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Free Webinar on Research in Online Professional Development

Stan Freeda in 2009
Free Webinar on Research in Online Professional Development
by Stan Freeda - Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 10:34 AM

Lynne Meeks Lynne Meeks, Project Manager, e-Learning for Educators Consortium

Hear about the e-Learning for Educators (eFE) study and its professional development model that can improve both teacher performance and student achievement in a cost-effective manner. The OPEN NH / NH e-Learning for Educators program at the Department of Education was involved in this study. The research study was part of the initial Ready to Teach Grant that originally funded the development of the OPEN NH e-Learning for Educators project.

e-Learning for Educators: Effects of Online Professional Development on Teachers and their Students
Thursday, April 19
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time (1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time)

To sign up for this webinar and review the report, please visit

This webinar on online professional development (OPD) provides an overview to the topic. Lynne Meeks, e-Learning for Educators Project Director at Alabama Public Television, will discuss the e-Learning model and the research findings of the large-scale studies conducted by the e-Learning for Educators (eFE) project. These were among the first public studies that demonstrated that high-quality online teacher professional development can positively affect teacher content knowledge and teaching practices that translate into improvements on targeted student outcomes.

The webinar will cover these topics:

  • A successful, nimble OPD model that can produce both teacher and student improvements
  • The research evidence supporting the effectiveness of the model
  • Standards for high-quality OPD

This webinar is aimed at school, district, and state administrators, as well as professional development providers, such as regional inservice centers or university teacher centers.