supporting teachers with a mix of reform-oriented, standards-based instructional materials and effective professional development focused on transforming their beliefs and practices adds up to a powerful combination for improving instruction. Districts can develop better support systems by building improvement infrastructures that include resources and people (such as professional development providers, coaches, and curriculum specialists) that are positioned and funded to improve the system and its instructional supports (St. John 2002). Curriculum leadership defines a key piece of the improvement infrastructure. This chapter describes the knowledge, capabilities, and ways of thinking and acting needed by leaders of professional development and curriculum reform.

Short, James B.

2006-01-01

91

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.

92

Script Concordance Testing in Continuing Professional Development: Local or International Reference Panels?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Context: The PRACTICUM Institute has developed large-scale international programs of on-line continuing professional development (CPD) based on self-testing and feedback using the Practicum Script Concordance Test© (PSCT). Aims: To examine the psychometric consequences of pooling the responses of panelists from different countries (composite…

Pleguezuelos, E. M.; Hornos, E.; Dory, V.; Gagnon, R.; Malagrino, P.; Brailovsky, C. A.; Charlin, B.

2013-01-01

93

Your Professional Development Tool Kit  

E-print Network

-time) providing processing and customer service This year ­ Shawn and 2 other Benefits Administrators from Benefits Operations and Services #12;33 Employee Eligibility Benefits eligible employees must meet;5 What Do We Mean By "Development"? Skill learning Development plans Education Stretch assignments

Jackson, Daniel

94

Developing an EEG-based on-line closed-loop lapse detection and mitigation system.  

PubMed

In America, 60% of adults reported that they have driven a motor vehicle while feeling drowsy, and at least 15-20% of fatal car accidents are fatigue-related. This study translates previous laboratory-oriented neurophysiological research to design, develop, and test an On-line Closed-loop Lapse Detection and Mitigation (OCLDM) System featuring a mobile wireless dry-sensor EEG headgear and a cell-phone based real-time EEG processing platform. Eleven subjects participated in an event-related lane-keeping task, in which they were instructed to manipulate a randomly deviated, fixed-speed cruising car on a 4-lane highway. This was simulated in a 1st person view with an 8-screen and 8-projector immersive virtual-reality environment. When the subjects experienced lapses or failed to respond to events during the experiment, auditory warning was delivered to rectify the performance decrements. However, the arousing auditory signals were not always effective. The EEG spectra exhibited statistically significant differences between effective and ineffective arousing signals, suggesting that EEG spectra could be used as a countermeasure of the efficacy of arousing signals. In this on-line pilot study, the proposed OCLDM System was able to continuously detect EEG signatures of fatigue, deliver arousing warning to subjects suffering momentary cognitive lapses, and assess the efficacy of the warning in near real-time to rectify cognitive lapses. The on-line testing results of the OCLDM System validated the efficacy of the arousing signals in improving subjects' response times to the subsequent lane-departure events. This study may lead to a practical on-line lapse detection and mitigation system in real-world environments. PMID:25352773

Wang, Yu-Te; Huang, Kuan-Chih; Wei, Chun-Shu; Huang, Teng-Yi; Ko, Li-Wei; Lin, Chin-Teng; Cheng, Chung-Kuan; Jung, Tzyy-Ping

2014-01-01

95

Developing an EEG-based on-line closed-loop lapse detection and mitigation system  

PubMed Central

In America, 60% of adults reported that they have driven a motor vehicle while feeling drowsy, and at least 15–20% of fatal car accidents are fatigue-related. This study translates previous laboratory-oriented neurophysiological research to design, develop, and test an On-line Closed-loop Lapse Detection and Mitigation (OCLDM) System featuring a mobile wireless dry-sensor EEG headgear and a cell-phone based real-time EEG processing platform. Eleven subjects participated in an event-related lane-keeping task, in which they were instructed to manipulate a randomly deviated, fixed-speed cruising car on a 4-lane highway. This was simulated in a 1st person view with an 8-screen and 8-projector immersive virtual-reality environment. When the subjects experienced lapses or failed to respond to events during the experiment, auditory warning was delivered to rectify the performance decrements. However, the arousing auditory signals were not always effective. The EEG spectra exhibited statistically significant differences between effective and ineffective arousing signals, suggesting that EEG spectra could be used as a countermeasure of the efficacy of arousing signals. In this on-line pilot study, the proposed OCLDM System was able to continuously detect EEG signatures of fatigue, deliver arousing warning to subjects suffering momentary cognitive lapses, and assess the efficacy of the warning in near real-time to rectify cognitive lapses. The on-line testing results of the OCLDM System validated the efficacy of the arousing signals in improving subjects' response times to the subsequent lane-departure events. This study may lead to a practical on-line lapse detection and mitigation system in real-world environments.

Wang, Yu-Te; Huang, Kuan-Chih; Wei, Chun-Shu; Huang, Teng-Yi; Ko, Li-Wei; Lin, Chin-Teng; Cheng, Chung-Kuan; Jung, Tzyy-Ping

2014-01-01

96

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

97

Center for Professional Development and Business Research  

E-print Network

Exhibition Hall, Brown Room, The Ranch, Loveland The Ranch is located directly adjacent to I-25, just NorthCenter for Professional Development and Business Research Certificate in Supply Chain Management analysis, sourcing strategy development, supplier selection and evaluation, supplier integration, supplier

Rutledge, Steven

98

Young Adult Literature and Professional Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 their own work in this area, the authors

Jacqueline Bach; Laura Hensley Choate; Bruce Parker

2011-01-01

99

Postgraduate and Professional Development College of Education  

E-print Network

(Literacy) PGDipED(Literacy) 15 Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Teaching and Learning Languages) PGDip in Health Sciences PGDipHealSc 32 Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Complex Educational NeedsDevelop. Postgraduate and Professional Development College of Education 2014Education #12;Contents

Hickman, Mark

100

Postgraduate and Professional Development College of Education  

E-print Network

(Literacy) PGDipED(Literacy) 15 Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Teaching and Learning Languages) PGDip Support CertLS 25 Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences PhD 26 Master of Education with CertificateDevelop. Postgraduate and Professional Development College of Education 2013Education #12;Contents

Hickman, Mark

101

Professional Development to Support Online Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the details and examines the outcomes of a professional development program created for instructors who are beyond the novice stage as online instructors, but desire and require further support to develop their online teaching expertise to meet their students' learning needs and their own teaching goals. This program…

Horvitz, Brian S.; Beach, Andrea L.

2011-01-01

102

Personal Development Competency Project Professional Services  

E-print Network

36 Learning resources: a professional's toolkit 53 The PDP Support Centre 54 Learning Styles 54 provision will need to become more flexible and take account of individual learning styles and circumstances. · Learning and development system Staff Learning and Development (SLD) offer a number of courses aimed

Bearhop, Stuart

103

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

104

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

105

Instructional Technology Professional Development Evaluation: Developing a High Quality Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: The literature contains very few studies that focused on evaluating the impact of professional development activities on student learning. And, many of these studies failed to determine whether the professional development activities met their primary goal--to improve the learning process. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to use…

Gaytan, Jorge A.; McEwen, Beryl C.

2010-01-01

106

A Hybrid Evaluation Model for Evaluating Online Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Online professional development is multidimensional. It encompasses: a) an online, web-based format; b) professional development; and most likely c) specific objectives tailored to and created for the respective online professional development course. Evaluating online professional development is therefore also multidimensional and as such both…

Hahs-Vaughn, Debbie; Zygouris-Coe, Vicky; Fiedler, Rebecca

2007-01-01

107

The physiotherapy undergraduate curriculum : a case for professional development.  

E-print Network

??This study focuses on physiotherapy professional development and professional education and the multitude of theoretical, practical and political forces that shape and influence physiotherapy education.… (more)

Ramklass, Serela Samita.

2006-01-01

108

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

109

Becoming an Early Years Professional: Developing a New Professional Identity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on professional identity places various emphasis on the influence of internal or external components (Beijaard, Meijer and Verloop 2004; McGillivray 2008; Osgood 2010), which can create tension between the normative and subjective view of what it means to be a particular type of professional. This small scale research sought to uncover…

Murray, Janet

2013-01-01

110

Stress Caused by On-Line Collaboration in E-Learning: A Developing Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On-line collaboration is becoming increasingly common in education and in organisations. It was believed that this could in itself cause stress for collaborators. An analysis of on-line learning diaries, phone interviews and questionnaires indicated that on-line collaboration could cause stress, and this stress was linked to the dependency of the…

Allan, John; Lawless, Naomi

2003-01-01

111

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Professional Development in Tennessee Schools Using Teachers' Perceptions and Adequate Yearly Progress  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research study examined questionnaires that included responses from 4,886 teachers employed by 90 schools in the state of Tennessee. The purpose of this study was to analyze the perceptions of teachers from an existing state-administered on-line questionnaire concerning the professional development activities they had participated in during…

O'Briant, Sheila G.

2009-01-01

112

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

113

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

114

The Promise of Community in Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines a Midwestern site of the National Writing Project for teachers, a professional development summer institute that fosters collaborative learning, increases teacher confidence and enthusiasm, and promotes reflection. The examination involves observations of and interviews with 19 Midwestern Writing Project (MWP) participants and…

Hicks, Jean Wolph

115

Supply Chain Management Strategy PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR  

E-print Network

Supply Chain Management Strategy PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR Saturday, June 14th, and Friday with the College of Business and Economics Graduate Programs Office invites you to attend Supply Chain Management Strategy on June 14 and June 20. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN For many companies, Supply Chain Management has become

Gilchrist, James F.

116

Professional Development of International Teaching Assistants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The volume is organized around three aspects of professional development for international teaching assistants: Part 1: Grounding Practice in Research and Researching Practice; Part 2: Beginnings, Challenges, and Growth; and Part 3: Collaborative Practices and Partnerships Across Disciplines. Change, progress, and commitment are themes that are…

Kaufman, Dorit, Ed.; Brownworth, Barbara, Ed.; Burton, Jill, Ed.

2006-01-01

117

When Every Day Is Professional Development Day  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the Monroe Township (New Jersey) Public Schools, teachers' learning occurs daily, not just on one day in October and February. Central office and school-level administrators foster job-embedded teacher growth. Every day is a professional development day in the district, but that has not always been so. How did the district become a system with…

Tienken, Christopher H.; Stonaker, Lew

2007-01-01

118

Development of Teaching Objectives in Professional Ethics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is the process involved in the development of teaching objectives for a university graduate course in professional ethics, limited to the human service professions of education, business administration, social work, and the ministry. A model of the five-step process is presented, and a bibliography is provided. (JMD)

Klimes, Rudolf E.

1978-01-01

119

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

120

Rural Outreach and Early Childhood Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an attempt to meet the growing professional development needs of early childhood practitioners in North Carolina, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is reaching out to the rural areas of North Carolina by offering programs that will certify North Carolina teachers in birth through kindergarten education (BKE). In this article, the author…

Warren, Claudia; Hamlin, Kay

2005-01-01

121

Model Professional Development Programs Win Recognition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin is designed to illustrate the broad range of research and improvement activities supported by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. Contents include: "Model Professional Development Programs Win Recognition,""Are Our Schools Safe?,""Charter Schools on the Rise,""What to Expect Your First Year of Teaching,""Evaluating…

Price, Kathleen C., Ed.; Quinn, Peggy, Ed.

1999-01-01

122

Lesson Study for Professional Development and Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper we demonstrate that "lesson study" may be adapted from its primary use as a professional development strategy for use as a research strategy, especially to identify principles of good lesson design. We report on a project undertaken in two Australian secondary schools where lesson study research was used to investigate the design of…

Pierce, Robyn; Stacey, Kaye

2011-01-01

123

Inquiry and Accountability in Professional Development Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To provide a deeper understanding of issues related to collaborative reconstruction and simultaneous renewal, the author provides a historical perspective of professional development schools (PDSs) and an overview of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education PDS standards and assessment process, with a focus on inquiry and…

Trachtman, Roberta

2007-01-01

124

Conditions for Student Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The rapidly changing nature of Europe and of education and culture that includes conditions for student teacher professional development is generated by the democracy transition from opportunity to choose towards qualities and purposes in the context of cultural and educational globalization. Conditions of contribution applied to enhance student…

Zascerinska, Jelena

2010-01-01

125

Lesson Study in a Professional Development School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the past six years, the Cranford Public School District and Seton Hall University in northern New Jersey, USA, have been Professional Development School partners. As a result of this partnership, experienced teachers have systematically mentored pre-service candidates in university field experiences. The Japanese practice of Lesson Study was…

Devlin-Scherer, Roberta; Mitchel, Lourdes Z.; Mueller, Mary

2007-01-01

126

A Professional Development Framework for Online Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The quality of online programs in higher education is strongly correlated with how the professional development approaches respond to the needs of online teachers. These approaches are critical in helping online teachers adopt online pedagogical practices and reconstruct their teacher persona in an online environment. This study proposes a nested…

Baran, Evrim; Correia, Ana-Paula

2014-01-01

127

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

128

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.

129

Simultaneous Renewal through Professional Development School Partnerships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors describe the premises, processes used, and outcomes of a K-16 simultaneous renewal model, as implemented through the Kansas State University Professional Development School Partnership Project. The goal of this partnership is to improve K-12 teaching and learning while improving a university teacher-preparation program through…

Shroyer, Gail; Yahnke, Sally; Bennett, Andrew; Dunn, Cindi

2007-01-01

130

Designing Professional Development around the Common Core  

E-print Network

Designing Professional Development around the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice Preparation of Teachers: The Impact of the Common Core State Standards Initiative January 7, 2012 #12;The Standards for Mathematical Practice #12;The Standards for Mathematical Practice "varieties of expertise

Belding, Juliana

131

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

132

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

133

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

134

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.

135

Professional Development They Will Cheer for!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides suggestions for media specialists to conduct effective and motivating professional development for teachers. Highlights include making examples that teachers can use in their classrooms, small- versus large-group instruction, providing a printed agenda and handouts, using an instructional assistant, sticking to a schedule while breaking…

Skeele, Linda

1999-01-01

136

Infusing Neuroscience into Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Bruer advocated connecting neuroscience and education indirectly through the intermediate discipline of psychology. We argue for a parallel route: The neurobiology of learning, and in particular the core concept of "plasticity," have the potential to directly transform teacher preparation and professional development, and ultimately to…

Dubinsky, Janet M.; Roehrig, Gillian; Varma, Sashank

2013-01-01

137

Professional Development through Faculty Learning Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Faculty learning communities (FLC) provide opportunities for professional development and personal growth within university settings. Some FLC are structured; others are unstructured. Faculty at a mid-sized Midwestern state university were asked a series of close- and open-ended questions that examined the reasons for and benefits from their…

Glowacki-Dudka, Michelle; Brown, Michael P.

2007-01-01

138

Development of an on-line measuring and monitoring system for fouling based on Delphi  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The presence of fouling reduced the heat transfer capability of heat transfer equipments and increased the flow resistance of the medium. Thus the resulting series of economic losses received worldwide attention of the relevant heat transfer industry and countries. For the heating system fouling, direct measurement is nearly impossible. And it is extremely difficulty of structuring mathematic model. Although there are existing monitoring methods, results are not satisfactory. This paper intends to develop a new on-line measuring and monitoring system for heating system fouling. The operating theory of this on-line measuring and monitoring system is based on the soft-sensor technology and Expert System. We select some easily measurements as primary variables, such as pressures, flow rates and temperatures. Through some algorithms, we obtained dozens of secondary variables, for example, the coefficient of flow resistance, the efficiency and cost of heating system and so on. Based on these variables, we construct the knowledge base of this System. This system mainly uses Delphi and Excel as development tools. Now, the system is running well in some heating station, and has reached the expecting result.

Wang, Yuanyuan; Wang, Jianguo

2010-12-01

139

Development of an automated on-line analysis system using flow injection, ultrasound filtration and CCD detection  

Microsoft Academic Search

The design and construction of an automated on-line analysis system is described with reference to applications in bioprocess control, clinical, and environmental analysis. The new system is built around three main elements: ultrasound filtration, a micro flow injection analysis (FIA) system, and direct readout spectrophotometry. The advantages of three on-line ultrasound filtration devices, developed for clarification of water, human blood

Robert Y Wang; Jason A Jarratt; Peter J Keay; Jeremy J Hawkes; W. Terence Coakley

2000-01-01

140

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

2014-02-01

141

Mentor teachers' perceptions of their own professional development within a secondary science professional development school  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mentor teachers' perceptions of their professional development within a secondary science professional development school were studied using grounded theory within a postmodern lens. The driving questions which framed this study were: How do mentor teachers' perceive their own professional development in the context of an emerging secondary science Professional Development School? How is mentor professional development supported or inhibited in this secondary science PDS? How do mentor teachers' perceive teaching science through inquiry in the context of this secondary science Professional Development School? In what ways do mentor teachers view themselves as participants in a community of learners within the PDS context? Seven secondary science mentor teachers were purposefully selected as participants based on their commitment to mentor a pre-service science education intern for one school year. The primary sources of data were two semi-structured interviews, one taken early in the school year, and the other taken near or at the end of the school year. Other sources of data were participant mentor journal entries, focus group notes, written mentor responses to an inquiry prompt and professional development prompt, and the Secondary Science Professional Development Handbook which the participant/focus group generated. These additional data sources were used to help reach consensus as well as add richness to the study. Data were analyzed initially using the grounded theory qualitative software ATLASti (1997), to discover codes and patterns of connectivity. Results of initial analysis were compared with subsequent data analysis, and member check for clarification and consensus. Mentors in this study identified six dimensions which influenced their professional development. Five of these enhanced their practice. These were: benefits, roles, goals, preparation, and support. Participants also identified barriers which inhibited their professional growth. The most significant of these was isolation. In addition, multiple and diverse patterns of connectivity which cut across all six of the previous dimensions and changed with time were identified. These were: (1) Mentors' reflection on their practice, and (2) Mentors' focus and self-view which connected them to their interns and their practice. The theory generated from this study is: Mentor teachers' professional development is mediated by interns in the context of a science PDS. The three supporting assertions for this theory are: (1) Mentors' reflection, focus and self-view influenced the extent of their professional development, (2) The PDS partnership mentor/intern pair successfully negotiated and collaborated, but in isolation, and (3) Mentor/intern pairs developed models of teaching science through inquiry. This study's finding were used as a basis of recommendations for research and practice.

Kreamer, Sherry Maureen

142

[The development of acetylene on-line monitoring technology based on laser absorption spectrum].  

PubMed

As one of the materials in organic chemical industry, acetylene has been used in many aspects of chemical industry. But acetylene is a very dangerous inflammable and explosive gas, so it needs in-situ monitoring during industrial storage and production. Tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) technology has been widely used in atmospheric trace gases detection, because it has a lot of advantageous characteristics, such as high sensitivity, good selectivity, and rapid time response. The distribution characteristics of absorption lines of acetylene in near infrared band were studied, and then the system designing scheme of acetylene on-line monitoring based on near infrared tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy technology was discussed in detail. Moreover, the system of experiment measurement was set up and the method of signal detection and the algorithm of concentration inversion were studied. In addition, the sample cell with a path length of 10 cm, and the acetylene of different known concentrations were measured. As a result, the detection limit obtained reached 1.46 cm3 x m(-3). Finally the dynamic detection experiment was carried out, and the measurement result is stable and reliable, so the design of the system is practicable through experiment analysis. On-line acetylene leakage monitoring system was developed based on the experiment, and it is suitable for giving a leakage alarm of acetylene during its storage, transportation and use. PMID:19123378

He, Ying; Zhang, Yu-jun; Kan, Rui-feng; Xia, Hui; Wang, Min; Cui, Xiao-juan; Chen, Jiu-ying; Chen, Dong; Liu, Wen-qing; Liu, Jian-guo

2008-10-01

143

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.

144

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.

145

Participants' engagement with and reactions to the use of on-line action learning sets to support advanced nursing role development.  

PubMed

Professional role development in nursing is occurring at a rapid pace in the UK as elsewhere. Internationally, finding relevant, flexible, sustainable educational solutions to support the preparation of nurses for new roles presents significant challenges for Higher Education Institutions, health service managers and the clinical practitioners who are would-be students. The use of on-line learning is frequently advocated as one means of resolving these difficulties. This paper discusses participants' engagement with, and reactions to, the use of on-line Action Learning Sets (ALS) as part of a national pilot development pathway for Advanced Nursing Practice in Scotland. Data collection included: survey of participants' views of on-line ALS; survey comparing perceptions of ALS with other educational experiences within the pathway; in-depth interviews with case-site participants. A range of benefits and limitations of on-line ALS was identified. The benefit of flexible access and sharing experiences with others was emphasised. Conversely, multiple commitments and lack of group cohesiveness significantly interfered with the effectiveness of this process. Key recommendations for future implementation acknowledge participants' preference for a blended approach, with face-to-face sessions to provide 'getting-to-know-you' opportunities, enhancing commitment to the group process. PMID:21514016

Currie, Kay; Biggam, John; Palmer, Janette; Corcoran, Terry

2012-04-01

146

DEV ELOPMENT Learning to be Professional: Helping Students & Residents Develop their Professional Identities  

E-print Network

& Residents Develop their Professional Identities Thursday, December 12th, 2013 CyberMed Classrooms 210/211 Mc these processes; discuss their role as a model of professional identity; and develop a plan to supportDEV ELOPMENT FAC ULTY Learning to be Professional: Helping Students & Residents Develop

Kambhampati, Patanjali

147

Development Approach of the Advanced Life Support On-line Project Information System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Advanced Life Support (ALS) Program has recently accelerated an effort to develop an On-line Project Information System (OPIS) for research project and technology development data centralization and sharing. There has been significant advancement in the On-line Project Information System (OPIS) over the past year (Hogan et al, 2004). This paper presents the resultant OPIS development approach. OPIS is being built as an application framework consisting of an uderlying Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP) stack, and supporting class libraries that provides database abstraction and automatic code generation, simplifying the ongoing development and maintenance process. Such a development approach allows for quick adaptation to serve multiple Programs, although initial deployment is for an ALS module. OPIS core functionality will involve a Web-based annual solicitation of project and technology data directly from ALS Principal Investigators (PIs) through customized data collection forms. Data provided by PIs will be reviewed by a Technical Task Monitor (TTM) before posting the information to OPIS for ALS Community viewing via the Web. Such Annual Reports will be permanent, citable references within OPIS. OPlS core functionality will also include Project Home Sites, which will allow PIS to provide updated technology information to the Community in between Annual Report updates. All data will be stored in an object-oriented relational database, created in MySQL(Reistered Trademark) and located on a secure server at NASA Ames Research Center (ARC). Upon launch, OPlS can be utilized by Managers to identify research and technology development (R&TD) gaps and to assess task performance. Analysts can employ OPlS to obtain the current, comprehensive, accurate information about advanced technologies that is required to perform trade studies of various life support system options. ALS researchers and technology developers can use OPlS to achieve an improved understanding of the NASA and ALS Program needs and to understand how other researchers and technology developers are addressing those needs. OPlS core functionality will launch for 'Ihe ALS Program in October, 2005. However, the system has been developed with the ability to evolve with Program needs. Because of open-source construction, software costs are minimized. Any functionality that is technologically feasible can be built into OPIS, and OPlS can expand through module cloning and adaptation, to any level deemed useful to the Agency.

