Digital Professional Learning for K–12 Teachers: Literature Review and Analysis
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers’ work has had to shift to online spaces, requiring learning to be adapted to different mediums. Changes in learning also extends to teachers’ own learning, as professional learning has been moved into online environments. Given the abruptness of the shift to online-based professional learning, developers and facilitators may have questions about how best to develop accessible online learning spaces for educators.
To provide support in developing online professional learning environments, Chelsea Talakoub developed this brief that examines facets of effective virtual learning communities. Developing virtual learning communities requires consideration of the different ways that educators can participate and expand their knowledge within online environments. Talakoub’s brief explores different ways that virtual learning communities can be structured to engage educators and ensure continued access to professional learning opportunities and supports.