Share Paper: Designing and Implementing a Blended Professional Development Project - Lessons Learned

  1. Mingyuan Zhang, Central Michigan University, United States
  2. Xiaoping Li, Central Michigan University, United States
  3. Amy Ford, Central Michigan University, United States
Tuesday, June 28 4:00-4:30 PM Pavilion Ballroom C

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 ...