Levri, Julie A.; Hogan, John A.; Morrow, Rich; Ho, Michael C.; Kaehms, Bob; Cavazzoni, Jim; Brodbeck, Christina A.; Whitaker, Dawn R.

2005-01-01

148

Stress caused by on-line collaboration in e-learning: a developing model  

Microsoft Academic Search

On-line collaboration is becoming increasingly common in education and in organisations. It was believed that this could in itself cause stress for collaborators. An analysis of on-line learning diaries, phone interviews and questionnaires indicated that on-line collaboration could cause stress, and this stress was linked to the dependency of the collaborators on each other, and the level of their mutual

John Allan; Naomi Lawless

2003-01-01

149

Teacher professional development: a different perspective  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Reform in science education is a slow process. Current professional development experiences may slow the process even more if modeled after traditional top down approaches. The common practice of inviting "experts" to deal with specific local issues supports a covert message that classroom teachers are not capable of meeting the challenges of reform with the resources and expertise provided by their immediate community or network. What is being proposed here is not radical but merely an adjustment in thinking about learning at any level. In any given teacher network, the teachers overall are both highly educated in content and pedagogy, it makes sense to allow them the opportunity to address the obstacles of reform and provide assistance when requested; not mandate professional development that may or may not address the needs of teacher, school or district.

Roseler, Katrina; Dentzau, Michael W.

2013-09-01

150

Professional Development Short Course for Mathematics Teachers  

E-print Network

and navigation, students are often at a loss to see why it is all so important. In this talk I will be looking experiences with us and how it has impacted on his professional development as a teacher. 9:15am ­ 9:30am ­ Milan Pahor 11:45am ­ 12:00pm Seminar 3 ­ David Houghton Webster Theatre A, Robert Webster Building

Blennerhassett, Peter

151

A Consumer Guide to Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How can a science teacher find professional development (PD) opportunities that are meaningful, coherent, and sustained that will foster teacher and student learning? The authors believe that science teachers can and should be savvy consumers of PD--seeking out learning experiences that are designed with a few key features in mind. The purpose of this article is to articulate those key features by presenting a consumer guide that includes two parts--a shoppers's guide and a user's guide to PD.

Arbaugh, Fran; Hutchins, Kristen; Lee, Michele; Marra, Rose; Abell, Sandra

2008-04-01

152

Teacher Professional Development that Makes an Impact  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Through four years of participation in the TeXas Earth and Space Science (TXESS) Revolution, an NSF-sponsored teacher professional development project, my knowledge of earth science and new pedagogical approaches has improved dramatically. In addition, I have received instructional materials, and learned how to access high quality online resources and use a variety of web-based tools. As a consequence, I have developed the confidence to use the TXESS model to deliver earth science professional development that makes an impact to other teachers in the Rio Grande Valley region of South Texas. In this session, I will share my experiences as an earth science professional development provider and describe how I have used my own learning to help both teachers and students become more earth science literate. Earth science test scores at the elementary and secondary level throughout South Texas are consistently low in comparison to other regional areas in the state. The majority of the teachers lack the content-knowledge, confidence, or experience to teach earth science. My background as teacher combined with the TXESS Revolution experience helped me to understand the needs of these teachers and to identify teaching resources that would be useful to them. Using educational resources provided by the TXESS Revolution I have offered professional development topics such as Energy, Geologic Time and Stratigraphy, Water and the Cryosphere, Plate Tectonics, and Climate to about 125 South Texas elementary and middle school teachers. These trainings have helped improve the content knowledge of South Texas teachers and given them tools that they can use to guide student learning through authentic scientific research. In addition to providing professional development to teachers, I have been recruited to serve as the representative of the Offshore Energy Center for South Texas. This curriculum complements the TXESS Revolution educational resources by expanding the Energy education. The partnership with Offshore Energy is financing the framework for developing more training. More than 15 school districts in South Texas will have the opportunity to participate in this program

Borrego, H.; Ellins, K. K.

2012-12-01

153

Interdisciplinary Professional Development: Astrolabes for Medievalists  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Astronomers and astronomy educators have significantly broadened the intended audience for their outreach activities, from the traditional venues of public schools, libraries and planetariums to national parks, coffee houses, and concert halls. At the same time, significant attention has been paid to improving the quality and relevance of professional development directed toward preservice and inservice science teachers. Many of our outreach and professional development programs have also become increasingly creative in their use of interdisciplinary connections to astronomy, such as cultural astronomy and the history of astronomy. This poster describes a specific example of interdisciplinary professional development directed at a different audience, humanities faculty and researchers, through hands-on workshops on the basic astronomical background and usage of an astrolabe conducted at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in 2013 and 2014. The goal was to explain the basic astronomy behind astrolabes (as well as their cultural relevance) to medieval scholars in history, literature, and other disciplines. The intention was to increase their comfort with manipulating and explaining astrolabes to a basic level where they could share their knowledge with their own college classes. In this way the relevance of astronomy to myriad human endeavors could be reinforced by humanities faculty within their own courses.

Larsen, Kristine

2014-06-01

154

Developing the "why" facet of medical professionalism.  

PubMed

Numerous articles have been published that discuss medical professionalism from the perspective of "what-to-be" and "what-to-do". In this paradigm, for doctors to effectively execute the "right" attitudes and behaviors, they must incorporate a "know-how" attitude or "reflective practice" into their professional lives. However, definitions of "what" change over time in an evolving social context. For physicians to be able to continue incorporating the right new attitudes and behaviors, they must also develop a "know-why" perspective. The health care market follows the criteria of a "market for lemons". The high degree of information asymmetry seen in health care is a strong risk factor for adverse selection, producing an excess of defective articles of commerce in the market. In this case, the processes of signaling and screening, two known solutions for adverse selection in general, cannot bridge the information gap between patients and doctors, since patients must put their lives and their privacy into doctors' hands. Professionalism, therefore, is used by doctors to win the trust of patients, their caregivers and society at large. This is the "why"-level intellect, in which the physician sets developing public trust as a goal for his own self-actualization and develops it in conjunction with altruism. This is a key to success for the physician as a doctor and as a person. PMID:18218567

Nomura, Hideki

2008-01-01

155

Development of On-line Wildfire Emissions for the Operational Canadian Air Quality Forecast System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An emissions processing system has been developed to incorporate near-real-time emissions from wildfires and large prescribed burns into Environment Canada's real-time GEM-MACH air quality (AQ) forecast system. Since the GEM-MACH forecast domain covers Canada and most of the USA, including Alaska, fire location information is needed for both of these large countries. Near-real-time satellite data are obtained and processed separately for the two countries for organizational reasons. Fire location and fuel consumption data for Canada are provided by the Canadian Forest Service's Canadian Wild Fire Information System (CWFIS) while fire location and emissions data for the U.S. are provided by the SMARTFIRE (Satellite Mapping Automated Reanalysis Tool for Fire Incident Reconciliation) system via the on-line BlueSky Gateway. During AQ model runs, emissions from individual fire sources are injected into elevated model layers based on plume-rise calculations and then transport and chemistry calculations are performed. This 'on the fly' approach to the insertion of emissions provides greater flexibility since on-line meteorology is used and reduces computational overhead in emission pre-processing. An experimental wildfire version of GEM-MACH was run in real-time mode for the summers of 2012 and 2013. 48-hour forecasts were generated every 12 hours (at 00 and 12 UTC). Noticeable improvements in the AQ forecasts for PM2.5 were seen in numerous regions where fire activity was high. Case studies evaluating model performance for specific regions, computed objective scores, and subjective evaluations by AQ forecasters will be included in this presentation. Using the lessons learned from the last two summers, Environment Canada will continue to work towards the goal of incorporating near-real-time intermittent wildfire emissions within the operational air quality forecast system.

Pavlovic, R.; Menard, S.; Chen, J.; Anselmo, D.; Paul-Andre, B.; Gravel, S.; Moran, M. D.; Davignon, D.

2013-12-01

156

Virtual Professional Learning Communities: Teachers' Perceptions of Virtual versus Face-to-Face Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research suggests that professional development that engages teachers in instructional inquiry over an extended time through collaborative professional learning communities (PLCs) is effective in improving instruction and student achievement. Still, most professional development is offered as short-duration workshops that are not effective in…

McConnell, Tom J.; Parker, Joyce M.; Eberhardt, Jan; Koehler, Matthew J.; Lundeberg, Mary A.

2013-01-01

157

Professional development in college science teaching  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Graduate students earning a doctorate in the sciences historically focus their work on research and not professional development in college science teaching. However, for those who go on to a career in academia, a majority of their time will be dedicated to teaching. During the past few years, graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) have been prepared to teach by attending a daylong workshop that included logistical information, but left pedagogy largely unexplored. Since that time, a seminar has been added to provide an introduction to pedagogical theory and practices and to provide practice teaching in the biological sciences laboratory course. Yet, more pedagogical preparation is needed. This study was conducted to determine if there was a need for a teaching certificate program for doctoral students in the College of Science and Technology (CoST) at The University of Southern Mississippi. The GTA respondents studied set teaching goals that were consistent with faculty members across the country; however, this research went further by finding out how competent the GTAs perceived they were and how much support they perceived they needed with respect to teaching and professional development. The GTAs did not differ in their perceived level of competence based on experience level; however, the less experienced GTAs did perceive they needed more support than the experienced GTAs. To help GTAs develop a skill set that many CoST graduates currently lack, it is recommended that the University provide ample training and supervision. Establishing a certificate program can potentially impact the community in the following ways: (1) the training of GTAs contributes to the academic preparation of future academic professionals who will be teaching in various institutions; (2) GTA training provides professional development and awareness that teaching requires life long professional development; (3) ensuring competent academicians, not only in content but also in pedagogy; (4) GTAs can encourage or incite undergraduates' interest to choose a career in the sciences; and (5) make our graduates more marketable. Since 68% of current GTAs were interested in a teaching position, the University should allocate time to educate the GTAs who are currently teaching or plan to teach as a profession.

Thomas, Aimee Kathryn

158

Professional Learning Communities & Teacher-Directed Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an online interview, Giselle Martin-Kniep defines a "Professional Learning Community" (PLC) as "a forum for continually improving learning," "an organizational lifestyle change" through which all stakeholders hone their skills to promote student achievement. Participants in a PLC become "critical friends" who advise, support, and "cheer on" one…

Zeppieri, Roseanne

2008-01-01

159

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

160

Early Childhood Laboratory Professional Development Visits and Observational Opportunities  

E-print Network

Early Childhood Laboratory Professional Development Visits and Observational Opportunities The SFA Early Childhood Laboratory is a public childcare for Infants through Pre- Kindergarten. We minutes) Materials related to the requested area of focus included Additional professional development

Long, Nicholas

161

Development of web-based support system for on-line optimization  

Microsoft Academic Search

On-line optimization is a very powerful tool that saves costs and improves the operational productivity of a chemical plant.\\u000a However, the process of on-line optimization takes too much time and cost because it needs the significant contribution of\\u000a process optimization specialists. To solve this problem, a web-based support system for online optimization is designed. The\\u000a design specifications of the target

Sungwoo Cho; Dongwoo Nam; Chonghun Han

2010-01-01

162

Kepler Mission IYA Teacher Professional Development Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA's Kepler Mission conducted six teacher professional development workshops on the search for Earth-size in the habitable zone of Sun-like stars. The Kepler Mission launched in March, 2009. As a part of International Year of Astronomy 2009, this series of one-day workshops were designed and presented for middle and high school teachers, and science center and planetarium educators prior to and after the launch. The professional development workshops were designed using the best practices and principals from the National Science Education Standards and similar documents. Sharing the outcome of our plans, strategies and formative evaluation results can be of use to other Education and Public Outreach practitioners who plan similar trainings. Each event was supported by a Kepler team scientist, two Education & Public Outreach staff and local hosts. The workshops combined a science content lecture and discussion, making models, kinesthetic activities, and interpretation of transit data. The emphasis was on inquiry-based instruction and supported science education standards in grades 7-12. Participants’ kit included an orrery, optical sensor and software to demonstrate transit detection. The workshop plan, teaching strategies, and lessons learned from evaluation will be discussed. Future events are planned. Kepler's Education and Public Outreach program is jointly conducted by the SETI Institute and Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley in close coordination with the Kepler Mission at NASA Ames Research Center. The IYA Kepler Teacher Professional Development workshops were supported by NASA Grants to the E. DeVore, SETI Institute NAG2-6066 Kepler Education and Public Outreach and NNX08BA74G, IYA Kepler Mission Pre-launch Workshops. Teachers participate in human orrery.

Devore, E. K.; Harman, P.; Gould, A. D.; Koch, D.

2009-12-01

163

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

164

Turning into Teachers before Our Eyes: The Development of Professional Identity through Professional Dialogue  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the development of professional identity in early career teachers enrolled in an "add-on year" of an undergraduate teacher education degree. Through a series of readings focused on reflection and pedagogy, participants engaged in professional dialogue as they made connections between the themes in their professional readings…

Mantei, Jessica; Kervin, Lisa

2011-01-01

165

How to Be a Good Professional: Existentialist Continuing Professional Development (CPD)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reflects on the construct and practice of continuing professional development (CPD) and its significance for the professional careers workforce. The article presents the idea of the CPD triad and considers how professional bodies, employers and individuals can each benefit from a practitioner's ongoing commitment to continuing…

Mulvey, Rachel

2013-01-01

166

Wait 'Till Ya Hear This One: Professional Development through Anecdotes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the evolution of an anecdote-based model of professional development. The nature of professional development is discussed, including case-based instruction and the use of anecdotes. The context for this investigation is presented; this professional development program was targeted to K-12 mathematics teachers who desire to…

Cennamo, Katherine S.

167

Professional Development in Education: New Paradigms and Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional development is a crucial component in nearly every modern proposal for educational improvement. This book contains a collection of essays by individuals well known for their work in the professional development of educators. Each essay is a systematic effort to illustrate the conceptual grounds from which each professional-development…

Guskey, Thomas R., Ed.; Huberman, Michael, Ed.

168

A Model for Research-Based State Professional Development Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Federal, State and school-based professional development has become a multi-million dollar educational enterprise in Australia. Yet there are no published models for the making of systems-level professional development policy. Reviewing the literature on the characteristics of effective professional development programs, this paper proposes a…

Luke, Allan; McArdle, Felicity

2009-01-01

169

OFFICE OF THE DEAN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAVE 2015/2016  

E-print Network

of Applicant Date HEAD: My signature certifies that I approve the Professional Development Leave requestOFFICE OF THE DEAN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAVE � 2015/2016 The Professional Development Leave not receive FDL will count as FDLs. Department heads who have completed a full term of service and who are so

Bermúdez, José Luis

170

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

171

Professional Development Planning and Design. Issues in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book focuses on the professional development of teachers and discusses issues related to the planning and design of professional development programs. The content of the book is divided into three parts. Part 1, Standards-Based Reform and Professional Development includes: (1) "National Science Education Standards as a Catalyst for Change:…

Rhoton, Jack; Bowers, Patricia

172

Transforming Identities: Understanding Teachers across Professional Development and Classroom Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the prevalence of professional development in schools and the variability in its implementation, little research has been conducted on how professional development makes its way into the classroom. Even when teachers participate in high-quality professional development, there remains a large and often undocumented variability in how…

Battey, Dan; Franke, Megan L.

2008-01-01

173

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

174

Issues in Science Education: Professional Development Planning and Design  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

There's got to be more to professional development than in-service workshops. This thoughtful book paves the way to change. It shows the circumstances under which professional development has the most impact on student learning, reviews programs that work, and offers practical ideas about how professional development can sustain science education reform. The following topics are addressed: � Changing professional development to help with standards-based reform � Building a professional development program � Using achievement data and assessment tools to modify teaching practices

2001-01-01

175

Professional Development and TransLink[R]. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report covers one segment of a larger professional development program for transportation professionals that addresses the need to develop a larger cadre of transportation professionals capable of designing, planning, managing, operating, and maintaining the transportation infrastructure nationwide. Three specific tasks were undertaken and…

Kuhn, Beverly T.; Jasek, Deborah

176

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

177

E-Learning: Teaching and Professional Development with the Internet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents a collection of papers for teachers and teacher educators who are interested in using information and communication technology (ICT) in their teaching or professional learning. The 10 chapters are: (1) "Professional Development: Too Little, Too Generic?" (Kwok-Wing Lai); (2) "Professional Development for ICT-Using Teachers"…

Lai, Kwok-Wing, Ed.

178

EDFS 705: Reflective Practice and Professional Development Spring 2013  

E-print Network

EDFS 705: Reflective Practice and Professional Development Spring 2013 (Mondays 6:00-8:45 EDCTR 216' professional development, focuses on knowledge and skills linking ongoing reflective practice to improve pedagogy, student outcomes and professionalism. Educational research in the areas of teacher as researcher

Young, Paul Thomas

179

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

180

Continuing Professional Development in Context: Teachers' Continuing Professional Development Culture in Germany and Sweden  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article investigates the continuing professional development (CPD) culture of teachers, and asks how it is influenced by properties of the school system. It reports the results of a questionnaire study with 418 secondary teachers from Sweden and Germany. The results show highly significant differences between Swedish and German teachers'…

Wermke, Wieland

2011-01-01

181

Data-Driven Professional Development: The Professional Development Plan for a Reading Excellence Act School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to describe the professional development plan for an elementary school receiving federal funding through the Reading Excellence Act (REA). The Reading Excellence Act provided the school with a two-year plan for literacy improvement. During the first year of the grant, assessment-driven instruction and flexible…

Hayes, Latisha L.; Robnolt, Valerie J.

2007-01-01

182

The Development of Deep Learning During a Synchronous Collaborative On-line Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

As Internet bandwidth improves and connections become more reliable, on-line course designers will be encouraged to make more structured use of synchronous communications. Little work has so far been reported on how to make the best use of synchronous communications to support a problem solving approach. The OTIS pilot course made extensive use of synchronous communication to support learning through

Gillian Armitt; Frances Slack; Sharon Green; Martin Beer

183

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...PROGRAMS Professional Development Program § 263.4 ...costs may a Professional Development program include? (a) A Professional Development program may include, as... (1) Fully finance a student's educational...

2013-07-01

184

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

...PROGRAMS Professional Development Program § 263.4 ...costs may a Professional Development program include? (a) A Professional Development program may include, as... (1) Fully finance a student's educational...

2014-07-01

185

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...PROGRAMS Professional Development Program § 263.4 ...costs may a Professional Development program include? (a) A Professional Development program may include, as... (1) Fully finance a student's educational...

2011-07-01

186

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...PROGRAMS Professional Development Program § 263.4 ...costs may a Professional Development program include? (a) A Professional Development program may include, as... (1) Fully finance a student's educational...

2012-07-01

187

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...PROGRAMS Professional Development Program § 263.4 ...costs may a Professional Development program include? (a) A Professional Development program may include, as... (1) Fully finance a student's educational...

2010-07-01

188

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

189

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

190

Growing on the Job: Professional Development for the School Librarian.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide presents a series of articles which give pointers, hints, and examples of day-to-day development activities school librarians can use to hone their professionalism. The first of five sections describes ways in which librarians can provide professional service and lists some markers of professionalism. The second section presents one…

Boardman, Edna M.

191

Coherence and the development of professional knowledge and skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

It can be difficult for students to relate theoretical knowledge and practical skills when making the transition from the classroom to professional practice. The concept of coherence has been suggested as an appropriate way to address how the relationships involved (i.e. between theoretical knowledge and practical skills and between classroom teaching and professional practice) affect the development of professional knowledge

Jens-Christian Smeby; Kåre Heggen

2012-01-01

192

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

193

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

194

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

195

Professional Integration: A Guide for Students from the Developing World.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is designed to help foreign students from developing countries make the transition from academic training in the United States to a professional career in the home country. The process of professional integration includes both cultural reentry and professional dimensions of reentry. Attention is directed to specific skills and knowledge…

Hood, Mary Ann G., Ed.; Schieffer, Kevin J., Ed.

196

Development of Professional Identity through Socialization in Graduate School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional identity is one outcome of successful socialization. The purpose of this study was to understand how socialization in graduate programs contributes to the development of professional identity for new professionals in student affairs. Via survey, we found significant relationships between program qualities, standards, activities, and…

Liddell, Debora L.; Wilson, Maureen E.; Pasquesi, Kira; Hirschy, Amy S.; Boyle, Kathleen M.

