CSU Digital Ambassadors: An Empowering and Impactful Faculty Learning Community

Jan. 15, 2015

Source: Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, Volume 31, Issue 1, 2014, p. 35-42

This article chronicles the work of the California State University Digital Ambassador Program (DA), a Faculty Learning Community (FLC).
This program brought together 13 faculty members across the state to create ongoing, targeted spaces of support for colleagues and educational partners to learn about innovative technological and pedagogical practices on their respective campuses

Three different faculty development activities within teacher education are analyzed:
(a) a faculty study hall model,
(b) preservice classroom activities, and
(c) large-scale professional development activities.
As a capacity development model, the DA program and its projects promote experimentation, collaboration, mentorship, and professional self-renewal among faculty and influence credential classrooms and clinical practice.

Updated: Nov. 02, 2015