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Distinguishing Models of Professional Development: The Case of an Adaptive Model’s Impact on Teachers’ Knowledge, Instruction, and Student Achievement
In this article, the authors examine specific learning outcomes—notably, increases in teachers’ knowledge, changes in their practice, and the impact on student achievement—as a result of teachers’ participation in a situative-based, adaptive professional development (PD) program. The findings suggest that participation in the Problem-Solving Cycle (PSC) model of PD can support at least modest improvements in teachers’ knowledge and classroom instruction within a relatively short time frame. This study of the PSC highlights one way to examine the effectiveness of adaptive PD using longitudinal data and quantitative analyses. Based on those analyses, the PSC does appear to have the potential to substantially affect teachers’ knowledge and instruction and, perhaps, their students’ achievement.
Updated: Apr. 17, 2016
Professional Development for Teacher Educators: Conflicts between Critical Reflection and Instructional-Based Strategies
The authors examine a professional development book club for teacher educators. The authors focused on understanding how teacher educators, participating in a professional development book club on English-language learners) ELL), explored their beliefs about language diversity and developed an awareness of how to best prepare future teachers for culturally and linguistically diverse schools. The authors found several overarching themes: the centrality of lived experiences, tensions within pedagogy development; and experiencing internal conflict throughout the process.
Updated: May. 29, 2013
Data Literacy: Understanding Teachers' Data Use in a Context of Accountability and Response to Intervention
The purpose of this study is to understand the qualitatively different ways that current practicing teachers are using data to inform instruction. Nine elementary schools teachers participated in this study. Findings from teacher interviews are presented through the image of a ladder representing the stages that teachers experience as they engage in data usage to inform their instructional decision making. These findings have implications for teacher educators and school-based practitioners alike in better supporting the professional development of preservice and in-service teachers for this data-driven context of schools.
Updated: Sep. 02, 2010
The paper illustrates the University of Florida's efforts to understand the ways that prospective teacher education can be linked to individual school improvement efforts. It explains how teacher educators and their school-based partners collaboratively craft their professional development school work with prospective and practicing teachers to target school improvement and teacher learning. The authors illustrate four models for engaging in inquiry-oriented school improvement and outline the factors that underlie their design.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2009
The article examines the use of video as a tool for fostering discussions about teaching and learning. The study was conducted during a 2-year mathematics professional development program, based on the Problem-Solving Cycle model and relied on videos from the teachers' classrooms.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2008