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Promoting Engagement and Supporting Leadership Development:
Online Teacher Professional Development at the Math Forum

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Visit this site: http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/documents/CSCL2008omerg_Final3.pdf

Author:Wesley Shumar, Jason Silverman, & Troy P. Regis, Drexel University
Description: PDF-format article. Abstract: Teacher professional development (TPD) in its current state is typically episodic, fragmented, and often not rewarding over the long haul. There is need for a more substantial and extensive core set of TPD experiences that focus on accountable, constructive engagement with both student learning and critical peer communities. The Math Forum @ Drexel University has created an online format for providing sustained TPD experiences and identifying potential teacher leaders in mathematics for leading future online communities in ongoing TPD.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), College, Research
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Ed Topics: Staff/Prof Development, Workshops/Inservice/Training, Pedagogical Research

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