Anchored Collaborative Inquiry
Susan Williams, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-44-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper describes Anchored Collaborative Inquiry, a model for in-service professional development that combines a traditional face-to-face workshop with online discussions in which teachers compare simultaneous implementations of the same reform-oriented curriculum. Tests of the model indicate that although the shared context encouraged teachers to participate much more than was required for course credit, they often failed to engage in a sustained dialog or to provide descriptions of their classroom implementations that would allow facilitators and peers to respond to their reports.
Williams, S. (2002). Anchored Collaborative Inquiry. In D. Willis, J. Price & N. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2002--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 324-329). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).