The Components of Effective Professional Development for Science Educators: A Case Study With Environmental Education Program Project Learning Tree

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TitleThe Components of Effective Professional Development for Science Educators: A Case Study With Environmental Education Program Project Learning Tree
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsVelardi, SHendrickso, Folta, E, Rickard, L, Kuehn, D
JournalApplied Environmental Education & Communication
Volume14
Issue4
Pagination223 - 231
Date Published2015/10/02/
ISBN Number1533-015X
KeywordsEERB summary
AbstractProfessional development workshops enable educators to increase their knowledge in an academic subject. With the publication of The Next Generation Science Standards, teachers are expected to be cognizant in science content and inquiry-based learning. This research study looked at workshops offered by New York Project Learning Tree®, an environmental education program, using surveys and interviews with facilitators and educators. It was determined that there was a significant relationship between Secondary module workshops: 2–3 hr and how frequently curriculum was taught by educators (p <.05). This study recommends subject-focused, audience-specific, in-person workshops with online supplements as an effective framework for future workshops.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2015.1109484