Developing an Online Collaborative Platform to Support Professional Development in Rural Schools

ID: 23963 Type: Research/Technical Showcase
  1. John Ophus, University of Northern Iowa, United States
  2. Jason Abbitt, Miami University, United States
  3. Michael Odell, University of Texas at Tyler, United States
  4. Mitchell Klett, Northern Michigan University, United States

Wednesday, November 19 5:30 PM-7:00 PM Location: Royale 5/6

No presider for this session.

Abstract: In order to increase the availability and decrease to cost of providing professional development opportunities to a large and rural geographic area, the East Texas STEM center is currently developing a model for providing high quality online professional development programs. Development is currently underway to establish a consortium of educational partners to collaboratively author online seminars, workshop series, and other resources from which individual participating institutions can create a customized professional development program. This research/technical showcase will focus on the development and dissemination of the online professional development model currently being piloted in east Texas.


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