REL Midwest and its Rural and Virtual Education Research Alliances hosted a webinar designed to help participants gain a better understanding of the research informing best practices for providing online professional development to rural educators, including teachers and administrators.
The event featured a presentation by Chris Haskell, Ed.D., of Boise State University, who discusses the research on online professional development for rural educators and new technologies being used for online professional development. The event also featured panel discussions on the current strategies and policies in place for the online professional development of rural educators, both in the United States and abroad.
Chris Haskell, Ed.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Boise State University
Simone White, Ed.D., Professor, Monash University
Evan Abbey, Project Manager Statewide Online Learning, Heartland Area Education Agency, Iowa
White, S. (2011). Preparing teachers for rural and regional settings: The RRRTEC project. Curriculum Leadership, 9(20), 1–7.
Wyzard, C., & Haskell, C. (2012). Digital age teaching skills: A standards based approach (4th ed.). Boise, ID: ERC.