Lessons Learned from Online PLCs of Rural STEM Teachers

  • Tony Durr South Dakota State University
  • Jennifer Kampmann South Dakota State University
  • Patrick Hales South Dakota State University
  • Larry Browning South Dakota State University
Keywords: Professional Learning Communities, Rural Teacher Professional Development

Abstract

 This exploratory study of a Title II grant funded project analyzed the design and delivery of online professional learning communities (PLC) for rural STEM teachers. This research identified the frequency a video posting, the type of videos posted, and the style of reflection questions, as critical aspects to the engagement to participating teachers. Additionally, teachers showed an increase in teacher efficacy as a result of being part of the online PLCs and they indicated strong enjoyment and value in participation of the program. 

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Published
2020-04-08
How to Cite
Durr, T., Kampmann, J., Hales, P., & Browning, L. (2020). Lessons Learned from Online PLCs of Rural STEM Teachers. The Rural Educator, 41(1), 20-26. https://doi.org/10.35608/ruraled.v41i1.555
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Promising Practices