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Thinking and Changing Practice: Collaborative Online Professional Development
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, MirandaNet Academy, United Kingdom

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

One of the most powerful ways to change the ways in which we think about how we teach and learn is to experience for ourselves the power of collaborative project-based experiential learning. Few teachers have had the opportunity to learn in this way, which creates barriers for those who want to change their pedagogy. Oracle Education Foundation’s Project Learning Institute provides teachers with such an experience. By using ThinkQuest to create their own curriculum project, and by collaborating with their peers, tutors and mentors, teachers are able to model the projects, environment and experiences they want for their classes through a blended learning experience. This paper explores the strategies and experiences of O.E.F. personnel, participants and collaborating schools in this model of continuing professional development and its impact on schools, pedagogies and professional philosophies.

Citation

Cuthell, J. (2009). Thinking and Changing Practice: Collaborative Online Professional Development. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2264-2269). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 21, 2020 from .

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