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Curriculum and Practice of an Innovative Teacher Professional Development Program

, Air University eSchool of Graduate PME, United States ; , Allegan Alternative High School, United States ; , Michigan State University, United States

JCMST Volume 36, Number 3, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA


The MSUrbanSTEM fellowship program provides exemplary urban STEM teachers the opportunity to engage in transformative instructional and leadership experiences that support the advancement of their teaching practice. In this chapter, we provide a foundational examination of the development and implementation of a curriculum for this innovative program. This includes an exploration of how the TPACK framework is modeled for the fellows in order to create community of practice for Chicago Public School teachers interested in creating authentic learning experiences for their students. Further we examine how the teacher’s expectations inform the development of the curriculum and define what it means to explore, create, and share as praxis in an urban context.


Horton, A., Shack, K. & Mehta, R. (2017). Curriculum and Practice of an Innovative Teacher Professional Development Program. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 36(3), 237-254. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 19, 2019 from .

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