Building Ongoing and Sustained Professional Developmentby: Brenda Wojnowski and Jack Rhoton

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The East Tennessee State University Science Partnership (ETSUSP) is bringing about a restructuring of the system as it pertains to building and maintaining ongoing and sustained professional development in science teaching and learning at the middle and high school levels in Northeast Tennessee. Through a collaborative relationship extending more than a decade with various funding agencies and local school districts in the Upper East Tennessee Educational Cooperative (UETEC), a professional development model for middle and high school science teachers emerged. The following sections describe each component of the model and provide insights into the ways in which the program is addressing professional development issues.

  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High
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  • on Sun May 22, 2011 6:27 PM

This articles uses an example of a PD program in Tennessee to describe what the key components of quality professional development for teachers are. This article would be an informative read for any of the key players in PD-principals, teachers, district personnel, partners at institutes of higher learning or other types of science learning. It describes the key components of successful PD and how each of these participants play a role.

Kate  (Louisville, CO)
Kate (Louisville, CO)

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