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1

Development of an On-Line Professional Group  

Microsoft Academic Search

Registered dietitians (RDs) using the on-line service America On-line (AL) created an electronic bulletin board in December 1994 to begin networking with other RDs. A search of the AOL membership directory identified other RDs using the service. Electronic mail messages were sent explaining the purpose of the group and how to find the bulletin board. Twelve RDs posted 23 messages

J. Homer-Trobaugh; G. Forsell; K. Ziemer

1995-01-01

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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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An On-Line Information Management System for Resources for Staff Development for the Professional Development Center Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Professional Development Center Network (PDC), a consortium of twenty public school districts, parochial schools, and Western Kentucky University, seeks to identify and secure resources to assist in the design and delivery of activities appropriate to the educational development of individual staff members through the online Information…

Monroe, Eula Ewing

4

Can Teachers Learn through Enquiry On-Line? Studying Professional Development in Science Delivered On-Line and On-Campus. Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper reports findings from research into the extent to which an on-line course, "Try Science", achieved its objectives compared with a face-to-face course with the same content and objectives. "Try Science" has the dual aims of developing participants' understanding of science content and of teaching science through enquiry. Whilst the…

Harlen, Wynne; Doubler, Susan

2004-01-01

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Professional Development  

E-print Network

Professional Development An Introduction to Social Media: Networking on the Web Basics New New New #12;2 Professional Development AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA: NETWORKING ON THE WEB People Workplace Bullying Career Development Developing Your Career at the University of Pittsburgh

Sibille, Etienne

6

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! Is That Really Harassment? Please Respect My Generation Workplace Bullying Career Development Developing Your

Sibille, Etienne

7

Professional Development for Professional Developers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the last year, SETDA tackled the question, "How do you provide professional development to those who typically develop and/or provide the opportunities to others?" Although providing professional development opportunities for administrators and teachers is a primary responsibility of many SETDA members, many state educational technology…

Wolf, Mary Ann

2004-01-01

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Professional development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The three sessions of the professional development workshop series were each designed for a different audience. The purpose of the first session was to help mid-career physicists aspire for and achieve leadership roles. The second session brought together students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career physicists to help them plan their career goals and navigate the steps important to launching a successful career. The final session sought to increase awareness of the results of physics education research, and how to use them to help students-especially women-learn physics better. The presentations and discussions were valuable for both female and male physicists.

Yoon, Jin Hee; Hartline, Beverly Karplus; Milner-Bolotin, Marina

2013-03-01

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Professional Development  

E-print Network

Carnegie Mellon University 15 Google 14 National Institute of Health 11 Bank of America/Merrill Lynch 10 or alumni 5518 EVENTS Total Number of events (workshops, class presentations, job fairs, professional skills Program Nominees from Carnegie Mellon 16 nominees Lunch Attendees 300 attended JOB FAIRS Total Student

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Professional Development  

E-print Network

Leadership and Effective Talent Development Managing Incivility and the Bystander Effect in the Workplace Excel 2010 Fundamentals Microsoft Outlook 2010 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Fundamentals Personal Finance Administration Campus Security and the Clery Act Electronic Certification of Effort Everything You Wanted

Sibille, Etienne

11

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susannah QUINSEE

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On-line chemical composition analyzer development  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-02-01

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Redefining Professional Development. Newsletter  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research on effective professional development is consistent across many studies. Researchers Willis Hawley and Linda Valli (Westchester Institute for Human Services Research, n.d.), in their synthesis of the professional development literature, find that high-quality teacher development is as follows: (1) Informed by research on teaching and…

Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, 2006

2006-01-01

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HRD Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

1998

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Educator's Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Educator's Professional Development is the largest online database of professional development conferences and workshops for educators and teachers in the K-12 bracket. Painstakingly compiled by three lovers of education, EPD is a free service serving the education community. Search our database by date, education level, location or with keywords.

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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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Transforming Professional Development to Professional Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews teacher professional development norms as they are shifting toward collaborative practice. It is posed that passive and individual practices are inadequate to prepare teachers to integrate the academic skills that learners need for both workforce and college readiness. Promising practices in professional development are…

Stewart, Chelsea

2014-01-01

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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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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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Personal Professional Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Three workshop sessions on personal professional development were held during the Third IUPAP Women in Physics Conference. These were designed to teach participants about planning for career success, "survival skills," negotiation, and ways to transition into scientific leadership positions in their own countries.

Rao, Sumathi; Gledhill, Igle; Hartline, Beverly K.; Lakhdar, Zohra Ben; MacLachlan, Anne J.; Mack, Kelly; Mehta, Anita; Wu, Ling-An; Zhang, Hong

2009-04-01

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Searching for Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ashbrook, Peggy

2010-01-01

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Searching for Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It's an empowering feeling to be in a room full of people who know the lingo of teaching, who understand the demands of teaching young children, and who want to learn more to be able to put best practices in place in their classrooms. Professional develop

Peggy Ashbrook

2010-07-01

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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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Professional Development as Collaborative Inquiry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of effective professional development for educators focuses on a description of how three organizations in Hawaii cooperatively designed and implemented a professional development model that considered paradigm shifts in professional development practices. Highlights include an inquiry approach; creating authentic learning experiences;…

Harada, Violet H.

2001-01-01

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CUNY Nursing Faculty Professional Development  

E-print Network

1 CUNY Nursing Faculty Professional Development Needs Assessment 2013 Report prepared by Margaret J campuses. The electronic CUNY Nurse Faculty Professional Development Needs Assessment Survey was sent via the discipline. A CUNY Nursing Faculty Professional Development Initiative was proposed by the Office

Rosen, Jay

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Flexible Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Among the major challenges for teachers is finding time to translate what they learned during professional development programs into materials they can use in the classrooms. To address this and other concerns, the authors designed a middle-school teacher workshop, "Diversity and Adaptations in the Brain," that met standards and allowed teachers to leave the program with at least one completed instructional unit suited for their own unique classroom situation. The methods used in the workshop can be easily translated to suit many other situations.

David Parlier

2004-02-01

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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: Setting the Context.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Watts, Gordon E.; Hammons, James O.

2002-01-01

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Professional Development in Corporate Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Meyer, Susan R.; Marsick, Victoria J.

2003-01-01

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Professional Development of Academic Library Professionals in Kerala  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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Professional development of medical educators.  

PubMed

Clinicians are increasingly involved in teaching, learning, assessment and supervisory activities with medical students, trainees and other health professionals. Participation in professional development pathways and activities in medical education enables clinical teachers to provide high quality education and training. PMID:20220724

Swanwick, Tim; McKimm, Judy

2010-03-01

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Online Professional Development that Works  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The interest in online learning has been growing at a rapid pace, especially for professionals who find it inconvenient to attend face-to-face workshops or courses. This is particularly true for educators pursuing inservice professional development, as there is precious little time to be away from their classrooms. This need, combined with the…

Vanides, Jim

2007-01-01

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The Science of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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FGSR Professional Development Communication Module  

E-print Network

FGSR Professional Development Communication Module Building a Rapport Rapport is the relationship or connection you build with your audience. A speaker who tries to connect with his audience will usually find

MacMillan, Andrew

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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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Continuing Professional Development: Best Practices  

PubMed Central

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 for IT Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

If one "googles" the term "professional development" on the Web, he/she gets definitions such as "the development of skills both tangential and essential to one's current occupation." Digging a little deeper does not yield a common definition, just distinctions among education, training, and credentialing. Despite the lack of a common or clear…

Cabot, Linda A.

2006-01-01

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Changes in Professional Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Siegfried Meryn

1998-01-01

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Professional Development for Bermudian Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a case study of distance education and professional development in Bermuda, British West Indies. In 1996, the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education at Fitchburg State College (FSC), Massachusetts, entered into a program to provide a Master's of Education program to Bermuda's teachers. The Bermudian Ministry of Education…

Bohrer, George F., Jr.; Colbert, Ronald; Zide, Michele Moran

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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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Changing Perspectives in Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mundry, Susan

2005-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

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K-12 Teacher Professional Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For many school subjects, teachers enlist in professional development activities to fulfill certification requirements to update themselves on recent developments in their field. For astronomy, in addition to certification, many teachers need to acquire basic knowledge and skills since their background is often deficient. Thus, a main goal of professional development workshops is to enhance the knowledge base of the participants. But their needs go beyond what can be acquired in a book or lecture. In response to guidelines of the National Science Education Standards (1996), the participants should actively investigate phenomena and interpret results, be introduced to resources that expand their knowledge, build on their current understanding, and incorporate reflection on the process and outcomes of understanding science through inquiry. Examples of how these elements are incorporated into workshops that emphasize activities and teacher-to-teacher interaction over lecture are offered in this presentation. Setting realistic goals for workshops of different lengths (from one day to one month) and evaluating the results are also components of teacher professional development.

Hemenway, Mary Kay

2013-06-01

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Developing Professionalism in Business School Undergraduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors explore the importance of developing professional behavior among business students and introduce a program designed to incentivize professionalism during undergraduate study. The Professionalism Recognition Program was established to promote, recognize, rate, and reward the students' professional conduct in a flexible and widely…

Clark, Timothy S.; Amer, Tarek S.; Ng, Pin T.

2014-01-01

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Missouri Professional Development Guidelines for Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These guidelines help professional development chairs, administrators, and teachers collaboratively plan for the ongoing skill development and content acquisition of staff members. Section 1, "Missions, Mandates, and Regulations for Professional Development," describes the mission of professional development as supporting teachers in continuing…

Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.

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Continuing Professional Development MSc, Diploma and Certificate  

E-print Network

to meet the development needs of professionals by transferring the innovation, intellectual wealth Professional Development Manager Research and Enterprise Office University of York Innovation Centre York into three stages: Certificate, Diploma and Dissertation. Successful participants who complete all three

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Measuring Professional Identity Development among Counselor Trainees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the differences in professional identity development between novice and advanced counselor trainees (N = 161). Multivariate analyses of variance indicated significant differences between groups. Specifically, advanced counselor trainees demonstrated greater professional development compared with novice counselor trainees. No…

Prosek, Elizabeth A.; Hurt, Kara M.

2014-01-01

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FEDIX on-line information service: Design, develop, test, and implement, an on-line research and education information service  

SciTech Connect

The FEDIX Annual Status Report provides details regarding an on-line information project designed, developed and implemented by Federal Information Exchange, Inc., a diversified information services company. This document details the project design activities, summarizes the developmental phases of the project and describes the implementation activities generated to fulfill the project's objectives. The information contained in this document illustrates FIE's continuing commitment to serve as the link that facilitates the dissemination of federal information to the education community. This report reviews the project accomplishments and describes intended service enhancements.

Rodman, J.A.

1992-01-01

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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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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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Designing and Implementing Online Professional Development Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides useful information for those who are planning to incorporate online learning into professional development programs, as well as those who will design and implement online professional development activities. The Education Development center, Inc. (EDC) Center for Online Professional Education is continuing to explore this new…

Kleiman, Glenn; Dash, Terry; Ethier, Denise; Johnson, Kirsten; Metrick, Susan; Treacy, Barbara

2000-01-01

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Voices of Music Teachers regarding Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

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Improving Teachers' Assessment Literacy through Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Koh, Kim H.

2011-01-01

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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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Sustainable Development, Systems Thinking and Professional Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Martin, Stephen

2008-01-01

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Develop a Professional Learning Plan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A professional learning plan establishes short-and long-term plans for professional learning and implementation of the learning. Such plans guide individuals, schools, districts, and states in coordinating learning experiences designed to achieve outcomes for educators and students. Professional learning plans focus on the program of educator…

Journal of Staff Development, 2013

2013-01-01

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Space Foundation: Educator Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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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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Online Early Childhood Professional Development: Selected Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Olsen, Heather

2010-01-01

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Professional Learning Communities: Assessment--Development--Effects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This presentation addresses three topics: (1) the assessment of professional learning communities in schools; (2) the design and development of professional learning communities in schools; and (3) the effects of professional learning communities in schools. The purpose of this brief document is to share descriptions, processes, and materials…

Hipp, Kristine Kiefer; Huffman, Jane Bumpers

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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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Facilitating Sustainable Professional Development through Lesson Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developing sustainable professional development which facilitates teachers of mathematics to develop effective mathematics pedagogy has been a key aim in recent years. This paper examines how lesson study can be used with networks of teachers as a vehicle to promote and sustain professional development. Drawing on findings from a year-long study…

Hunter, Jodie; Back, Jenni

2011-01-01

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A Professional Development Model for Technical Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing from research and related literature on successful staff development activities, a professional development model was developed and implemented at J. F. Ingram Technical College (JFITC) in Alabama. Designed to serve the professional development needs of support staff, apprentice and master teachers, and administrators, the model provides…

Selman, James W.; Shum, Ronald M.

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Curriculum Reform, Professional Development, and Powerful Learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The authors consider the important relationship between standards-based curriculum implementation and professional development. They begin by looking at the key recommendations about student learning and then discuss how curriculum materials can embody these recommendations. Because the result is nontraditional curriculum materials, they then consider the role of professional development for increasing the effectiveness of those materials. Finally, they discuss a professional development strategy that begins with selecting materials for curriculum reform.

James B. Short

2002-01-01

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On-line Newspapers and Genre Development on the World Wide Web  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper I describe a genre analysis for on-line newspapers, revealing how their mediating form affect news related activities. A repertoire of elements was developed during the analysis of three on-line newspapers, to describe them. It is a repertoire of content, information structure and interaction elements together with with a repertoire of mediationg roles. The analysis in terms of

Jonas Lundberg

2001-01-01

67

Developments for a Wearable On-line Sleep and Wake Discrimination System Walter Karlen  

E-print Network

troubles and disorders, and can reduce health care costs (?). Home monitoring of sleep/wake behaviorSLEEPIC Developments for a Wearable On-line Sleep and Wake Discrimination System Walter Karlen awareness, sleep and wake discrimination, on-line classification, embedded intelligence. Abstract

Lausanne, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de

68

Leadership and Professional Development: The Quiet Revolution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cardno, Carol

2005-01-01

69

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

70

Assessment of Teachers' Attitudes about Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports three studies in which a scale for assessing teachers' beliefs about professional-development initiatives was developed and its scores evaluated for reliability and validity. Results indicated that the Teachers' Attitudes About Professional Development (TAP) scale produced scores with high reliability, a stable one-factor…

Torff, Bruce; Sessions, David; Byrnes, Katherine

2005-01-01

71

The Case Study: Professional Development Cases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A professional development case in college science teaching bridges the gap between educational theory and practice. A good case poses an interesting dilemma involving instructors, students, and administrators. Case discussions can help instructors take charge of their own professional development and create a community of shared professional support within their colleges. These discussions help overcome the sense of isolation that many instructors, particularly new ones, can experience.

Dava Coleman

2006-09-01

72

[Development of simple on-line [oxygen-15]water infuser].  

PubMed

A [15O]water production and infusion system was newly developed for blood flow study with positron emission tomography. The system utilizes a electrostatic cooling unit to liquify [15O]vapor in a coiled plastic tube. Labeled [15O]water is collected into an infusion syringe by a wash of the trapping tube with saline. The system is simple and efficient; the recovery rate of [15O]water is over 90% at 10 degrees C of cooling temperature. PMID:8741512

Itoh, M; Iwata, R; Miyake, M; Fujiwara, T; Ido, T; Nakamura, T

1996-06-01

73

Teacher Professional Development in Congregational Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

74

New technologies for teacher professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Elliot Soloway; P. Blumenfeld; J. Krajcik

1998-01-01

75

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

76

Great Expectations: Emergent Professional Development Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of five articles on professional development schools in this theme issue. Describes the establishment of a professional development school reflecting Holmes Group principles by the University of Utah/Salt Lake City School District partnership. Discusses several dilemmas, including: didactic versus constructivist views of teaching and learning,…

Winitzky, Nancy; And Others

1992-01-01

77

Cognitive Apprenticeship and Teachers' Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The English government has focused upon a pattern of professional development that involves demonstration and modelling as a key element in the improvement of the teaching of 11-14 year olds (Key Stage 3 strategy). From 1997 the Nuffield Primary History Project (NPHP) has implemented a programme for the professional development of teachers built…

Nichol, Jon; Turner-Bisset, Rosie

2006-01-01

78

Professional Development Research: Consensus, Crossroads, and Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Commentaries regarding appropriate methods for researching professional development have been a frequent topic in recent issues of "Educational Researcher" as well as other venues. In this article, the authors extend this discussion by observing that randomized trials of specific professional development programs have not enhanced our…

Hill, Heather C.; Beisiegel, Mary; Jacob, Robin

2013-01-01

79

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

80

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

81

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

82

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

83

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

84

Professional Development and Web 2.0  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jakes, David

2007-01-01

85

Building Ongoing and Sustained Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The East Tennessee State University Science Partnership (ETSUSP) is bringing about a restructuring of the system as it pertains to building and maintaining ongoing and sustained professional development in science teaching and learning at the middle and high school levels in Northeast Tennessee. Through a collaborative relationship extending more than a decade with various funding agencies and local school districts in the Upper East Tennessee Educational Cooperative (UETEC), a professional development model for middle and high school science teachers emerged. The following sections describe each component of the model and provide insights into the ways in which the program is addressing professional development issues.

