Collaborative Design of Online Professional Development: Building the Milwaukee Professional Support Portal
David Eddy Spicer, Chris Dede, Harvard Graduate School of Education, United States
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 14, Number 4, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
This case study describes an effort to design and pilot an interactive, Web-based, district-wide "professional support portal" to support new teacher retention and professional growth in the Milwaukee Public Schools. The study reviews the overarching goals of this program and focuses, in particular, on an account of the nature and kinds of collaboration among the district and its institutional partners that made possible the design and early use of this Portal. Findings identify key factors that proved either to facilitate or impede distant collaboration. These principles are essential to consider when planning and implementing district-wide initiatives for in-service professional development that embrace new technologies and include multiple partners.
Eddy Spicer, D. & Dede, C. (2006). Collaborative Design of Online Professional Development: Building the Milwaukee Professional Support Portal. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 14(4), 679-699. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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