Share Paper: Teacher Participation in Online Professional Development: Exploring Academic Year Classroom Impacts

  1. Tom Opfer, George Mason University, United States
  2. Debra Sprague, George Mason University, United States
Tuesday, March 27 3:20-3:40 PM Edison E

Abstract: The purpose of this mixed methods case study research was to investigate the reasons teachers chose online professional development (OPD) focusing on technology integration and how this OPD impacted teachers’ classroom practices over a six month period. Data was collected from surveys, interviews, and classroom observations. Survey data came from a pre-survey, post-survey, and follow-up survey completed by 18 teachers. Survey data was analyzed quantitatively using dependent sample t-tests and a one-way ANOVA test. The case study data was collected throughout six months after OPD and came from interviews and three classroom observations of each of the two participating teachers. ...