Faculty Publications

Title

Teacher Professional Learning During the Global Pandemic: Five Critical Areas to Address

Document Type

Article

Keywords

accelerated learning, contact with students and families, health and safety, pandemic, socio-emotional health, teacher professional learning, technology

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of School Administration Research and Development

Volume

5

Issue

S2

First Page

66

Last Page

79

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted educational activities and forced schools to close. It also required teachers to shift to remote teaching and learning with inadequate training, preparation, and support that would enable them to operate in an online teaching model. Consequently, school reopening calls for consideration of teacher professional learning (TPL) as a way to empower teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to cope with unprecedented challenges and provide effective instruction. Therefore, the aim of this essay is to discuss five key areas that school leaders need to address in the TPL organization in order to best prepare teachers to fulfill their duties successfully during the pandemic.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2020

DOI of published version

10.32674/jsard.v5is2.2840

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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