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McGee, Steven; Nutakki, Nivedita – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2017
Urban school districts face a dilemma in providing professional development support for teachers in transition to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Districts need to maximize the quality and amount of professional development within practical funding constraints. In this paper, we discuss preliminary results from a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Standards, Faculty Development
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McGee, Steven – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
Previous research has shown that professional communities have the potential to be a powerful lever for continuous improvement in school settings. This research seeks to extend previous research by investigating the indicators of professional community that influence science teaching practice. This study took place in a network of urban…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Urban Schools, Professional Development