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Goals


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Summary

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Activities

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Assignment




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Readings

Required Readings: Chapters 9 and 10


In Chapter 9, the author provides three examples of action research as model of professional development. Action research serves as a way for teacher to improve their level of expertise and attain new skills in the area of technology integration. Learning is self-sustained. It allows for self-reflection as teachers put theory into practice.
Chapter 10 argues how creating partnerships with higher education institutions is another way to support professional development program. Such collaboration, while providing support, it ensures long-term funding, which is necessary when looking at gathering the technology resources for technology integration. Moreover, having experts assist the designing and implementing process of technology-based curricula and practices is helpful.

Chapter 9
“…we should be implementing PD models defined not as the short term-transfer of information, handy hints, or skills to individual teachers, but as the long-term facilitation of cultures of self-enquiry, critical reflection, and self-renewal in whole school communities.”
In Chapter 9, the author provides three examples of action research as model of professional development. Common characteristics or defining principles of teacher action research include
Chapter 10
Previous chapters have discussed various approaches to effective and sustained professional development. Chapter 10 describes strategies that schools can implement in order to effectively collaborate with high-education institutions for technology professional development. Indeed, creating partnerships with higher education institutions facilitates long-term funding, the designing of technology-infused curriculum, and implementation process.
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