Share Paper: Examining the Effectiveness of a Professional Development for International Educators Model

  1. Debra R Sprague, George Mason University, United States
  2. Anastasia Kitsantas, George Mason University, United States
  3. Beverly Shaklee, George Mason University, United States
  4. Maria Katradis, George Mason University, United States
  5. Jessica Turner, George Mason University, United States
  6. Amie Weinberg, George Mason University, United States
Wednesday, March 9 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Hermitage C

Abstract: Abstract: This paper is a report on the findings to examine the effectiveness of a Professional Development for International Educators Model. Several questionnaires, including Survey of Preservice Teachers’ Knowledge of Teaching and Technology, Online Technologies Self-Efficacy Scale, and Technological Pedagogy Content Knowledge – Web Survey, were used to assess teacher’s knowledge of teaching and technology, self-efficacy to use online technologies, and perspectives about technology and education. Results indicate that the professional development program implemented had a positive impact on international teacher self-efficacy beliefs to use technology, technology knowledge, and pedagogical knowledge.