Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

The features of effective online professional development for early childhood educators

The purpose of this current study was to examine the effect of a preschool teacher intervention around the use self-monitoring and the online learning modules. The interventions were delivered online using: online learning modules that provided exemplars of the operationally defined instructional language supports. The study included 12 Head Start classrooms, with 21 lead and assistant teachers who were randomly assigned to one of two treatment conditions: (a) graphed feedback based on self-reported data, or (b) written feedback based on performance data from videos. An experimental research design was conducted to evaluate the treatment effects for teachers and children (n = 107). The results suggested that regardless of condition, the majority of teachers increased their total frequency of language facilitation strategies. Additionally, the results suggest that teachers' receptive vocabulary skills and their role in the classroom (lead or assistant) may mediate the effect of the professional development intervention. (author abstract)
Resource Type:
Reports & Papers
United States

Related resources include summaries, versions, measures (instruments), or other resources in which the current document plays a part. Research products funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation are related to their project records.

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection. They are found by comparing the topic, author, and resource type of the currently selected resource to the rest of the library’s publications.

A “library school:” Building a collaborative preschool‑library partnership to support whole family engagement

Reports & Papersview

Preschool teachers’ selection of social communication interventions for children with autism: An application of the theory of planned behavior

Reports & Papersview

Early childhood educators’ perceptions of inclusion for children with autism spectrum disorder

Reports & Papersview
Release: 'v1.8.0' | Built: 2022-05-10 15:16:14 EDT