This paper presents a case study of a technology-enhanced professional development strategy and demonstrates how an extended workshop approach, based on tutorials, instructional modeling, and support (TIMS), was used for professional learning at a school site. Data collection procedures included a pre-survey, an audiotaped focus group, interviews, a post-survey, and previous district historical survey collection and analysis regarding professional development sessions. Overall, the results indicate that the TIMS approach is an effective form of professional development delivery, which focuses on providing live modeling, attending to lesson relevancy and student needs, as well as being content-specific. Implications regarding implementing technology-focused professional development initiatives are discussed.
Luo, Tian; Reynolds, Jilian; and Muljana, Pauline
"Professional Development Rewired: A Case Study of TIMS Approach,"
Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE): Vol. 15:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/jetde/vol15/iss1/7
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