2014-01-01

197

GEROM - Developing a Contemporary On-line Master's Degree Curriculum in Gerontology  

PubMed Central

Demographic changes have profoundly influenced the structure of present and future populations in terms of the number of older people requiring nursing care, the nature and settings of the nursing care provided, and finally, each individual, e. g., nursing care providers. The aim of the paper is to present the results of the EU Erasmus project GEROM, which, among other things, resulted in an on-line gerontological master’s degree curriculum which is globally focused, flexible, innovative, diverse, contemporary and ICT-based. It focuses on meeting the needs of older people and their carers. An innovative aspect in the curriculum implementation is a virtual environment for clinical practice, enabling students to practice clinical and nursing interventions and diagnosing on-line, based on an adaptive, individualized and personalized blended-learning approach. During the pilot implementation of three randomly selected subjects, the students evaluated the program and were satisfied with both content and implementation. PMID:24199089

Kokol, Peter; Blazun, Helena

2012-01-01

198

Changing Professional Views of Continuing Professional Development Doctorates in Educational Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2008-01-01

199

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

200

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

201

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

202

How to be a good professional: existentialist continuing professional development (CPD)  

PubMed Central

This article reflects on the construct and practice of continuing professional development (CPD) and its significance for the professional careers workforce. The article presents the idea of the CPD triad and considers how professional bodies, employers and individuals can each benefit from a practitioner's ongoing commitment to continuing professional development. The tension between the practitioner's quest for lifelong learning is set against professional body demands, leading to the conclusion that these are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Consideration is given to propositional, practical and procedural knowledge, and to overall competence. The article explores an existentialist approach to professional learning, and concludes that, along with personal agency, this could usefully be adopted by career practitioners to weather turbulent times. PMID:24009404

Mulvey, Rachel

2013-01-01

203

Adopting a Reflective Approach to Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The bulk of literature about education places enhancing teacher professionalism at the core of any educational improvement. In fact, researchers in the field of education have premised their arguments on the assumption that raising students' levels of performance necessitates promoting the professional growth of teachers. It is no wonder, then,…

Sarsar, Nasreddine Mohamed

2008-01-01

204

Developing professionalism in the electrical engineering classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors share their experience in teaching electrical engineering students the ethical, social, safety, and economic considerations in engineering practice. The exercises take the form of a trial where the students have to defend their judgments. The approach is found to be successful in helping students to understand the true meaning of being an engineering professional. Professional ethics and hypothetical

W. L. Cooley; P. Klinkhachorn; R. L. McConnell; N. T. Middleton

1991-01-01

205

Educator Study Groups: A Professional Development Tool to Enhance Inclusion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional development can take many forms. The most effective development includes individual educators in the formation and planning process. Educator study groups are one form of professional development that allows major stakeholders in the education process the autonomy to develop individual and group goals. This often translates into an…

Herner-Patnode, Leah

2009-01-01

206

Perceptions of Mentor Teachers in a Professional Development School  

Microsoft Academic Search

The professional development school (PDS) is an innovative teacher education\\u000aprogram, designed to foster simultaneous teacher and student development in K-12 schools and teacher training institutions. Built as a partnership between professional education institutions and K-12 schools, the program aims at preparing new teachers, promoting the professional development of practicing teachers, and improving student performance through the application of inquiry-based

Gertrude Nalumansi

2011-01-01

207

Effects of Teacher Professional Development on Gains in Student Achievement  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a meta analysis study with the goal of providing state and local education leaders with scientifically-based evidence regarding the effects of teacher professional development on improving student learning. The analysis focused on completed studies of effects of professional development for K-12 teachers of science and mathematics. The meta analysis results show important cross-study evidence that teacher professional development in mathematics does have significant positive effects on student achievement. The analysis results also confirm the positive relationship to student outcomes of key characteristics of design of professional development programs.

2009-07-11

208

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

209

Professional Standards for Physical Education Teachers' Professional Development: Technologies for Performance?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: The widespread and diverse models of professional standards for teaching raise questions with respect to the need to provide teachers with a pathway for continuing professional development balanced with the public nature of surveillance and accountability that may accompany standards. Ways of understanding technologies of power in…

Macdonald, Doune; Mitchell, Jane; Mayer, Diane

2006-01-01

210

Professional Development Design: Embedding Educational Reform in New Zealand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher professional development variously supports ongoing skill development, new knowledge, and systems change. In New Zealand, the implementation of major assessment reforms in senior secondary schools provided opportunity to investigate teacher professional development as a function of the particular stage of an educational reform.…

Starkey, Louise; Yates, Anne; Meyer, Luanna H.; Hall, Cedric; Taylor, Mike; Stevens, Susan; Toia, Rawiri

2009-01-01

211

Conceptualizing the Work of Leading Mathematical Tasks in Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Filling the knowledge gap in the limited research on professional development leaders is an urgent issue if teacher learning is to be improved. This research and development project is studying how leaders learn to cultivate mathematically rich professional development environments. The authors adapted two frameworks from classroom-based…

Elliott, Rebekah; Kazemi, Elham; Lesseig, Kristin; Mumme, Judith; Carroll, Cathy; Kelley-Petersen, Megan

2009-01-01

212

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

213

Continuing Professional Development for LEA Staff. FEU Bulletin No. 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objectives of the ongoing Continuing Professional Development for Local Education Authority (LEA) project in the United Kingdom are to enhance the skills of LEA staff by defining the future education curriculum, exploring definitions of quality, developing a program of continuing professional development (CPD) for curriculum managers at the LEA…

Further Education Unit, London (England).

214

Professional Development within the Division of Student Affairs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews the foundations, trends, and issues in the professional development of student personnel workers and the potential impact of that development on the Division of Student Affairs. The history of professional development arising from the application of management techniques to school systems, and for faculty and administrator…

Hall, Charles W. L.

215

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

216

Working with Teachers in Assessment-Related Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Professional development related to everyday classroom interactions can require a shift in the teacher's priorities in the classroom from a focus on managing activity and behavior to a mind-set of managing learning opportunities. This essay looks closely at a professional development approach that sees the teacher not only as a professional engaged in learning and implementing new strategies for assessing students, but also as an individual who is undergoing personal change in beliefs.

Sato, Mistilina

2003-01-01

217

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

218

Youth Worker Professional Development Participation, Preferences, and Agency Support  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a Web-based survey, this study examined youth workers' professional development participation, preferences, and levels of agency support and the relationships between these variables and youth worker characteristics. Results revealed a positive relationship between participation in professional development opportunities and youth workers' self-reported job competency but also indicated low levels of agency support for participation in continuing education. Though perceptions

William P. Evans; Lorie L. Sicafuse; Eric S. Killian; Laura A. Davidson; Deborah Loesch-Griffin

2010-01-01

219

Professional Development Workshops for Student Teachers: An Issue of Concern  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional development programs are critical in addressing the needs of teacher education students and graduates. In an effort to best meet the desired needs and wants of these new educators, professional development opportunities must target essential issues. This study examines topics including classroom management, exceptional children,…

Hsu, Amy; Malkin, Fran

2013-01-01

220

Information system professionals' attitudes: Development tools and concepts  

Microsoft Academic Search

There has been much reliance and publicity on CASE tools and other structured system development methodologies. However, successful use of information system (IS) development tools is partly dependent on the satisfaction of IS professionals. In a survey of 264 certified computer professionals, the two common tools of structure charts and CASE are found to be lacking, even though the underlying

Debbie B. Tesch; Gary Klein; Marion G. Sobol

1995-01-01

221

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

222

The Arctic Climate Modeling Program: Professional Development for Rural Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Arctic Climate Modeling Program (ACMP) offered yearlong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professional development to teachers in rural Alaska. Teacher training focused on introducing youth to workforce technologies used in Arctic research. Due to challenges in making professional development accessible to rural teachers, ACMP…

Bertram, Kathryn Berry

2010-01-01

223

The Antecedents of Teacher Satisfaction with Professional Development Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Literature has shown that on-the-job professional development programs are most beneficial when they are long-term, focused on students' learning, and linked to the curricula. We hypothesized that the higher the control teachers have over job professional development processes, and the greater the resemblance of these processes to the typical…

Nir, Adam E.; Bogler, Ronit

2008-01-01

224

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

225

Professional Development: A Skills Approach to a Writing Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this era of globalization, students need to know how to write well. Faculty development needs to focus on assisting primary teachers as they prepare students for a twenty-first-century world. Strategic curriculum reform and professional development can be achieved by partnerships between district administrators and professional consultants. Two…

Levitt, Roberta; Kramer-Vida, Louisa; Palumbo, Anthony; Kelly, Susan P.

2014-01-01

226

Chapter 4.1: Graduate Career and Professional Development1  

E-print Network

, and international internships Metrics · Data from graduate school placement survey, · Number of workshop offeringsChapter 4.1: Graduate Career and Professional Development1 Objectives & Goals Objective: Increase and improve career & professional development opportunities for graduate students Our two goals related

227

The Virtual Extension Annual Conference: Addressing Contemporary Professional Development Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Extension systems are experimenting with new models for conducting professional development to enhance staff competence and other returns on professional development investments. The ISUEO virtual annual conference provides a successful flipped classroom model of asynchronous and synchronous learning events for conducting an Extension annual…

Franz, Nancy K.; Brekke, Robin; Coates, Deb; Kress, Cathann; Hlas, Julie

2014-01-01

228

Practicing What We Teach: Effective Professional Development for Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine professional development in three Nebraska public schools. For decades, the issue of professional development has been dissected, often resulting in unhealthy opposition between faculty and administration. Numerous studies have been conducted on teacher education, often with inconclusive or conflicting…

Trehearn, Mary K.

2010-01-01

229

Problem Solving in Student Police Officers' Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: The success of human safety requires the ability of police officers in problem solving within continuing professional development to be considered. Aim of the study: To analyze problem based teaching and learning in tertiary education within continuing professional development. Materials and methods: The search for problem based…

Zascerinska, Jelena; Zascerinskis, Mihails

2011-01-01

230

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

231

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

232

Participatory research in an arts integration professional development program  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 (ART) Fellow initiative. Four teachers who had been in DFS for at

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

2012-01-01

233

Academic Professional Development Strategies to Facilitate Educational Changes in Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative within-case study explored how planned educational change in universities can be facilitated through academic professional development strategies. Thus this study attempted to shed some light on the dynamics of educational planned change in universities and their implications for academic professional development of faculty. The…

Gonzalez Alonso, Gloria Amparo

2009-01-01

234

Work-Based Learning and Continuing Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an evaluation of the key features of a work-based, competency-led curriculum model of continuing professional development for social workers and to present a revised model, which addresses the issues that arise for learners pursuing continuing professional and academic development (CPD) within a…

Sobiechowska, Paula; Maisch, Maire

2007-01-01

235

Professional School Counselors' Career Development Practices and Continuing Education Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the practices of professional school counselors in their delivery of career counseling. School counselors were found to spend significantly less time on career development than on personal-social and academic development. In addition, new professionals placed more priority on career counseling compared with their more…

Anctil, Tina M.; Smith, Carol Klose; Schenck, Paulette; Dahir, Carol

2012-01-01

236

The Organized Contradictions of Professional Development and School Improvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"One of the most persistent findings from research on school improvement is, in fact, the symbiotic relationship between professional development and school improvement efforts" (Hawley & Valli, 1999, p. 129). These researchers, and others in the field, argue that there must be a direct relationship between the professional development of…

Sappington, Neil; Pacha, Joseph; Baker, Paul; Gardner, Dianne

2012-01-01

237

School Board Member Professional Development and Effects on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on the issue of professional development education for school board members. The research question that guides this mixed study is: does school board member professional development have an effect on student achievement? Design/methodology/approach: The standardized protocol for this study was to send…

Roberts, Kerry L.; Sampson, Pauline M.

2011-01-01

238

Professional development in national organizations: insights from Girls Incorporated.  

PubMed

The largest national youth organizations have targeted, comprehensive professional development systems. For one of them, Girls Incorporated, its mission "to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold" drives sophisticated, evaluated professional development for affiliate staff and trustees. PMID:15732573

Nicholson, Heather Johnston; Houchin, Susan; Stegall, Brenda

2004-01-01

239

Hybrid Faculty Learning Communities as a Professional Development Strategy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Changing student demographics and the impact of technology on teaching and learning have created a pressing need for professional development as faculty struggle to stay abreast of the changes buffeting higher education. Many approaches have been utilized in professional development programming at Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) including instructor-led workshops of varying lengths; synchronous webcast and video conferenced demonstrations;

Linda L. Beith

240

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

241

Living Educational Theory Research as Transformational Continuing Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Continuing professional development (CPD) living educational theory offers an approach to CPD that enables educators to enhance their own professional practice and enable them to offer as gifts the knowledge, expertise and talents they develop to extend the knowledge base of the profession. In this paper we briefly introduce living theory research…

Whitehead, Jack; Huxtable, Marie

2013-01-01

242

Relational Restorative Justice Pedagogy in Educator Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What would a professional development experience rooted in the philosophy, principles, and practices of restorative justice look and feel like? This article describes how such a professional development project was designed to implement restorative justice principles and practices into schools in a proactive, relational and sustainable manner by…

Vaandering, Dorothy

2014-01-01

243

Social Work Enhancing Professional Development for a Brighter Tomorrow  

E-print Network

Master of Social Work Enhancing Professional Development for a Brighter Tomorrow #12;#12;The social work practice with children, ado- lescents, adults, elders, couples, families, and groups. Our and professional development. Mission Statement 1 #12;Master of Social Work Florida Atlantic University (FAU

Fernandez, Eduardo

244

Understanding Undergraduate Professional Development Engagement and Its Impact  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional Development Engagement (PDE) is defined as "the level of undergraduate engagement in professional development." It reflects career-related work preparation for "life after college" and is a distinct externally-focused component of student engagement (SE). The increased college retention and subsequent job placement…

Blau, Gary; Snell, Corinne M.

2013-01-01

245

Undeniable Insights: The Collaborative Use of Three Professional Development Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the experiences of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) university professors who investigated reflective teaching and professional development by practicing what they preached. Over one academic year they taught their EFL classes utilizing three professional development procedures (journal writing, videotaping, and teaching portfolios).…

Bailey, Kathleen M.; Curtis, Andy; Nunan, David

1998-01-01

246

K-12 Professional Development at the Harvard Forest LTER  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program, the Harvard Forest in Petersham, Massachusetts seeks to train the next generation of researchers, by involving K-12 grade students and their teachers in hands-on, field-based, ecological research in their own schoolyard and community. Students learn to collect data on important long-term ecological issues and processes. Student data are then shared on the Harvard Forest website. To prepare teachers for project protocols, teachers are given direct access to Harvard ecologists with professional development workshops and on-line resources. With the Harvard Forest Schoolyard LTER program, students can participate in three different research projects focusing on phenology, invasive insects, and vernal pools. Teachers attend the Summer Institute for Teachers to learn project content and methods. They return in fall to participate in one of three levels of data workshops to learn how to input, manage, and analyze project data. In the spring, teachers again meet with the Harvard ecologists about project protocols, and to share, through a series of teacher presentations, the ways these project themes are being integrated into class curricula. These professional development opportunities result in long term collaborative partnerships with local schools and the Harvard Forest LTER. In addition to the LTER Schoolyard Ecology Program, the Harvard Forest has supported a successful Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program for the last six years. Throughout the summer, teachers work on research projects alongside Harvard Forest and affiliated scientists, post-docs, graduate students, and REU's (Research Experience for Undergraduates). The RET program provides teachers with the opportunity to build scientific knowledge, develop an understanding of research methods, and translate their new knowledge and experiences into cutting edge classroom lessons. The past two summers I have worked with Dr. Andrew Richardson's Phenocam project, a network of near remote sensing digital phenology cameras that send images of forest, shrub, and grassland vegetation cover at more than 130 diverse sites in North America to the digital archives at the University of New Hampshire. Our school district is now part of this network providing a digital image every half hour of the mixed deciduous/ coniferous forest canopy due north from Overlook Middle School in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. As a part of the Phenocam network, students at the K-12 level have expanded the scope of phenological monitoring that is part of the Harvard Forest LTER Schoolyard Ecology Program protocol, Buds, Leaves, and Global Warming. I have developed a series of lessons comparing student data to phenology data derived from Phenocam network images and Modis satellites. The Phenocam Project and the RET program is supported by NASA.

Bennett, K.

2012-12-01

247

Forming and Developing Your Professional Identity: Easy as PI.  

PubMed

Health education and promotion specialists and professional organizations have worked hard to successfully establish and maintain the status of health education/promotion (HE/P) as a unique and essential profession and to solidify practitioners' sense of professional identity. A professional identity is critical to a person's sense of self: It is about connecting with roles, responsibilities, values, and ethical standards unique to a specific profession. Professional identity is a complex issue in the HE/P profession; the distinction between personal and professional identities has been debated repeatedly over the years (e.g., should HE/P professionals be role models for clients?). The purpose of this Tool is to explain the concept of professional identity; provide new, emerging, and experienced HE/P with a greater understanding of what it means to have a professional identity; present processes and benchmarks of professional identity development; and offer specific tips and strategies for developing and enhancing an HE/P professional identity. PMID:25015568

Goltz, Heather Honoré; Smith, Matthew Lee

2014-11-01

248

Course helps professionals develop watershed protection plans: Texas water resources professionals gather  

E-print Network

tx H2O | pg. 6 Story by Ric Jensen Course helps professionals develop watershed protection plans | pg. 6 tx H2O | pg. 7 W ater resources professionals wanting training on watershed protection plan development are benefiting from a course... Short Course. The first of three currently scheduled week- long courses was June 2-6, 2008, at the Mayan Dude Ranch near Bandera. Forty-three people attended. Holistic watershed protection plans that actively involve stakeholders to preserve...

Jensen, Ric

2008-01-01

249

Development of an automated high temperature valveless injection system for on-line gas chromatography  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A reliable method of sample introduction is presented for on-line gas chromatography with a special application to in-situ field portable atmospheric sampling instruments. A traditional multi-port valve is replaced with a controlled pressure switching device that offers the advantage of long term reliability and stable sample transfer efficiency. An engineering design model is presented and tested that allows customizing the interface for other applications. Flow model accuracy is within measurement accuracy (1%) when parameters are tuned for an ambient detector and 15% accurate when applied to a vacuum based detector. Laboratory comparisons made between the two methods of sample introduction using a thermal desorption aerosol gas chromatograph (TAG) show approximately three times greater reproducibility maintained over the equivalent of a week of continuous sampling. Field performance results for two versions of the valveless interface used in the in-situ instrument demonstrate minimal trending and a zero failure rate during field deployments ranging up to four weeks of continuous sampling. Extension of the VLI to dual collection cells is presented with less than 3% cell-to-cell carry-over.

Kreisberg, N. M.; Worton, D. R.; Zhao, Y.; Isaacman, G.; Goldstein, A. H.; Hering, S. V.

2014-07-01

250

New Visions of Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Consistent with the conception of teaching as a learning profession, the authors' vision of a professional teacher workforce is one in which teachers do take responsibility for their own learning--their work. Supporting teachers' transition from workers to learners may require learning opportunities of a different type--work opportunities offered…

Randi, Judi; Zeichner, Kenneth M.

2004-01-01

251

SF STATE Extended Learning PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM  

E-print Network

Education Provider (R.E.P.) of project management training. Our program is based on the Project Management Registered Education Provider Logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. The Program titles or formal education in project management. This program is designed for current professionals

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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

253

Ethics: The Stepchild of Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of the subject index for "School Business Affairs" during 1990-94 reveals that only two articles have been published over the past five years exclusively on the subject of ethics. Lists the ASBO International's Code of Ethics and how organizations can move from a code of ethics to incorporating them into daily professional behavior. (MLF)

MacFeely, Richard W.

1995-01-01

254

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

255

Foreign Language Teachers' Professional Development in Information Age  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cultivation of students' learning autonomy has raised new challenges to teachers' professional development, dynamic, continuous, lifelong full-scale development, with emphasis on the creativity and constancy of the teachers' quality development. The teachers' professional development can take the following approaches: studying theories about foreign language teaching with the aid of modern information technology; organizing online teaching research activities supported by information technology and carrying peer observation and dialogue -teaching reflection in internet environment and fostering scholarly teachers.

Fan, Xiying; Wu, Gang

256

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

257

Developing a Professional Learning Community among Preservice Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This action research study examined the development of a professional learning community (PLC) among 20 preservice secondary teachers as they met regularly during a semester-long, field-based education course to share artifacts of learning from their professional portfolios. The PLC model described by Hord and Tobia (2012) served as a framework…

Bond, Nathan

2013-01-01

258

GEOGRAPHY 200B: GEOGRAPHICAL THOUGHT, RESEARCH, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  

E-print Network

1 GEOGRAPHY 200B: GEOGRAPHICAL THOUGHT, RESEARCH, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT image source: www eventual components of a written proposal. THEME 2 GEOGRAPHY AS A PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE 1. Describe four prominent domains: geography as place, geography as space, geography as changes on the face

Lopez-Carr, David

259

The Impact of Professional Development Schools on Teacher Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although there is no common definition for teacher leadership, the concept is continually advanced as a key component for both the success of schools and professionalization of teachers. Studies have shown that teachers who feel empowered as leaders are more effective in the classroom. Professional development schools (PDSs) provide multiple…

Cosenza, Michael N.

2010-01-01

260

Professional Development School Partnerships: An Instrument for Teacher Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional development school (PDS) partnerships have the potential for great impact on the field of education. This study examined one PDS partnership school's activities in promoting teacher leadership. The study adds a new dimension to prospective outcomes of the NAPDS essentials related to establishing ongoing and reciprocal professional…

Carpenter, Brittany D.; Sherretz, Christine E.

