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Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers Potential Uses of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop Appendix A Workshop Agenda and Participants NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CENTER FOR EDUCATION TEACHER ADVISORY COUNCIL CALIFORNIA TEACHER ADVISORY COUNCIL Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers: Potential Uses of Information Technology February 8-9, 2007 The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center Huntington Room 100 Academy Dr. Irvine, CA AGENDA Thursday, February 8 12:45 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks Lyn Le Countryman, cochair, Workshop Planning Committee Bruce Alberts, former president, National Academy of Sciences Wanda Bussey, chair, National Academies Teacher Advisory Council Stan Hitomi, chair, California Teacher Advisory Council 1:00 Keynote Speakers—Online Professional Development for Teachers—Where Are We Today and What Does the Future Hold? Chris Dede, Harvard Graduate School of Education Louis Gomez, Northwestern University School of Education Questions from participants.
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Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers Potential Uses of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop 2:15 Case Study—An Example of Interactive Online Work Examine issues of Online Teacher Professional Development (OTPD) from a systemic perspective using an actual example of a project to promote this kind of professional development. This session is a continuation of the online discussion among participants prior to the workshop. Chris Dede, facilitator 3:15 Break 3:45 Panel—What Does Research Say About OTPD? Roxie Ahlbrecht, Moderator, second grade teacher, math teacher leader, Robert Frost Elementary, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Marcia Linn, Professor of cognition and education, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, science perspective Andee Rubin, senior scientist, TERC, mathematics perspective Examination of issues in OTPD from a systemic perspective. What are the challenges when studying teacher professional development? How can OTPD exploit this knowledge through the unique characteristics of the online environment? How Can Teachers Make Use of What Research Says About OTPD? Deb Smith, teacher responder, second grade teacher, Woodcreek Magnet School for Math, Science and Engineering, Lansing, Michigan 5:00 A Brief View of Three Research-Based OTPD Programs Barbara Schulz, moderator, teacher leader, National Academies Teacher Advisory Council David Zarowin, Wide World, http://wideworld.pz.harvard.edu/ James Pence, Teachers’ Domain, http://www.teachersdomain.org/ Liz Pape, Virtual High School, http://www.govhs.org/
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Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers Potential Uses of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop 5:30 Questions for the Day’s Speakers Stan Hitomi, facilitator, chair, California Teacher Advisory Council and science and math coordinator, San Ramón Valley Unified School District February 9, Friday 8:30 am Brief Recap of Ideas from Thursday and Overview for the Day Lyn Le Countryman, cochair, Workshop Planning Committee, and biology teacher and science education professor, University of Northern Iowa 8:45 Panel—Current State of OTPD Juliana Jones, moderator, mathematics teacher, Montera Middle School What Is the Evidentiary Base for Understanding and Evaluating Professional Development? Hilda Borko, School of Education, University of Colorado, Boulder Models of OTPD Barbara Treacy, Education Development Center, Cambridge, MA Explore a capacity building, learning community model where teachers are trained to deliver and/or design online professional development workshops for other teachers in their district, state, consortia or other educational organization. Online Teacher Professional Development from a School District Perspective Martha Valencia, Master teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District, and trained online facilitator who has been delivering workshops to elementary math teachers, teacher responder 10:00 View from Ground Level—Small Group Discussions Lyn Le Countryman, moderator From your perspective, what does the future hold for OTPD in your work?