Brenda Wojnowski

2006-01-01

86

"Out of the box" professional development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At a recent AAPT meeting, I was part of a conversation about professional development that focused on conferences. We discussed the current meeting structure used by AAPT and some alternative formats. This discussion added greatly to my own understanding of new ways for teachers to receive their professional development. This conversation also began my friendship with Kelly O'Shea, a physics teacher from New York. She is also a blogger (check her out at https://kellyoshea.wordpress.com) and an innovative educator. Through my relationship with Kelly, I have grown in my own knowledge of two "out of the box" ways teachers are getting their professional development.

2015-04-01

87

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2004-05-01

88

Cross-cultural issues in professional development.  

PubMed

Cross-cultural issues pervade choices made in regard to who gets "developed" professionally, for what end, and in what manner. This article is a case study of professional development in a health and family planning project in Nepal. The case study examines issues of interaction between "developers" and "developees," particularly differences in a fundamental way of thinking, influence of the dominant paradigm and ways and means of collaboration in cross-cultural interaction. The author analyzes cross-cultural collaboration in terms of three paradigms for the teaching/learning process: the technical, the interpretive and the strategic. Choice points are identified that required sensitivity to cross-cultural issues. The article concludes with a look at the impact of professional developmental in "developing" countries the building of a new professional identity in paraprofessionals. PMID:10272501

Marsick, V J

1985-07-01

89

Online Courses: WCS Online Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1900-01-01

90

APPLICATION FOR FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAVE  

E-print Network

: ______________________________________________________________ Specify other awards, grants, or fellowships (include amounts) which may be available to supplementAPPLICATION FOR FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAVE NAME the faculty member's responsibilities while on leave. Include teaching and graduate student support. · Letter

Ma, Lena

91

Perspectives: Making the Most of Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Michele H. Lee

2008-04-01

92

Reflection and Continuing Professional Development: Implications for Online Distance Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the role 'reflection' plays in continuing professional development (CPD), and draws implications for online professional development. While doing so, online CPD is related to individual cognitive structure, community of professional practice, online collaboration, and the cultural contexts of practitioners. Continuing Professional Development Professional development in any profession has traditionally been considered as a one-time affair in one's

SANTOSH PANDA

93

[The path to continuing professional development].  

PubMed

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a new approach to continuing medical education and is based on: the assessment of the practitioner needs, pedagogy centered on practices and the consideration of the practitioner social accountability. In France, CPD became mandatory for all health professionals in 2009. However, we observe a delay in its implementation, due to several regulatory aspects. The main obstacles are the unique model of CPD for all occupations, the constraint of a single operator and the lack of scale quantifying the professional investment. By correcting these drawbacks, the CPD could really contribute to the continuous improvement of the quality and safety of care. PMID:25081395

François, Patrice

2014-11-01

94

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

95

IT and Professionalism in Developing Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Moira Roche

96

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

97

BC Hydro's on-line transient stability assessment (TSA) model development, analysis and post-processing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the theoretical background and analytical methods developed for BC Hydro's on-line transient stability assessment (TSA) module. It concentrates on the preprocessing modeling, stability analysis\\/margin calculation and post processing techniques, the architecture, hardware and implementation are presented in a companion paper. BC Hydro's TSA has been tested with thousands of cases using a large scale detailed basecase derived

Y. Mansour; E. Vaahedi; A. Y. Chang; B. R. Corns; B. W. Garrett; K. Demaree; T. Athay; K. Cheung

1995-01-01

98

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

99

Confronting Design Problems in Developing On-Line Courses in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper outlines design problems and other instructional delivery issues that need to be addressed by potential on-line program designers, and it suggests some possible solutions to these problems. The first issue was transforming a traditional, three-credit course in a developing student-centered curriculum into a course delivered through…

Roberson, Thelma; Klotz, Jack

100

Your Professional Development Tool Kit  

E-print Network

? #12;27 Blended Development Activities Experienced - Based Learning Education - Based Learning Colleagues Coaches "Learn by Doing" "Learn by Training" "Learn with Others" #12;28 Resources / Activities;5 What Do We Mean By "Development"? Skill learning Development plans Education Stretch assignments

Jackson, Daniel

101

University Partnership to Deliver Statewide Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Beth Walizer

2008-04-01

102

Situating Technology Professional Development in Urban Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Center for Technology and School Change (CTSC) is a research and development center specializing in professional development, evaluation and technology integration research. The goal of the qualitative research reported in this article was to identify factors that strengthen the integration of technology in classrooms in ways that are…

Meier, Ellen B.

2005-01-01

103

Cross-Cultural Issues in Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is a case study of professional development in a health and family planning project in Nepal. The case study examines issues of interaction between developers and developees, particularly differences in a fundamental way of thinking, influence of the dominant paradigm and ways and means of collaboration in cross-cultural…

Marsick, Victoria J.

1985-01-01

104

Postgraduate and Professional Development College of Education  

E-print Network

) PGDipSpTch(Complex Educational Needs) 33 Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Deaf and HearingDevelop. Postgraduate and Professional Development College of Education 2014Education #12;Contents 1 Welcome 2 Doctor of Philosophy in Education PhD 3 Master of Arts MA 4 Master of Education 6 Master

Hickman, Mark

105

Postgraduate and Professional Development College of Education  

E-print Network

SpTch(Complex Educational Needs) 17 Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Deaf and Hearing Impairment) PGDipSpTch(DeafDevelop. Postgraduate and Professional Development College of Education 2013Education #12;Contents 1 Welcome 2 Doctor of Philosophy in Education PhD 3 Master of Arts MA 4 Master of Education 6 Master

Hickman, Mark

106

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

107

The Professional Development of Kosovan Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Goddard, J. T.

2004-01-01

108

Professional Development Schools: Collaboration and Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using a variety of data sources collected over a three-year period, this article presents a case study of a professional development school collaborative established by Texas Tech University and Lubbock (Texas) Independent School District. The study outlines the development and implementation process, organizational structure, and problems…

Campbell, Trudy A.; And Others

1996-01-01

109

A Framework for Teaching Artist Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents an artist-centered approach to thinking about teaching artist professional development. This framework is intended both as a concrete basis for actual workshops and courses and as a scalable concept for more in-depth curriculum for the development of TA practice. The author addresses it as much to working TAs (who are the…

Jaffe, Nick

2011-01-01

110

Enterprise Professional Development--Evaluating Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Murphy, Gerald A.; Calway, Bruce A.

2010-01-01

111

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

E-print Network

i BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL: EXAMINING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES OF COMMUNICATION DOCTORAL STUDENTS A Dissertation by RACHEL LYNNE RASHE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... Doctoral Students Copyright 2012 Rachel Lynne Rashe iii BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL: EXAMINING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES OF COMMUNICATION DOCTORAL STUDENTS A Dissertation by RACHEL LYNNE RASHE Submitted to the Office of Graduate...

Rashe, Rachel

2012-10-19

112

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

113

A Comprehensive Review of Professional Development in South Carolina.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined professional development offered in South Carolina, how it was offered, support given to implement skills acquired from professional development, and how professional development enhanced academic goals outlined in district and school strategic plans. The paper describes characteristics of high quality professional development

Haslam, M. Bruce; Fabiano, Lara

114

Consensus development for healthcare professionals  

PubMed Central

Consensus development sprang from a desire to synthesize clinician and expert opinions on clinical practice and research agendas in the 1950s. And since the American Institute of Medicine formally defined “guidelines” in 1990, there has been a proliferation of clinical practice guidelines (CPG) both formally and informally. This modern decision making tool used by both physicians and patients, requires extensive planning to meet the challenges of consensus development while reaping its rewards. Consensus allows for a group approach with multiple experts sharing ideas to form consensus on topics ranging from appropriateness of procedures to research agenda development. Disagreements can shed light on areas of controversy and launch further discussions. It has five main components: three inputs (defining the task, participant identification and recruitment, and information synthesis), the approach (consensus development by explicit or implicit means), and the output (dissemination of results). Each aspect requires extensive planning a priori as they influence the entire process, from how information will be interpreted, the interaction of participants, the resulting judgment, to whether there will be uptake of results. Implicit approaches utilize qualitative methods and/or a simple voting structure of majority wins, and are used in informal consensus development methods and consensus development conferences. Explicit approaches aggregate results or judgments using explicit rules set a priori with definitions of “agreement” or consensus. Because the implicit process can be more opaque, unforeseen challenges can emerge such as the undue influence of a minority. And yet, the logistics of explicit approaches may be more time consuming and not appropriate when speed is a priority. In determining which method to use, it is important to understand the pros and cons of the different approaches and how it will affect the overall input, approach, and outcome. PMID:25430678

Kea, Bory; Sun, Benjamin C.

2015-01-01

115

Consensus development for healthcare professionals.  

PubMed

Consensus development sprang from a desire to synthesize clinician and expert opinions on clinical practice and research agendas in the 1950s. And since the American Institute of Medicine formally defined "guidelines" in 1990, there has been a proliferation of clinical practice guidelines (CPG) both formally and informally. This modern decision-making tool used by both physicians and patients, requires extensive planning to overcome the challenges of consensus development while reaping its rewards. Consensus allows for a group approach of multiple experts sharing ideas to form consensus on topics ranging from appropriateness of procedures to research agenda development. Disagreements can shed light on areas of controversy and launch further discussions. It has five main components: three inputs (defining the task, participant identification and recruitment, and information synthesis), the approach (consensus development by explicit or implicit means), and the output (dissemination of results). Each aspect requires extensive planning a priori as they influence the entire process, from how information will be interpreted, the interaction of participants, the resulting judgment, to whether there will be uptake of results. Implicit approaches utilize qualitative methods and/or a simple voting structure of majority wins, and are used in informal consensus development methods and consensus development conferences. Explicit approaches aggregate results or judgments using explicit rules set a priori with definitions of "agreement" or consensus. Because the implicit process can be more opaque, unforeseen challenges can emerge such as the undue influence of a minority. And yet, the logistics of explicit approaches may be more time consuming and not appropriate when speed is a priority. In determining which method to use, it is important to understand the pros and cons of different approaches and how it will affect the overall input, approach, and outcome. PMID:25430678

Kea, Bory; Sun, Benjamin Chih-An

2015-04-01

116

On-line analysis capabilities developed to support the AFW wind-tunnel tests  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A variety of on-line analysis tools were developed to support two Active Flexible Wing wind-tunnel tests. These tools were developed to verify control law execution, to satisfy analysis requirements of the control law designers, to provide measures of system stability in a real-time environment, and to provide project managers with a quantitative measure of controller performance. Description and purposes of capabilities which were developed are presented in this paper along with examples. Procedures for saving and transferring data for near real-time analysis, and descriptions of the corresponding data interface programs are also presented. The on-line analysis tools worked well before, during, and after the wind-tunnel tests and proved to be a vital and important part of the entire test effort.

Wieseman, Carol D.; Hoadley, Sherwood T.; Mcgraw, Sandra M.

1992-01-01

117

On-line analysis capabilities developed to support the AFW wind-tunnel tests  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A variety of on-line analysis tools were developed to support two active flexible wing (AFW) wind-tunnel tests. These tools were developed to verify control law execution, to satisfy analysis requirements of the control law designers, to provide measures of system stability in a real-time environment, and to provide project managers with a quantitative measure of controller performance. Descriptions and purposes of the developed capabilities are presented along with examples. Procedures for saving and transferring data for near real-time analysis, and descriptions of the corresponding data interface programs are also presented. The on-line analysis tools worked well before, during, and after the wind tunnel test and proved to be a vital and important part of the entire test effort.

Wieseman, Carol D.; Hoadley, Sherwood T.; Mcgraw, Sandra M.

1992-01-01

118

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

119

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.

120

Considering Professional Identity to Enhance Agriculture Teacher Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The professional identity secondary agriculture teachers display can affect their receptiveness and interest in different professional development events, yet is often overlooked when designing professional development because it is not included in the consensus of proven methods of professional development design and delivery (Desimone, 2009).…

Shoulders, Catherine W.; Myers, Brian E.

2011-01-01

121

Meaningful Professional Development: A Personal Journey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article shares a personal story of the evolution of professional development in practice in K-12 schools from three states over a 30 year period. The article begins with reference to general subject area life awarded teaching credentials and concludes with the addition of language addressing prekindergarten, specifically the inclusion of…

Shore, Rebecca Ann

2012-01-01

122

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

123

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

124

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.

125

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

126

Teacher Professional Development: A Different Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Roseler, Katrina; Dentzau, Michael W.

2013-01-01

127

Deconstructing Diversity: Professional Development for Elementary Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Organizing and facilitating professional development (PD) for teachers around issues of ethnicity, race, language, culture, and religion is an important area of research within Canadian education. The diversity in schools across Canada is growing, and meeting the needs of these students becomes essential as we reflect on the aims of teacher…

Aujla-Bhullar, Sonia

2011-01-01

128

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

129

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

130

Development of Professional Identity in SMEs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a study of the development of professional identity among employees in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) participating in large-scale company-wide training programs. Managers and employees in 175 SMEs in Finland participated. These two research questions were posed: (1) are there differences in the perceptions of…

Puurula, Arja; Lofstrom, Erika

131

A New Vision for Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High-quality professional development for public school teachers is directly tied to student achievement, teacher quality and retention, and national education priorities (Kroeger et al. 2000). To stay current with the knowledge, skills, and expertise that students need to succeed in the twenty-first century, educators must increasingly retool…

Eley, Peter M.; Charles, Kelly J.; Leeks, Latonya L.

2013-01-01

132

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.

133

The Changing Face of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Branom, Vaughn

2012-01-01

134

A Space Science Teacher Professional Development Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sanjay S. Limaye; Rosalyn A. Pertzborn

2003-01-01

135

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

136

after an Intensive Professional Development Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reforms in mathematics education call for K-12 teachers to employ standards-based pedagogies, which embody the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics' principles and standards. In order to effectively support teachers' implementation of standards-based curricula, professional development must be provided that meets teachers' needs. The…

McGee, Jennifer R.; Wang, Chuang; Drew, Polly

2013-01-01

137

Professional Development for Teacher-Writers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Writing instruction can be improved by encouraging teachers to question assumptions, test strategies, and put learning into practice. Professional development should be designed in such a way that it should provide time and structure for teachers to pursue questions that interest them in order to create continual improvement in teaching of writing.