2012-01-01

261

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

262

Professional Sports Facilities, Franchises and Urban Economic Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Local political and community leaders and the owners of professional sports teams frequently claim that professional sports facilities and franchises are important engines of economic development in urban areas. These structures and teams allegedly contribute millions of dollars of net new spending annually and create hundreds of new jobs, and provide justification for hundreds of millions of dollars of public

Dennis Coates; Brad R. Humphreys

2003-01-01

263

Expertise, Competence and Reflection in the Rhetoric of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the rhetorical work done by discourses of professional development in education. In particular it outlines the ways in which the rhetoric of technical expertise, competence and reflective practice are deployed to mobilise professional practices and identities in particular ways and position certain practices and dispositions…

Edwards, Richard; Nicoll, Katherine

2006-01-01

264

Corporate social responsibility: issues for human resource development professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent human resource development (HRD) scholarship has called for greater focus on social responsibility and ecological sustainability. The purpose of this article is to explore the engagement of HRD professionals in corporate social responsibility (CSR), examining one central question: how do HRD professionals perceive their roles and challenges in implementing CSR in organizations that claim CSR to be a key

Tara Fenwick; Laura Bierema

2008-01-01

265

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

266

A Productive System of Early Years Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper uses the concept of the productive system to identify some of the tensions between the stages of professional development of early years practitioners and the relationships between the various actors within the system of professional formation in England. In the context of the recommendations of the Nutbrown Review a series of…

Hordern, Jim

2013-01-01

267

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

268

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

269

International Handbook on the Continuing Professional Development of Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Handbook brings together theoretical and empirical research on purposes, policies and practices of teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) over the last twenty years. It provides a unique collection of regional writing from key professionals in different regions of the world, featuring: (1) A review of current CPD literature; (2)…

Day, Christopher; Sachs, Judyth

2005-01-01

270

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 and…

Nicoll, Katherine; Edwards, Richard

2012-01-01

271

The Collaborative Apprenticeship Model: Situated Professional Development within School Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Glazer, Evan M.; Hannafin, Michael J.

2006-01-01

272

Engaging Beginning Teachers as Experts in Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Beginning teachers most often are viewed as needing significant support in all areas of teaching. As a result, professional development (PD) associated with induction programs typically is presented by experienced professionals. This article describes one induction program's attempt to draw on the strengths within its network, engaging new…

Fleming, Jane

2014-01-01

273

A University Design Team Approach: Developing Courses for On-Line Distance Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Houston-Clear Lake has developed a systematic design process to use in facilitating the development of online distance education courses. The process incorporates three semesters, during which faculty members have the opportunity to consult with a design team that consists of instructional designers, World Wide Web developers

Youngman, Timothy; Gotcher, Lee; Vafa, Shahrzad; Dinsmore, Sharon; Goucher, Orval B.

274

Grounding continuous professional development (CPD) in teaching practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Managerialism doesn't work in Higher Education, but collegiality does. (Ramsden, 2004)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 development.

Tracy Harwood; Jane Clarke

2006-01-01

275

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPENSE For CONTINUING Administrative/Professional Staff (See Policy AD10.11) and Excluded Staff (see Policy  

E-print Network

, Subscriptions, Journals and Books $ Equipment, Including Computer Hardware and Software $ Conference Fees $ Entered by Signature Day Month Year Professional Development Collection of Personal Information to process professional development expense claims. The information will be used to issue reimbursement

276

Tech OnLine  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Tech OnLine is a veritable haven for electronics engineers and information technology professionals. After completing the free registration process, users have access to live and archived Web casts, online courses, and technical papers. An example of the roughly hour-long Web casts is a touchscreen liquid crystal display design, but this is just one area of many. The site is continually updated with feature articles that cover many different hot topics, including a recent look at fourth generation wireless communications. A discussion forum is also available, but it does not seem to be very active.

1996-01-01

277

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.

Munukutla, Lakshmi; Newman, Richard

2009-07-16

278

Examining teachers' perceptions of differing professional development programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research examines teacher perceptions of nine differing professional development programs from one higher education academic department. Two hundred ninety-six pre-service and in-service teachers from various backgrounds were solicited, and 57 of 73 responses were analyzed. The survey consisted of 22 questions relating to demographics and teacher perceptions of leadership, content knowledge, state standards, and peer relationships. Findings did not show significant differences between professional development programs; however, participant involvement in two or more professional development programs correlated with favorable question response. Middle school teachers responded more favorably than elementary and high school teachers. Findings suggest that teacher professional development may benefit from differentiation by grade level and by availability of differentiated programs.

Baggett, Joshua Kirk

279

Professional development and perceived needs of science teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

About 100 science teachers in the Sydney Metropolitan West Region were surveyed to determine their professional development needs and the ways in which these needs could be met. The findings provide a ranking of science teacher perceived professional development needs, a list of possible incentives to motivate science teachers to complete inservice programs (in priority order) and an indication of the preferred modes of presentation to meet professional development needs. In general, science teachers stated a preference for professional development related to modern trends in science education directly related to classroom practice. In contrast to recommendations from DEET, science teachers indicated a preference for traditional models of inservice. Data related to preferred mode of inservice indicated significant gender differences.

Aubusson, Peter; Relich, Joe; Wotherspoon, Dan

1991-12-01

280

Development of an on-line teaching portfolio for freshman design  

Microsoft Academic Search

An introductory engineering design course for freshman students has been successfully developed under the ECSEL (Engineering Coalition of Schools for Excellence in Education and Leadership) program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. A project-oriented approach to teach engineering design creates a unique learning environment that challenges freshman students to engage in a learning process of real-life problem solving. This paper

Xin Che; Guungrning Zhang

1999-01-01

281

Development of compact extreme ultraviolet interferometry for on-line test of lithography cameras  

SciTech Connect

Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) is a candidate technology for the microelectronics industry with design rules for 0.1 {micro}m features and beyond. When characterizing an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithographic optical system, visible light interferometry is limited to measuring wavefront aberration caused by surface figure error while failing to measure wavefront errors induced by the multilayer coatings. This fact has generated interest in developing interferometry at an EUV camera`s operational wavelength (at-wavelength testing), which is typically around 13 nm. While a laser plasma source (LPS) is being developed as a lithography production source, it has generally been considered that only an undulator located at a synchrotron facility can provide the necessary laser-like point source for EUV interferometry. Although an undulator-based approach has been successfully demonstrated, it would be advantageous to test a camera in its operational configuration. The authors are developing the latter approach by utilizing extended source size schemes to provide usable flux throughput. A slit or a grating mounted in front of the source can provide the necessary spatial coherence for Ronchi interferometry. The usable source size is limited only by the well-corrected field of view of the camera under test. The development of this interferometer will be presented.

Ray-Chaudhuri, A.K.; Nissen, R.P.; Krenz, K.D.; Stulen, R.H. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States); Sweatt, W.C.; Warren, M.E.; Wendt, J.R.; Kravitz, S.H. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Bjorkholm, J.E. [AT and T Bell Labs., Holmdel, NJ (United States)

1998-12-31

282

Development, assessment and use of an on-line plagiarism tutorial  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to share with the wider academic community an example of one tool developed locally that can be a successful part of any institution's arsenal on the war against plagiarism. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Over the course of a year, the committee scripted, filmed, and edited the video portion of the tutorial. The assessment portion

Karen Kate Kellum; Amy E. Mark; Debra A. Riley-Huff

2011-01-01

283

Mathematical teacher professional development incorporating an external critical friend  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents some survey data from a mathematical teacher professional development initiative being conducted in a small rural school. The initiative involves an external critical friend working within a school, in mathematics classes, with teachers for week-long sessions. The initiative began with a whole staff professional development day, moving to three week-long visits throughout the year, working one-to-one with

Pauline Rogers

284

Supporting nursing professional development: a magnet hospital's story.  

PubMed

Leadership vision, strategy, and commitment are vital for the promotion of nursing professional development. In this article, the author describes the process of executing a vision for innovative professional development programs at a 270-bed academic pediatric medical center. A proactive nursing education department expanded to build broad-based career programs for pediatric nurses. These programs are nursing career satisfiers that have resulted in improved health care for children and enhanced financial outcomes for the organization. PMID:19502898

Halfer, Diana

2009-01-01

285

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

286

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 received and studied new samples of an important thermographic phosphor, YAG:Dy. We studied the brightness as a function of dopant concentration and the relative brightnesses of the pertinent thermographic emission lines, both with respect to each other and among the phosphors. With the previously reported failure of the binder method for coatings, we are setting up a plasma-spray facility in cooperation with a subcontractor. We have been forming a network of people and organizations that may help us with various aspects of the problems at hand. This period, we approached a company with commercially successful probes, met with Tennessee Valley Authority staff (codes and coatings), and added a new faculty member to the team with materials expertise.

Bruce W. Noel

2000-10-15

287

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/cm 2 of 238UC x target is directly attached to a plasma chamber. While the surface ionization type one, 238UC x 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

288

Operational Forecasters' Professional Development Series Training A concept paper for an integrated approach to serving the professional development  

E-print Network

Operational Forecasters' Professional Development Series Training Program A concept paper approach that recognizes the distinct roles that various training centers and functions within the National describes how these training centers and functions will be able to utilize the instructional design

289

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 attempted to measure the laser-input power at a wavelength of 355 nm that would damage the ends of sapphire fiber optics. We were surprised and pleased to learn that they survived an input power density of about 3 x 10{sup 9} W/cm{sup 2}, which greatly exceeds the best that fused-silica fibers can do. During a run of our new simulator to obtain an upgraded calibration curve for the improved YAG:Dy phosphors, we found that the phosphor appeared to form a eutectic, with the fused-silica cuvette used to hold the phosphor, when the temperature exceeded 1450 C. This result could have substantial ramifications in this and other high-temperature applications. Our new proprietary detector package that replaced the original photomultiplier tube gave excellent results, with much better signal-to-noise ratio at a given temperature than the old package. Our new plasma-spraying operation has succeeded in spraying YAG, which we think may be a technological breakthrough.

Bruce W. Noel

2001-04-15

290

Developing medical professionalism in future doctors: a systematic review  

PubMed Central

Objectives: There are currently no guidelines on the most effective ways of supporting medical students to develop high standards of medical professionalism. The aim of this review is to summarise the evidence currently available on methods used by medical schools to promote medical professionalism. Methods: We performed a systematic search of electronic databases (Medline, PsychInfo, British Education Index, Educational Resources Information Centre, Sociological Abstracts and Topics in Medical Education) from January 1998 to October 2008. Outcomes studied were methods used to support and promote the development of professionalism in medical students. Results: We identified 134 papers and five main themes for supporting the development of professionalism in medical students: curriculum design, student selection, teaching and learning methods, role modelling and assessment methods. However, the level of empirical evidence supporting each of these methods is limited. Conclusions: Identification of these five areas helps medical schools to focus the emphasis of their approaches to developing professionalism and identifies future research areas. This review offers a preliminary guide to future discovery and progress in the area of medical professionalism.

Doug, Manjo; Peile, Ed; Thistlethwaite, Jill; Johnson, Neil

2010-01-01

291

Developing professionalism in Italian medical students: an educational framework  

PubMed Central

Developing and assessing professionalism in medical students is an international challenge. This paper, based on preliminary research at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University Sapienza of Rome, Italy, briefly summarizes the main issues and experiences in developing professionalism among Italian undergraduate medical students. It concludes with a proposed framework suited to the Italian medical curricula. In our educational system, professionalism is defined as the context of medical expertise, the combination of rules, conditions, and meanings in which the act of health care occurs, as well as the ability of critical reflection on technical expertise. It is a multidimensional construct of ethical, sociocultural, relational, and epistemological competencies, requiring a wide range of tools for assessment. With reference to Italian versions of validated tools of measure, vignettes, videos, and a student’s portfolio of reflective writings, this paper outlines the manner in which education for professionalism is embedded in the existing curriculum and overall framework of assessment. PMID:23762002

Consorti, Fabrizio; Notarangelo, Mariagiovanna; Potasso, Laura; Toscano, Emanuele

2012-01-01

292

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

2013-12-01

293

Development of on-line comprehensive two-dimensional liquid chromatography method for the separation of biomass compounds.  

PubMed

Comprehensive on-line two-dimensional liquid chromatography (on-line LC × LC) was used for the characterization of bio-oils obtained by fast pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass. The resulting bio-oil contains a large number of oxygenated chemical families and must therefore be upgraded before being used as drop-in transportation biofuels. The good knowledge of its complex composition is essential for optimizing the mandatory bio-oil upgrading process to biofuels, thereby requiring powerful separation techniques designed to be hyphenated to mass spectrometry detection (LC × LC-MS). In this study, reversed phase conditions were optimized in both dimensions for the RPLC × RPLC separation of the aqueous fraction of bio-oils. The first step of method development consisted in searching for a suitable set of RP-conditions via the screening of a large number of RP-systems (made up of different stationary phases and/or mobile phases and/or temperature). The practical peak capacity and the degree of orthogonality were calculated for a sample of 38 representative compounds, both descriptors having been considered as selection criterion. Two different couplings were chosen and evaluated for the RPLC × RPLC separation of the 38 representative compounds. The best of both, in terms of real practical peak capacity, was further successfully applied to the separation of the aqueous phase of a partially dehydroxygenated bio-oil. PMID:24679408

Le Masle, Agnès; Angot, David; Gouin, Cécile; D'Attoma, Amélie; Ponthus, Jérémie; Quignard, Alain; Heinisch, Sabine

2014-05-01

294

Recent developments in on-line electrochemical stripping analysis--an overview of the last 12 years.  

PubMed

This paper presents an overview of the field of electrochemical stripping analysis in flow systems covering developments in the last 12 years (since 1998). The review discusses the flow schemes utilized in stripping analysis, techniques for on-line sample pre-treatment, the main pre-concentration and stripping/detection modes, the most important flow-through cell configurations used and the different types of working electrodes. Finally, applications in inorganic and organic analysis are discussed. Special emphasis is given to different novel approaches developed over the last few years that hold some promise for the future such as the use of the lab-on-a valve (LOV) configuration, microfluidic manifolds, flow-probes for remote sensing, environmentally friendly electrode materials and hyphenation with spectroscopic techniques. PMID:21094379

Economou, A

2010-12-17

295

Professional Development in Learning-Centered Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of papers reports on the emerging thinking in staff development and organizational learning in schools and districts, framing issues which have critical implications for staff development. There are 10 papers in four sections. Section 1, "Context," features: (1) "School Reform Requires a New Form of Staff Development" (Dennis…

Caldwell, Sarah DeJarnette, Ed.

296

Becoming a Professional: Examining Professional Development Practices of Communication Doctoral Students  

E-print Network

and development activities need to be re-examined to understand whether current practices are meeting the needs of doctoral students. Sociologists have explored what it means to be professional at length, but a communicative voice is needed in this conversation...

Rashe, Rachel

2012-10-19

297

Professional Development in the Context of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification: Implications beyond Certification.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has challenged test developers to create a voluntary program of certification in which highly accomplished teachers receive recognition for meeting rigorous standards. These four papers report the experiences of teacher-candidates, school district administrators, researchers, and test…

Kowalski, Kenneth; Chittenden, Edward; Spicer, Willa; Jones, Jacqueline; Tocci, Cindy

298

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Perry, Bob; Dockett, Sue; Harley, Elspeth

2007-01-01

299

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

300

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

301

Continuing Professional Development in Higher Education: The Academic Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research note discusses a current project that aims to develop an understanding of influences on the continuing professional development practices of academics (academic development) working in higher education in England. In this piece, the author outlines the research, its theoretical basis and key concerns before concluding by inviting…

Crawford, Karin

2008-01-01

302

A Professional Development Framework for E-Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Learning and Skills Network (LSN) has carried forward the initial work of the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) and the Centre for Excellence in Leadership (CEL) to develop a professional development framework for e-learning: This publication shares the experiences of staff and their good practice as they used LSN's Framework as…

Learning and Skills Network (NJ1), 2007

2007-01-01

303

The development of community psychiatric nursing: a professional project?  

PubMed

In this paper the author argues that the development of community psychiatric nursing can be understood as a professional project. However, the case of community psychiatric nursing cannot be adequately understood from mainstream literature on the subject of professionalization within the health care division of labour. The inadequacy of such literature is that it either concentrates upon the pre-eminent case of medicine or regards nursing's professionalization as being unitary. The author posits that the professional projects of general nursing and community psychiatric nursing have different and even opposing interests. To contextualize community psychiatric nurses' (CPNs') professional project the author examines: the history of mental nursing, from which community psychiatric nursing evolved; the development of community mental health care, which allowed for the inception of community psychiatric nursing; CPNs' relationships with both psychiatrists, whose patronage assisted CPNs' initial growth as para-professionals, and general practitioners, who later assisted a more functionally autonomous role for CPNs in primary care; and social policy towards community care that enhanced CPNs' growth. In conclusion the author argues that recent government-led changes in the management of community mental health care now impel CPNs to change the direction of their strategy for occupational survival and advancement. PMID:8732519

Godin, P

1996-05-01

304

Aircraft Engine On-Line Diagnostics Through Dual-Channel Sensor Measurements: Development of a Baseline System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In this paper, a baseline system which utilizes dual-channel sensor measurements for aircraft engine on-line diagnostics is developed. This system is composed of a linear on-board engine model (LOBEM) and fault detection and isolation (FDI) logic. The LOBEM provides the analytical third channel against which the dual-channel measurements are compared. When the discrepancy among the triplex channels exceeds a tolerance level, the FDI logic determines the cause of the discrepancy. Through this approach, the baseline system achieves the following objectives: (1) anomaly detection, (2) component fault detection, and (3) sensor fault detection and isolation. The performance of the baseline system is evaluated in a simulation environment using faults in sensors and components.

Kobayashi, Takahisa; Simon, Donald L.

2008-01-01

305

The Role of Video in Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This literature review focuses on the e-use of video in teacher initial and continuing professional development. There is evidence that video technology used synchronously, and particularly asynchronously, can extend the quantity and quality of classroom observation experience, which in turn supports the development of observation, analysis and…

Marsh, Brian; Mitchell, Nick

2014-01-01

306

Intellectual Energy Flow: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article features the workshop titled Exploring New Environments, developed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's DESTINY Traveling Science Learning Program. Exploring New Environments is a teacher professional development model based on the idea that teachers are also learners who thrive when given the means and encouragement…

Vogel, Amber; Muth, Christine

2005-01-01

307

International Computer Conferencing for Professional Development: The Bangkok Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Bangkok Project, a successful application of electronic mail and computer conferencing networks to support professional development in the field of distance education. The development of the computer conference to supplement a face-to-face conference in Bangkok is explained, and conference format and nature of interactions are…

Anderson, Terry; Mason, Robin

1993-01-01

308

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

309

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

310

Music Teacher Practice and Identity in Professional Development Partnerships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 1995, the author has been the university music educator responsible to a professional development partnership. Over an 8-year span, she has collected narratives of experience from approximately 100 pre-service music teachers, following, to some extent, the research model of Connelly and Clandinin. In developing their notion of "personal…

Conkling, Susan Wharton

2004-01-01

311

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

312

Online Graduate Student Identity and Professional Skills Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Graduate students are assumed to develop skills in oral and written communication and collegial relationships that are complementary to formal graduate programs. However, it appears only a small number of universities provide such professional development opportunities alongside academic programs, and even fewer do so online. There appears to be…

Hurst, Deborah; Cleveland-Innes, Martha; Hawranik, Pamela; Gauvreau, Sarah

2013-01-01

313

Developing Professionals: Student Experiences of a Real-Client Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the learning potential of the student experience of working with real clients in a final-year undergraduate unit that aims to develop professional skills. Students, working in consultancy teams, developed communication strategies for a not-for-profit organisation. A teaching intervention was trialled late in semester to…

Fitch, Kate

2011-01-01

314

Te Kotahitanga: Culturally Responsive Professional Development for Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Te Kotahitanga is a research and professional development project that aims to support teachers to raise the achievement of New Zealand's indigenous Maori students in public/mainstream classrooms. An Effective Teaching Profile, developed from the voices of Maori students, their families, principals and some of their teachers, provides direction…

Bishop, Russell; Berryman, Mere

2010-01-01

315

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

316

Evaluation of Professional Development: Deploying a Process-Focused Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This evaluation used a change transition model to explore the processes of development of a three-phase professional programme devised by two teams of researchers to support teachers' expertise in six domains of science teaching. The full programme operated over two years. Interviews with developers at the end of each phase (21 interviews) and…

Hanley, Pam; Maringe, Felix; Ratcliffe, Mary

2008-01-01

317

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

318

Professional Development in National Organizations: Insights from Girls Incorporated  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Whether staff members are working in urban, rural, or suburban branches, for many years national organizations have been committed to preparing them to work effectively with young people. Over the past couple of decades, national organizations have sought and received strong funding to develop targeted, comprehensive professional development…

Nicholson, Heather Johnston; Houchin, Susan; Stegall, Brenda

2004-01-01

319

Professional Development: Teachers Use of GIS to Enhance Student Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

McClurg, Patricia A.; Buss, Alan

2007-01-01

320

Teaching Online: A Professional Development Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the faculty training model utilized in the development and/or conversion of course materials to be delivered on the World Wide Web. A description of the online learning environment (WTOnline) is provided, as well as the process by which faculty members in the West Texas A&M University College of Education interact with that…

McCallie, Trey; McKinzie, LeAnn

321

On Efforts to Collegially Develop Teacher Professionalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper describes efforts to support the development of reflective practice at a basic school in Brno, the Czech Republic. The aims, structure, content and methods are mentioned, as well as some preliminary results. Also, the authors suggest a few preconditions of the success of possible future actions. The specific case is seen from the…

Lazarova, Bohumira; Pol, Milan

2002-01-01

322

Professional Development for Online University Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Almost every higher education institution is challenged to develop increasing numbers of staff to teach online or blended modes of learning. The process needs to be rapid, cost-effective and lead directly to practical outcomes. From our experience, we had little time, opportunity or the need to start from scratch, and we chose to adopt and adapt a…

Gregory, Janet; Salmon, Gilly

2013-01-01

323

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

324

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.

