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Keywords

Teachers--Training of--Computer network resources; Educational technology; Educational innovations; Instructional systems; Teaching--Aids and devices;

Abstract

Effective professional development for technology integration in the classroom is essential. The purpose of this paper is to review literature regarding professional development models, identify essential elements for maximum effectiveness and examine social media technologies potential role. In this review, 32 journal articles and books written since 2000 are reviewed to identify essential elements for effective professional development, as well as social media technologies' potential in professional development. The results of this review could be used to design and implement effective professional development for integrating technology into elementary curriculum. Effectiveness of professional development can determine the level of student learning gained from the implementation of skills and knowledge by the teachers.

Year of Submission

2012

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Leigh E. Zeitz

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Date Original

2012

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 29 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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