Fleischer, Cathy

2004-01-01

138

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

139

Collaborative and Reflective Professional Development: A Pilot  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven experienced university teachers who already required reflective journal writing from their students undertook an innovative experiment in which they made the same demand of themselves, with their own continuing professional development (CPD) in mind. Six of them received and considered confidential facilitative comments upon each journal…

Cowan, John; Westwood, Jenny

2006-01-01

140

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

141

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

142

Give Your Professional Development a Second Life  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sheehy, Peggy

2009-01-01

143

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

144

Counselling and Psychotherapy Continuing Professional Development  

E-print Network

Counselling and Psychotherapy Continuing Professional Development University of Warwick warwick.ac.uk/cll/counselling Counselling and Psychotherapy with clients who have psychological disorders and mental health issues 18 - 20 October 2013 Creative Approaches to working with clients in Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy

Davies, Christopher

145

Continuing Professional Development in the Health Professions  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Charles R. Fikar; Latrina Keith; Denis Dobrochasov

2002-01-01

146

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

147

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

148

Professional Associations: Their Role in Promoting Sustainable Development in Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

149

Exemplary Science: Best Practices in Professional Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of 16 essays is ideal for staff development providers (university faculty, district supervisors, lead teachers, and principals) as well as preservice science methods instructors. Each essay describes a specific program designed to train current or future teachers to carry out the constructivist, inquiry-based approach of the Standards. These professional development programs are in universities and school districts around the country--from Florida to Alaska, in rural and urban areas, and in contexts ranging from summer institutes to on-site support programs. The essays in this volume range from "Filling the Void in the Professional Development Continuum: Assisting Beginning Secondary Science Teachers" to "Emphasizing Inquiry, Collaboration, and Leadership in K-12 Professional Development" to "Hey! What're Ya Thinkin'? Developing Teachers as Reflective Practitioners." In addition to describing how the program works, each essay also provides evidence of effectiveness--how teachers grow more confident using inquiry approaches, in integrating technology into the classrooms, collaborating with their colleagues and local resource persons, and developing as science education leaders in their schools and districts.

2005-01-01

150

Development of On-Line Monitoring Systems for High Temperature Components in Power Plants  

PubMed Central

To accurately detect deformation and extend the component life beyond the original design limits, structural safety monitoring techniques have attracted considerable attention in the power and process industries for decades. In this paper an on-line monitoring system for high temperature pipes in a power plant is developed. The extension-based sensing devices are amounted on straight pipes, T-Joints and elbows of a main steam pipeline. During on-site monitoring for more than two years, most of the sensors worked reliably and steadily. However, the direct strain gauge could not work for long periods because of the high temperature environment. Moreover, it is found that the installation and connection of the extensometers can have a significant influence on the measurement results. The on-line monitoring system has a good alarming function which is demonstrated by detecting a steam leakage of the header. PMID:24233026

Zhang, Hongcai; Jia, Jiuhong; Wang, Ning; Hu, Xiaoyin; Tu, Shan-Tung; Zhou, Shaoping; Wang, Zhengdong

2013-01-01

151

Development of on-line monitoring systems for high temperature components in power plants.  

PubMed

To accurately detect deformation and extend the component life beyond the original design limits, structural safety monitoring techniques have attracted considerable attention in the power and process industries for decades. In this paper an on-line monitoring system for high temperature pipes in a power plant is developed. The extension-based sensing devices are amounted on straight pipes, T-Joints and elbows of a main steam pipeline. During on-site monitoring for more than two years, most of the sensors worked reliably and steadily. However, the direct strain gauge could not work for long periods because of the high temperature environment. Moreover, it is found that the installation and connection of the extensometers can have a significant influence on the measurement results. The on-line monitoring system has a good alarming function which is demonstrated by detecting a steam leakage of the header. PMID:24233026

Zhang, Hongcai; Jia, Jiuhong; Wang, Ning; Hu, Xiaoyin; Tu, Shan-Tung; Zhou, Shaoping; Wang, Zhengdong

2013-01-01

152

Desired professional development pathways for clinical pharmacists.  

PubMed

The 2012 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Certification Affairs Committee was charged with developing guidelines for the desired professional development pathways for clinical pharmacists. This document summarizes recommendations for postgraduate education and training for graduates of U.S. schools and colleges of pharmacy and describes the preferred pathways for achieving, demonstrating, and maintaining competence as clinical pharmacists. After initial licensure within the state or jurisdiction in which the pharmacist intends to practice, completion of an accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency is recommended to further develop the knowledge and skills needed to optimize medication therapy outcomes. An accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should be completed if a pharmacist wishes to seek employment in a specific therapeutic area or practice setting, if such a residency exists. Clinical pharmacists intending to conduct advanced research that is competitive for federal funding are encouraged to complete a fellowship or graduate education. Initial certification by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) or other appropriate sponsoring organizations should be completed in the desired primary therapeutic area or practice setting within 2 years after accepting a position within the desired specific therapeutic area or practice setting. Clinical pharmacists subsequently will need to meet the requirements to maintain pharmacist licensure and board certification. Traineeships, practice-based activities, and certificate programs can be used to obtain additional knowledge and skills that support professional growth. Pharmacists are strongly encouraged to adopt a lifelong, systematic process for professional development and work with ACCP and other professional organizations to facilitate the development and implementation of innovative strategies to assess core practice competencies. PMID:23401084

Shord, Stacy S; Schwinghammer, Terry L; Badowski, Melissa; Banderas, Julie; Burton, Michael E; Chapleau, Christopher A; Gallagher, Jason C; Matsuura, Gregory; Parli, Sara E; Yunker, Nancy

2013-04-01

153

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. 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

154

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

155

Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

156

Kepler Mission IYA Teacher Professional Development Workshops  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

157

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Margaret A Fletcher

158

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

159

The Geospatial Workforce Development Project on-line aerial photointerpretation course  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The increasing availability of high-resolution satellite imagery is one of several factors that is renewing interest in teaching photo interpretation skills both in academia and in the workplace. The Aerial Photointerpretation Course, developed by the NASA-funded Geospatial Workforce Development Project at the University of Mississippi, presents an unusual opportunity to remedy the neglect of photointerpretation in many university curricula in past years. Course development in Remote Sensing and GIS within the geospatial curriculum in recent decades has diverted attention from development of original teaching materials devoted specifically to photointerpretation. This newly developed course provides the opportunity to offer students with materials that can present basic concepts in the context of current technology and resources, and current workforce needs. Course content is presented in four units: (1) History and Significance, (2) Photographic Systems, (3) The Human Dimension to Photointerpretation, and (4) Applications. The applications unit consists of several components encompassing a broad range of subject areas, from Agriculture and Forestry, to Geology and Geomorphology, and to History and Archeology. The on-line format offers opportunity to deliver a high density of visual content to students, and to increase opportunities for students to acquire first-hand experience in photointerpretation. The on-line format also offers opportunities to use a wide range of sources and activities not normally available for conventional classroom presentation.

Campbell, James B.

2004-02-01

160

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

161

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

162

A New Image: Online Communities to Facilitate Teacher Professional Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Realizing the potential of online or virtual communities to facilitate teacher professional development requires educators to change their current perceptions of professional development. This calls for educators to develop new images of ongoing opportunities for professional development, based on their needs within an online community of learners and their recognition that communities may include individuals from local regions and from

Jennifer V. Lock

2006-01-01

163

A New Image: Online Communities to Facilitate Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Realizing the potential of online or virtual communities to facilitate teacher professional development requires educators to change their current perceptions of professional development. This calls for educators to develop new images of ongoing opportunities for professional development, based on their needs within an online community of learners…

Lock, Jennifer V.

2006-01-01

164

Classroom Effects of an Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Partnership  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 learning. Participating teachers in ECEPD classrooms received extensive, intensive, and continuous professional development and coaching on critical features of

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

2011-01-01

165

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

166

Development of an on-line parameter estimation system using the discrete modal filter  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Ongoing development of an automated system for monitoring the frequency and damping of time varying structural systems is discussed. A spatial filtering technique called the discrete modal filter is used to uncouple multiple response measurements into modal coordinate responses. Since the modal coordinate responses are the responses of single-degree-of-freedom systems, the frequency and damping may be accurately estimated with short data records. An on-line monitoring system is discussed which may be useful in a variety of applications. The focus in this paper is on the application to aircraft flight flutter testing.

Shelley, S. J.; Freudinger, L. C.; Allemang, R. J.

1992-01-01

167

Professional, Applied & Continuing Education CAREER DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE  

E-print Network

Professional, Applied & Continuing Education CAREER DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE This program provides professional training to career development practitioners. This occupation includes education and employment counsellors who help individuals manage their career paths. Practitioners may

Martin, Jeff

168

Development Status of the Advanced Life Support On-Line Project Information System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Advanced Life Support 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. The core functionality of OPIS will launch in October of 2005. This paper presents the current OPIS development status. OPIS core functionality involves 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. The data will be stored in an object-oriented relational database (created in MySQL(R)) located on a secure server at NASA ARC. Upon launch, OPIS can be utilized by Managers to identify research and technology development gaps and to assess task performance. Analysts can employ OPIS to obtain.

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

2005-01-01

169

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

170

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

171

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

172

Continuing Professional Development in Early Childhood Education in New Zealand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the influences on and nature of continuing professional development in the New Zealand early childhood education sector. In addition to discussing the nature of professional development and providing an explanation of the policy context that informs the delivery of professional development, the paper draws on evaluations of…

Cherrington, Sue; Thornton, Kate

2013-01-01

173

Mentoring as Professional Development: "Growth for Both" Mentor and Mentee  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers need professional development to keep current with teaching practices, although costs for extensive professional development can be prohibitive across an education system. Mentoring provides one way for embedding cost-effective professional development. This mixed-method study includes surveying mentor teachers ("n" = 101) on a…

Hudson, Peter

2013-01-01

174

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

175

The Facilitator's Role in Elementary Mathematics Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Linder, Sandra M.

2011-01-01

176

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

177

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

178

Teacher Internships as Professional Development in Career & Technical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006 creates a need for secondary school administrators to plan differently for professional development activities for Career and Technical education (CTE) teachers. No longer can professional development activities be comprised of short-term workshops or conferences. The legislation calls for professional development

Stephens, Geralyn E.

2011-01-01

179

Examining barriers to professional development for science teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current science reform movement emphasizes the importance of professional development for teachers as a means of improving student learning in science. Several national studies illustrate the fact that many teachers lack the expertise in areas associated with science education reform. Research on professional development also indicates that current practices in professional development activities do little to increase teacher knowledge

Sandra M. Justin

2004-01-01

180

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

181

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

182

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

183

Teacher Observing Experiences: Deepening Teacher Professional Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2004-12-01

184

Effective elements of science teacher professional development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Educational reform efforts to improve students' learning outcomes are often present in teacher professional development opportunities; however, the structure and design of these opportunities vary and often focus on a homogenous student population; that is, White students in suburban schools. Reform efforts in teacher professional development that aim to educate teachers not only about science content and pedagogy, but also about practices that aim to reach a diverse student population is needed. This study examines three, science teacher summer professional development (PD) programs [SUN, SEPA, and CLA], and explores how programs affect teacher learning outcome(s) and any subsequent translation into classroom practice(s). The design and delivery, alignment to Ladson-Billings (1994) tenets of culturally responsive practices, and measurement(s) of teachers' learning outcome(s) are evaluated. Fliers were sent to science teachers who participated in SUN, SEPA, and CLA in an effort to recruit volunteers for this study. Program document analysis and teacher post-survey data from each program, focus groups, evidence of program integration, and a culturally responsive practice survey were collected and analyzed. Results show SEPA to include content knowledge (CK), pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), culturally responsive practices (CRP), and some elements of the conceptual change model (CCM) (Larkin, 2012) in program design, structure, and delivery along with translation into classroom practice. SUN and CLA both show incorporation of CK and PCK, with SUN also showing some evidence of CRP. The findings indicate that when teachers are modeled a practice they are able to translate that practice in their classroom. The potential impact of modeling CRP during science teacher PD may address the achievement gap still present among students of color. Program designers must consider the inclusion of CRP alongside CK and PCK during the development of science teacher PD.

Zientek, Amy

185

The Philosophy of Teaching Adult Students. Quality Professional Development Project. Professional Development Manual II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workbook is one of six professional development manuals designed to help new adult education (AE) instructors find their personal philosophy of teaching adult students. The pretest and post-test appear first. Five units provide useful information on five diverse topics developed by leading (AE) experts and experienced (AE) instructors. Each…

Florida Community Coll., Jacksonville.

186

Climate Literacy: Supporting Teacher Professional Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Confronting the Challenges of Climate Literacy (CCCL) is an NSF-funded (DRK-12) project that includes curriculum development, teacher professional development, teacher leadership development, and research on student learning, all directed at high school teachers and students. The project's evaluation efforts inform and guide all major components of the project. The research effort addresses the question of what interventions are most effective in helping high school students grasp the complexities of the Earth system and climate processes, which occur over a range of spatial and temporal scales. The curriculum unit includes three distinct but related modules: Climate and the Cryosphere; Climate, Weather, and the Biosphere; and Climate and the Carbon Cycle. Climate-related themes that cut across all three modules include the Earth system, with the complexities of its positive and negative feedback loops; the range of temporal and spatial scales at which climate, weather, and other Earth system processes occur; and the recurring question, "How do we know what we know about Earth's past and present climate?" which addresses proxy data and scientific instrumentation. The professional development component of the project includes online science resources to support the teaching of the curriculum modules, summer workshops for high school teachers, and a support system for developing the teacher leaders who plan and implement those summer workshops. When completed, the project will provide a model high school curriculum with online support for implementing teachers and a cadre of leaders who can continue to introduce new teachers to the resource. This presentation will introduce the curriculum and the university partnerships that are key to the project's success, and describe how the project addresses the challenge of helping teachers develop their understanding of climate science and their ability to convey climate-related concepts articulated in the Next Generation Science Standards to their students. We will also describe the professional development and support system to develop teacher leaders and explain some of the challenges that accompany this approach of developing teacher leaders in the area of climate literacy.

Haddad, N.; Ledley, T. S.; Dunlap, C.; Bardar, E.; Youngman, B.; Ellins, K. K.; McNeal, K. S.; Libarkin, J.

2012-12-01

187

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.

188

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

189

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

190

Reforming Professional Development: Focusing on Teachers' Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this position paper was to study professional development, specifically looking at teachers' practices. After problems with a recent charter renewal for a small charter school and conversations with teachers and administration, professional development arose as an area that needed improvement. A model for professional

Leach, Laura M.

2012-01-01

191

THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT AND DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES  

E-print Network

......................................................................................................86 The Growing Demand and Support for PLC Professional Development ..............87 4. DISCUSSION, ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION ....................................................................93 Outside Influences on Education.........................................................................................................96 2. ERIC Search for Professional Learning Community......................................................97 3. ERIC Search for Madeline Hunter ..................................................................................97 4. ERIC Search...

Archer, Kimberly Rochelle

2012-05-31

192

2013-2014 DGS Manual Page 100 Professional Development  

E-print Network

for International Students program, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training, and a new Professional participation in a disciplinary or professional community. Faculty advisors provide critical academic training development opportunities that complement their research training and augment their skill sets. Training

Zhou, Pei

193

Perceptions of Professional Efficacy Among Journalists in a Developing Country  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evidence from Korea suggests feelings of professional inefficacy among journalists in developing countries may be linked to an intimate knowledge of politics and a lack of professional commitment and career tenure. (RB)

Kim, Chong Lim; Oh, Jin Hwan

1974-01-01

194

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

195

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-02-01

196

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

197

Efficacy of Professional Development Schools in Developing Countries: Panama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article attempts to describe the creation and implementation of the first Professional Development School (PDS) model of teacher education in Panama. The authors set the context within brief histories of international education and PDSs and provide operational definitions of the critical terminology. To be sure, the scope and scale of the…

Brown, Gordon; Shaklee, Beverly

2014-01-01

198

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

199

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

PubMed Central

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

Ferrill, Mary J.