325

The art of professional development and caring in cancer nursing.  

PubMed

The impetus for this qualitative study was the premise expressed by lay people that nursing terminally ill cancer patients must be depressing and difficult to cope with. Its focus was nurses' stress and coping strategies, both secular and religious. Data was collected using a narrative life-story approach, and then Lazaruz and Folkman's coping theory and Pargament's theory on the psychology of religion were used during the analysis of the data. Several factors were identified, related to the individual and group levels, that influence a nurse's identity and professional development. A person's life orientation was suggested as a first concept for developing a professional paradigm that includes caritas as a main orienting factor. Directed by the nurse's secular and religious orientation, competence develops, making it possible to understand, analyze, manage, and appreciate the significance of the professional work of caring. PMID:16451425

Wengström, Yvonne; Ekedahl, Marieanne

2006-03-01

326

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

327

Teacher Professional Development in Laredo, TX  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the fall of 2012, McDonald Observatory, Texas A&M University, and Texas A&M International University conducted a series of workshops on astronomy content for 5th - 8th grade teachers in Laredo, Texas. Three one-day workshops were held at the Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium of Texas A&M International University, using a mix of in-person and distance learning technology. Texas A&M professor Lucas Macri gave public talks in English and Spanish, and a lunch-time presentation to the teachers. A series of evaluation tools were used to assess the success of the workshops. A Nominal Group Technique (NGT) discussion was used, through which groups developed consensus answers about their learning, expectations for classroom use, and satisfaction with the workshop. The Astronomy/Space Science Test (MOSART Grades 5-8) was also issued as a pre- and post-test to assess gains in knowledge. Teacher consensus was that the materials and activities of the workshop had been helpful for learning and that they expected to use many of them in their classrooms. However, the evaluation also showed that teachers would have preferred the Observatory educator be physically present for all workshops. Past video-conferencing workshops, where local facilitators first participated in workshops at the Observatory, showed better feedback and results concerning this point. Comparing those results to the present case, we conclude that more clearly defined roles and better training for the science specialists and local facilitators would improve the video conference experience for the teachers. Comparison of pre- and post-test results showed improved teacher knowledge. An additional benefit of this project was the further development of partnerships between McDonald Observatory and Texas A&M International University, which has resulted in further education projects, including a video-conference presentation series to eight-grade students and their families. This secondary project focused on motivating and increasing underserved students from the Laredo area in STEM fields, and featured lectures from University of Texas / McDonald Observatory astronomers.

Finkelstein, Keely D.; Macri, L. M.; Hemenway, M.; Wetzel, M.; Preston, S.; Rood, M.

2014-01-01

328

Research and development of an on-line cavitating emulsifier for the reduction of specific fuel consumption and emission products in US Navy vessels. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this program was to perform the research necessary to design, develop, test and evaluate an on-line cavitating emulsification system to determine the fuel saving and emission control potential for U.S. Navy vessels. The advantages of a cavitating emulsifier were the reduction of the energy required to produce the emulsion, the reduction of the size and weight of the equipment, and on-line production capability. In addition, cavitating emulsification technology could be applied to more than one type of combustion system. All of the test combustion systems were fueled by an on-line emulsification system which produces only the amount of emulsion required by the combustion device. The on-line cavitating emulsifier has shown potential for significant reductions in fuel consumption while being able to produce emulsions efficiently at existing system fuel line pressures. This document addresses all of the development and testing completed to date.

Parker, J.T. II; Thiruvengadam, A.P.

1980-10-01

329

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

330

Conflicting internalizations: Effect on development of trainees' professional role  

Microsoft Academic Search

Training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy stimulates both trainee regression and development-enhancing intemalization of supervisors. The internalization processes of introjection, identification and ego-integration influence both trainees' personal development and development of a professional role. Since both supervisors and the personal therapist are introjected and identified with, the possibility of trainee-perceived conflict arises. Where the identifications seem incompatible, trainees will tend to reject

Arlin Roy

1992-01-01

331

ELP: Empowering the Leadership in Professional Development Communities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Educational Leadership Project (ELP) is a professional development programme attuned to the curriculum and assessment approaches of Te Whäriki, New Zealand’s early childhood curriculum framework. ELP encourages and supports early childhood teachers to adapt of Te Whäriki to their situations. This article links the author’s community development experiences to the development of ELP, and examines ELP’s key features and

Wendy Lee

2008-01-01

332

Online Professional Development for University Teaching in Turkey: A Proposal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following article discusses the worldwide need for professional development in university teaching and the kinds of initiative that are being introduced in some countries. It examines the case for adopting such measures in the Turkish higher education system to ensure quality in all forms of teaching and learning, both on-campus and…

Latchem, Colin; Odabasi, Ferhan H.; Kabakci, Isil

2006-01-01

333

More Alike than Different: Early Childhood Professional Development in Guatemala  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an early childhood professional development project that took place in the summer of 2005 in Guatemala City. Located in Central America, Guatemala has a population of approximately 12.3 million people, including more than two million children under the age of 5 (UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2007; UNICEF, 2004). Events…

Hardin, Belinda J.; Vardell, Rosemarie; de Castaneda, Albertina

2008-01-01

334

Federal Consulting: Strategies and Tools for the Career Development Professional.  

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The Federal Government is America's largest employer and is expanding consulting opportunities for career development professionals. Increased Federal mandates for outsourcing have opened wide doors for the entrepreneurial-spirited career counselors and created new challenges for traditional methods of offering career services. As consultants who…

Kahnweiler, Jennifer B.; Pressman, Sue

335

MyTeachingPartner: An Innovative Model of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional Development is an ideal way to ensure that early childhood teachers have the skills and knowledge they need to improve student achievement. Unfortunately, many teachers report that the workshops and in-services typically offered are of minimal value because they often do not relate to what is actually going on in their classrooms…

Hadden, D. Sarah; Pianta, Robert C.

2006-01-01

336

Multiplying the Effect of Professional Development: Teachers Training Teachers  

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This article describes the effects of participation and collaboration in an in-service professional development project for secondary content area teachers referred to as "turnaround training." The participating teachers were experienced, skilled practitioners in their content areas (math, science, social studies, or English language arts) who…

Hansen-Thomas, Holly; Casey, Patricia J.; Grosso, Liliana

2013-01-01

337

2012 Professional Development Meeting; Ames, IA Research update: Bee health  

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2012 Professional Development Meeting; Ames, IA Research update: Bee health and pesticide exposure, the Department adopted an amended "Pesticide/Bee Rule" of the Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 21-45.31(206). The Rule reads: · 45.31(1) Owners of apiaries, in order to protect their bees from pesticide applications

Jurenka, Russell A.

338

"A Vital Force in Education": How Teachers Can Develop Professionally  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Every time music educators gather, whether at a national conference or at a local coffee shop, professional development can occur. The common denominator is always communication of ideas and experiences that result in some sort of learning--generally among all parties involved. As such, all school districts should invest in high-quality and…

Neel, Marcia

2007-01-01

339

Teacher Research as Professional Development for P-12 Music Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of seven music educators who conducted teacher research in their classrooms and to document whether the teachers and the local school district considered the project as professional development. Research questions included: (1) How do these music educators describe the experience of planning…

Conway, Colleen; Edgar, Scott; Hansen, Erin; Palmer, C. Michael

2014-01-01

340

Inclusion Professional Development Model and Regular Middle School Educators  

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The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a professional development model on regular education middle school teachers' knowledge of best practices for teaching inclusive classes and attitudes toward teaching these classes. There were 19 regular education teachers who taught the core subjects. Findings for Research Question 1…

Royster, Otelia; Reglin, Gary L.; Losike-Sedimo, Nonofo

2014-01-01

341

Professional development technology-assisted versus face-to-face  

Microsoft Academic Search

Education is one of the most political topics of today and teachers need highly effective professional development training to meet the challenges required for educating all students with their diverse needs. The educational process is a very complex mission and teachers must work collaboratively to acquire new and effective methods and strategies to impact high levels of student achievement. Teachers

J. Wylie Sirk

2011-01-01

342

Teachers as Leaders. Perspectives on the Professional Development of Teachers.  

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The 20 essays in this book provide diverse perspectives on the professional development of teachers and include: (1) "Attracting the Best and Brightest to the Teaching Profession" (James R. Hutto); (2) "Attracting Talented African-American High School Students to Careers in Education" (Rita G. Greer); (3) "A Grassroots Approach to the Recruitment…

Walling, Donovan R., Ed.

343

A Professional Development Program Evaluation: Teacher Efficacy, Learning, and Transfer  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although professional development is an important means of improving both teachers' skills and student outcomes, there is a dearth of high quality empirical research on the efficacy of such efforts. The efficacy of the Challenging Behavior Process was assessed using a mixed method approach which included the use of pre-, post-, and follow-up…

Tomonari, Dana Anne Miyuki

2012-01-01

344

Effectiveness of Technology Professional Development in Elementary Classrooms  

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The purpose of this mixed methods research study was to examine the effectiveness of a professional development approach in increasing the knowledge and use of instructional technology in the classrooms of elementary teachers. The participants were comprised of 14 elementary teachers in a rural public education school district in the southeastern…

Rives, Megan Bambalis

2012-01-01

345

Power and Perspective: The Discourse of Professional Development School Literature  

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This paper reports on the results of a study in which the discourse within 75 professional development school (PDS)-related publications was examined to determine where the power, influence, and representation lies in PDS partnerships, as indicated by how those partnerships are described in writing. The results found that while university faculty…

Breault, Rick

2014-01-01

346

From Preschool Teachers' Professional Development to Children's Knowledge: Comparing Sets  

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Recently, there have been increased calls for enhancing preschool children's mathematics knowledge along with increasing calls for preparing preschool teachers to meet the demands of new preschool mathematics curricula. This article describes the professional development program Starting Right: Mathematics in Preschools. Focusing on four episodes…

Tirosh, Dina; Tsamir, Pessia; Levenson, Esther; Tabach, Michal

2011-01-01

347

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

348

SFA Charter School Professional Development Visits and Observational Opportunities  

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SFA Charter School Professional Development Visits and Observational Opportunities The SFA Charter School is a public school for students in kindergarten ­ fifth grade and has been successfully choice Many schools request to observe in our classrooms, and in an effort for these observations

Long, Nicholas

349

Professional development: a guide to profiling and portfolios.  

PubMed

Portfolio development and self-profiling are the subject of a current debate in nursing. Nurses at all levels have become increasingly aware of the need to document and record their professional achievements. This article discusses what is involved in the profiling process and how to compile a portfolio. PMID:8060881

Mitchell, P

350

Examining Study Attrition: Implications for Experimental Research on Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As teacher professional development research includes more experimental designs, new challenges arise. We examine the threat of participant attrition as an example of the types of problems researchers face. Counter-intuitively, higher levels of recruitment effort were related to higher dropout rates among teachers. We also found that teachers left…

Kubitskey, Beth W.; Vath, Richard J.; Johnson, Heather J.; Fishman, Barry J.; Konstantopoulos, Spyros; Park, Gina J.

2012-01-01

351

Redesigning Professional Development: Reconceptualising Teaching Using Social Learning Technologies  

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This article evaluates the use of a community of practice model for redesigning a lecturer professional development course investigating the impact of mobile web 2.0 technologies in higher education. The results show a significant change in lecturer conceptions of pedagogy were achieved by this approach. Drawing on our experience of two iterations…

Cochrane, Thomas; Narayan, Vickel

2013-01-01

352

Diving Into the Ocean Sciences: Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Graduate students from the College of Marine Science, at the University of South Florida, are collaborating with teachers in Pinellas County schools to bring the interdisciplinary field of oceanography into the classroom. Through the National Science Foundation's GK-12 OCEANS program, a series of three full-day professional development workshops are being offered to familiarize teachers with ocean science concepts and allow

H. W. Hill; H. L. Judkins; T. Greely; S. Ivey; A. Pyrtle; A. Lodge

2004-01-01

353

The Teachers' Perspective on Teacher Professional Development Evaluation  

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This study constructs indicators and weights that can be used in the professional development evaluation (PDE) of elementary school teachers. The indicators were constructed using data collected from literature reviews, interviews with experts, and questionnaire surveys. The Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAPH) was used to analyze the collected…

Chen, Yu-Fen

2013-01-01

354

Achieving the Goals. Goal 4: Teacher Education and Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Goal 4 of the National Education Goals envisions that teachers will have access to programs for the continued improvement of their professional skills. This book examines what federal agencies are doing to enhance teacher preparation, presents information on career-long development, and offers program descriptions and contact names. The first…

Department of Education, Washington, DC.

355

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

356

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

357

Differences across Academic Subjects in Teachers' Attitudes about Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

358

GEOGRAPHY 200B: GEOGRAPHICAL THOUGHT, RESEARCH, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  

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GEOGRAPHY 200B: GEOGRAPHICAL THOUGHT, RESEARCH, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Winter 2012 Class will be the historical arc of geographical thought with the formation of Geography as a discipline and its contemporary: geography as place, geography as space, geography as changes on the face of the earth, and geography

Lopez-Carr, David

359

GEOGRAPHY 200B: GEOGRAPHICAL THOUGHT, RESEARCH, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  

E-print Network

GEOGRAPHY 200B: GEOGRAPHICAL THOUGHT, RESEARCH, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Winter 2011 Class thought with the formation of Geography as a discipline and its contemporary practice at UCSB: geography as place, geography as space, geography as changes on the face of the earth, and geography

Lopez-Carr, David

360

K-12 Teacher Participation in Online Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Effectiveness in education is a national concern and reform efforts continue to be championed with the hope of stimulating improvement to more effectively meet the needs of all students. Many reform efforts include a focus on teacher professional development to strengthen teacher pedagogy and positively impact student achievement. Rapid expansion…

McNamara, Catherine Louise

2010-01-01

361

What Do Beginning English Teachers Want From Professional Development?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This qualitative, interpretive case study allows insights into the reflective emerging teacher practitioner as it explores pre-service and beginning teachers’ preparedness to deal with curriculum change and the demands of the classroom and school community. Five beginning teachers were asked what they want from professional development in a period of rapid curriculum change. The study aligns with emerging local and

Anita Jetnikoff

2011-01-01

362

From professional development to system change: teacher leadership and innovation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article argues for a particular conceptualisation of teacher leadership; one that enables us to overcome the limitations of established approaches to continuing professional development as a strategy for school improvement by mobilising the massive untapped potential of teachers as leaders of innovation. In this article, teacher leadership is conceived as a key dimension of the role of teachers regardless

David Frost

2012-01-01

363

From Professional Development to System Change: Teacher Leadership and Innovation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article argues for a particular conceptualisation of teacher leadership; one that enables us to overcome the limitations of established approaches to continuing professional development as a strategy for school improvement by mobilising the massive untapped potential of teachers as leaders of innovation. In this article, teacher leadership is…

Frost, David

2012-01-01

364

Meaningful Learning in Professional Development: Teaching without Telling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the pedagogy of facilitation within physical education professional development (PD). Specific research questions were: 1) What were the self-identified pedagogical strategies employed by facilitators in PD?, and 2) From the perspective of the participants, what strategies contributed to their growth as…

Patton, Kevin; Parker, Melissa; Pratt, Erica

2013-01-01

365

Hybrid Teacher Leaders and the New Professional Development Ecology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This two-year study examines an emergent model for promoting classroom change amidst systemic professional development efforts--the hybrid teacher leader (HTL). Utilizing ecological and teacher social network frameworks, the relative strengths and weaknesses of educators who both teach and lead teachers are explored. In-depth qualitative data from…

Margolis, Jason

2012-01-01

366

Findings from research on divorce: implications for professionals' skill development.  

PubMed

Results from research on divorce are synthesized, and practical implications for the development of conceptual, perceptual, and executive skills for educators, lawyers, mental health clinicians, health care professionals, social policy planners, and the media are presented. An interdisciplinary approach to intervention is proposed, and recommendations for future research on divorce are made. PMID:6610363

Leahey, M

1984-04-01

367

What Can Mixed Methods Designs Offer Professional Development Program Evaluators?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, the authors describe the benefits and pitfalls of mixed methods designs. They argue that mixed methods designs may be preferred when evaluating professional development programs for p-K-12 education given the new call for accountability in making data-driven decisions. They summarize and critique the studies in terms of limitations…

Giordano, Victoria; Nevin, Ann

2007-01-01

368

Online Professional Development: Choices for Early Childhood Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

369

Interactive Reading in Preschool: Improving Practice through Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Shared reading is a common practice in preschool classrooms and is purported to develop oral language, print concepts, and listening comprehension. The actual practice of reading aloud differed greatly among observed classrooms resulting in variations in potential positive effects. This study examines the potential effects of professional…

Kindle, Karen J.

2013-01-01

370

The Work, Perceptions and Professional Development of Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents work from an ongoing investigation, where the objective is to understand the impact of recent Portuguese legislation--the Teaching Career Statute and its respective Evaluation of Teacher Performance regulations--on the (re)construction of teacher identity, the teaching career and professional development. From an analysis of…

Silva, Ana Maria; Herdeiro, Rosalinda

2014-01-01

371

A New Pathway: Video-Based Professional Development in Geography  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education, in partnership with the Agency for Instructional Technology, and the National Geographic Education Foundation have embarked on the production of a twenty-two-program, Web-based professional development series for teachers of geography, social studies, and environmental science, titled…

Boehm, Richard G.; Brysch, Carmen P.; Mohan, Audrey; Backler, Alan

2012-01-01

372

The Role of Academic Study in Teachers' Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Currently, in New Zealand, unprecedented numbers of teachers are involved in professional development activities, with, in essence, practice as the major focal point. In recent years, however, an increasing trend for primary teachers to undertake academic study towards a degree qualification has emerged. Although study towards a degree…

Williams, Ruth

2005-01-01

373

Modeling Instruction: The Impact of Professional Development on Instructional Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Modeling Instruction holds the potential for transforming science instruction and improving student achievement. Key to the success of Modeling Instruction, however, is the fidelity of implementation of its curriculum. This qualitative study examined the impact of Modeling Instruction professional development on participating teachers'…

Barlow, Angela T.; Frick, Tasha M.; Barker, Heather L.; Phelps, Amy J.

2014-01-01

374

CLASS Reliability Training as Professional Development for Preschool Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Use of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) is increasing across the United States as an important indicator of the quality of programs for young children. Professional development is required to facilitate teachers' understanding of the instructional behaviors upon which they will be judged. This study investigated the use of the…

Casbergue, Renée M.; Bedford, April Whatley; Burstein, Karen

2014-01-01

375

Dulye Leadership Experience The Ultimate Professional Development Experience  

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Dulye Leadership Experience The Ultimate Professional Development Experience: Dulye Leadership Experience Do YOU have what it takes to join the team? Find out more at dle.dulye.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DulyeLeadershipExperience Twitter: DLE4SU #12;Dulye Leadership Experience Program Overview Dulye Leadership Experience The Dulye

Crowston, Kevin

376

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

377

Professional Development for Museum Educators: Unpinning the Underpinnings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Frontline museum floor staff people are critical agents in the field's efforts to catalyze greater community engagement and participation at the intersections of science, art, history, and society. Yet, coming from widely disparate backgrounds and often with little formal professional development in place, many museum-based education practices are…

Bevan, Bronwyn; Xanthoudaki, Maria

2008-01-01

378

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

379

A Professional Development Climate Course for Sustainable Agriculture in Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are few professional development courses in Australia for the rural sector concerned with climate variability, climate change and sustainable agriculture. The lack of educators with a sound technical background in climate science and its applications in agriculture prevents the delivery of courses either stand-alone or embedded in other…

George, David; Clewett, Jeff; Birch, Colin; Wright, Anthony; Allen, Wendy

2009-01-01

380

Closing the Gap through Professional Development: Implications for Reading Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

381

The Irving Harris Foundation's Investment in the Professional Development Network  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Phyllis Glink, the executive director of the Irving Harris Foundation, describes the Foundation's strategic approach to grantmaking in the infant and early childhood field. The Harris Professional Development Network evolved out of Irving Harris's growing appreciation for the importance of supporting very young children's mental health and…

Glink, Phyllis

2012-01-01

382

Building a Culture of Evidence through Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

383

Organisational Factors and Teachers' Professional Development in Dutch Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study that investigates the relationship between organisational factors, Teachers' Professional Development (TPD) and occupational expertise. Design/methodology/approach: A survey was administered among 152 Dutch teachers in secondary education. Findings: Analysis of the data revealed that of…

Evers, Arnoud T.; van der Heijden, Beatrice I. J. M.; Kreijns, Karel; Gerrichhauzen, John T. G.

