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Purpose and Significance of Action Research: Professional Development as a Tool for New Teacher Retention

Posted by Hope Scott on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, In : Action Research 
"In light of teacher shortages, coupled with grim statistics on teacher retention that reveal that "after just three years, it is estimated that almost a third of new entrants to teaching have left the field, and after five years almost half are gone" (National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, 2003, p. 19), a principal's support of new teachers in his/her building becomes more important than ever (Dana, 2009, p. 40)." The principal has the awesome responsibility of facilitating th...
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Action Research: Professional Development as a Tool for New Teacher Retention

Posted by Hope Scott on Thursday, July 15, 2010, In : Action Research 
Action research, according to Dana, is intended to bring about change of some kind (Dana, 2009). Action research could be used to find "best practices" for a particular school or district.  Action research is not one size fits all: it is unique to the school or district completing the research. Research should involve input from all stakeholders in the school district.  This includes principals, new and veteran teachers, parents, students, community, and district level administrators. I love ...
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Reflections from EDLD 5368 | Instructional Design

Posted by Hope Scott on Sunday, May 16, 2010, In : EDLD 
  • What benefits do you see in educators knowing how to design and implement online learning?

            As I continue to work with Schoology, I now see great benefits in educators knowing how to design and implement online learning.  I just completed the Advanced Technical Credit Part I Online Training Session which is required to teach statewide articulated courses.  One thing I learned in the training is "Advances in technology have changed the workplace in a dramatic way. Stud...


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