2009-01-01

200

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

201

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

202

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

203

Writing as a journey of professional development for teacher educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Yehudit Shteiman; Ariela Gidron; Batia Eilon; Pnina Katz

2010-01-01

204

Librarians in changing Estonia: professional education and development  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Aira Lepik

1995-01-01

205

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

206

Analysis of embedding teacher leadership in professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was an examination of how a teacher leadership role---presenting professional development to colleagues---was encouraged through a science education professional development program, Microcosmos. The professional development program, which focused on microbiology for middle and high school grades, was funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by the Microcosmos Project, School of Education, Boston University. It included a multiplier-effect

Joseph Derek Martinez

2000-01-01

207

Professional Development for Teachers of English Language Learners: Discursive Norms, Learning Processes, and Professional Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The lack of empirical scholarship on professional development initiatives for teachers of English language learners (ELLs) in US schools has been repeatedly documented in educational research. The present dissertation project examines a professional development course specifically designed for K-12 teachers of ELLs. The course aims to foster the…

Molle, Daniella

2010-01-01

208

Teacher Professional Development--The Elaboration of a Concept.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proposes a systematic way of defining the concept of professional development and revealing its structure through use of a mapping sentence based on analysis of the concepts of development and profession. The mapping sentence may guide teacher developers in planning programs to suit varying concepts of professional development. (SM)

Kremer-Hayon, Lya

1991-01-01

209

Teacher Professional Development in Estonia: Theory and Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Krull, Edgar

2001-01-01

210

Professional Development for Preschool Teachers: Evidence for Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

211

Ways of promoting the sustainability of mathematics teachers’ professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper deals with the sustainable effectiveness of professional development programmes. Based on a review of literature\\u000a and research findings, the following questions are raised: What is regarded as an effective way of promoting mathematics teachers’\\u000a sustainable professional development? Which levels of impacts are aimed at? What are the factors promoting the effectiveness\\u000a of professional development programmes? Regarding these questions,

Stefan Zehetmeier; Konrad Krainer

212

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

213

International on-line reciprocal peer tutoring to promote modern language development in primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper reports data from an on-line peer tutoring project. In the project 78, 9-12-year-old students from Scotland and Catalonia peer tutored each other in English and Spanish via a managed on-line envi- ronment. Significant gains in first language (Catalonian pupils) modern language (Scottish pupils) and attitudes towards modern languages (both Catalonian and Scottish pupils) were reported for the exper-

Allen Thurston; David Duran; Erika Cunningham; Silvia Blanch; Keith Topping

2009-01-01

214

Incorporating Geospatial Technology into Teacher Professional Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The need for students to think spatially and use geospatial technologies is becoming more critical as these tools and concepts are increasingly incorporated into a broad range of occupations and academic disciplines. Geospatial Teaching Across the Curriculum (Geo-STAC) is a collaborative program that provides high school teachers with mentored professional development workshops in geospatial thought and technology. The seminars, led by community college faculty, give high school teachers the ability to incorporate geospatial technology into coursework across the curriculum — in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and non-STEM disciplines. Students participating in the hands-on lessons gain experience in web-based and desktop Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The goals of the workshop are for teachers to: (1) understand the importance of geospatial thinking; (2) learn how to employ geospatial thinking in each discipline; (3) learn about geospatial technologies; (4) develop a Web-based GIS lesson; and, (5) implement a Web-based GIS lesson. Additionally, Geo-STAC works with high school students so that they: (1) understand the importance of geospatial technologies and careers in future job markets; (2) learn how to use Web-based GIS to solve problems; and, (3) visit the community college GIS lab and experience using desktop GIS. Geo-STAC actively disseminates this collaborative model to colleges to community colleges and high schools across the country.

Sproles, E. A.; Songer, L.

2009-12-01

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

Creating Professional Development School Partnerships. A Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This three-part guide presents information and recommendations from the Massachusetts Professional Development School Network Steering Committee on how to develop a professional development school (PDS) partnership. Part 1 defines the PDS concept, presents a brief background account of its evolution, and discusses its potential for simultaneously…

Teitel, Lee; Del Prete, Tom

217

From Youth Worker Professional Development to Organizational Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An ongoing, innovative youth worker professional development is described in this article. This initiative began as youth worker professional development and then transcended to personal and organizational development. It grew from a moral response of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation staff and two faculty members of Youth Studies, University of…

Rana, Sheetal; Baumgardner, Briana; Germanic, Ofir; Graff, Randy; Korum, Kathy; Mueller, Megan; Randall, Steve; Simmons, Tim; Stokes, Gina; Xiong, Will; Peterson, Karen Kolb

2013-01-01

218

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

219

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

220

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gabriel, Rachael

2011-01-01

221

Professional Development Strategies for Professional Staff within a Private University in a Middle Atlantic State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived level of skill development of professional staff (consisting of new professionals, midlevel managers, and senior administrators) at a private university in a Middle Atlantic state. The secondary purpose of this study was to determine the activities and methods respondents prefer to use to…

Lewis, Karen A.

2011-01-01

222

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.

Mistilina Sato

2003-01-01

223

Preceptorship: professional development and support for newly registered practitioners.  

PubMed

Preceptorship is one aspect of continuous professional development which is vital to support healthcare professionals in the delivery of safe, effective, person-centred care. This article outlines the various aspects of preceptorship for nurses, midwives and specialist community public health nurses in Northern Ireland. It is hoped that the elements within it have transferability across other healthcare professions. The article will help the reader understand where preceptorship fits within a professional development and support continuum. PMID:24404706

McCusker, C

2013-12-01

224

A Plan for Revitalization: Maximizing Professional Development Opportunity. A Report by the VCCS Professional Development Task Force.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In October 1992, a task force on professional development was established to identify ways in which the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) could use professional development to enhance its educational programs and services. This report provides information on the development of the task force, discusses findings, and presents recommendations…

Sydow, Debbie L.

225

On-line electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry configurations: recent developments and trends  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the present mini-review, an account of the actual state-of-the-art and future possibilities offered by on-line ET-AAS is presented. Topics such as: (1) on-line analyte preconcentration (by means of precipitation, sorption, solvent extraction, and solid phase extraction); (2) analyte separation by means of chromatography, and electrochemical, microdialysis and chemical vapor generation processes; and (3) sample treatment (by microwave sample digestion, sample emulsification and dilution processes) are used to illustrate the versatility of flow injection, sequential injection analysis, stop flow and continuous flow, when coupled to a graphite furnace. The use of some of the on-line systems for speciation and the simultaneous determination of different analytes is underlined.

Burguera, Marcela; Burguera, Jose Luis

2007-09-01

226

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

227

Actual Schools, Possible Practices. New Directions in Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication examines the literature on promising practices in professional development, focusing on the role of effective inservice professional development in successful elementary school reform, promising practices, and results of a survey of educators from the northwest United States. After an introduction, Section 1 discusses "Learning in…

Novick, Rebecca; Grimstad, Jane

228

School Nurse Summer Institute: A Model for Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Neighbors, Marianne; Barta, Kathleen

2004-01-01

229

The tale of two virtual teacher professional development modules  

Microsoft Academic Search

Virtual communities of practice (VCoP) have been advocated for some time as a promising means of taking professional development to teachers in widely distributed locations. However, geography, and indeed education literature as a whole, contains very few examples where this has been achieved. This paper reports on two VCoP professional development modules for New Zealand geography and social studies teachers.

Paul Keown

2009-01-01

230

Content Area Literacy: Relationship between Lesson Design and Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite Minnesota's investment in professional development in content area literacy, secondary students are not showing expected literacy gains. A lack of literacy proficiency limits future options for students. The purpose of this study was to examine content-area literacy strategy inclusion and its relationship to professional development

Owens-Kristenson, Jodi

2013-01-01

231

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

232

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

233

An Oil Spill Professional Development Program for Educators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource supports the Oil Spill Professional Development program sponsored by the NOAA Office of Education. Information, presentations, and questions and answers support professional development for educators in regards to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Activities and lessons and additional relevant links are available.

2012-05-29

234

Professional Development: Implications for Illinois Career and Technical Education Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher turnover inhibits student achievement, and professional development can reduce the onset of teachers leaving the profession (The Center for Comprehensive School, 2007). No Child Left Behind and the new Perkins Act have redefined teacher professional development. In Illinois, according to the Illinois State Board of Education (n.d.),…

Drage, Karen

2010-01-01

235

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

236

Online Professional Development for Mathematics Teachers: A Strategic Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study presents a strategic review of the current quality and effectiveness of more than 40 online professional development (OPD) sites for teachers of mathematics. The evidence gathered about this relatively new form of professional development was compared with evidence on the quality and effectiveness of traditional face-to-face…

Ginsburg, Alan; Gray, Tracy; Levin, Douglas

2004-01-01

237

Aligning Performance Evaluation with Professional Development and Vise Versa.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are a number of problems posed by employee evaluation, and professional development often suffers from similar issues. Suppose employee evaluation and professional development were intertwined in a collaborative and evolving relationship, and both components were brought to bear on linking individual and company goals. The answer is the…

Buchen, Irving H.

2003-01-01

238

Participatory Research in an Arts Integration Professional Development Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

239

Supporting and Sustaining Teachers' Professional Development: A Principal's Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although school administrators consider supporting and sustaining teachers' professional development a priority, more pressing day-to-day imperatives often eclipse this goal. "Supporting and Sustaining Teachers' Professional Development" specifically targets busy school principals who want practical suggestions for how to balance these everyday…

Tallerico, Marilyn

2005-01-01

240

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

241

Putting the PLE into PLD: Virtual Professional Learning and Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The range of affordances that a virtual environment offers can provide opportunities for more formal Professional Learning and Development (PLD) that has flexibility of choice, time and approach for educators. It was this potential that inspired the design of the Virtual Professional Learning and Development (VPLD) program that was instigated in…

Owen, Hazel

2014-01-01

242

Professional Development: The Teacher's Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore teacher experiences, attitudes, feelings, and beliefs regarding professional development in order to plan professional development in the future. Eighteen teachers, the elementary school improvement coordinator, and elementary principal were interviewed or participated in a focus group, in a semi-structured…

Brown, Julie Miller

2013-01-01

243

Factors Driving Learner Success in Online Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined factors that contributed to the success of online learners in an online professional development course. Research instruments included an online survey and learners' activity logs in an online professional development course for 512 in-service teachers. The findings showed that there were several factors affecting online…

Vu, Phu; Cao, Vien; Vu, Lan; Cepero, Jude

2014-01-01

244

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

245

Professional Development and Teacher Change: The Missing Leadership Link  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professional development in science education aims to support teacher learning with the ultimate goal of improving student achievement. A multitude of factors influence teacher change and the effectiveness of professional development. This review of the literature explores these factors and identifies school and district science leaders as a…

Whitworth, Brooke A.; Chiu, Jennifer L.

2015-01-01

246

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

247

Relationship between Professional Development Expenditures and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dalton, Elizabeth A.

2010-01-01

248

Do Less Effective Teachers Choose Professional Development Does It Matter?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

249

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

250

Applying Constructionist Principles to Online Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ostashewski, Nathaniel; Moisey, Susan; Reid, Doug

2011-01-01

251

Teacher Study Groups: Toward a Model of Differentiated Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While there is extensive research related to the study of high-quality professional development, the research shows that there is limited evidence to indicate that teachers are provided with this type of professional development on a consistent, ongoing basis. The research also suggests that there is a lack of adequate evidence to show that…

Fox-Mallory, Michelle Elizabeth

2011-01-01

252

Standards for Reporting Mathematics Professional Development in Research Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sztajn, Paola

2011-01-01

253

OFFICE OF THE DEAN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAVE 2015/2016  

E-print Network

, intellectual renewal, and acquisition of new skills through study, research, writing, and trainingOFFICE OF THE DEAN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAVE ­ 2015/2016 The Professional Development Leave (PDL) program is funded and administered by the College of Liberal Arts. Its purpose is to enhance

Bermúdez, José Luis

254

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

255

Mathematics Coaching: A New Kind of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Obara, Samuel

2010-01-01

256

Professional Development for Technology-Enhanced Inquiry Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

257

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

258

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Whitworth, Jerry E.

259

Professional development for dentists: patterns and their implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Approaches to models of professional development for dentists continue to evolve. This study examined the participation and attitudes of dentists in non-formal and informal professional development and continuing dental education. Methods: Two methodologies were utilised: a self- administered cross-sectional survey of dentists in Victoria, Australia (conducted October to December, 1994), and a review of the records of the Continuing

HA Best; L Brearley Messer

2001-01-01

260

Outcomes of the VCCS Professional Development Initiative: 1993-1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a study of the outcomes of the professional development initiative implemented in 1993 by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). It attempts to answer the question of whether faculty participation in structured professional development activities results in significant improvements in teaching. The primary objective of the study was…

Sydow, Debbie L.

261

Teachers' Perceptions of Online Professional Development in Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to describe perceptions of teachers regarding the influence of online professional development (oPD) in literacy on their instruction and students' learning. The following features of effective professional development were analyzed: content-focus; collectivity; coherence; duration; and active learning. As well, the study…

Garbe, Amber Yudchitz

2012-01-01

262

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

PubMed Central

In this study, an end-point-based fluorescence assay for soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) was transformed into an on-line continuous-flow format. The on-line biochemical detection system (BCD) was coupled on-line to liquid chromatography (LC) to allow mixture analysis. The on-line BCD was based on a flow system wherein sEH activity was detected by competition of analytes with the substrate hydrolysis. The reaction product was measured by fluorescence detection. In parallel to the BCD data, UV and MS data were obtained through post-column splitting of the LC effluent. The buffer system and reagent concentrations were optimized resulting in a stable on-line BCD with a good assay window and good sensitivity (S/N > 60). The potency of known sEH inhibitors (sEHis) obtained by LC–BCD correlates well with published values. The LC–BCD system was applied to test how oxidative microsomal metabolism affects the potency of three sEHis. After incubation with pig liver microsomes, several metabolites of sEHis were characterized by MS, while their individual potencies were measured by BCD. For all compounds tested, active metabolites were observed. The developed method allows for the first time the detection of sEHis in mixtures providing new opportunities in the development of drug candidates. PMID:23526703

Falck, David; Schebb, Nils Helge; Prihatiningtyas, Setyo; Zhang, Jiawen; Heus, Ferry; Morisseau, Christophe; Kool, Jeroen; Hammock, Bruce D.

2013-01-01

263

Competence and scope of practice: ethics and professional development.  

PubMed

In this article, I discuss the importance of the psychotherapist's capacities and attributes that go beyond formal education and training as they relate to both readiness for clinical training and continued competence throughout one's professional life. Professional development is essential to the maintenance of professional competence as a psychotherapist. Principles and standards from the American Psychological Association's (2002) Ethics Code are reviewed and illustrated with clinical vignettes. In striving to maintain competence, psychotherapists are strongly encouraged to focus on proactive self-care and professional development in addition to complying with the formal continuing education mandated by most states. PMID:18384117

Wise, Erica H

2008-05-01

264

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

265

Professional Development and Teacher Change: The Missing Leadership Link  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Professional development in science education aims to support teacher learning with the ultimate goal of improving student achievement. A multitude of factors influence teacher change and the effectiveness of professional development. This review of the literature explores these factors and identifies school and district science leaders as a critical factor missing from current professional development models. School and district leaders play a significant role in the planning and implementation of professional development, as well as providing ongoing leadership to support teacher change. Considering this role, school district leaders are not just a contextual factor, but rather an integral part of the process and should be integrated into and considered part of any professional development model in science education.

Whitworth, Brooke A.; Chiu, Jennifer L.

2015-03-01

266

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

267

Professional Development Worksheet rev. 3/22/2013 HR | Employee & Organizational Development  

E-print Network

, coaching, online tutorials, reading, on-the-job training) Resources and Support Needed Timeline #12;Professional Development Worksheet ­ rev. 3/22/2013 HR | Employee & Organizational Development Page 1 of 2 Professional Development Worksheet EMPLOYEE NAME: ________________________________ DATE

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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... AgriLife Research, the River Systems Institute at Texas State University, Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research at Tarleton State University, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create the Texas Watershed Planning...

Jensen, Ric

2008-01-01

269

Adapting Academic Course Materials in Software Testing for Industrial Professional DevelopmentTesting for Industrial Professional Development  

E-print Network

Adapting Academic Course Materials in Software Testing for Industrial Professional DevelopmentTesting for Industrial Professional Development M d il NSF P jMore details on NSF Project: http.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/drupal/courseshttp://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/drupal/courses C K J D Ph DCem Kaner, J.D., Ph.D. Professor of Software Engineering Florida Tech Colloquium

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NARST 2000 Design Research on Professional Development Fostering Teacher Learning in Systemic Reform  

E-print Network

Reform: A Design Proposal for Developing Professional Development Barry Fishman, Steven Best, Jacob: A Design Proposal for Developing Professional Development Barry Fishman, Steven Best, Jacob Foster, & Ron

Fishman, Barry

271

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

272

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

SciTech Connect

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

Unknown

1999-03-14

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SF STATE Extended Learning PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM  

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work groups, team leaders and coordinators all need profes- sional project management training in order Education Provider (R.E.P.) of project management training. Our program is based on the Project Management/pharmaceutical, gaming, healthcare, government, and non-profits. Many professionals manage projects without the working

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Reflection in Learning & Professional Development: Theory & Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moon, Jennifer A.