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Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers Potential Uses of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop What might be some roadblocks to a more systemic use of OTPD? To what extent is OTPD available and used in your professional life? Facilitators—members of the planning committee Barbara Treacy, Education Development Center, yellow Sue Doubler, TERC, green Tad Johnston, Maine Department of Education, blue Stacey Kyle, Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, red Groups will share ideas at the end of the day. 11:15 Refreshments and Move to Breakout Rooms 11:30 Panel—What Are the Issues Around Standards, Access and Equity for OTPD? Ford Morishita, moderator, science teacher, Clackamas High School, Oregon, and Member, National Academies Teacher Advisory Council What Standards Should Be in Place for OTPD? How should online PD be evaluated? What should teachers and school administrators look for in OTPD? William Thomas, Southern Regional Education Board What Are the Access and Equity Issues in OTPD? What technologies are needed for access to quality OTPD? What are the constraints of access for OTPD? Does OTPD level the playing field? Raymond M. Rose, President, Rose and Smith Consulting, Texas Quality Perspectives on OTPD: Changing the Paradigm? Valdine McLean, teacher, Pershing County High School, Lovelock, Nevada, and member, National Academies Teacher Advisory Council 12:30 pm Lunch on the Terrace
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Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers Potential Uses of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop 1:30 Panel and Breakout Groups—Descriptive Synthesis and Visions for the Future Sandie Gilliam, moderator, California Mathematics Council What Are the Economics and Benefits? How do we balance a state of the art small innovative program with scalability and effectiveness? Leah O’Donnell, Senior Consultant, Eduventures Possibilities for the Future—Cost, Benefit, and Equity Issues Linda Chaput, chief executive, Agile Mind, Inc. Janet English, teacher responder, middle school science teacher, on leave to serve as Director of Educational Services at KOCE-TV, Orange County, California, and Member, California Teacher Advisory Council Breakout Group Discussions Where are the gaps in the offerings for OTPD? What is currently missing in OTPD for teachers that can be improved to better focus on teachers’ needs for professional development? Can quality OTPD be delivered at costs that are sustainable for most school districts? How can policy makers help with cost and equity issues? 3:30 Concluding Discussion—Facilitators: Betty Carvellas, science teacher, Essex High School, and member, National Academies Teacher Advisory Council Javier Gonzalez, mathematics teacher, Pioneer High School, and Member, California Teacher Advisory Council Reports from Breakout Groups Comments from Members of the Planning Committee, National Academies Teacher Advisory Council, California Teacher Advisory Council, and the General Audience
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Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers Potential Uses of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop How can teachers influence the future development of use of OTPD? What is the intrinsic value of OTPD from teachers’ perspectives? What policies are needed locally, statewide, and nationally to develop coherent strategies for the development, implementation, and use of OTPD? 5:00 Adjourn
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Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers Potential Uses of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS Invited Guests Dayo Akinsheye, Principal, Marie H. Reed Elementary School, Washington, DC Deidre Alves, National TE Accreditation Associate, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Washington, DC Maya Bassford, Program Officer, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC Barnett Berry, Founder and President, Center for Teaching Quality, Hillsborough, NC Nadine Bezuk, Executive Director, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, San Diego, CA Peter Bruns, Vice President, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD Daniel Carchidi, Senior Publication Manager, MIT OpenCourseWare, Cambridge, MA Brenda Crouch, Consultant, Panhandle Area Educational Consortium, Chipley, FL Margaret Crutchfield, Associate Vice President, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Washington, DC M. Daniel DeCillis, Research Associate, California Council on Science and Technology, Riverside Carolee Dodge-Francis, Executive Director, American Indian Research & Education Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Beverly A. Echols, Executive Director, Workforce and Professional Development, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC Myrna Estrada, Secondary Science Expert, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Belva Free, FloridaLearns Academy Director, Panhandle Area Educational Consortium, Chipley, FL Susan Hackwood, Executive Director, California Council on Science and Technology, Riverside Susan Harvey, Program Officer, S.D. Bechtel, Jr., Foundation, San Francisco Claire Hemingway, Education Director, Botanical Society of America, Long Beach, CA Ellen Hershey, Senior Program Officer, Stuart Foundation, San Francisco Roberta Jaffe, Project Director eMSS, NSTA, and New Teacher Center, Santa Cruz, CA Elaine Keeley, Administrator, Curriculum & Standards, Orange County Department of Education, Costa Mesa, CA
