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Applying Novak's New Model of Education to Facilitate Organizational Effectiveness, Professional Development and Capacity-Building for the New Teacher Alliance

Bowen, Barbara and Meyer, Mindy (2008) Applying Novak's New Model of Education to Facilitate Organizational Effectiveness, Professional Development and Capacity-Building for the New Teacher Alliance. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Third Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 108-113. ISBN 978-9985-58-584-9

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Abstract

Managing a multi-stakeholder, complex statewide teacher improvement project presents many challenges. Fostering effectiveness and sharing lessons learned among the partners and stakeholders is essential. Concept maps and Novak’s New Model of Education (2004) are being used to facilitate organizational effectiveness, professional development, and capacity building for The New Teacher Alliance (NTA). NTA is a partnership of seven (7) school districts and two (2) educational service districts (ESD) in Washington State. Its mission is to implement model induction programs for novice teachers. NTA focuses on building district capacity to retain new teachers for the crucial first five years of teaching. Its work is guided by five standards of effective induction and conceptually associated elements. Using CmapTools, a “skeleton expert” concept map was created from these five standards and associated elements (sub-concepts). NTA partners are enhancing and extending this “skeleton expert” concept map by contributing work products, and by further differentiating and integrating the conceptual elements. Work products are accessible to participating partners via the Cmap. A web-version was launched in June 2008 to share the NTA knowledge model and partner’s work products with other educators in Washington State, the United States, and globally. This paper presents progress and results-to-date.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2008
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2013 19:12
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2013 19:12
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/327

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