275

Silver Sponsor Professional Development in Local Government  

E-print Network

in the relationships between elected officials and their professional staff; and most recently for his observations on the role of senior staff in "filling the gap" in the politics/administration dichotomy, Dr. Nalbandian Briefings Surviving and Thriving in the Gap ­ James Ervin What is the Commonwealth doing to us? Latest

Liskiewicz, Maciej

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OHRM Professional Development & Learning Management PROGRAM SCHEDULE  

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Office at Hudson Street Building Positive Workplace Relationships (C9019) For Managers and Supervisors st Street Business Writing: Clarity through Critical Thinking (C2036) For Professional Staff:00 PM Location: Central Office at 41 st Street April 2013 Effective Telephone Skills (C5039

Qiu, Weigang

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OHRM Professional Development & Learning Management PROGRAM SCHEDULE  

E-print Network

Office at Hudson Street Building Positive Workplace Relationships (C9019) For Managers and Supervisors st Street Business Writing: Clarity through Critical Thinking (C2036) For Professional Staff Telephone Skills (C5039) For Administrative Staff Friday, April 12, 9:00 AM ­ 5:00 PM Location: Central

Qiu, Weigang

278

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

279

Making the Most of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Abell, Sandra K.; Leek, Michele H.

2008-01-01

280

The need of continuous professional teacher development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effective teachers, effective school. Modern trends in education are aimed at creating effective schools. But could you modern and contemporary school without an effective teacher? Does the teacher can be effective if they do not follow current trends, if not grow professionally? In this direction is the preparation of this paper. In it we present the theoretical debates about the

Snezana Jovanova-Mitkovska

2010-01-01

281

History and Future of Professional Development Schools in Kansas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides a history of the Professional Development School (PDS) movement in Kansas, as well as the major influences and challenges ahead as partnerships continue to grow and adapt. Mercer and Myers highlight the Kansas State Department of Education's (KSDE's) engagement in dialogue about the professional learning continuum…

Mercer, Debbie; Myers, Scott

2014-01-01

282

Practitioner-Oriented Research as a Tool for Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to analyse how a model for practitioner-oriented research can be used as a tool for professional development in the preschool. The focus of interest is the type of knowledge that is formed when researchers and preschool staff cooperate on local projects, and what this new knowledge means for the images of professional

Johansson, Inge; Sandberg, Anette; Vuorinen, Tuula

2007-01-01

283

Reflective Practice for Educators: Improving Schooling through Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book, by two university professors in a professional preparation program, is intended as a conceptually based practical guide to reflective practice for educators at all levels. The first of the book's 8 chapters explores the rationale for reflective practice, a professional-development strategy aimed at behavioral change, and explains how…

Osterman, Karen F.; Kottkamp, Robert B.

284

Balancing Work and Family: Professional Development Needs of Extension Faculty  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to identify workplace and individual factors that cause stress in the lives of Extension professionals and to determine baseline needs assessment data for professional development in the area of balancing work and family. A census-survey questionnaire (74 percent response rate) was utilized to explore balancing work and personal life issues among the population of University of

Steven G. Jacob; William R. Summerhill; Larry R. Arrington

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Focusing Professional Development for Science Teachers on Student Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Luis Tinoca

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Teacher Professional Development as Knowledge Building: A Popperian Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chitpin, Stephanie; Evers, Colin W.

2005-01-01

287

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

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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

289

Learning and Context: Connections in Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative interpretivist study analyzes the interrelationships between, the knowledge gained in teacher professional development programs and the context of employment. Findings indicate that teachers construct a knowledge base by moving back and forth between continuing education programs and their professional practice. This process of…

Daley, Barbara J.

2004-01-01

290

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

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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

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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

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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

293

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

294

The Tale of Two Virtual Teacher Professional Development Modules  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Virtual communities of practice (VCoP) have been advocated for some time as a promising means of taking professional development to teachers in widely distributed locations. However, geography, and indeed education literature as a whole, contains very few examples where this has been achieved. This paper reports on two VCoP professional

Keown, Paul

2009-01-01

295

Israeli Counsellors Facing Terrorism: Coping and Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study examined the characteristics and functioning of 12 Israeli school counsellors located at different stages of professional development who worked in schools affected by terrorist attacks. Semi-structured interviews explored the counsellors professional behaviour, activities, and coping with terror and its effects. Consensual…

Cinamon, Rachel Gali; Hellman, Shoshana

2006-01-01

296

Learning to Teach Online: Promoting Success through Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study reported in this paper examined the types of professional-development activities, support systems, and organizational structures necessary for community college faculty to make transitions from traditional teaching to Web-based teaching. Results indicate that (a) instructional change can by initiated through sustained professional

Hinson, Janice M.; LaPrairie, Kimberely N.

2005-01-01

297

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

298

Teachers’ continuing professional development: contested concepts, understandings and models  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teachers’ continuing professional development (CPD) is being given increasing importance in countries throughout the world. In Scotland, the changing professional and political context has resulted in unprecedented investment in CPD. However, analysis and evaluation of CPD policies, practice and impact is complex. In seeking to understand some of the complexities, this article proposes a triple?lens framework, drawing on three different

Christine Fraser; Aileen Kennedy; Lesley Reid; Stephen Mckinney

2007-01-01

299

Exploring Professional Development Practices for Vocational Education and Training Practitioners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Williams, Kim

2009-01-01

300

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

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The Learning Effects of a Multidisciplinary Professional Development Programme  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Professional development becomes relevant and effective when teachers are actively involved, collaborate, and when it is linked to teachers' daily school practice (Hunzicker in Prof Dev Educ 37:177-179, 2011). Preparation of teachers for a curriculum implementation such as the new subject Nature, Life, and Technology can be done by a professional development programme where teachers are actively involved (Visser et al. 2010). This study evaluates the designed and implemented professional development programme with respect to its effectiveness in terms of degree of teacher learning and development. Effects are evaluated for five learning areas: Instructional strategies, differences in students' prior knowledge, adjustments to the module, assessment methods and instruments, and field trips and guest lectures. Eleven teachers from four different schools participated in two professional development programmes, six teachers in the first professional development programme and five teachers in the programme for the subsequent module. Questionnaires and interviews were used to assess the effects in the different learning areas. The findings show that the professional development programme is a useful venture for teachers' professional growth in different learning areas.

Visser, Talitha Christine; Coenders, Fer G. M.; Pieters, Jules M.; Terlouw, Cees

2013-12-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2003-03-01

303

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

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The Factors that Affect Science Teachers' Participation in Professional Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Scientific literacy for our students and the possibilities for careers available in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) areas are important topics for economic growth as well as global competitiveness. The achievement of students in science learning is dependent upon the science teachers' effectiveness and experienced science teachers depend upon relevant professional development experiences to support their learning. In order to understand how to improve student learning in science, the learning of science teachers must also be understood. Previous research studies on teacher professional development have been conducted in other states, but Minnesota science teachers comprised a new and different population from those previously studied. The purpose of this two-phase mixed methods study was to identify the current types of professional development in which experienced, Minnesota secondary science teachers participated and the factors that affect their participation in professional development activities. The mixed-methods approach s utilized an initial online survey followed by qualitative interviews with five survey respondents. The results of the quantitative survey and the qualitative interviews indicated the quality of professional development experiences and the factors which affected the science teachers' participation in professional development activities. The supporting and inhibiting factors involved the availability of resources such as time and money, external relationships with school administrators, teacher colleagues, and family members, and personal intrinsic attributes such as desires to learn and help students. This study also describes implications for science teachers, school administrators, policymakers, and professional development providers. Recommendations for future research include the following areas: relationships between and among intrinsic and extrinsic factors, science-related professional development activities within local school districts, the use of formal and informal professional development, and the needs of rural science teachers compared to urban and suburban teachers.

Roux, Judi Ann

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Professional Development and TrainingProfessional Development and Training The University of Memphis, 177 Administration Building, Memphis, Tennessee 38152  

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new and revised training sessions for workforce skill enhance- ment, growth, and development enhancement programs. #12;Business Skills Achievement Certificate Participants must complete at least FOUR. · Business Writing I · Business Writing II · Proofreading and Editing Professional Development Certificate

Dasgupta, Dipankar

306

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Barry Fishman; Steven Best; Jacob Foster; Ron Marx

2000-01-01

307

Implementation of a professional portfolio: a tool to demonstrate professional development for advanced practice.  

PubMed

The literature has a gap related to professional development for APRNs. In the United States, many health care organizations use clinical advancement programs for registered nurses, but APRNs are not often included in these programs. If APRNs are included, advancement opportunities are very limited. At CMC, implementation of a professional portfolio resulted in increased satisfaction among APPs regarding their ability to showcase professional growth and expertise, as well as the uniqueness of their advanced practice. Use of the professional portfolio led to improved recognition by APS and organizational leaders of APP performance excellence during the annual performance evaluation, as well as improved recognition among APP colleagues in terms of nominations for honors and awards. PMID:25088277

Chamblee, Tracy B; Dale, Juanita Conkin; Drews, Barbie; Spahis, Joanna; Hardin, Teri

2015-01-01

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

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: food, medicinal · Beeswax: cosmetics, candles, food · Pollen: health supplement · Propolis (tree resin): cosmetics, health supplement #12;2012 Professional Development Meeting; Ames, IA Bee/Honey value in Iowa

Jurenka, Russell A.

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Guest Editorial: A revolutionary model of professional development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Traditionally, professional development in education has focused on three main areas: content, general pedagogy, or pedagogical content knowledge. While each area has its own purpose, in this article the author focuses on what the literature states should

Christine Anne Royce

2010-11-01

310

Queensland public sector nurse executives: professional development needs.  

PubMed

In a time of health care reform and rapid change, nurse executives need effective leadership skills to be able to respond to a challenging environment, provide quality cost-effective care and promote the professional development of nursing. This research aimed to provide an understanding of nursing executives' roles and professional development needs and obtain concise information for the development of strategies and professional development programs to enhance the effectiveness of the present and future roles of nursing executives. A descriptive cross-sectional postal survey was sent to all public sector Level 4 and 5 nursing executives in Queensland (n = 281), with a response rate of 52.3% (n = 147). Financial management, human resource management and information technologies were identified as the areas where professional development was most needed. Structured educational activities such as short courses or seminars covering information technology, financial and budget management and general business management were identified as the type of activities best suited to nurse executives' needs. The most frequently reported barriers to professional development were difficulties obtaining relief staff, inadequate time, financial cost and inadequate district manager and regional support to enable access to professional development programs. PMID:12002630

Courtney, Mary; Yacopetti, Jane; James, Catherine; Walsh, Anne; Montgomery, Mary

2002-01-01

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

SciTech Connect

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

Unknown

1999-06-16

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On-line vs off-line electrical conductivity characterization. Polycarbonate composites developed with multiwalled carbon nanotubes by compounding technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Material characterization is one of the key steps when conductive polymers are developed. The dispersion of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in a polymeric matrix using melt mixing influence final composite properties. The compounding becomes trial and error using a huge amount of materials, spending time and money to obtain competitive composites. Traditional methods to carry out electrical conductivity characterization include compression and injection molding. Both methods need extra equipments and moulds to obtain standard bars. This study aims to investigate the accuracy of the data obtained from absolute resistance recorded during the melt compounding, using an on-line setup developed by our group, and to correlate these values with off-line characterization and processing parameters (screw/barrel configuration, throughput, screw speed, temperature profile and CNTs percentage). Compounds developed with different percentages of multi walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and polycarbonate has been characterized during and after extrusion. Measurements, on-line resistance and off-line resistivity, showed parallel response and reproducibility, confirming method validity. The significance of the results obtained stems from the fact that we are able to measure on-line resistance and to change compounding parameters during production to achieve reference values reducing production/testing cost and ensuring material quality. Also, this method removes errors which can be found in test bars development, showing better correlation with compounding parameters.

Llorens-Chiralt, R.; Weiss, P.; Mikonsaari, I.

2014-05-01

313

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...PROGRAMS Professional Development Program § 263...the Professional Development program? The...the Professional Development program: Bureau-funded...means costs for the care of minor children...required fees; health insurance required...2) Has as its primary purpose the...

2013-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...PROGRAMS Professional Development Program § 263...the Professional Development program? The...the Professional Development program: Bureau-funded...means costs for the care of minor children...required fees; health insurance required...2) Has as its primary purpose the...

2012-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...PROGRAMS Professional Development Program § 263...the Professional Development program? The...the Professional Development program: Bureau-funded...means costs for the care of minor children...required fees; health insurance required...2) Has as its primary purpose the...

2014-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...definitions apply to the Professional Development program? 263.3 Section 263...DISCRETIONARY GRANT PROGRAMS Professional Development Program § 263.3 What definitions apply to the Professional Development program? The following...

2010-07-01

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Development of the mini ionization chamber for high dose monitoring on line inside a gamma irradiation facility  

Microsoft Academic Search

A cylindrical ionization chamber of 0.9 cm3 has been developed for monitoring high doses on line during the sample irradiation at a static position in a 60Co gamma industrial plant, with about 25.9 PBq (700 kCi). Nitrogen gas at pressure of 1 bar was utilized to fill the ionization chamber and to determine an appropriate configuration to be used as

Jose M. Vieira; Margarida M. Hamada

2002-01-01

318

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1996-03-01

319

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

320

Analysis of embedding teacher leadership in professional development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study was an examination of how a teacher leadership role---presenting professional development to colleagues---was encouraged through a science education professional development program, Microcosmos. The professional development program, which focused on microbiology for middle and high school grades, was funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by the Microcosmos Project, School of Education, Boston University. It included a multiplier-effect structure which required the participating science teachers to present their own Microcosmos professional development workshop to colleagues subsequent to their receiving instruction at Boston University. A qualitative methodology was used, involving 15 science teachers. The primary data source was semi-structured interviews. Secondary data sources were documents submitted to the program by the teachers and observations of their physical classrooms. The data was examined for evidence of 3 attitudes (acceptance of the program's curriculum and philosophy, an enthusiasm for sharing knowledge, a degree of comfort with the biological content) and 6 behaviors (having self-initiative, having a social personality, being an effective communicator, using community resources, having political savvy, having a desire to learn). There were two major findings. First, after fulfilling the requirement of the NSF grant, 7 of the 9 teachers with no prior experience presenting professional development presented additional professional development to colleagues. The most important attitudes influencing this new capability were: an acceptance of the Microcosmos philosophy and curriculum; and having a degree of comfort with the biological content. The most important behaviors were: having a desire to learn, being an effective communicator, and having self-initiative. Six attributes of the Microcosmos professional development program are described which encouraged this teacher leader role. The second finding was that the 15 science teachers consider the concept of "sharing knowledge with colleagues" to be a major quality of teacher leadership. A new definition of teacher leadership is offered.

Martinez, Joseph Derek

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Job Title: Curriculum Developer Classification: Associate Instructional Professional  

E-print Network

Job Title: Curriculum Developer Classification: Associate Instructional Professional Location and Responsibilities The School of Sustainability is in need of a curriculum developer to assist faculty and staff in Educational Technology, Curriculum Development, Sustainability or a related field AND five years experience

Hall, Sharon J.

322

The Development Officer Becomes a Professional.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The responsibilities and skills of college development officers are discussed. The need for development officers has stemmed from financial problems that could only be solved through additional sources of revenue. In addition to understanding the concept and function of institutional development, the development officer must recognize that…

Chandler, John R., Jr.

323

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

324

Accelerated Professional Development and Peer Consultation: Two Strategies for Continuing Professional Education for Nurses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A comparison was made of accelerated professional development (APD) for nurses (n=64), involving peer consultation and reflective practice, and peer consultation alone (n=30). Although APD participants had a higher completion rate, improvements in caregiver behaviors and work environment were not significantly different. (SK)

Hart, Gail; Clinton, Michael; Edwards, Helen; Evans, Katie; Lunney, Paul; Posner, Natasha; Tooth, Barbara; Weir, Derek; Ryan, Yoni

2000-01-01

325

Professional Development Credits in Student Affairs Practice: A Method to Enhance Professionalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many professions require members to be involved in continuing education in order to maintain skill levels, to remain current on issues, and often to remain licensed or certified in that field. The same level of continuous professional development does not always occur in student affairs, and there exists no system for documenting such activities…

Dean, Laura A.; Woodard, Bobby R.; Cooper, Diane L.