2011-01-01

384

Teaching L2 Pragmatics: Opportunities for Continuing Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching L2 pragmatics is often not covered in teacher education programs, and is an excellent area for continuing professional development. As part of a larger project on instructed interlanguage pragmatics, volunteer instructor participants were asked to teach a series of lessons on pragmatics to university-aged (19-23) ESL learners in ESL and…

Vellenga, Heidi

2011-01-01

385

ECpE Graduate Student Professional Development Support Request  

E-print Network

ECpE Graduate Student Professional Development Support Request Complete and Submit to: sara k harris, 2215 Coover Hall ORIGINAL ­ ECpE Department Accountant Copy ­ ECpE Grad Student Rev. 06 PAG, that you have "sara k harris, 41097, 2215 Coover Hall" as contact and "TBD" for Dept. Support

Vaswani, Namrata

386

EFL Teachers' Professional Development: A Concept, a Model, and Tools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of this article is to propose the Distance Professional Development and Support System (DPDS), an approach specifically designed to help non-native speakers of English teach English-as-a-Foreign Language (EFL) in a non-English-speaking setting. English has become the primary language of international communication, and there is a…

Serdiukov, Peter; Tarnopolsky, Oleg

387

Developing Critical Reflection in Professional Focused Doctorates: A Facilitator's Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper aims to explore the challenges and opportunities for expediting critical reflection in management education and development to highlight particularly how critical reflection has been facilitated within the context of a professionally focused doctoral programme. Design/methodology/approach: The paper draws on empirical research…

Sambrook, Sally; Stewart, Jim

2008-01-01

388

Cultivating Self in the Context of Transformative Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

389

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

390

Professional Development Schools: Researching Lessons from the Field  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Professional Development Schools: Researching Lessons from the Field" provides a comprehensive analysis of PDS research that can aid PDS stakeholders in designing and sustaining meaningful research in their partnerships. Breault and Breault used an extensive qualitative meta-synthesis to examine the research over the past 20 years. Their…

Breault, Rick; Breault, Donna Adair

2011-01-01

391

California State University Long Beach Employee Professional Learning & Development Plan  

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consult with Staff Human Resources to determine the length and assessment periods of the plan. The length and Instructions A Professional Learning & Development Plan can be utilized to provide an employee with career an employee is required to learn new skills that are substantive and essential to his or her current position

Sorin, Eric J.

392

Standards for Professional Development for Teachers of Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Science Education Standards present a vision of learning and teaching science in which all students have the opportunity to become scientifically literate. The standards provide criteria for making judgments about the quality of the professional development opportunities that teachers of science will need to implement the National Science Education Standards.

National Research Council (National Research Council Committee on Scientific and Humane Issues in the Use of Random Source Dogs and Cats for Research; Na)

2011-05-31

393

Key Points in Learning Forward's Definition of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

394

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

395

Professional Development in Action: Improving Teaching for English Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph showcases professional development projects by school districts and colleges of education that train teachers to work successfully with English learners (ELs) across the nation. The papers presented in this monograph offer real-life examples of successful and innovative practices, including institutionalized mentoring programs, new…

Casteel, Catherine J., Ed.; Ballantyne, Keira Gebbie, Ed.

2010-01-01

396

A professional development climate course for sustainable agriculture in Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are few professional development courses in Australia for the rural sector concerned with climate variability, climate change and sustainable agriculture. The lack of educators with a sound technical background in climate science and its applications in agriculture prevents the delivery of courses either stand?alone or embedded in other courses, and adversely affects the ability of graduating students to apply

David George; Jeff Clewett; Colin Birch; Anthony Wright; Wendy Allen

2009-01-01

397

Safety, celebration, and risk: educator responses to LGBTQ professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research has explored multicultural teacher education from multiple, sometimes divergent perspectives; yet, these studies agree that what passes for multicultural education fails to address issues of educational inequity. This paper is part of a larger evaluation study of Reduction of Stigma in Schools (RSIS) – a professional development program aiming to empower educators to create affirming environments for Lesbian, Gay,

Elizabethe C. Payne; Melissa J. Smith

2012-01-01

398

Safety, Celebration, and Risk: Educator Responses to LGBTQ Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research has explored multicultural teacher education from multiple, sometimes divergent perspectives; yet, these studies agree that what passes for multicultural education fails to address issues of educational inequity. This paper is part of a larger evaluation study of Reduction of Stigma in Schools (RSIS)--a professional development program…

Payne, Elizabethe C.; Smith, Melissa J.

2012-01-01

399

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

400

Technology Academies: A Professional Development Model for Technology Integration Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the Maryland Technology Academy Leadership Program which was launched in summer 1999 to build technology integration leaders who could promote and support the use of technology in schools throughout Maryland. For over four years of operation, the program provided an intensive professional development experience to more than…

McPherson, Sarah; Wizer, David; Pierrel, Elaine

2006-01-01

401

Professional Development Focused on Children's Algebraic Reasoning in Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A yearlong experimental study showed positive effects of a professional development project that involved 19 urban elementary schools, 180 teachers, and 3735 students from one of the lowest performing school districts in California. Algebraic reasoning as generalized arithmetic and the study of relations was used as the centerpiece for work with…

Jacobs, Victoria R.; Franke, Megan Loef; Carpenter, Thomas P.; Levi, Linda; Battey, Dan

2007-01-01

402

"Experiential" Professional Development: Improving World Language Pedagogy inside Spanish Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Experiential" professional development (EPD), influenced by Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound design, was integrated in the classrooms of secondary Spanish teachers to create opportunities for them to learn to use communicative language teaching (CLT) through experience. Teachers collaborated with colleagues, students, and a…

Burke, Brigid Moira

2012-01-01

403

Building Partnerships with Professional Associations. Workforce Development Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet, which is intended for practitioners in continuing higher education, examines the rationale for forming partnerships with professional associations and examines considerations in developing and maintaining partnerships. The booklet begins with a few examples of the types and scope of partnerships possible between continuing education…

Queeney, Donna S.

404

Black Female Faculty Success and Early Career Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, a number of Black female junior scholars have participated in an early career professional development program designed to address socialization issues through individual and small group mentoring. This descriptive qualitative study investigated scholars' perceptions of the importance and effectiveness of a research…

Jones, Tamara Bertrand; Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara

2013-01-01

405

Principals' Views on Teachers' Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is an account of a study that aimed to elicit the perceptions of school principals and middle managers in Lebanon on teachers' professional development (PD) and to promote an understanding of PD that extends beyond workshops. The study was qualitative and exploratory and used online interviewing to collect data. Questions were…

Nabhani, Mona; Nicolas, Maureen O'Day; Bahous, Rima

2014-01-01

406

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

407

Mentoring as Professional Development for Novice Entrepreneurs: Maximizing the Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mentoring can be seen as relevant if not essential in the continuing professional development of entrepreneurs. In the present study, we seek to understand how to maximize the learning that occurs through the mentoring process. To achieve this, we consider various elements that the literature suggested are associated with successful mentoring and…

St-Jean, Etienne

2012-01-01

408

Elite Professional Education and Problems of Regional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article emphasizes the regional development in today's Russia and focuses on the current state of the system of higher education. The concept of elite professional education is used as a means of social mobility and an instrument for the formation of the social structure of a particular region. What prompted this approach was an analysis of…

Gavrikov, A. L.

2012-01-01

409

An interventional model to develop health professionals in West Africa  

PubMed Central

The health sector is characterized by a human resource base lacking in numbers, specialized skills, and management skills. West African Health Organization (WAHO) recognizes the need within the West Africa sub-region for bilingual professionals who are skilled in public health, management, leadership, and information technology to build human capacity in public health and developed the Young Professionals Internship Program (YPIP). Our study explores the evolution of the programme. YPIP program has successfully carried out its original aims and objectives to equip young professionals with basic principles of public health, management, and leadership, acquire competence in a second official language (French, English, and Portuguese), information and communication technology. Contributing factors towards this successful evaluation included positive ratings and commentary from previous interns about the relevance, usefulness, and quality of the programme, encouraging feedback from WAHO management, trainers, administrators, and intern employers on the impact of the YPIP program on young professionals, supporting evidence that demonstrates increased knowledge in professional skills and language competency.

Sanou, Anselme Simeon; Awoyale, Florence Adeola; Diallo, Abdoulaye

2014-01-01

410

Mathematics Professional Development: Critical Features for Developing Leadership Skills and Building Teachers' Capacity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on three features of professional development (PD) programs that play an important role in developing leadership skills and building teachers' capacity: (1) fostering a professional learning community, (2) developing teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching, and (3) adapting PD to support local needs and interests. We…

Koellner, Karen; Jacobs, Jennifer; Borko, Hilda

2011-01-01

411

Through the eyes of professional developers: Understanding the design of learning experiences for science teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Professional development is important for improving teacher practice and student learning, particularly in inquiry-oriented and technology-enhanced science instruction. This study examines professional developers' practices and their impact on teachers' classroom instruction and student achievement. It analyzes professional developers designing and implementing a five-year professional development program designed to support middle school science teachers. The professional developers are four university-based researchers

Tara Eileen Higgins

2008-01-01

412

Aircraft Engine On-Line Diagnostics Through Dual-Channel Sensor Measurements: Development of an Enhanced System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In this paper, an enhanced on-line diagnostic system which utilizes dual-channel sensor measurements is developed for the aircraft engine application. The enhanced system is composed of a nonlinear on-board engine model (NOBEM), the hybrid Kalman filter (HKF) algorithm, and fault detection and isolation (FDI) logic. The NOBEM provides the analytical third channel against which the dual-channel measurements are compared. The NOBEM is further utilized as part of the HKF algorithm which estimates measured engine parameters. Engine parameters obtained from the dual-channel measurements, the NOBEM, and the HKF are compared against each other. When the discrepancy among the signals exceeds a tolerance level, the FDI logic determines the cause of discrepancy. Through this approach, the enhanced system achieves the following objectives: 1) anomaly detection, 2) component fault detection, and 3) sensor fault detection and isolation. The performance of the enhanced system is evaluated in a simulation environment using faults in sensors and components, and it is compared to an existing baseline system.

Kobayashi, Takahisa; Simon, Donald L.

2008-01-01

413

Professional Development and Urban Leadership: A Study of Urban Administrators' Perceptions of What Matters Most in Their Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1996, a major overhaul in the delivery of professional development for administrators was undertaken in the urban school district under study. A Principal Leadership Institute was created and the 182 principals and vice-principals of the district were randomly assigned to 8 cohorts, each of which was affiliated with 1 of the 8 universities and…

Walker, Elaine M.; Mitchel, Charles P.; Turner, Wayne

414

The Emergence of Teacher Leaders through Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The PUMP Algebra Project was a systemic effort in a mid-size urban city focusing on professional development of middle school mathematics teachers, which had a long-term goal of enabling more minority students to be algebra-ready by the end of 8th grade. The development of teacher leaders was not a targeted focus of the Project; it was a major…

Thornton, Carol A.; Langrall, Cynthia W.; Jones, Graham A.; Swafford, Jane O.

415

Using daily newspapers to develop professional literacy - a descriptive study  

PubMed Central

Background An orientation to the professional landscape is necessary for novices of any health discipline. We describe an assignment aimed to develop the professional literacy of pharmacy students within their local Middle Eastern context. Methods “Pharmacy and Health Care” is a course designed to introduce first-year students to both historic and contemporary pharmacist roles and responsibilities and to the position of pharmacy within a health care system. An assignment asked students to identify a health-related article recently reported by one of the domestic newspapers in order to exhibit the students’ ability to conceptualize how pharmacists fit into the described health context. Results The exercise was assigned over three consecutive academic years. A majority of the students (36/60; 60%) chose articles reported in one of the three English-language dailies; stories were primarily characterized as Qatar health-related current events or news items (44/60; 73%). The pharmacy students felt the assignment encouraged reading and an appreciation of current pharmacist roles and future opportunities in Qatar health care. Conclusion A newspaper assignment designed to develop professional literacy would be of benefit in early training years in health care professional degree programs elsewhere in the world; the result would orient students to expected positions in local health care settings and would help envision role expansion. PMID:23901307

Wilbur, Kerry

2013-01-01

416

Professional development and change in a learning organization.  

PubMed

There is a growing tendency for learning in the workplace to be seen as a managerial function rather than as the responsibility of educationalists. As managers prepare to take a more active role in facilitating professional education, they need to consider the extent to which their organizational arrangements help or hinder the learning of professional skills. There is a potential risk that the development of important clinical practice skills may be inadvertently overlooked, because of the kind of organizational arrangements in force. This paper outlines alternative approaches to organizational development, explaining the basis for implementing 'holographic principles' when planning a system. A situational analysis carried out in an inner-city community provider unit revealed an alternative, more directive and fragmented arrangement. The analysis is used to illustrate how a focus on developing the organization as a learning environment during periods of rapid and multiple change can also help to promote clinical nursing skills. PMID:7602006

Cowley, S

1995-05-01

417

Expanding the Professional Development School Model: Developing Collaborative Partnerships with School Counselors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Professional Development School (PDS) model, a successful collaborative partnership model between university teacher education programs and P-12 schools, focuses on ''preparing future educators, providing current educators with ongoing professional development, encouraging joint school-university faculty investigation of…

Foust, Gretchen E.; Goslee, Patricia A.

2014-01-01

418

The impact of telecommunications on science teacher professional development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

National education reform places emphasis on teachers moving towards empowering themselves and accepting responsibility for their own professional growth. Successful teacher in-service programs foster professional development by providing support in the school context (Baird, Ellis and Kuerbis, 1989; Lieberman, 1990). Research on national reform indicates that many teachers rely on communities of networks to sustain the assistance they need (McLaughlin & Talbert, 1993). Communities of teachers develop relationships with one another to enhance their personal and professional development while collaborating with colleagues (Lieberman, 1990). However, teachers within a school or the same district rarely have opportunities for collegial interactions because of schedules, lack of support for such interactions, or lack of interest among colleagues. This research study evaluates teachers interacting as a community via the Internet. Internet technology overcomes geographic barriers and time constraints, which limit the effectiveness of professional development programs (Gal, 1993). The communication opportunities in a network, together with the coordination of program staff, create an environment that provides teachers with support following a summer program (Gal, 1993). This case study examines the structure and change in three groups of science teachers who attended summer institutes and maintained interactions through a commercial network. The activities and interactions among members in the group, and the ways in which the members interacted with one another to create a community were studied. The network provided opportunities to interact with colleagues, both privately and publicly. Dialogue from these interactions were analyzed to determine patterns of teacher discourse that evolved following an in-service program. Teachers requested support for using program materials, shared experiences, shared resources, interacted socially, and reflected on their practice. This study demonstrates that professional growth can occur when teachers interact collaboratively using telecommunications. Teachers from different summer institutes, who had never met, interacted as a community, sharing experiences, requesting assistance, and reflecting on their practice for two or more years following a summer in-service program. The findings suggest that telecommunications is an effective option for sustaining collegial interactions and providing support, as advocated by current models of professional development.

Hatton, Mary E.

419

Development of professional competence via self-instructional units.  

PubMed

In recent years, self-instructional teaching methods have come under criticism from educators, much of it warranted. But when self-instructional materials are written by experienced educators who teach the topic and are developed within a versatile process using a proven format, they are extremely valuable teaching aids. We discuss here the results of a grant project funded by W. K. Kellogg Foundation and describe the process used at Kettering Medical Center's School of Medical Technology to develop and produce over 100 self-instructional units. We also discuss potential uses of self-instructional units in professional continuing education programs and suggest ways self-instructional units might be used to promote interdisciplinary health care and expansion of professional knowledge banks. This project confirmed that professions can create their own educational materials through the independent efforts of their members. PMID:6735896

Fiene, M A; Fannon, M; Drewry, S; Spahn, M A

1984-05-01

420

Certification and clinical ladder as the impetus for professional development.  

PubMed

With today's healthcare challenges of nursing shortages and financial instability, it is imperative that healthcare organizations retain clinically competent nurses at the bedside. Professional development and recognition are key motivators to increase nursing job satisfaction, thus reducing shortages and turnover. Implementation of specialty certification and clinical advancement programs is of benefit to the public, employers, and nurses alike. Clinical ladder and Magnet recognition are often the impetus for specialty nursing certification in healthcare institutions. Clinical ladder history, purpose, models, perceptions, and satisfiers are discussed. Certification statistics, types, impetus, benefits, incentives, and barriers are highlighted, as well as a facility's innovative strategy to increase specialty certification. Certification and clinical ladder programs demonstrate commitment of healthcare organizations and nursing staff to provide high-quality care and professional nursing development, an investment that hospitals cannot afford to overlook. PMID:20019510

Watts, Misty D

2010-01-01

421

Developing Secure Power Systems Professional Competence: Alignment and Gaps in Workforce Development Programs—Summary Report  

SciTech Connect

This document is a summarization of the report, Developing Secure Power Systems Professional Competence: Alignment and Gaps in Workforce Development Programs, the final report for phase 2 of the SPSP (DOE workforce study) project.

O'Neil, Lori Ross; Assante, Michael; Tobey, D. H.; Conway, T. J.; Vanderhorst, Jr, T. J.; Januszewski, III, J.; Leo, R.; Perman, K.

2013-07-01

422

Supporting Professional Development in Special Education with Web-Based Professional Learning Communities: New Possibilities with Web 2.0  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the challenges in organizing professional learning communities (PLCs) in special education, identifies the teacher and student benefits of using a PLC approach to professional development, and discusses the promise and pitfalls of organizing web-based PLCs to engage distributed stakeholders in the practice of special…

Hardman, Elizabeth L.

2012-01-01

423

Issues in Science Education: Professional Development Leadership and the Diverse Learner (e-book)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Make science teaching better for every student. Help learners from different backgrounds--and with different learning styles--by developing new skills, resources, and knowledge. This book discusses the ways in which professional development can help you handle equity and diversity issues in the classroom. Among the topics: � How professional development can help teachers motivate and increase participation by women and minorities in science � Using professional development to promote change � Professional development's role in leadership development and reform

2009-04-23

424

Issues in Science Education: Professional Development Leadership and the Diverse Learner  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Make science teaching better for every student. Help learners from different backgrounds--and with different learning styles--by developing new skills, resources, and knowledge. This book discusses the ways in which professional development can help you handle equity and diversity issues in the classroom. Among the topics: � How professional development can help teachers motivate and increase participation by women and minorities in science � Using professional development to promote change � Professional development's role in leadership development and reform

2001-01-01

425

Increasing Professionalism and Targeting Effort: Recent Books on the Training and Development of Continuing Education Professionals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews three recent books (by Gessner, Calvert, and Nowlen) that investigate how the changing economic, political, and social context affects continuing professional education. The focus of each book on individualistic responses to professionalism suggests that professional continuing educators need to be sensitive to the culture of their…

Hedberg, John G.

1990-01-01

426

School Development and Professional Development in the New Educational Reform in Spain.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Components of the sociocultural, professional, and institutional contexts of teacher professional development in Spain are explored. Teacher training changes in Spain arise from the sociocultural context, with the increasing democratization of the nation since the 1980s, the recognition that areas and elements of society have been underserved, the…

Estebaranz, Araceli; Mingorance, Pilar

427

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY Institute for Professional Development INSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 243 S. Wabash Ave, Room 301  

E-print Network

S. Wabash Ave, Room 301 Chicago, IL 60604-2300 WEB DEVELOPMENT WITH JAVASCRIPT AND HTML5 Phone: (312: ________________________________ #12;WEB DEVELOPMENT WITH JAVASCRIPT AND HTML5 PROGRAM APPLICANTS: This form must be completed

Schaefer, Marcus

428

Professional Development in 'Healthy' vs. 'Unhealthy' Districts: Top 10 characteristics based on research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Professional development is a requirement of every reform effort. Most states in the USA mandate a certain number of days in the school calendar to be allocated for professional development. Other nations often fund professional development for teachers to accompany an initiative to improve student performance. Although assumptions about why and how pro- fessional development should be conducted are shared,

Ruie Jane Pritchard; Jon C. MARSHALL

2002-01-01

429

Development of the on-line operator aid system (oasysm) using rule based expert system and fuzzy logic for nuclear power plants  

Microsoft Academic Search

The On-line Operator Aid SYStem (OASYS) has been developed to support the operator`s decision making process and to ensure the safety of a nuclear power plant by providing operators with proper guidelines in a timely manner, according to the plant operation mode. The OASYS consists of four systems such as a signal validation and management system (SVMS), a plant monitoring

K. S. Kang; S. S. Choi; H. G. Kim; H. K. Jeong; C. U. Yi

1995-01-01

430

MS PHD'S Professional Development Program: A Scientific Renaissance in Cyberspace  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study is a component of a four-year investigation of MS PHD'S Professional Development Program's virtual community through the lenses of underrepresented minority students in Earth system science and engineering fields. In this presentation, the development, assessment and projected utilization of the ongoing study will be discussed. The overall goal of this study is to examine the effectiveness of virtual team building methods and understand how the development of a communal cyberinfrastructure acts as an integral part of the emergence of a Scientific Renaissance. The exemplar, Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science (MS PHD'S), provides professional development experiences to facilitate the advancement of students of color achieving outstanding Earth system careers. Undergraduate and graduate students are supported through access to scientific conferences, mentorship and virtual community building. Framed by critical theory, this ethnographic exploration uses a mixed methods research design to record, observe, and analyze both the processes and products of the website, listserv and synchronous web-based dialogue. First, key findings of the formative evaluation and annual reports of the successfully implemented 2003 MS PHD'S Pilot Project are presented. These findings inform future evaluations of the use of technological resources and illustrate how this public space provides peer support and enriched research opportunities. Quantitative methods such as statistical analysis, academic and professional tracking and evaluative tools for scientific content and competency are complimented by qualitative methods that include observations, heuristic case studies and focus group interviews. The findings of this ongoing investigation will provide insight on how national organizations, higher education practitioners, community-based support systems and underrepresented minorities in the sciences promote diversity by developing successful cyberspace programs and networks. Through the examination of the transformation, expansion and democratization of the Earth system science community, new knowledge will be obtained on how a cyber-community fuses science, diversity and technology to form dialectics between creating and analyzing a Scientific Renaissance.

Powell, J. M.; Williamson, V. A.; Griess, C. A.; Pyrtle, A. J.

