Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Professional learning communities;
This review analyzes professional learning communities as an example of an ideal professional development method. The dynamics and advantages of implementing these communities into staff development will be addressed, along with the potential barriers preventing the success of a professional learning community and methods for overcoming these barriers. The Iowa Professional Development Model is described. How professional learning communities fit with this staff development model is discussed. Technology can enhance the quality of professional development within professional learning communities to help facilitate discussion and reflection among members. Further research should be completed on how different forms of technology can better facilitate professional development and impact student achievement.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Instructional Technology
Leigh E. Zeitz
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©2010 Debra Robinson
Robinson, Debra, "Professional development: Integrating technology into professional learning communities" (2010). Graduate Research Papers. 3217.