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Professional Development for Systemic Change: A Strategic Approach to Scaling Educational Reform through Professional Development Programs.
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, , , University of Michigan, United States ; , Detroit Public Schools, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper discusses our approaches, both in theory and practice, to the enactment of systemic reform as a part of the Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools (LeTUS). The University of Michigan and Detroit Public Schools have partnered in this Center to develop and implement a systemic educational reform program to help middle school science educators understand and enact some basic ideas and concepts of inquiry-based science focused on the use of various technologies to assist in the learning process. Presented here are the challenges of implementing a professional development program geared toward systemic reform, along with details about the enactment and scaling of this multi-faceted professional development program. The paper also suggests a variety of considerations regarding the scaling of such programs.

Citation

Best, S., Marx, R., Fishman, B. & Peek-Brown, D. (2000). Professional Development for Systemic Change: A Strategic Approach to Scaling Educational Reform through Professional Development Programs. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 385-390). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 13, 2019 from .

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