2004-12-01

431

An autobiographical approach to exploring secondary ELTs' professional development in developing countries: Syria and Pakistan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The new trends in learning\\/teaching English, as a foreign\\/second language, highlight teachers' professional development (TPD) as essential in bringing about educational reforms through enhancing teachers' subject-content and pedagogical content knowledge, and changing their attitudes and beliefs about their roles and teaching. Therefore, this study focused on exploring English language teachers' (ELTs') professional development (PD) in developing countries; namely Syria and

Ruba Hashem Dayoub

2010-01-01

432

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY Institute for Professional Development INSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 243 S. Wabash Ave, Room 301  

E-print Network

S. Wabash Ave, Room 301 Chicago, IL 60604-2300 WEB DEVELOPMENT WITH AJAX TECHNOLOGIES Phone: (312: ________________________________ #12;WEB DEVELOPMENT WITH AJAX TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM APPLICANTS: This form must be completed/ Operating System: Type of experience (e.g., on-the-job, coursework, etc.): Length of time

Schaefer, Marcus

433

Teachers' Perceptions of Effective Science, Technology, and Mathematics Professional Development and Changes in Classroom Practices  

E-print Network

The purpose of this study is to examine teachers’ perceptions of professional development and changes in classroom practice. A proposed conceptual framework for effective professional development that results in changes in classroom practices...

Boriack, Anna Christine

2013-04-11

434

76 FR 18538 - Applications for New Awards; National Professional Development Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Awards; National Professional Development Program AGENCY...Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited...for the National Professional Development Program. This notice...Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement for...

2011-04-04

435

Professional Development Activities of Medical Technologists: Management Implications for Allied Health.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early career medical technologists (n=392) were surveyed in 1994 and 1997. They participated in both scholarly and administrative types of professional development; both types increased over time. Distinct types of professional development opportunities were recommended. (Contains 32 references.) (SK)

Summers, Stephanie H.; Blau, Gary; Ward-Cook, Kory

2000-01-01

436

Identifying Patterns of Relationships between Professional Development and Professional Culture with Texas High School Science Teachers and Students  

E-print Network

Professional development (PD) is used as the primary means for ensuring the continued learning of teachers. PD opportunities and support vary in type and quality. Little is known about the participation in and support of PD for high school science...

Ruebush, Laura Elizabeth

2012-10-19

437

Teachers Professional Development through Web 2.0 Environments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Teacher professional development is no longer synonymous with acquiring new teaching techniques, it is rather about starting new processes as to engage with new forms of learning, reflected in the practice of teaching. With easy access to the panoply of online communications tools, new opportunities for further development have been enabled. Learning within a wider community has not only become a possibility, but rather a reality accessible to a larger number of individuals interested in pursuing their learning path both in a personalised and networked way. The web provides the space for learning, but the learning environment is decidedly dependent on the interrelationships that are established amongst individuals. The effectiveness of the web is reflected in the unconventional opportunities it offers for people to emerge as knowledge producers rather than information collectors. Hence, it is not the tools that most matter to develop a learning environment where more personalized learning opportunities and collective intelligence prospers as the result of personal and collaborative effort. Although web tools provide the space for interaction, it is the enhancement of a meaningful learning atmosphere, resulting in a joint enterprise to learn and excel in their practice, which will transform a space for learning into an effective, interactive learning environment. The paper will examine learning and training experiences in informal web environments as the basis for an open discussion about professional development in web 2.0 environments.

Costa, Cristina

438

Improving Science and Mathematics Instruction: The SINUS Project as an example for reform as teacher professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents an example of teacher professional development based on a perspective of situated learning and implemented on a large scale. We consider teacher professional development from three perspectives. First, teacher professional development is a key factor in improving classroom instruction. Second, teacher professional development is a vehicle for conveying knowledge from research into classrooms. Third, teacher professional development

Christian Ostermeier; Manfred Prenzel; Reinders Duit

2010-01-01

439

The Impact of Action Research for Professional Development: case studies in two Manchester schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teacher professional development has come to be recognised as a major policy tool as part of the UK Government's agenda for raising standards and school improvement. These demands call for new approaches to professional development. We need to reconceptualise what teachers learn while at work as professional development which can complement direct work with children. The study reported on in

Marie Brown; Ana Macatangay

2002-01-01

440

Learning from Teaching in Literacy Education: New Perspectives on Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of papers describes what is known about the effective professional development of literacy educators. The 11 papers are: (1) "Professional Development Scenarios: What Is and Might Be" (Emily Rodgers and Gay Su Pinnell); (2) "A National Overview of Professional Development Programs in Reading" (Marie Tejero Hughes, Michele Mits…

Rodgers, Emily M., Ed.; Pinnell, Gay Su, Ed.

441

Professional Development for Teacher Leaders: Promoting Program Ownership and Increased Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The on-going professional development is the heart of Reading Recovery's success, pumping support to developing professionals in the program at all levels through renewed learning, collaboration, problem solving, and exposure to new research. On-going professional development is critical: (1) administrators need to protect their investment in the…

Smith-Burke, M. Trika

1996-01-01

442

Teacher leadership and professional development: examining links between two concepts central to school improvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teacher leadership has gained attention in recent years as a plausible means by which educational reform and instructional improvement can be accomplished through ongoing, site-based professional development for teachers. This article reviews and draws conclusions across the research literature on professional development and teacher leadership to examine a conceptual connection: professional development leads to teacher leadership, which leads to further

Philip E. Poekert

2012-01-01

443

Investigating the Learning of a Professional Development Team: The Years 1-3 Mathematics Probes Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the learning of a diverse team of five professional developers as they led or supported a mathematics initiative. Although teachers are typically the focus of learning in professional development, we contend that the learning of professional developers is important and should not be overlooked. We examined our learning as a…

Diezmann, Carmel M.; Fox, Jillian L.; de Vries, Eva B.; Siemon, Dianne E.; Norris, Geraldine B.

2007-01-01

444

THE EMPIRICAL BASE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN SCIENCE EDUCATION: MOVING BEYOND VOLUNTEERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

A major component of reform efforts is professional development, and while there is a growing body of literature on what constitutes good professional development, the field still lacks a comprehensive research program. Research often fails to make the connection between professional development activities and what students learn as a result of teachers' participation. Another issue is that what we know

William Bobrowsky; Ron Mar; Barry Fishman

2001-01-01

445

Fostering Teacher Learning in Systemic Reform: Linking Professional Development to Teacher and Student Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Professional development for science teachers is widely recognized as a key element for successful standards-based systemic reform, yet there is little empirical evidence to justify design decisions for professional development. This paper presents both a theoretical model of teacher learning and an analytical framework that employs the model to link professional development to both student and teacher learning. Our approach

Barry Fishman; Stephen Best; Ron Marx; Revital T. Tal

446

Teacher Professional Development in California: Status of Review. Report 09-18  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the last year, the Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) program staff have been looking at the scope of professional development for K-12 teachers in California. Staff are assessing current models of professional development offered, how they are funded, and how widespread are the kinds of professional development that research finds best at…

Agbassekou, Hanouvi

2009-01-01

447

Taking Charge of Innovations: Shifting Ownership of Professional Development Within a District University  

E-print Network

Taking Charge of Innovations: Shifting Ownership of Professional Development Within a District the university continues to innovate. This paper reports on the first in a series of studies aimed at describing of technology as well as a design model for professional development that seeks to link professional development

Fishman, Barry

448

The DataTools Professional Development Program: Sustainability via a University Partnership  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The DataTools professional development program (http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/msdatatools), offered by TERC, helps teachers integrate technology, scientific data, and inquiry into their middle and high school curricula. It leverages the resources and techniques of the Earth Exploration Toolbook (http://serc.carleton.edu/eet), an online collection of investigations that promotes the use of technology and scientific data in the context of studying the earth system. Over the course of the year-long program, teachers develop skills and a pedagogy of inquiry through a combination of on-line and face-to-face professional development and a significant amount of peer support. They learn to use information technologies that support the visualization and analysis of numerical, geospatial, and image data. DataTools was funded by NSF’s ITEST program to operate for three years. During year two we started to investigate the possibility of transforming the program into a graduate-level course at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (UMD). The first step in that process was partnering with UMD to offer the third year of the NSF-funded program as a 3-credit graduate course on a 1-year trial basis. Our UMD partner participated in advertising the program to teachers in its network, provided classroom space at UMD for the face-to-face meetings and summer workshop, and offered three graduate credits to teachers who successfully completed the program. TERC staff continued to provide the professional development. The formation of the School for Education, Public Policy, and Civic Engagement at UMD, and the new STEM Department within that school appear to be favoring the transformation of this NSF-funded program into a sustainable graduate level course for in-service teachers. A key element to developing a sustainable course at a large university is to position it in a way that can service the largest number of students. In addition to the tremendous need of science professional development for teachers in the geographic region of UMD, the course can also serve as a science course for undergraduate students to fulfill general education requirements. This tremendously enlarges the number of students potentially served by the course. Nevertheless, after almost two years and a trial program that was hailed as a success by the participants, the work of transforming the DataTools program into a standard course is ongoing. In this session we will share details of our efforts, past and present, to sustain the operation of the DataTools program.

Haddad, N.; Ledley, T. S.; McAuliffe, C. A.; Reider, D.

2009-12-01

449

Child and Family Development OFFICE: Professional Studies and Fine Arts 413 In the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts  

E-print Network

153 Child and Family Development OFFICE: Professional Studies and Fine Arts 413 In the College by the Department Master of Science degree in child development. Major in child development with the B.S. degree in applied arts and sciences. Minor in child development. Certificate in family life education. The Major

Gallo, Linda C.

450

Child and Family Development In the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts OFFICE: Professional Studies and Fine Arts 413  

E-print Network

150 Child and Family Development In the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts OFFICE degree in child development. Major in child development with the B.S. degree in applied arts and sciences. Minor in child development. Certificate in family life education. The Major The interdisciplinary major

Gallo, Linda C.

451

Leveraging New Technologies for Professional Learning in Education: Digital Literacies as Culture Shift in Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Providing just-in-time job-embedded professional learning using a technologically mediated model achieves professional growth goals and encourages teachers to build digital literacy competencies and incorporate new technologies in instructional approaches in the classroom. This article highlights the lessons learned from an award-winning…

Murphy, Janet; Lebans, Robert

2009-01-01

452

Professional development using student-led, community-based activities.  

PubMed

As a community health education center affiliated with an academic institution, we recognize that by investing in the professional development of our students, we not only maximize our own outcomes but those of our students as well. Our project, Creating Community Connections, was developed to aid the work of our Center in characterizing the evolving community landscape following Hurricane Katrina while providing opportunities for students to engage in experiential learning. Students in the project could gain skills in program planning and community assessment, as well as leadership and communications. Twenty-three students worked on the project during its 2 years, developing data collection tools, organizing and conducting key informant interviews, facilitating focus groups and community forums, managing data, and summarizing project findings for community presentations. Participation in this project allowed our students to grow as public health leaders and researchers while gaining a greater appreciation for community collaboration. PMID:21617412

Martin, Ashley E; Cunningham, Stacey C; Magnus, Jeanette H

2011-01-01

453

Evaluation of Continuing Professional Development Program for Family Physicians  

PubMed Central

Objectives: To evaluate the King Saud University Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for Family Physicians in relation to the Convenience, Relevance, Individualization, Self-Assessment, Interest, Speculation and Systematic (CRISIS) criteria. Methodology: A descriptive study was conducted at King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The authors used the six strategies of Convenience, Relevance, Individualization, Self-Assessment, Interest, Speculation and Systematic (CRISIS) for evaluation. The program was independently analyzed by the three authors using CRISIS framework. The results were synthesized. The suggestions were discussed and agreed upon and documented. Results: The results indicate that KSU-CPD program meets the CRISIS criteria for effective continuing professional development and offers a useful approach to learning. The course content covers specific areas of practice, but some shortcomings were found that need to be improved like self assessment area and individual learning needs analysis. Conclusion: This program is suitable for Family Physicians, as it is well planned and utilizes most of the principles of CRISIS, but there is still room for improvement. Designing a program for general practitioners using hybrid model that offers a blend of e-learning as well as face-to-face learning opportunities would be an ideal solution. PMID:24353556

Karim, Syed Irfan; Irfan, Farhana; Qureshi, Riaz; Naeem, Naghma; Alfaris, Eiad Abdel Mohsen

2013-01-01

454

Quality Science Teacher Professional Development and Student Achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Studies show that socio-economic background and parental education accounts for 50-60 percent of a child's achievement in school. School, and other influences, account for the remaining 40-50 percent. In contrast to most other professions, schools require no real apprenticeship training of science teachers. Overall, only 38 percent of United States teachers have had any on-the-job training in their first teaching position, and in some cases this consisted of a few meetings over the course of a year between the beginning teacher and the assigned mentor or master teacher. Since individual teachers determine the bulk of a student's school experiences, interventions focused on teachers have the greatest likelihood of affecting students. To address this deficiency, partnerships between scientists and K-12 teachers are increasingly recognized as an excellent method for improving teacher preparedness and the quality of science education. Columbia University's Summer Research Program for Science Teachers' (founded in 1990) basic premise is simple: teachers cannot effectively teach science if they have no firsthand experience doing science, hence the Program's motto, "Practice what you teach." Columbia University's Summer Research Program for Science Teachers provides strong evidence that a teacher research program is a very effective form of professional development for secondary school science teachers and has a direct correlation to increased student achievement in science. The author will present the methodology of the program's evaluation citing statistically significant data. The author will also show the economic benefits of teacher participation in this form of professional development.

Dubner, J.

2007-12-01

455

Issues in Science Education: Professional Development Planning and Design (e-book)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

There's got to be more to professional development than in-service workshops. This thoughtful book paves the way to change. It shows the circumstances under which professional development has the most impact on student learning, reviews programs that work, and offers practical ideas about how professional development can sustain science education reform. The following topics are addressed: � Changing professional development to help with standards-based reform � Building a professional development program � Using achievement data and assessment tools to modify teaching practices

2009-04-23

456

78 FR 41924 - Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Impact Evaluation of Math Professional Development  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...System of Records--Impact Evaluation of Math Professional Development AGENCY: Institute...records entitled ``Impact Evaluation of Math Professional Development'' (18-13-35...evaluation of an intensive, content-focused math professional development (PD)...

2013-07-12

457

Ion source development for isotope separator on-line based radioactive nuclear beam facility at KEK-Tanashi  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For an isotope separator on-line based radioactive nuclear beam facility at KEK-Tanashi, two different types of ion sources are currently employed: a single stage 6.4 GHz electron cyclotron resonance ion source for 18Ne2+ and 19Ne2+ ions and a surface ionization-type ion source for 8Li1+ ions. The production target for Ne radioisotopes is LiF powder. Enclosed in a water-cooled Cu target cell, the target can sustain proton beam power of 120 W for a long term. The methods to suppress unwanted isotopes, like 19F in 19Ne and 18O in 18Ne, are discussed. For the production of 8Li1+ with the surface ionization-type ion source, a recoil-catcher method is adopted. The feasibility is discussed, comparing to a thick target method.

Jeong, S. C.; Ishiyama, H.; Ishida, Y.; Kawakami, H.; Kawashima, H.; Miyatake, H.; Mizutani, S.; Oyaizu, M.; Takaku, S.; Tojyo, E.; Yoshikawa, N.; Wada, M.; Katayama, I.; Nomura, T.

2000-02-01

458

Teaching-Learning Centers: Professional Development for Teachers of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Teaching/Learning Centers (TLC) model is based on the assumption that the best foundation for meaningful, sustained, and transformative professional development is laid when teachers assess the particular needs for their school site, plan and implement professional development background. It is concluded that the TLC model of professional…

Mahn, Holbrook; McMann, Dee; Musanti, Sandra

2005-01-01

459

Where Are We At? An Empirical Study of Levels and Methods of Evaluating Continuing Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Continuing professional development (CPD) is increasingly becoming recognised as important for all professionals in order to maintain and develop their competence. Many professions, especially in the health field, require evidence of CPD in order for professionals to be granted continuing registration as practitioners. Given its accreditation as…

Muijs, Daniel; Lindsay, Geoff

2008-01-01

460

The PKRC's Value as a Professional Development Model Validated  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After a brief review of the 4-H professional development standards, a new model for determining the value of continuing professional development is introduced and applied to the 4-H standards. The validity of the 4-H standards is affirmed. 4-H Extension professionals are encouraged to celebrate the strength of their standards and to engage the…

Larson, Dale

2013-01-01

461

Designing Better Preschools: Improving Communication between Designers and Child Development Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This exploratory study examined communications between designers and child development professionals during the preschool design process. Qualitative interviews and focus groups were conducted to investigate the need for communication support between child development professionals, parents, and design professionals (n = 20) during the process of…

Beacham, Cindy V.

2006-01-01

462

An Integrated Approach to Developing Professional and Technical Skills in Engineering Undergraduates  

Microsoft Academic Search

The general consensus in industry, government, and academia is that engineers will need more highly developed professional skills to succeed in the new millenium. Of the ABET EC2000 eleven basic outcomes, six relate to professional skills such as communication, teamwork, and understanding broader issues related to engineering. Thus, engineering programs must find ways to more effectively develop students' professional skills,

Thomas A. Litzinger

463

Factors Related to Professional Development of English Language University Teachers in Thailand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional development is deemed necessary for university teachers at all levels, as it helps to enhance teaching quality. However, the extent of English language university teachers' professional development might depend on a number of factors. This paper reports on a study investigating English language university teachers' professional…

Wichadee, Saovapa

2012-01-01

464

Analysis of an Instructional Coach's Role as Elementary School Language Teachers' Professional Developer  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Coaches can provide teachers with quality professional development experiences by mentoring, providing workshops, modeling, or encouraging professional growth (York-Barr & Duke, 2004). This study focuses on the instructional coach's role in the professional development of teachers of English language learners (ELLs). The study has the following…

Chien, Chin-Wen

2013-01-01

465

Professional growth plans: Possibilities and limitations of an organizationwide employee development strategy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Professional growth plans, while not a new approach to employee development, are rarely mandated as supervisory practice. This article offers a study of wide-scale mandatory implementation of professional growth plans (PGPs) in Canadian school systems, as an approach to fostering continuous professional learning. Reported benefits included greater employee commitment to their own development; increased employee focus and accountability for their

Tara J. Fenwick

2003-01-01

466

Professional Identity Development: A Grounded Theory of Transformational Tasks of New Counselors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional identity development is an important professional issue. Examining the lived experiences of counselors-in-training (CITs), the authors used grounded theory methodology to describe the transformational tasks that are required for professional identity development. Tasks include finding a personal definition of counseling, internalizing…

Gibson, Donna M.; Dollarhide, Colette T.; Moss, Julie M.

2010-01-01

467

Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers: Potential Uses of Information Technology, Report of a Workshop  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers, like other professionals, need to stay informed about new knowledge and technologies. Yet many express dissatisfaction with the professional development opportunities made available to them in schools and insist that the most effective development programs they have experienced have been self-initiated. "Enhancing Professional…

National Academies Press, 2007

2007-01-01

468

A minority research and education information service: Design, develop, pilot test, and implement on-line access for historically black colleges and universities and government agencies  

SciTech Connect

This Annual Status Report describes the design, development and implementation of the Minority On-Line Information Service (MOLIS) project by Federal Information Exchange, Inc. for the period of April 1, 1991 to March 31, 1992. Summary information detailing developments prior to this reporting period will also be included to establish a comprehensive perspective of the project. The goal of the MOLIS project, was to develop, design, pilot test on-line access to current information on minority colleges and universities and federal minority opportunities. Federal Information Exchange, Inc. (FIE), a diversified information services company recognized by researchers and educators as a leader in the field of information delivery services, was awarded a 5 year small business research grant to develop and implement MOLIS. Since April 29, 1991, the inauguration of its on-line service, MOLIS has provided current information on 138 Black and Hispanic colleges and universities -- including faculty and student profiles, financial data, research centers and equipment information, pre-college and education programs, emerging capabilities, enrollment data, administrative personnel data, and current events -- as well as minority opportunities from 8 participating federal agencies.

Rodman, J.A.

1992-01-01

469

STEP UP to networks for science teacher professional development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Enhancement of the professional status of teachers, support for exemplary teaching methods, and encouragement of science teacher professionalism and life-long development opportunities are receiving increased attention (National Research Council, 1993; NSTA, 1993). While a variety of support mechanisms and structural changes in schooling may be necessary to effect significant long-term change, teachers’ networking capacity can be significantly enhanced via networks focused on teachers helping teachers. Clearly, the teachers in the field and the funding agencies consider STEP UP’s operating philosophy to be effective. “Our present plight did not appear overnight, and the responsibility for our current situation is widespread. Reform of our educational system will take time and unwavering commitment. It will require equally widespread, energetic, and dedicated action...” (Gardner, 1983, p. 36). Our nation may be at risk, but as the Chinese symbol for risk suggests, we also are at a time of great opportunity. Opportunities that are enhanced when isolated teacher-islands are encouraged to build interconnecting bridges via networks.

Stannard, Carl; O'Brien, Thomas; Telesca, Andrew J.

1994-12-01

470

Development of proximal formative assessment skills in video-based teacher professional development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Developing skills for proximal formative assessment is a primary goal of the academic-year professional development course offered by the Energy Project at SPU. We have adapted a video club model (Sherin & Han, 2004) in which groups of teachers watch and discuss video of classroom interactions. In this paper, we use a framework developed by Sherin & Han to analyze teacher reasoning about student understanding in an episode of video from our course. Teachers in the video use evidence from student interactions to propose general models of student thinking about energy. Our analysis suggests that the video-based professional development supports teachers in developing their professional vision for teaching: practicing the selective attention to and reasoning about evidence of student understanding that is required for proximal formative assessment.

Close, Eleanor W.; Scherr, Rachel E.; Close, Hunter G.; McKagan, Sarah B.