2007-01-01

326

Professional Development through Teacher Roles: Conceptions of Professionally Unqualified Teachers in Rural South Africa and Zimbabwe  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers' conceptions of what they learn and how they professionally develop through their teaching roles are key to classroom practice and learner achievement because they influence teachers' pedagogic approaches and choice of materials, content, and learner activities. This article reports on some of the findings from a doctoral…

Mukeredzi, Tabitha Grace

2013-01-01

327

Development of an on-line preconcentration system for zinc determination in biological samples.  

PubMed

An on-line preconcentration system for zinc determination in 24-h urine, blood plasma and erythrocyte matrices by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) was used. This procedure was based on adsorption of Zn(II) ions onto a minicolumn filled with silica gel, chemically modified with niobium(V) oxide (Nb(2)O(5)-SiO(2)). The determination of the optimum conditions for Zn(II) preconcentration was done using two-level full factorial and Doehlert designs. In the optimization procedure, four variables (sample pH, eluent concentration, sample flow rate and eluent flow rate) were investigated. The results obtained from the full factorial design demonstrated that the sample pH and sample flow rate variables, and their interactions, were statistically significant. A Doehlert matrix was used in order to determine the optimum conditions for the sample pH and sample flow rate. The optimized conditions for sample pH and flow rate sampling were 6.6 and 7.1 ml min(-1), respectively, to obtain the maximum Zn(II) preconcentration and determination in the biological samples studied. Parameters of analytical curve, precision, effect of other ions in the proposed system and accuracy were achieved to assess the proposed method. The accuracy was confirmed by analysis of certified reference materials (urine Seronorm Trace Elements) and recovery tests in blood plasma and erythrocyte samples. Detection limit (3sigma/S) of 0.77 microg l(-1), precision (calculated as relative standard deviation) of 1.5% for Zn(II) concentration of 10 microg l(-1) (n=7) and a sampling frequency of 27 samples/h were obtained from the proposed system. PMID:18970593

Dutra, Rosilene L; Maltez, Heloisa F; Carasek, Eduardo

2006-04-15

328

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.

329

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Elizabeth A. Beckmann; Patrick Kilby

2008-01-01

330

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

331

Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This comprehensive guide discusses how to design staff development in science and math. It is tailored specifically to the needs of individual schools or departments. Vignettes from real schools illustrate concepts within the book. The book provides 15 strategies for professional development and describes each one with its underlying assumptions…

Loucks-Horsley, Susan; Hewson, Peter W.; Love, Nancy; Stiles, Katherine E.

332

A Survey of Professional Development in Arizona Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Padgett, Suzanne; Thompson, Larry C.

333

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

334

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

335

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

336

The Role of Collegial Interaction in Continuing Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: Many physicians seek information from colleagues over other sources, highlighting the important role of interaction in continuing professional development (CPD). To guide the development of CPD opportunities, this study explored the nature of cancer-related questions faced by general surgeons, and how interaction with colleagues…

Gagliardi, Anna R.; Wright, Frances C.; Anderson, Michael A. B.; Davis, Dave

2007-01-01

337

The Relation between Employee Organizational and Professional Development Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

338

Putting the Research To Work: Professional Development Models from Michigan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes statewide professional development programs in Michigan that were developed to train teachers in technology use. Discusses Teach for Tomorrow, which combines online learning with local facilitators and peer support networks; and the Great Lakes Education Network Best Practices project, which combines lesson plans from the Web with…

Hoffman, Ellen; Thompson, Ginny

2000-01-01

339

Integrating Technology Education for Professional Development of Teachers: Developmental Experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

The deployment of teacher education programmes, especially to upgrade and change teaching practices, has always been a challenge for teacher educators. It is even more challenging when a group of teacher educators from conventional educational practices get together to develop an innovative professional development programme that is aimed at bringing about a paradigm shift in teaching-learning processes. This is especially

Jyoti Bawane

340

Design Issues for Technology-Enhanced Formal Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research concerns the design, implementation and evaluation of a blended training course for interpreter trainers. Some of the complex issues pertaining to professional development in a rich web-based learner-centered environment are addressed. Findings confirm a socio-constructivist design within which participants developed the expected…

Class, Barbara; Schneider, Daniel K.

2014-01-01

341

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

342

The Impact of an Innovative Model of Technology Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes participant reaction to an informal field test of the Identifying Changes, Exploring Possibilities, and Developing Technology Skills (ICED) Professional Development Model. The theoretical framework for the ICED model is drawn from three sources: (1) literature review of the change process, specifically the adoption of…

Johnson, Vivian

343

Real World 101: A Professional Development Seminar for Seniors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explains the origins of Delaware Valley College's (DVC) "Professional Development Seminar," jointly developed by DVC's Office of Career and Life Education and the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce to help seniors prepare for their transition from college to the workplace. Also outlines the program's content methodology and details its…

Letourneau, Tanya Misner

2002-01-01

344

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

345

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

346

The Development of Professional Identity in the Family Practice Resident.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of professional identity as a family physician is better understood by referring to Erikson's description of the development of personal identity. Erikson describes eight stages, each one defined by its alternative outcomes--the best versus the worst that can happen. (MLW)

Grose, Nellie P.; And Others

1983-01-01

347

--Professional and Cognitive Development through Problem Solving with Evan Glazer  

E-print Network

72 InterMath 1 --Professional and Cognitive Development through Problem Solving with Technology). The development of mathematical understanding occurs when technology is used as a cognitive tool that supports to deliver the curriculum through web-based materials and to explore the mathematics using cognitive tools

Spagnolo, Filippo

348

CATIE: A Blended Approach to Situated Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Capital Area Technology and Inquiry in Education program (CATIE) is a content-focused, inquiry-based professional development program developed by the Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education (CIPCE) to assist K-6 teachers in the technology integration process. To address concerns of sustain-ability and cost-effectiveness, this situated…

Holmes, Aliya; Polhemus, Linda; Jennings, Sybillyn

2005-01-01

349

Professional Development and Closing the Achievement Gap  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A significant challenge to schools is selecting the staff development approach that aligns most clearly with the assumptions and beliefs of staff members and produces the results desired for students. When beliefs are in alignment, change in behavior accelerates; when beliefs underlying a new staff development program contradict long-held beliefs…

Hirsh, Stephanie

2005-01-01

350

Educational Leadership: Personal Growth for Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tomlinson, Herry

2004-01-01

351

Coaching Professional Software Developers - An Experience Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Model-driven development, using UML, has become the most dominant development paradigm, in software industry. To be correctly and efficiently applied, systematic teaching and learning are key prerequisites for benefiting from new technologies. This is especially true for an industrial setting since traditional classroom training approaches are often not applicable due to time and cost reasons, which, in turn, led to

Christian Bunse; Ines Grützner; Christian Peper; Silke Steinbach-nordmann; Carsten Vollmers

2006-01-01

352

The University of South Carolina Professional Development School Network: Twenty Years of Effective Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2010 Professional Development Schools National Conference recognized the University of South Carolina's Professional Development School Network for its outstanding collaborative accomplishments, naming it as a recipient of the National Association for Professional Development School's Award for Exemplary Professional Development School…

Field, Bruce E.; Blakeney, Roy; Burton, Megan; Dunlap, Elizabeth; Faile, Jan; Hudson, Zina; Jackson, Margo

2010-01-01

353

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

354

Professional Development for the College Career Counselor.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a strategy called a growth contract, with which career counselors can assess the current state of their own career development, determine tangible goals, and devise means of achieving them. (CPAD Network, 1190 South Bascom, Suite 211, San Jose, CA 95128) (SK)

McLees, Jan

1983-01-01

355

Planning Teachers' Professional Development for Global Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tuomi, Margaret Trotta

2004-01-01

356

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

357

Teaching Centers: A Study in Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents an overview of the Jamesville-DeWitt-Syracuse University Teaching Center. Founded in 1975, the Teaching Center has two major foci--the provision of personalized and individualized field experience for the preservice university student and ongoing inservice teacher staff development. The paper describes the conceptual bases…

Wright, Gary R.

358

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

359

Coaching to promote professional development in nursing practice.  

PubMed

This article presents coaching, which facilitates the highest form of learning, as a potential strategy for promoting professional development in nursing. In doing so, it sets out what coaching is and highlights its benefits in terms of team building, adaptation to changes, career planning and professional development. Having established the rudiments of coaching and identifying its qualities, the article then sets out strategies of coaching using three models: the 3-D Technique Model, The Practice Spiral Model and The Grow Model. Three case histories are presented to explain how these models could be used to implement coaching and personal learning plans (PLP). Directions are provided where training for coaching is available. It is concluded that coaching can be a powerful tool in enhancing nurses' and other health professionals' ability to contribute to the success of healthcare organisations. PMID:24933546

Narayanasamy, Aru; Penney, Vivian

360

6. Professional software development David Keil CS I 8/14 David Keil Computer Science I 7. Professional SW development 6/14 1  

E-print Network

. Professional SW development 6/14 11 · In Java, subprograms are called "methods" · These are not general ways6. Professional software development David Keil CS I 8/14 David Keil Computer Science I 7. Professional SW development 6/14 1 David M. Keil, Framingham State University CSCI 152 Computer Science I Using

Keil, David M.

361

An Investigation of Traditional Professional Development versus Reform Professional Development and the Implementation of Strategies, Curriculum and Classroom Environment by Prekindergarten Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to investigate differences between traditional conventional professional development and high quality reflective professional development and curriculum implementation of classroom practices. This study examined the extent to which professional development activities were associated with increased levels of curriculum…

Oliver-Brooks, Helen

2013-01-01

362

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

363

Exploring English-Language Teachers' Professional Development in Developing Countries: Cases from Syria and Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper attempts to present the findings of a study carried out in Pakistan that explored English-language teachers' professional development in developing countries. The main guiding question for the study was: How do English-language teachers at secondary schools learn to teach and develop professionally in Syria and Pakistan? Two cases were…

Dayoub, Ruba; Bashiruddin, Ayesha

2012-01-01

364

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

365

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

366

Culturally Responsive Technology Use: Developing an On-line Community of Learners.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traces the development of an online unit for Indigenous Australian learners, and accounts for cultural issues that impacted on the design of learning tasks and the associated avenues for communication provided to learners. In this context, culturally responsive design was ensured by the adoption of Lave's (1991) community of practice model. (AEF)

McLoughlin, Catherine

1999-01-01

367

Report to the Legislature: Professional Development Expenditures. Line-Item 7061-0008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the "Report to the Legislature: Professional Development Expenditures". All public school districts report professional development expenditures as part of the required End of Year Financial Report in four areas: professional development leadership, teacher/instructional staff professional days, substitute salaries for…

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2008

2008-01-01

368

Assessing the IRIS Professional Development Model: Impact Beyond the Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2003-12-01

369

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

SciTech Connect

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

Peter Ariessohn; Hans Hornung

2006-01-15

370

Fostering Professional Development in Dietetics Practice: A Workshop.  

PubMed

The aim of this project was to develop and implement a workshop for dietitians who guide students through the achievement of professional practice competencies in the Stage component of a university dietetics program. The specific objective was to offer an intervention that would emphasize the importance of the guiding/facilitating function as an integral part of the dietitian's role. The intent was to provide information on, and an opportunity to hone, facilitating skills, and to offer a continuing education opportunity with application in other practice areas, such as employee training, staff development and patient education. The six topics of the one-day workshop, "Fostering Professional Development in Students and Others," were: the art of mentoring; what to do on a student's first day; using questions to promote thinking; feedback as a form of teaching; teaching strategies; and evaluating yourself as a facilitator. Participants' initial reactions, learning and behaviour changes were assessed using self-administered questionnaires; positive results were indicated. Ensuring that qualified professionals are given the tools for effectively training students, interns and staff may encourage learners to model what they have seen when they are in a position to foster the professional development of others. PMID:11551339

Lucas, Maureen E.; Jacobs Starkey, Linda

2000-01-01

371

Redesigning Professional Development: Reconceptualising Teaching Using Social Learning Technologies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

372

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

373

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

374

Reflective Practice: Linking Professional Development and School Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that traditional approaches to professional development--whether in university classrooms or school settings--are unlikely to create change because they are based on an artificial dichotomy between theory and practice. Revitalizing educational practice requires that we examine our own beliefs and practice to modify our approach to…

Osterman, Karen F.

1991-01-01

375

The Impact of Continuing Professional Development on a Novice Teacher  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers must be situated within the context of the practice of teachers and be relevant to their teaching and learning needs. A CPD project was conducted in a Hong Kong kindergarten class. For five years prior to the CPD project, the class had used a mixed curriculum of project approach topics and…

Yuen, L. H.

2012-01-01

376

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

377

Professional Development Schools: New Opportunities for Training School Counselors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines how counselor educators can become involved in professional development schools to create enhanced training opportunities for school counseling internship students. The benefits of collaboration between university and public school facilities are explored, and research opportunities are discussed. (Contains 38 references.) (GCP)

Clark, Mary Ann; Horton-Parker, Radha

2002-01-01

378

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

379

Professional Development Needs of Idaho Technology Teachers: Teaching and Learning  

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

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

2011-01-01

380

Women Teachers' Professional Development: General and Personal Perspectives.  

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This study presents a field-oriented attempt to understand professional development from the teacher's point-of-view. Twenty female teachers from northern Israel were interviewed. Findings are in the areas of meaningful topics of study and teacher profiles. (Author/CH)

Kremer-Hayon, Lya

1987-01-01

381

School-University Collaboration: Its Efficacy in Professional Development Schools.  

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This study describes a school-university collaboration involving a number of professional development schools in Israel and examines the efficacy of such collaborations. A government agency requested that a university researcher plan and implement collaborative programs. The program determined to include a heterogeneous group of schools, selected…

Kremer-Hayon, Lya

382

Deep Change: Professional Development From the Inside Out  

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Professional development for teachers is at a crucial period. In order to help students meet demanding new standards, teachers must have greater success than ever before. The concept of "teacher as learner" must be explored more deeply by educators. At the core of this concept is the idea that many reforms undertaken in the name of greater student…

Peery, Angela B.

2004-01-01

383

The Work, Perceptions and Professional Development of Teachers  

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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

384

Subject to Form: Research Interviews, Performative Subjectivity, Professional Development  

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In this dissertation, I analyze teacher, literacy coach and researcher subjectivities in a five-year study of on-site professional development with middle-grade Language Arts teachers in a school designated by its district and state as severely underperforming. Interested in the role of research interviews as both research method and cultural…

Sarigianides, Sophia Tatiana

2010-01-01

385

The Institutional Research Director: Professional Development and Career Path.  

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The way that institutional research directors manage their professional development and career paths was assessed, based on a survey of Association for Institutional Research members. Those contacted had been identified as successful persons in the field who had actively participated in the advancement of institutional research by contributing to…

Fenstemacher, William P.

1982-01-01

386

International Experience: An Opportunity for Professional Development in Higher Education  

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This qualitative study examines the role of international experience in the transformative learning of female educators as it relates to professional development in a higher education context. It also investigates how the learning productions of these experiences were transferred to the participants' home country. Nine American female faculty and…

Hamza, Aswan

2010-01-01

387

Psychometric Properties of Characteristics of Teacher Professional Development Instrument  

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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

388

Middle School Educators' Perceptions of Online Professional Development  

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Numerous researchers have investigated distance education in postsecondary settings, but there is a paucity of research regarding the design and delivery of online professional development for K-12 educators. The goal of this mixed methods sequential exploratory study was to examine attitudes of middle grades educators toward an online…

Theodocion, Kelley E.