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Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers Potential Uses of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop Lynn Kepp, Science Outreach Coordinator, New Teacher Center, University of California, Santa Cruz Joellen Killion, Director, Special Projects, National Staff Development Council, Arvada, CO George Miller, Senior Lecturer/Faculty Science Advisor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine Barbara Shannon, Director, Multicultural Affairs, Westridge School, Pasadena, CA Harris Shultz, Professor,f Mathematics, California Mathematics Project, Irvine Sam Spiegel, Science Educator, BSCS, Colorado Springs, CO Cornelius Sullivan, Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles Barbara Thalacker, State Education Technology Director, California Department of Education, Sacramento Jean Treiman, Executive Director, California Subject Matter Project, Sacramento Mariam True, Executive Director, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego Dave Vannier, Professional Development Coordinator, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD Anne Westbrook, Center for Curriculum Development, BSCS, Colorado Springs, CO Michelle Williams, Assistant Professor, Science Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Dan Wolfson, Program Manager, Educational Technology, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego Presenters Hilda Borko, Professor, School of Education, University of Colorado, Boulder Linda Chaput, Chief Executive, Agile Mind, Inc., San Francisco Louis Gomez, School of Education & Social Policy, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL Marcia Linn, Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley Leah O’Donnell, Senior Consultant, Eduventures, Boston Liz R. Pape, CEO, VHS, Inc, Maynard, MA James Pence, Education Productions, Teachers’ Domain, WGBH Boston Raymond Rose, President, Rose and Smith Associates, Cedar Park, TX Andee Rubin, Senior Scientist, TERC, Cambridge, MA William Thomas, Director, Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta
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Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers Potential Uses of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop Martha Valencia, Specialist, Instructional Technology, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles David Zarowin, Executive Director, WIDE World, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA Workshop Steering Committee Lyn Le Countryman (Cochair), Associate Professor, Malcolm Price Lab School, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA Chris Dede (Cochair), Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA Susan Doubler, Center Co-Leader, TERC, Cambridge, MA Janet English, Teacher, Director of Education Services, SVUSD, KOCETV, Huntington Beach, CA Javier Gonzalez (CalTAC Member), Chair, Department of Mathematics, Pioneer High School, Whittier, CA Tad Johnston, Mathematics Specialist, Maine Department of Education, Augusta Valdine McLean, TAC Member, Science Teacher, Pershing County High School, Lovelock, NV Barbara Treacy, Managing Director, Education Development Center, Newton, MA National Academies Teacher Advisory Council Roxie Ahlbrecht, Second Grade Teacher, Robert Frost Elementary School, Sioux Falls, SD Bruce Alberts, Ex Officio, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco Wanda Bussey (Chair), Mathematics Teacher, Rufus King High School, Milwaukee, WI Elizabeth A. Carvellas, Science Teacher, Essex High School, Essex Junction, VT Mario A. Godoy-Gonzalez, ESL/Bilingual Teacher, Royal High School, Royal City, WA Michael Koehler, Mathematics Teacher, Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park, KS C. Ford Morishita, Science Teacher, Clackamas High School, Portland, OR Deborah Smith, Second Grade Teacher, Woodcreek Magnet School for Math, Science and Engineering, Lansing, MI Robert Willis, Science Teacher, Frank W. Ballou High School, Washington, DC
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Enhancing Professional Development for Teachers Potential Uses of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop California Teacher Advisory Council Peter Arvedson, La Puente High School, La Puente, CA Anne Marie Bergen, District Science-Oakdale, Oakdale, CA Sandie Gilliam, Mathematics Teacher, California Mathematics Council, Scotts Valley Stan Hitomi (Chair), San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Danville, CA Glenn Hunt, Associate Professor, Riverside City College, Riverside, CA Juliana Jones, NBCT, Mathematics, Montera Middle School, Berkeley, CA Suzanne Nakashima, Teacher, Yuba City, CA Mark Stefanski, Science Teacher, Marin Academy, San Rafael, CA National Academies TAC Associate Members Sherri Andrews, Science Faculty, North Carolina School of the Arts, Thomasville, NC Peggy Carlisle, Science Teacher, Pecan Park Elementary School, Jackson, MS Carrie Chiappetta, Einstein Fellow/Middle School Math Teacher, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA Roberta Tanner, Instructor, Loveland High School, Longmont, CO National Academies TAC and California TAC Staff Terry Holmer, Senior Program Assistant, The National Academies, Center for Education, Washington, DC Donna King, Executive Assistant, California Council on Science and Technology, Riverside Stacey Kyle, Research and Policy Associate, Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, Santa Cruz, CA Jay Labov, Senior Advisor for Education and Communication, Study Director, Teacher Advisory Council, The National Academies, Washington, DC Steve Olson, Science Writer/Consultant, Bethesda, MD Donna Gerardi Riordan, Director of Programs, California Council on Science and Technology, Capitola Barbara Schulz, Teacher/Leader, Teacher Advisory Council, The National Academies, Washington, DC
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