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Title: Online Video Repository and Supportive Community for Beginning Teachers
Authors: Wientjes, Greg
Karim, and Jawed
Issue Date: Jul-2007
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc.
Citation: Wientjes, G. & Karim, a. (2007). Online Video Repository and Supportive Community for Beginning Teachers. In Chinn, C. A., Erkens, G., & Puntambekar, S. (Eds.), The Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference 2007, Volume 8, Part 2 (pp. 787-789). New Brunswick, NJ, USA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: Nearly half of public school teachers leave in their first five years of teaching, and the inadequacy of their preparation is a significant challenge to their success. Teacher attrition results in part from frustration caused by inadequate preparation and lack of a professional development support system. Beginning teachers lack access to exemplars of effective teaching practices. This paper proposes a design framework addressing these problems via a free Internet-based resource for teachers to share videos of their teaching practices and exchange ideas through a supportive online community. This resource would present easily accessible videos of model practices, problem representations, problem solutions. The website would provide a supportive community for beginning teachers; enable them to: form groups centered on common interests, exchange messages, and offer one another feedback on teaching practices; facilitate sharing of classroom materials and best practices; and allow teachers to post profiles of professional and personal information.
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