Teacher professional development

Answer each question with 25–350 words and two references each.

1. Discuss the pros and cons of online and face-to-face professional development for teachers. Include the limitations of each.

2. How does self-directed professional development influence teacher effectiveness? Provide 2-3 examples of self-directed professional development.


Read “Professional Development 2.0: Transforming Teacher Education Pedagogy with 21st Century Tools,” by Archambault, Wetzel, Foulger, and Williams, from Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education (2010).


Read “Adult Education in Practice: Teacher Training and its Potential for Changing School Teachers through Adult Learning,” by Sharvashidze and Bryant, from Problems of Education in the 21st Century (2011).


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