2012-01-01

389

Office of Continuing Professional Development 2014 Live Activities  

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in Ourselves and Others" with Richard F. Groves, JCL, MA, MDiv CentraCare Health Plaza - St. Cloud, MN 10/23-24/14 ­ Lillehei Symposium - Cardiovascular Care for Primary Care Practitioners (with CME) Courtyard MarriottOffice of Continuing Professional Development 2014 Live Activities September 9

Ciocan-Fontanine, Ionut

390

Synchronous Online Collaborative Professional Development for Elementary Mathematics Teachers  

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Math is often taught poorly emphasizing rote, procedural methods rather than creativity and problem solving. Alberta Education developed a new mathematics curriculum to transform mathematics teaching to inquiry driven methods. This revised curriculum provides a new vision for mathematics and creates opportunities and requirements for professional

Francis, Krista; Jacobsen, Michele

2013-01-01

391

School Psychologists' Continuing Professional Development Preferences and Practices  

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This study investigated school psychologists' continuing professional development (CPD) activities, topics, needs, motivations, financial expenditures, and opinions, as well as relationships between select demographic characteristics and certain CPD practices and preferences. A survey was mailed to 1,000 randomly selected Regular Members of…

Armistead, Leigh D.; Castillo, Jose M.; Curtis, Michael J.; Chappel, Ashley; Cunningham, Jennifer

2013-01-01

392

Can Professional Development Programs Help Close the Achievement Gap?  

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This paper explores the question of whether it is possible to design professional development programs for teachers that can significantly improve student test results and reduce the achievement gap for students. The Dayton (Ohio) Foundation and the Montgomery County (Ohio) Educational Service Center, sponsors of The Miami Valley Teacher/…

Brahler, C. Jayne; Bainbridge, William L.; Stevens, Margaret

2004-01-01

393

Enhancing Learning in the Arts: A Professional Development Resource  

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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

394

Continued Effort and Success: An Urban Professional School Development Program  

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The PDS partnership between the Cleveland State University Master of Urban Secondary Teaching (MUST) program and the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine (CSSM) has an established history of preparing educators to teach in urban schools. Recently awarded the NAPDS Award for Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement, this…

Corrigan, Diane G.; Weber, Edward J.; Francis, Kiffany

2013-01-01

395

Beyond Cruise Control: The Promise of Professional Development.  

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This paper describes a professional development effort designed to revitalize, remotivate and reactivate an experienced staff of teachers. This program creates an organizational culture in which each individual is perceived as a learner and a leader. The program is designed to meet the needs of the teaching staff at any place in their career cycle…

Schuman, Lucy J.

396

Project PROF: A Professional Development Program for College Faculty.  

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Project PROF, a professional development program for experienced teaching faculty in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University, is described, and results of a faculty assessment of the program are summarized. Program objectives include: increased faculty self-assessment as related to teaching; expose faculty to…

Cooper, Colleen R.

397

Online Professional Development: Choices for Early Childhood Educators  

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

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

2010-01-01

398

The Learning Effects of a Multidisciplinary Professional Development Programme  

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Professional development becomes relevant and effective when teachers are actively involved, collaborate, and when it is linked to teachers' daily school practice (Hunzicker in "Prof Dev Educ" 37:177-179, 2011). Preparation of teachers for a curriculum implementation such as the new subject Nature, Life, and Technology can be done…

Visser, Talitha Christine; Coenders, Fer G. M.; Pieters, Jules M.; Terlouw, Cees

2013-01-01

399

ELP: Empowering the Leadership in Professional Development Communities  

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

Lee, Wendy

2008-01-01

400

A Strategy for Extranet Development for Professional Programs.  

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Offers guidance on the development and introduction of an academic extranet (an information network that links computers through the World Wide Web rather than through a local area network) for a professional school, outlining the potential options and applications, and a plan for implementation. For descriptive purposes, the model school is a…

Preston, Paul; McCrohan, Kevin

1998-01-01

401

Teachers' Perceptions of Their USI Professional Development Experiences.  

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The perceptions of teachers who have participated in professional development experiences provided by the Urban Systemic Initiative in four sites (Miami, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; El Pas, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee) were studied. Focus groups were conducted at each of the 47 schools across the 4 sites. Focus groups usually consisted of the five…

Kersiant, Gladis; Borman, Kathryn; Boydston, Theodore; Sadler, Troy

402

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.

403

Professional Development Schools: A Model for Preparing School Counselor Trainees  

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This article discusses a training model, based on The Education Trust, The American School Counselor Association, and The Holmes Partnership, consisting of school counselor trainees completing their clinical experiences in a Professional Development School. A case study demonstrating the role of the school counselor is presented along with…

Brooks, Michael; Steen, Sam; Williams, Franklyn

2009-01-01

404

A New Pathway: Video-Based Professional Development in Geography  

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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

405

Your Personal Learning Network: Professional Development on Demand  

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

Bauer, William I.

2010-01-01

406

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

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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

407

Hybrid Teacher Leaders and the New Professional Development Ecology  

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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

408

Japanese Lesson Study: Teacher Professional Development through Communities of Inquiry  

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

Doig, Brian; Groves, Susie

2011-01-01

409

Putting Writing Research into Practice: Applications for Teacher Professional Development  

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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

410

Action Research in Professional Development Schools: Effects on Student Learning.  

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This report presents data from one elementary school's (Hartford, CT region) second year (1996-97) implementation of a mathematics reform action research project by the professional development team. Teachers from grades 2-5 systematically implemented an ancillary problem solving curriculum in their classrooms after receiving training by a…

Devlin-Scherer, Wade; Spinelli, Ann Marie; Giammatteo, Dawn; Johnson, Craig; Mayo-Molina, Sylvia; McGinley, Paula; Michalski, Candice; Schmidek, Susan; Tomaiuolo, Linda; Zisk, Laurie

411

Orientations to Science Teacher Professional Development: An Exploratory Study  

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

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

2010-01-01

412

Professional Development of the Faculty: Past and Present  

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

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

2013-01-01

413

Kansas Academic Librarian Perceptions of Information Literacy Professional Development Needs  

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

Starkey, Alysia

2010-01-01

414

Professional Development Strategies to Enhance Diversity in the Geosciences  

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

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

2012-01-01

415

Distance Learning for Teacher Professional Development in Statistics Education  

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

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

2011-01-01

416

LESSON STUDY AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  

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IV LESSON STUDY AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF MATHEMATICS TEACHERS Naomi Robinson Abstract In Japan, Lesson Study (LS) has been used for many years as a way to connect teacher, implementation, and improvement of one or several lessons. Members of the team plan the lesson. One member

Pilpel, Yitzhak

417

Lesson Study: Restructuring Teacher Professional Development in the United States  

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This study reports how teachers at one suburban elementary school in the United States launched, organized, and structured lesson study, as well as how participants interpreted and perceived the lesson study experience. Additionally, it examines how lesson study supports teachers' professional learning and the development of collaborative…

Buono, Anthony G.

2012-01-01

418

Teachers' Professional Development from the Perspective of Teaching Reflection Levels  

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This paper is a case study based on Habermas's theory of knowledge and human interest. We analyzed the written reflections of four teachers employed at a school and found that the teachers who had experienced advanced professional development tended to engage in practical and critical reflection, whereas those who had experienced average…

Zhao, Mingren

2012-01-01

419

Modeling Instruction: The Impact of Professional Development on Instructional Practices  

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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

420

Teachers' Professional Development in Schools: Rhetoric versus Reality  

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Across the country of Ethiopia, a centrally planned and prescribed professional development programme was implemented in schools, with the intention of enhancing teachers' knowledge, skills and disposition, thereby improving student learning and achievement. This article explores and describes the lived experiences of teachers involved in…

Gemeda, Fekede Tuli; Fiorucci, Massimiliano; Catarci, Marco

2014-01-01

421

"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

422

Elite Professional Education and Problems of Regional Development  

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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

423

Audio Professional Development Workshops: Less Glamorous, More Cost Effective.  

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Discusses advantages and disadvantages of audioconferencing for professional development; recommends basing technology choice on curriculum and provides a checklist of criteria. Describes an audio workshop on learning disabilities, outlining principles of good practice, guidelines for site coordinators, and participant handouts. (SK)

Frey, Barbara; Overfield, Karen

2002-01-01

424

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

425

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

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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

426

Supporting Novice Special Education Teachers through Quality Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The special education teaching environment is a teaching environment with unique duties that often challenge novice special education teachers. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to gain clarity of the work environment of special education teachers to uncover professional development practices that would work to support them. Research…

Tate, Mary E.

2013-01-01

427

Collaborative Professional Development: One School's Story  

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This article describes how one elementary school's professional development model helped both new and veteran teachers grow in their knowledge and practice of balanced literacy. Created in partnership between university faculty, school administration, and elementary teachers, this multifaceted whole-school PD effort enabled teachers to learn…

Steeg, Susanna M.; Lambson, Dawn

2015-01-01

428

Research Activities Within the Professional Development Center Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A cooperative program to improve education in the public schools involving the combined resources of the state department of education, a state university, and the local school districts is described. This Professional Development Center Network (PDC) conducts research to produce decision-making information to upgrade inservice programs in the…

Abram, Marie J.; And Others

429

Interactive Reading in Preschool: Improving Practice through Professional Development  

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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

430

Principals' Views on Teachers' Professional Development  

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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

431

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

432

Adjunct Faculty Perception of Professional Development and Support Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate the adjunct faculty's perception of professional development and support services offered and needed at Tidewater Community College, a multicampus community college. This study involved adjunct faculty only. A survey was created and contained 58 survey questions. The majority of these…

Bowers, Okema S.

2013-01-01

433

Intellectual Capital: The Intangible Assets of Professional Development Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Professional Development School (PDS) offers unique university-school relationships that can change the culture of learning and add value to students and the community. Initially created in the 1980s, the PDS movement is growing across the country and is now a respected teacher education model. In this book, Carole G. Basile has collected…

Basile, Carole G., Ed.

2009-01-01

434

Locating Resources on Professional Development Schools. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since professional development schools (PDSs) emerged in the mid-1980s as a promising approach to improving teacher education and P-12 schooling, information about these institutions has become more abundant and more accessible. Four primary sources of PDS information are discussed in this digest: the ERIC database, electronic resources, fugitive…

Abdal-Haqq, Ismat

435

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

436

Professional Development and School Restructuring: Mutual Processes of Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For five years the authors have facilitated professional development leading to restructuring and reform at Ravine Junior High (RJH). As they present their work with colleagues from RJH, people ask them how did they get teacher buy-in. They answered that they don't get teachers to buy-in, they get teachers to drive the process. At RJH, they…

Fischer, John; Hamer, Lynne

2010-01-01

437

Step-By-Step Professional Development in Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Meltzer, Sarah T.

2012-01-01

438

Information Age Innovations: A Case Study of Online Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An online professional development course, Telecommunications and Information Access, offers educators the opportunity to earn graduate credit, learn about an emerging technological field, and interact using a telecommunication network. This independent study course offered by the University of Oregon and the International Society for Technology…

Schrum, Lynne

439

Promoting Early Literacy through Professional Development for Childcare Providers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the potential benefits of offering childcare providers professional development to promote preliteracy skills in young children. It was hypothesized that direct instruction to providers, through rigorous training and mentorship, would increase children's opportunities for reading success and thus, enhance their preliteracy…

Podhajski, Blanche; Nathan, Jane

2005-01-01

440

Effects of Learning Styles on Online Professional Development with Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the field of distance education is growing, according to research, most online courses only use text-based instructional strategies instead of incorporating various instructional strategies to match differing learning styles. Furthermore, studies of learning styles in online professional development courses are limited. Using a…

Aden, Lori Ann Parsley

2010-01-01

441

Building Bridges in Social Studies Education: Professional Development School Partnerships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

442

The importance of human skills in project management professional development  

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide insights into the importance of human skills in project management success and the apparent emphasis placed on this within the context of university education. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An investigation into the effectiveness of a British Project Management Professional Development Programme (PMPDP) case study is reported. Using as a benchmark, the core

M. Alam; A. Gale; M. Brown; A. I. Khan

2010-01-01

443

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

444

Collaboration Sites: Teacher-Centered Professional Development in Mathematics  

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This article describes a professional development approach involving inter- and intra-school collaboration-site visits that build teachers' mathematical content knowledge and pedagogical strategies. Teachers collaboratively plan lessons, observe lessons, reflect on the implementation of the lessons, and refine their practice in a collegial,…

West, Lucy; Curcio, Frances R.

2004-01-01

445

Professional Development in an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme  

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This qualitative case study addressed the problem of teachers at an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) site attempting a change to instructional practice without participation in a site-embedded professional development plan specifically designed to support a change in practice. The purpose of this study was to explore the…

Burton, Lisa Lynn

2012-01-01

446

Professional Development through Lesson Study: Teaching the Derivative Using Geogebra  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on mathematics teachers' professional development through elements of Japanese lesson study. The teachers designed a research lesson with regard to sense-making of the derivative using the integration of GeoGebra. In the second year of the four-year lesson study project, seven secondary school teachers--from different Dutch…

Verhoef, Nellie C.; Coenders, Fer; Pieters, Jules M.; van Smaalen, Daan; Tall, David O.

2015-01-01

447

Supporting Teachers, Strengthening Families: A New NAEYC Initiative. Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an initiative of the National Association for the Education of Young Children with the goals of helping early childhood professionals prevent child abuse and neglect and promote healthy social and emotional development. Highlights findings from the Phase 1 research project confirming that most educators are willing to participate more…

Olson, Maril; Hyson, Marilou

2003-01-01

448

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

449

Impact of Professional Development on Teacher Practice: Uncovering Connections  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An Inquiry Learning Partnership (ILP) for professional development (PD) was formed between a university, science centre, and two urban school districts to offer 4-6th grade teachers specific science content and pedagogical techniques intended to integrate inquiry-based instruction in elementary classrooms. From pre/post content exams, PD surveys,…

Buczynski, Sandy; Hansen, C. Bobbi

2010-01-01

450

Effectiveness of Technology Professional Development in Elementary Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

451

Guidelines for the Preparation and Professional Development of Environmental Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Guidelines for the Preparation and Professional Development of Environmental Educators is a set of recommendations about the basic knowledge and abilities educators need to provide high-quality environmental education. The guidelines are designed to apply: (1) Within the context of pre-service teacher education programs and environmental education…

Archie, Michele; Mann, Lori, Ed.; Vymetal-Taylor, Mary; Alston, Caroline; Braus, Judy; Hayden, Matt; Hollums, Don; McKeown-Ice, Rosalyn; Paden, Mary; Paterson, Margaret; Raze, Robert; Weiser, Brenda; Lee, Peggy Soong Yap

2005-01-01

452

Involving Stakeholders in Determining Professional Development Center Attendance Policies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This action research project targeted teacher absenteeism at professional development events, findings no significant patterns in time of day, location, workshop topic, and teaching level. Instead, a pattern of chronic absenteeism for some individuals was noted. An action plan included increased marketing, communication with individual no-show…

Good, Jennifer

2003-01-01

453

Models of Continuing Professional Development: A Framework for Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kennedy, Aileen

2014-01-01

454

"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

455

Pacific CRYSTAL Teacher Professional Development Models: Lessons Learned  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-12-01

456

Characteristics of effective professional development for early career science teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research reported here set out to investigate the features in schools and science departments that were seen as effective in contributing to the continuing professional development (CPD) of early career science teachers. Ten schools took part in the study, selected on the basis of their reputation for having effective CPD practices. To gain different perspectives from within the organisations

Shirley Simon; Sandra Campbell; Sally Johnson; Fani Stylianidou

2011-01-01

457

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

458

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

459

Improving numeracy education in rural schools: a professional development approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Goos, Merrilyn; Dole, Shelley; Geiger, Vince

2011-06-01

460

"I Learned More at Lunchtime": Guideposts for Reimagining Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While professional development (PD) initiatives for practicing teachers are not new, an increasing body of research has contributed to a growing understanding of what constitutes effective practice in physical education. Findings indicate an enhanced recognition of the importance of providing teachers with PD opportunities where learning is…

Patton, Kevin; Parker, Melissa

2015-01-01

461

Power and Perspective: The Discourse of Professional Development School Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

462

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

SciTech Connect

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

Peter Ariessohn

2008-06-30

463

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

SciTech Connect

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

Peter Ariessohn; Hans Hornung

2006-10-01

464

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

PubMed

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

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

2011-10-01

465

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

466

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. PMID:25419290

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

2014-01-01

467

An interventional model to develop health professionals in West Africa.  

