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The Status of Professional Development for K-12 Online Teachers: Insights and Implications

, , Boise State University, United States

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 17, Number 4, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Record type: Article

Abstract

The authors share findings, insights, and implications from “Going Virtual! The Status of Professional Development for K12 Online Teachers,” a 2007 report supported by the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL, now known as iNACOL). The authors conducted a national survey of 259 K-12 online teachers, administrators, and professional development trainers to gain baseline information on the status of K-12 online teacher professional development. This paper provides three main insights from the study: the influence of evolving context on professional development; the broad continuum of professional development practices & models; and global and situation-specific professional development needs. It discusses implications for K12 online teacher professional development practice, policy, and research.

Citation

Rice, K. & Dawley, L. (2009). The Status of Professional Development for K-12 Online Teachers: Insights and Implications. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 17(4), 523-545. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved May 21, 2019 from .

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