Designing and Implementing a Blended Professional Development Project - Lessons Learned

ID: 49253 Type: Full Paper: Systems & Resources
  1. Mingyuan Zhang, Xiaoping Li, and Amy Ford, Central Michigan University, United States

Tuesday, June 28 4:00-4:30 PM Location: Pavilion Ballroom C

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Abstract: Online teacher professional development (OPD) is popular due to the need for professional development and the “anytime and anywhere” availability of the technology. However, OPD has potential challenges common to any online learning. Recently, the blended PD, a combination of face-to-face and online learning, began to get PD providers' attention. In this paper, we reported the process of how a grant-supported blended professional development project was designed and implemented. In addition, we presented the lessons we learned in the implementation process. The present study has potential theoretical and practical implications for blended learning based professional development projects. The findings offer highly needed information for researchers, teacher education professors, and policy makers in designing and facilitating blended-based professional development projects.

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