Using Professional Development to Change Teachers’ Instructional Activities
Evelyn R Brown, LeTourneau University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Descriptive information from an intensive, high quality and highly sustained middle school mathematics professional development tied to challenging state content and state student performance standards was proposed to develop teachers to function as professional learning communities to impact instructional activities. Specifically, the professional development symposium entitled Project MSM-Content utilized state-supported comprehensive, middle school mathematics professional development modules through an Authentic Task Approach (ATA) delivery model for teacher empowerment to ultimately enhance student empowerment in mathematics. ATA, a research-based learner-center, professional development espoused by Eisenhower National Clearinghouse centered on an inquiry model of teacher learning and problem solving techniques to impact teachers' instructional activities.
Brown, E.R. (2006). Using Professional Development to Change Teachers’ Instructional Activities. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1351-1366). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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