2012-02-01

471

Development Of Proximal Formative Assessment Skills In Video-based Teacher Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Developing skills for proximal formative assessment is a primary goal of the academic-year professional development course offered by the Energy Project at SPU. We have adapted a video club model (Sherin & Han, 2004) in which groups of teachers watch and discuss video of classroom interactions. In this paper, we use a framework developed by Sherin & Han to analyze teacher reasoning about student understanding in an episode of video from our course. Teachers in the video use evidence from student interactions to propose general models of student thinking about energy. Our analysis suggests that the video-based professional development supports teachers in developing their professional vision for teaching: practicing the selective attention to and reasoning about evidence of student understanding that is required for proximal formative assessment.

Close, Eleanor W.; Scherr, Rachel E.; Close, Hunter G.; Mckagan, Sarah B.

2012-05-15

472

Science identity construction through extraordinary professional development experiences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Despite great efforts and expenditures to promote science literacy and STEM career choices, the U.S. continues to lag behind other countries in science education, diminishing our capacity for STEM leadership and our ability to make informed decisions in the face of multiple looming global issues. I suggest that positive science identity construction (the integration of science into one's sense of self so that it becomes a source of inspiration and contributes to lifelong learning) is critical for promoting durable science literacy and pro-science choices. Therefore, the focus of this study was extraordinary professional development experiences for science educators that may significantly impact their sense of self. My hypothesis was that such experiences could positively impact educators' science and science educator identities, and potentially enhance their capacities to impact student science identities. The first part of this hypothesis is examined in this study. Further, I suggest that first-person narratives play an important role in science identity construction. Presenting a new conceptual model that connects experiential learning theory to identity theory through the narrative study of lives, I explored the impacts of subjectively regarded extraordinary professional development experiences on the science identity and science educator identity construction processes for a cohort of fifteen K-12 science teachers during a science-learning-journey to explore the volcanoes of Hawaii. I used a case study research approach under the broader umbrella of a hermeneutic phenomenology to consider four individual cases as lived experiences and to consider the journey as a phenomenon unto itself. Findings suggest science and science educator identities are impacted by such an experience but with marked variability in magnitude and nature. Evidence also suggests important impacts on their other identities. In most instances, science-related impacts were secondary to and/or embedded within the more holistic physical, intellectual, and emotional impacts. Rather than only targeting specific learning goals, as traditional professional development programs often do, this immersive experiential learning program integrated a wide range of human experience that were important factors, most notably, risk, social connections, permission and agency, and emotions in connection with more targeted science learning. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.

McLain, Bradley David

473

DataTools: A Professional Development Program Supporting the Integration of Technology and Scientific Data in Earth Science Classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The DataTools professional development program (http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/msdatatools) helps teachers integrate technology, scientific data, and inquiry into their middle and high school curricula. Over the course of the year-long program, teachers develop skills and a pedagogy of inquiry through a combination of on-line and face-to-face professional development and a significant amount of peer support. They learn to use information technologies that support the visualization and analysis of numerical, geospatial, and image data. Program staff continues working with teachers as they return to their classrooms to implement the program. DataTools leverages the resources and techniques of the Earth Exploration Toolbook (http://serc.carleton.edu/eet), an online collection of investigations that promotes the use of technology and scientific data in the context of studying the earth system. In this session we will describe the DataTools professional development program and the Earth Exploration Toolbook, and will share what we have learned over the past two years about the supports teachers need to successfully integrate the use of data and technology tools into their classrooms. We will also share some of the investigations that teachers have developed for use with their students.

Haddad, N.; Ledley, T. S.; McAuliffe, C.; Dahlman, L.

2008-12-01

474

Professional Development for Elementary Science Teachers: Implications for Practice  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As we enter a new millennium, the quality of life in the decades to come will depend to a great extent on the quality of our schools. A hallmark of that quality will be our ability to provide effective science instruction for all students. Our success in achieving that objective will depend on teachers at every level who are well-equipped and well-prepared to teach science. Staffing our classrooms with teachers who are able to provide quality science instruction, though, will not be easy. It will require commitment and collaboration on the part of teachers, administrators, teacher educators, and many others. Nor can we assume that, once in the classroom, teachers will remain well-qualified and well-prepared. A clear understanding of effective professional development, and continuous implementation based on that understanding, will insure that we have the teachers that we, and our students, will need in the coming century.

Hernandez, Patricia; Arrington, Jeff

2011-03-11

475

Williamstown Observatory and the Development of Professional Astronomy in Australia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the early 1850s the colony of Victoria was enjoying a succession of gold rushes, and as the population of the fledgling settlement of Melbourne rapidly grew, an urgent need arose for an accurate local time service. Thus, Williamstown Observatory was founded at the port of Williamstown in 1853. Under the dynamic direction of Robert Ellery, the Williamstown Observatory quickly added meteorological and tidal observations, geodetic surveying and non-meridian astronomical observations to its portfolio, and by the time it closed in 1863 it had already played a key role in the early development of professional astronomy in Australia. Ellery went on to direct Melbourne Observatory_Williamstown's successor_and in the process build an international reputation in astronomy, meteorology and scientific entrepeneurship. In this paper we will discuss the founding and chequered history of the Williamstown Observatory, its scientific instruments and the ways in which they were used to contribute to Australian and international astronomy.

Andropoulos, Jenny; Orchiston, W.; Clark, B.

2011-01-01

476

Professional development of undergraduates in wildlife ecology and management  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This paper describes a cooperative learning environment and a course continuum in wildlife ecology and management which promote the professional development of undergraduates. Students learn about functional relationships in ecology and management in lecture periods that focus on concepts, with participation by students in active learning exercises. Laboratory periods are designed around learning groups, which consist of freshmen through graduate students who focus on a common theme as they work together, while each student is responsible for his or her own research. Undergraduate teaching assistants and senior wildlife management students coordinate the activities of the learning groups and supervise the student research, learning about personnel management by active participation in leadership roles. Publication of research results on a wildlife ecology and management information system in the department's Cooperative Learning Center enables students to share what they learn with their peers and with students who follow in later years.

Moen, A.N.; Boomer, G.S.; Runge, M.C.

2000-01-01

477

Changing Identities and Evolving Conceptions of Inquiry through Teacher-Driven Professional Development  

E-print Network

This STEM education study investigates the Streamline to Mastery professional development program, in which teachers work in partnership with university researchers to design professional development opportunities for themselves and for fellow teachers. Our research describes the process of teacher professional growth both through changes in agency and through a shared pursuit of an improved understanding of classroom scientific inquiry. Videos, emails, lesson reflections, survey responses, and interviews were analyzed to glean insight into changes in teacher discourse around inquiry and into their shifts in participation within the professional community they established. Implications for professional development in STEM education are discussed.

Van Dusen, Ben; Otero, Valerie

2012-01-01

478

Developing Guided Inquiry On-line Resources for the Middle and High School Science Classroom through the NSF-MSP-funded RITES Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Rhode Island Technology Enhanced Science (RITES) Project works to build inquiry experiences in Rhode Island science classrooms. RITES enhances teacher comfort and training with numerous guided inquiry projects for their classrooms, through a concentrated summer short course experience (focused on content building and pedagogical modeling) and strong in-year presence to support use of new knowledge and technology in individual classrooms. Each guided inquiry project is bundled as an "On-line Investigation," essentially a website with carefully edited text, evocative images, graphing/plotting/screenshot import tools, open-ended question windows, and an efficient teacher view of student comments and work, with instant updates. Each "Investigation" is the culmination of intensive collaborative design, with one higher education faculty member and one in service teacher sharing conceptual development, drafting of all materials, and also teaming in instruction of the short course. In this work, we profile the start to finish process of developing the Rock Cycle-focused "On-line Investigation," from documenting the design intentions of the collaborative team, observing the short course, following some teacher-participants through the short course to observe the use of the Investigation in their classrooms. We present also a research plan for observing actualization of this "On-line Investigation" in classrooms, and consider (a) its impact on enhancing inquiry and exploring the process of science in the observed classrooms, and (b) its utility beyond the RITES Project for other similar initiatives.

Cardace, D.; Schifman, L. A.; Caulkins, J.; Kortz, K. M.; Saul, K.

2011-12-01

479

Faculty Development in Tobacco Cessation: Training Health Professionals and Promoting Tobacco Control in Developing Countries  

PubMed Central

Issues Cessation programs are essential components of comprehensive tobacco control. Health care providers, especially physicians, have major responsibility for role modeling and promoting cessation. For successful, sustainable cessation training programs, countries need health care professionals with knowledge and skills to deliver and teach tobacco cessation. Approach Review literature relevant to faculty development in tobacco cessation and discuss its strategic potential in tobacco control. Key findings Faculty development is essential for sustainable tobacco cessation training programs, and a potentially powerful strategy to shift professional and societal norms toward cessation and support of comprehensive tobacco control in countries with normative tobacco use and underdeveloped tobacco control programs. Implications Medical faculty are in a key position to influence tobacco cessation and control programs because of their roles as educators and researchers, receptivity to innovation and, influence on competencies and standards for medical education and practice. Faculty development programs must consider the number and type of faculty, and tobacco cessation curricula needed. Faculty development fosters the ability to institutionalize cessation education for students and community practitioners. Academic faculty are often leaders in their professional disciplines, influential in establishing clinical practice standards, and technical experts for government and other key health organizations. Conclusion Training health care professional faculty to become knowledgeable and committed to tobacco cessation opens opportunities to promote cessation and shift professional and societal norms away from tobacco use. PMID:19737208

Muramoto, Myra L.; Lando, Harry

2014-01-01

480

Implementing inquiry-based kits within a professional development school model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Implementation of guided inquiry teaching for the first time carries inherent problems for science teachers. Reform efforts on inquiry-based science teaching are often unsustainable and are not sensitive to teachers' needs and abilities as professionals. Professional development schools are meant to provide a research-based partnership between a public school and a university. These collaborations can provide support for the professional

Mark Thomas Jones

2005-01-01

481

Tensions in Beginning Teachers' Professional Identity Development, Accompanying Feelings and Coping Strategies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined tensions encountered by 182 beginning teachers during their professional identity development, the feelings that accompanied these tensions and the ways they tried to cope with these. Professional identity tensions stem from an unbalanced personal and professional side of (becoming) a teacher. Tensions that are often mentioned…

Pillen, Marieke; Beijaard, Douwe; Brok, Perry den

2013-01-01

482

Chi Sigma Iota Chapter Leadership and Professional Identity Development in Early Career Counselors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the academic and professional honor society of counseling, Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) has been recognized in developing advocacy, leadership, and professional identity in student and professional members. A qualitative, grounded theory study was conducted to investigate experiences of 15 early career counselors who were CSI chapter leaders as…

Luke, Melissa; Goodrich, Kristopher M.

2010-01-01

483

How can video supported reflection enhance teachers' professional development?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper responds to Eva Lundqvist, Jonas Almqvist and Leif Ostman's account of how the manner of teaching can strongly influence pupil learning by recommending video supported reflection as a means by which teachers can transform the nature of their practice. Given the complex nature of the many conditions which influence and control teachers' actions the reframing of routine practice through reflection-in-action can prove challenging. This response paper describes how video can empower teachers to take greater control of their progress and allows for a more social constructivist approach to professional development. Along with a consideration of the difficulties associated with the notion of `reflection' and a short case study, the paper uses Lev Semenovich Vygotsky's zone of proximal development and the notion of scaffolding to propose that video offers a Video Supported Zone of Proximal Development which can ease the process of teacher development. In capturing permanent and exchangeable representations of practice video encourages a collaborative approach to reflection and is consistent with the original ideas of John Dewey.

McCullagh, John F.

2012-03-01

484

Teacher-Team Development in a School-Based Professional Development Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper documents how a team progressed through the five stages of team development as a result of a school-based professional development program using a laboratory class cycle. Six Grade two teachers and their administrator in a primary school in the southeastern United States participated in the study. All the teachers were interviewed at…

Cheng, Lu Pien; Ko, Ho-Kyoung

2009-01-01

485

Effective Strategies for Developing Academic English: Professional Development and Teacher Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of academic English and advanced literacy is crucial for student success, especially for English language learners. In this study, researchers used a survey to investigate which instructional strategies 108 fourth- and fifth-grade teachers learned in professional development and found to be effective for providing English learners…

Bowers, Erica; Fitts, Shanan; Quirk, Mathew; Jung, Woo

2010-01-01

486

Pebbles in the Ocean or Fountains of Change? New Insights on Professional Development: Examining the Links--Professional Development, Teacher Leaders, and School Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A holistic approach to research design was used in this analysis of a long term, large scale professional development project held at 8 university sites in one state over a 3 year period that involved 360 teacher leaders and their principals from 180 elementary schools. The purpose of this analysis was to examine the links among professional…

Miller, Anne-Courtney S.; Wallace, Josephine D.; DiBiase, Warren J.; Nesbit, C. R.

487

National Humanities Center: Online Professional Development Seminar Toolboxes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

While there are many online pedagogical tools for high school teachers to use in the classroom, there are relatively few that allow these educators the ability to create cost-effective professional development seminars for themselves and their colleagues. The National Humanities Center has developed these helpful toolboxes, which can effectively "fit into tight school calendars and equally tight budgets." The toolboxes currently available online deal with the experience of the American Revolution and sectionalism in the United States from 1815 to 1850. Each toolbox contains a structural outline of the materials, a general timeline of events, topic framing questions, and important suggestions for how best to run each development seminar. Most importantly, the toolboxes have been created and tested by professors, teachers, and the educational program staff of the National Humanities Center. Additionally, the site notes that seminar toolboxes on The Making of African-American Identity: 1865-1915 and The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1877-1920 will be made available in coming years.

488

Instructional Designers as Reflective Practitioners: Developing Professional Identity through Reflection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the design thinking approach becomes more established in the instructional design (ID) discourse, the field will have to reconsider the professional identity of instructional designers. Rather than passively following models or processes, a professional identity rooted in design thinking calls for instructional designers to be dynamic agents of…

Tracey, Monica W.; Hutchinson, Alisa; Grzebyk, Tamme Quinn

2014-01-01

489

Increasing Cultural Competence through Needs Assessment and Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The increasing cultural diversity of American students makes it imperative for school-based professionals to engage in culturally-competent practice, thereby ensuring high-quality mental health services. Although most cultural competence training occurs in university programs, research shows practicing mental health professionals would benefit…

Smith, Natasha L.; Bahr, Michael W.

2014-01-01

490

Integrating Scientists into Teacher Professional Development—Strategies for Success  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Professional development workshops for science teachers can be greatly enhanced by scientist participation. Such workshops may promote a collegial community and mutual understanding between researchers and educators. The CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences) Education and Outreach (EO) group at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has over a decade of experience in successfully developing and hosting such events. Scientist participation in these workshops varies widely—from giving formal presentations to working one-on-one with educators in designing a research project. Researchers from CIRES, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), NSIDC (National Snow and Ice Data Center), and other Colorado agencies and institutions have participated in the workshops. In addition, graduate students in scientific research programs at the University of Colorado are frequently involved. Such workshops can be effective broader impacts components of scientific programs. One example of a long-running successful program was the Earthworks project (1998-2007), a one-week workshop for secondary science teachers from around the country. With the help of practicing geoscientists, participants working in teams designed and conducted a field-based interdisciplinary study. Attendees were so enthusiastic that the ongoing Listserv community (including both scientist and educators) is still active and engaged three years after the last workshop. In a more recent example, since 2009 CIRES EO has been hosting an annual week-long summer workshop as the COSEE (Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence) West—Colorado Collaborative. The COSEE workshops have had a different theme each year. In 2010, the workshop explored the link between Arctic sea ice, the Greenland ice sheet, sea level, and global climate processes. Extensive evaluation efforts have been included in the design of each workshop and the evaluation results are used to improve subsequent workshops. To measure achievement of program goals, feedback surveys, interviews, and workshop observation are employed. Evaluation data have shown consistently throughout the years that both educators and scientists value the time spent with each other at these workshops. Scientists enjoy sharing their topic areas with motivated and energetic educators. Conversely, science teachers appreciate the opportunity to work directly with scientists and to hear about cutting-edge research being done. This paper will review the most successful strategies for including scientists in professional development workshops, from both the teachers’ and the scientists’ perspectives.

Lynds, S. E.; Buhr, S. M.; Smith, L. K.

2010-12-01

491

The Motherhood Penalty and the Professional Credential: Inequality in Career Development for Those with Professional Degrees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Transitions from education to work constitute a distinct set of situations where discrimination is likely to occur. Gender beliefs generally disadvantage women, and when coupled with beliefs regarding parental responsibility, tend to heavily disadvantage mothers. Yet we suggest that professional credentials create a divided labour market, with…

Berggren, Caroline; Lauster, Nathanael

2014-01-01

492

Indigenizing Teacher Professional Development: Anticipating the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is the Australian Government's intention that all teachers will have, as a minimum, a proficient level of demonstrable professional expertise in both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. A raft of government policies are giving shape to the engagement of the…

Rhea, Zane Ma

2012-01-01

493

Education, Language and Professionalism: Issues in the Professional Development of Early Years Practitioners in Germany  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the Federal Republic of Germany, many efforts are currently under way to improve the quality of early childhood education. One starting point is the quality of the professional training of early childhood practitioners. However, discussions mainly refer to input factors, such as the training curricula or the formal level of training. Output…

Fried, Lilian

2009-01-01

494

Using Videoconferencing for Elementary/Secondary Teacher Professional Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Working within a large geographic area, McDonald Observatory lacks the resources to send staff to present professional development workshops to teachers - and only limited numbers of teachers have the resources to attend workshops at our observatory. Our solution is the development of a new program to bring the workshop to teachers in their own communities through videoconferencing. Each workshop location has a co-facilitator who prepared for his/her duties through an orientation/training session held at McDonald Observatory. At the observatory, they experienced a variety of activities and selected the ones most suitable for the grade-levels of the teachers in their region; they recruit the teachers for the local workshop. Each videoconference session includes pre/post assessment of the participants, an interactive videoconference with an expert presenter, and assistance from the co-facilitator who manages the materials and assists with the activities. Through use of this technology, we expect to reach 500 teachers. An independent evaluator is preparing formative and summative evaluation for the project.

Hemenway, Mary Kay; Wetzel, Marc; Rood, Magdalena; Roberts-Gray, Cynthia; Preston, Sandra

2011-06-01

495

"I Speak Prose and I Now Know It." Personal Development Trajectories among Teacher Educators in a Professional Development Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores trajectories of professional growth by teacher educators participating in a professional development community on teaching thinking. Qualitative measures revealed a four stage model of personal professional trajectories: anticipation/curiosity, withdrawal, awareness and change. The model delineates passages traversed by teacher…

Brody, David; Hadar, Linor

2011-01-01

496

Common features of professional development activities for mathematics and science teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines professional development activities provided for mathematics and science teachers in the National Science Foundation’s Math and Science Partnership Program by analyzing a cross?sectional sample of over 2000 professional development (PD) activities in the program. Data were gathered from secondary source documents and surveys to examine core and structural features of professional development offerings (i.e. form, collective participation,

Johnna J. Bolyard; Hana Oh; Nancy Irby Cerar

2010-01-01

497

Common features of professional development activities for mathematics and science teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines professional development activities provided for mathematics and science teachers in the National Science Foundation’s Math and Science Partnership Program by analyzing a cross?sectional sample of over 2000 professional development (PD) activities in the program. Data were gathered from secondary source documents and surveys to examine core and structural features of professional development offerings (i.e. form, collective participation,

Johnna J. Bolyard; Hana Oh; Nancy Irby Cerar

2011-01-01

498

Teacher-to-teacher mentoring as professional development: Using authentic scientific research as a medium  

Microsoft Academic Search

Contemporary science education reform movements stress the importance of the professional development of teachers as an avenue for facilitating teacher change. Educational research on the professional development of teachers often focuses on the effect of hierarchical approaches on teachers enacting an authoritative perspective. Little understanding exists about the professional development of teachers that is non-hierarchical. This thesis explores teacher-to-teacher mentoring

Jason Petula

2007-01-01

499

Utilization of Communication Technologies to Facilitate Follow-up to On-site Professional Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary research objective of the hypotheses-generating study focused on the viability of the communication technologies (Internet, e-mail, phone, and fax) as effective media for professional development. The central research question was: What impact does communication technology have on the facilitation of follow-up sessions to traditional on-site professional development? First, the study explored the facilitation of follow-up professional development for

Cheryl White Sundberg

500

Development, Validation and Implementation of Continuous Professional Development Programmes for Community Pharmacists  

PubMed Central

In India, structured continuous professional development modules are not available to update the knowledge and skills of the practicing community pharmacists. A prospective study was designed to develop, validate and implement continuous professional development modules and to assess the impact of training programme on knowledge and skills of community pharmacists. Modules were developed by referring to standard texts and data bases and were validated for the content. The impact of training programme on pharmacists’ knowledge and skills was assessed using suitably designed pre and post training knowledge attitude and practice questionnaires, pre and post training questionnaires for individual continuous professional development training sessions, pre and post training patient counseling skill assessment, blood pressure measurement skill assessment and capillary blood glucose check-up skill assessment check-lists. Data was analyzed by applying suitable statistical methods using InStat version 3.01 statistical software. Fourty eight community pharmacists were enrolled in to the study. A statistically significant (P<0.05) improvement was observed in post training knowledge attitude and practice scores and in post training scores of individual training sessions. A statistically significant (P<0.05) improvement was also observed in post training scores of professional skills such as Patient counseling, capillary blood glucose recording and blood pressure measurement skills. The study findings conclude that continuous training updates the knowledge and skills in practicing the pharmaceutical care in their pharmacies. PMID:21694985

Adepu, R.; Shariff, A.

2010-01-01