Fostering a Technology-rich Professional Learning Community: A Design-based Research Cycle
Thursday, March 5 1:45 PM-2:15 PM Location: Amazon T
Presider: Elizabeth Park, Chaminade University of Honolulu, United States
Abstract: This paper describes the early process of a teacher professional development project during which a technology-rich professional learning community was developed and refined to support ongoing teacher development. The aim of this project was to improve teachers’ digital literacy and disciplinary understanding in the mathematics classroom, with a focus on student learning in the transition from elementary to secondary schools. The results indicate that this learning community fostered a shared vision of continued development among teachers. Teachers shared their experience of practice and supported each other’s learning to improve student learning. In addition, they explored the effective use of digital tools for student learning in the classroom.