PubMed

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. PMID:25419290

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

2014-01-01

468

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

469

Infrared Astronomy Professional Development for K-12 Educators: WISE Telescope  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

K-12 educators need effective and relevant astronomy professional development. WISE Telescope (Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer) and Spitzer Space Telescope Education programs provided an immersive teacher professional development workshop at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico during the summer of 2009. As many common misconceptions involve scale and distance, teachers worked with Moon/Earth scale, solar system scale, and distance of objects in the universe. Teachers built and used basic telescopes, learned about the history of telescopes, explored ground and satellite based telescopes, and explored and worked on models of WISE Telescope. An in-depth explanation of WISE and Spitzer telescopes gave participants background knowledge for infrared astronomy observations. We taught the electromagnetic spectrum through interactive stations. The stations included an overview via lecture and power point, the use of ultraviolet beads to determine ultraviolet exposure, the study of WISE lenticulars and diagramming of infrared data, listening to light by using speakers hooked up to photoreceptor cells, looking at visible light through diffraction glasses and diagramming the data, protocols for using astronomy based research in the classroom, and infrared thermometers to compare environmental conditions around the observatory. An overview of LIDAR physics was followed up by a simulated LIDAR mapping of the topography of Mars. We will outline specific steps for K-12 infrared astronomy professional development, provide data demonstrating the impact of the above professional development on educator understanding and classroom use, and detail future plans for additional K-12 professional development. Funding was provided by WISE Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Starbucks, Arecibo Observatory, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Washington Space Grant Consortium.

Borders, Kareen; Mendez, B. M.

2010-01-01

470

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 who worked with sixteen science teachers over three years, setting program goals, facilitating workshops, providing in-classroom support for teachers, and continually refining the program. The analysis is guided by the knowledge integration perspective, a sociocognitive framework for understanding how teachers and professional developers integrate their ideas about teaching and learning. The study investigates the professional developers' goals and teachers' interpretations of those goals. It documents how professional developers plan teacher learning experiences and explores the connection between professional development activities and teachers' classroom practice. Results are based on two rounds of interviews with professional developers, audio recordings of professional developers' planning meetings and videotaped professional development activities. Data include classroom observations, teacher interviews, teacher reflections during professional development activities, and results from student assessments. The study shows the benefit of a professional development approach that relies on an integrated cycle of setting goals, understanding teachers' interpretations, and refining implementation. The professional developers based their design on making inquiry and technology accessible, situating professional development in teachers' work, supporting collaboration, and sustaining learning. The findings reflect alignment of the design goals with the perspective guiding the curriculum design, and consider multiple goals for student and teacher learning. The study has implications for professional development design, particularly in supporting inquiry-oriented science and technology-enhanced instruction. Effective professional developers formulate coherent conceptions of program goals, use evidence of teacher outcomes to refine their goals and practices, and connect student and teacher learning. This study illustrates the value of research on the individuals who design and lead professional development programs.

Higgins, Tara Eileen

471

The Interaction between Group Processes and Personal Professional Trajectories in a Professional Development Community for Teacher Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores the interaction between transformative processes in which a group of teacher educators became a professional development community (PDC) and the individual progress of these instructors through the professional development course on the topic of thinking education. Twelve teacher educators who participated in one of three…

Hadar, Linor L.; Brody, David L.

2013-01-01

472

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.

473

Synergy Education Press: Tools for Teachers' Professional Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Synergy Education Press, Inc. is a small company whose aim is to provide high-quality research-based teacher professional development materials for elementary mathematics and science educators. We will provide packages of multimedia and text-based products to help elementary math and science teachers develop deeper understandings of how children think about core math and science ideas (e.g., measurement, spatial reasoning, or inquiry-based

Jeffrey Horvath; Richard Lehrer; Anthony Petrosino

474

Web based continuing professional development – a learning architecture approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Uses Wenger’s learning architecture as a conceptual framework for analysing the design and support of a Web-based continuing professional development (CPD) course. Describes the key elements of the learning architecture and discusses their relevance to Web-based CPD. In particular notes the importance of a design paradigm that focuses on social networks and the support necessary for their development. Using empirical

Kevin Brosnan; Robin C. Burgess

2003-01-01

475

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

476

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fishman, Barry; Best, Steven; Foster, Jacob; Marx, Ron

477

Professional Competence Development at the Cooper Union School of Engineering. Course Development and Course Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 3-year project was developed to increase students' abilities to perform competently as professional engineers. The project sought to infuse into existing courses concern for, practice with, and development of three competencies critical to professional success: problem-solving, communication, and value clarification. Eight elementary and…

Bussard, Ellen

478

Exemplary Science: Best Practices in Professional Development (e-book)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of 16 essays is ideal for staff development providers (university faculty, district supervisors, lead teachers, and principals) as well as preservice science methods instructors. Each essay describes a specific program designed to train current or future teachers to carry out the constructivist, inquiry-based approach of the Standards. These professional development programs are in universities and school districts around the country--from Florida to Alaska, in rural and urban areas, and in contexts ranging from summer institutes to on-site support programs. The essays in this volume range from "Filling the Void in the Professional Development Continuum: Assisting Beginning Secondary Science Teachers" to "Emphasizing Inquiry, Collaboration, and Leadership in K-12 Professional Development" to "Hey! What're Ya Thinkin'? Developing Teachers as Reflective Practitioners." In addition to describing how the program works, each essay also provides evidence of effectiveness--how teachers grow more confident using inquiry approaches, in integrating technology into the classrooms, collaborating with their colleagues and local resource persons, and developing as science education leaders in their schools and districts.

2009-05-18

479

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

480

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

481

Fusion Energy Postdoctoral Research Program and Professional Development Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During FY 1986, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) initiated two new programs for the US Department of Energy (DOE), and Office of Fusion Energy (OFE). The Fusion Energy Postdoctoral Research Program and the Fusion Energy Professional Development Program provide opportunities to conduct collaborative research in magnetic fusion energy research and development programs at DOE laboratories and contractor sites. Participants become trained in advanced fusion energy research, interact with outstanding professionals, and become familiar with energy-related national issues while making personal contributions to the search for solutions. Both programs enhance the national fusion energy research and development effort by providing channels for the exchange of scientists and engineers, the diffusion of ideas and knowledge, and the transfer of relevant technologies. These programs complement the Magnetic Fusion Energy Science and Technology Fellowship Programs already administered by ORAU for DOE/OFE.

1987-01-01

482

"Flipping" educational technology professional development for K-12 educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As the demand for more effective professional development increases in K-12 schools, trainers must adjust their training methods to meet the needs of their teacher learners. Just as lecture-heavy, teacher-centered instruction only meet the learning needs of a small minority of students, "sit and get" professional development rarely results in the teachers gaining the skills and confidence necessary to use technology effectively in their instruction. To resolve the frustrations of teachers related to ineffective professional development, a "Flipped PD" training model was developed based on the learning needs of adult learners, the integration of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK), learning activities, and the Flipped Classroom concept. Under this model, training shifts from a passive, trainer-centered format, to an active, learner-centered format where teachers learn to use technology in their classrooms by first focusing on pedagogical issues, then choosing the options that work best for addressing those issues in their unique situation, and completing "learn-by-doing" projects. Those who participate in "Flipped PD" style trainings tend to have more confidence upon completion that they can use the tools they were trained on in their teaching, as well as believe that the PD was engaging and a good use of their time.

Spencer, Daniel

483

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

484

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

485

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

486

The acquisition and development of fitness trainers' professional knowledge.  

PubMed

This study investigated the acquisition and development of fitness trainers' knowledge and how this is related to their practice as health and exercise professionals. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 11 fitness trainers, who had successfully completed a course accredited by a Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) certifying organization. Findings were organized using Coombs and Ahmed's conceptual framework of formal, nonformal, and informal learning and later analyzed using Sfard's metaphors of learning. Results suggested that fitness trainers learn in multiple and complex ways, many of which are informal and arise through the naturalistic processes that occur within the context of their everyday work. The study concludes that there is a need for greater integration between the current formal (REPs) accreditation system and informal knowledge developed while working as a fitness trainer. PMID:22744296

De Lyon, Alexander T C; Cushion, Christopher J

2013-05-01

487

The REVEL Project: an Oceanographic Research Immersion Professional Development Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The REVEL Project (Research and Education: Volcanoes, Exploration and Life) is an NSF-funded, professional development program for middle and high school science teachers that are motivated to use deep-sea research and seafloor exploration as tools to implement inquiry-based science in their classrooms, schools, and districts, and to share their experiences with their communities. Initiated in 1996 as a regional program

V. Robigou

2004-01-01

488

Pathways to URM Retention: IBP's Professional Development and Mentoring Activities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As a not for profit organization, the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) hosts a variety of initiatives designed to increase the retention of underrepresented minority (URM) students pursuing pathways in STEM. IBP also assists with formative program evaluation design and implementation to help strengthen URM recruitment and retention elements. Successful initiatives include virtual and face-to-face components that bring together URM students with established URM and other scientists in academia, government and industry. These connections provide URMs with mentoring, networking opportunities, and professional skill development contributing to an improved retention rate of URM students. IBP's initiatives include the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (NASA OSSI), Pathways to Ocean Science and Engineering, and the Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success (MS PHD'S) in Earth System Science (ESS) Professional Development Program. The NASA OSSI recruits and facilitates student engagement in NASA education and employment opportunities. Pathways to Ocean Science connects and supports URM students with Ocean Science REU programs and serves as a resource for REU program directors. Pathways to Engineering has synthesized mentoring resources into an online mentoring manual for URM students that has been extensively vetted by mentoring experts throughout the country. The mentoring manual, which is organized by roles, provides undergraduates, graduates, postdocs, faculty and project directors with valuable resources. MS PHD'S, one of IBP's longest running and most successful initiatives, focuses on increasing the retention rate of URM students receiving advanced degrees in ESS. The program addresses barriers to retention in ESS including isolation, lack of preparation and professional development, and lack of mentoring. Program activities center on peer-to-peer community building, professional development exercises, networking experiences, one-on-one mentoring, and a facilitated virtual community. MS PHD'S students report a reduced sense of isolation, an increased sense of community, and a higher level of confidence about their ability to succeed in their chosen field. 42 MS PHD'S alumni have completed their PhD and are actively engaged in the ESS workforce.

Johnson, A.; Williamson Whitney, V.; Ricciardi, L.; Detrick, L.; Siegfried, D.; Fauver, A.; Ithier-Guzman, W.; Thomas, S. H.; Valaitis, S.

2013-05-01

489

Continuing professional development and learning in primary science classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the effects of continuing professional development (CPD) on teachers' and pupils' experiences of learning and teaching science in primary classrooms. During 2006–2007, quantitative and qualitative data were elicited from two primary teachers in Scotland using questionnaires, semi?structured interviews and video?stimulated reflective dialogues (VSRD) associated with specific learning experiences. During the same period, quantitative data were elicited from

Christine A. Fraser

2010-01-01

490

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

491

Facilities as teaching tools: A transformative participatory professional development experience  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Resource consumption continues to increase as the population grows. In order to secure a sustainable future, society must educate the next generation to become "sustainability natives." Schools play a pivotal role in educating a sustainability-literate society. However, a disconnect exists between the hidden curriculum of the built environment and the enacted curriculum. This study employs a transformative participatory professional development model to instruct teachers on how to use their school grounds as teaching tools for the purpose of helping students make explicit choices in energy consumption, materials use, and sustainable living. Incorporating a phenomenological perspective, this study considers the lived experience of two sustainability coordinators. Grounded theory provides an interpretational context for the participants' interactions with each other and the professional development process. Through a year long professional development experience - commencing with an intense, participatory two-day workshop -the participants discussed challenges they faced with integrating facilities into school curriculum and institutionalizing a culture of sustainability. Two major needs were identified in this study. For successful sustainability initiatives, a hybrid model that melds top-down and bottom-up approaches offers the requisite mix of administrative support, ground level buy-in, and excitement vis-a-vis sustainability. Second, related to this hybrid approach, K-12 sustainability coordinators ideally need administrative capabilities with access to decision making, while remaining connected to students in a meaningful way, either directly in the classroom, as a mentor, or through work with student groups and projects.

Wilson, Eric A.

492

Ten Years of Experience with a Professional Development Course Sequence for Engineers—Lessons Learned  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past decade, the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a unique educational component in Professional Development and Leadership for all Engineering undergraduates. Taught by the professional staff at the Archer Center for Student Leadership Development, the two 1-credit experiences (Professional Development I—PD-1 and Professional Development III—PD-3, respectively) have become an indispensable part of the engineering

Tracy N. Schierenbeck; Richard N. Smith; Linda McCloskey

493

Evaluating the Impact of Professional Development on Teaching Practice: Research Findings and Future Research Directions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Continuing professional development for teaching is important for institutional renewal, teacher development and student learning improvement. However, our longitudinal research into provision of continuing professional development has shown that the majority of educators who attend professional development workshops do not put what they have…

Doherty, Iain

2011-01-01

494

Perceptions of Human Resource Development Professionals Toward their Professional Association's Standards on Ethics and Integrity  

E-print Network

Researchers have identified the complexity of ethical decision making choices and the influences that assorted professional context variables have on one’s ethical frame of reference. To encourage adherence to ethical codes of conduct, professional...

Claus, Vanessa A

2013-04-15

495

Chuuk assessment for a continuing health care professional development program.  

PubMed

In 2003, the University of Hawai'i Department of Family Medicine and Community Health entered a four-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to establish the "Pacific Association for Clinical Training" (PACT). PACT's goal is to develop effective distance education methods to improve the education and skills of health care professionals in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Island nations. To determine the situation existing in 2004, one of PACT's first projects was to perform site visits to each jurisdiction, conducting needs assessments through interviews with key health care professionals, hospital administrators, and government officials. This article highlights findings of PACT's Assessment of Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia. Meant to establish a baseline for future reference, all data are those collected in 2004/2005 and have not been updated. PMID:19772136

Maskarinec, Gregory G; Chen, Tai-Ho; Marar, Julio; Saimon, Romino; Buliche, Don Bosco

2007-03-01

496

Yap assessment for a continuing health care professional development program.  

PubMed

In 2003, the University of Hawai'i Department of Family Medicine and Community Health entered a 4-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to establish the "Pacific Association for Clinical Training" (PACT). PACT's goal is to develop effective distance education methods to improve the education and skills of healthcare professionals in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Island nations. To determine the situation existing in 2004, one of PACT's first projects was to perform site visits to each jurisdiction, conducting needs assessments through interviews with key health care professionals, hospital administrators, and government officials. This article highlights findings of PACT's assessment of YAP State, Federated States of Micronesia. Meant to establish a baseline for future reference, all data are those collected in 2004/2005 and have not been updated. PMID:19772139

Maskarinec, Gregory G; Durand, A Mark; Habuchmai, Joe

2007-03-01

497

Professional Identity Development: A Grounded Theory Study of Clinical Psychology Trainees   

E-print Network

This is a constructivist grounded theory study of the impact of the clinical psychology flexible training scheme on the development of professional identity. Professional identity development involves the acquisition of ...

McElhinney, Rowena

2008-01-01

498

Effective Professional Development of Teachers: A Guide to Actualizing Inclusive Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines how inclusive education activities can be facilitated through coaching as a means of professional development. A review of literature on effective professional development practices is discussed, and a recent study focused on individualized peer coaching is examined.

Nishimura, Trisha

2014-01-01

499

FEDIX on-line information service: Design, develop, test, and implement, an on-line research and education information service. Annual status report, March 1, 1991--February 29, 1992  

SciTech Connect

The FEDIX Annual Status Report provides details regarding an on-line information project designed, developed and implemented by Federal Information Exchange, Inc., a diversified information services company. This document details the project design activities, summarizes the developmental phases of the project and describes the implementation activities generated to fulfill the project`s objectives. The information contained in this document illustrates FIE`s continuing commitment to serve as the link that facilitates the dissemination of federal information to the education community. This report reviews the project accomplishments and describes intended service enhancements.

Rodman, J.A.

1992-06-01

500

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