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The association between sustained professional development and physics learning
written by William E. Lindsay, Sari Widman, and Matthew Garcia
This study investigates the association between involvement with sustained professional development (PD) and students' physics learning for teachers engaging with the Physics through Evidence, Empowerment through Reasoning (PEER) curricular suite. PEER supports high school teachers attempting to align their instruction with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) through collaborative engagement with curricular materials, sustained PD, and three-dimensional assessments. Using data collected from 21 teachers and employing hierarchical linear modeling, we examine whether variation in PD participation is predictive of students' gains on a conceptual examination of physics learning. Findings indicate that attending a PEER PD session was associated with a 1.46% positive difference in average gain scores, when controlling for teacher characteristics. PD attendance also explained 49.48% of between-teacher variation in conceptual gains. These results emphasize the efficacy of sustained PD for increasing student learning in NGSS-aligned courses.
Physics Education Research Conference 2019
Part of the PER Conference series
Provo, UT: July 24-25, 2019
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Professional Development
- Teacher Preparation
= Research
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
= Methods
- Sample Population
= Instructor: In-service
- Professional Development
- Graduate/Professional
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1119/perc.2019.pr.Lindsay
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0937941
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PERC 2019
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Metadata instance created January 7, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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W. Lindsay, S. Widman, and M. Garcia, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15293&DocID=5205).
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W. Lindsay, S. Widman, and M. Garcia, The association between sustained professional development and physics learning, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15293&DocID=5205>.
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Lindsay, W., Widman, S., & Garcia, M. (2019, July 24-25). The association between sustained professional development and physics learning. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT. Retrieved July 7, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15293&DocID=5205
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Lindsay, W, S. Widman, and M. Garcia. "The association between sustained professional development and physics learning." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, July 24-25, 2019. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15293&DocID=5205 (accessed 7 July 2020).
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Lindsay, William E., Sari Widman, and Matthew Garcia. "The association between sustained professional development and physics learning." Physics Education Research Conference 2019. Provo, UT: 2019. of PER Conference. 7 July 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15293&DocID=5205>.
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