Personalized Professional Learning for Educators: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Personalized Professional Learning for Educators: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Kristi Meeuwse (Drayton Hall Elementary School, USA) and Diane Mason (Lamar University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: July, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 156
ISBN13: 9781522526858|ISBN10: 1522526854|EISBN13: 9781522526865|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2685-8


Advances in students' educational experiences are regularly studied, documented, and improved upon. However, to provide the best foundation for students, professional educators must also continue their own education in order to perfect their teaching abilities.

Personalized Professional Learning for Educators: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an advanced scholarly reference source that discusses the most effective methods and techniques that can provide educators with a strong path for continuing their education. Featuring insights on relevant topics such as digital learning, educational coaching, personalized learning, and pedagogical practices, this publication is an ideal resource for professional educators, students, and researchers interested in upcoming trends in teacher education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Learning
  • Diverse Learning
  • Educational Coaching
  • Learning Cultures
  • Pedagogical Practices
  • Personalized Learning
  • Technology Integration

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Kristi Meeuwse is a veteran kindergarten teacher in Charleston, SC as well as an adjunct professor for Lamar University in their Digital Leading and Learning Master’s Degree program. As an Apple Distinguished Educator, Kristi travels extensively sharing her innovative early literacy practices incorporating iPads into instruction. Kristi is the author of the popular blog iTeach With iPads, which is a chronological account of student voice and choice in demonstrating learning. She also authors leveled readers for her students to enhance literacy learning. Research interests include early literacy, technology integration, and professional development.
Diane Mason is an Associate Professor in the Center for Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX and is the College of Education Director of Graduate Studies and Research. During her tenure at Lamar University, Dr. Mason has taught numerous online courses in Educational Leadership and Educational Technology Leadership. In her current role in the online doctoral program, Dr. Mason works with an online team to lead a unique cohort of global distinguished educators. Her prior K-12 experience includes serving as a technology training center coordinator, teaching K-8 regular and special education, and leading as a middle school assistant principal and elementary principal. During Dr. Mason’s tenure as a K-8 teacher, the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) recognized her as a Christa McAuliffe Fellow for innovative online and technology integration practices. Also, she is the past president of the ISTE state affiliate, Louisiana Computer Using Educators, peer reviews journal articles for the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, and is a member of the Lamar University Institutional Review Board. Research interests include online learning, technology integration, professional development, school improvement, and leadership.