Differentiated Online Professional Development for K-12 Teachers
Harriet Hopkins, Jane Dunfee, PBS TeacherLine, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Abstract: This paper is a report on the developmental progress and lessons learned in developing PBS TeacherLine, an online professional development program offered to K-12 teachers. Extensive research on differential learning experiences, electronic performance support systems, knowledge management, online learning communities, online learning pedagogy, and current educational professional development needs all influence the design, development, implementation of the program in an iterative process. Past and present research involves consulting literature, advisory councils, expert consultants, and professional evaluators. Online educational experiences should provide a generative learning environment that is customizable to address diverse groups of learners. TeacherLine is using current technological advances to create online learning that meets individual needs.
Hopkins, H. & Dunfee, J. (2003). Differentiated Online Professional Development for K-12 Teachers. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1755-1758). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).