Share Paper: Engaging Teacher Educators in Professional Learning to Improve Technology Integration in Student-Centered Ways

  1. Loretta Donovan, California State University, Fullerton, United States
  2. Tim Green, California State University, Fullerton, United States
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Abstract: Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are common in K12 educational environments. The research on the success and challenges of PLCs in K12 education is well reported. Vescio, Ross, and Adams (2008, p.80) reviewed 11 studies from the US and abroad that indicated that PLCs, when well developed, have a positive impact on both student achievement and teaching practice. Other research has reported that PLCs can be a safe environment for inquiry into one’s practice (Snow-Gerono, 2005) and can lead to a greater dedication of teachers to change their practice (Cordingley, Bell, Rundell, & Evans, 2003). Based on the research and practice ...