You are here:

Windows into Teaching and Learning: Professional Growth of Classroom Teachers in an Online Environment
ARTICLE

, , ,

Technology, Pedagogy and Education Volume 24, Number 3, ISSN 1475-939X

Abstract

The Windows into Teaching and Learning (WiTL) project was developed by researchers at one large urban institution in the southeast region of the United States as a way to facilitate online clinical experiences for content area methods students during summer coursework. Utilising both synchronous and asynchronous elements, WiTL addressed the issue of students gaining meaningful clinical experiences in coursework offered during the summer. Though the purpose of WiTL was initially for methods students to engage in observations of and conversations with practising classroom teachers, an unanticipated outcome occurred. In this paper, the authors describe the WiTL process and discuss the impact it had on the professional growth of the practising classroom teachers. The results indicate that WiTL encouraged teachers to utilise reflective practice in rethinking their pedagogy and used technology to facilitate professional learning community among classroom teachers.

Citation

Petty, T.M., Heafner, T.L., Farinde, A. & Plaisance, M. (2015). Windows into Teaching and Learning: Professional Growth of Classroom Teachers in an Online Environment. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 24(3), 375-388. Retrieved August 18, 2019 from .

This record was imported from ERIC on November 3, 2015. [Original Record]

ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Copyright for this record is held by the content creator. For more details see ERIC's copyright policy.

Keywords