PBS Education Research
PBS TeacherLine Course Research
Toward An Understanding Of What Works In Professional Development For Online Instructors: The Case Of PBS TeacherLine Research done by ALTA Solutions Group, LLC.
Teachers demonstrated a significantly higher level of global climate change knowledge after completing PBS TeacherLine’s Global Climate Change Education courses for middle and high school (STEM412 & STEM417)
“Teaching Climate Change: Cumulative Summary for the Evaluation of PBS TeacherLine’s NASA Innovations in Climate Education Online Professional Development” They also increased the frequency with which they integrated NASA resources into their classroom instruction and the number of different resources that they used. The research was completed by the University of Memphis, Center for Research in Educational Policy.
Teachers see gains in student reading fluency after completing PBS TeacherLine reading course.
TeacherLine courses increase participants’ confidence and competence in technology integration.
“The Impact of a NCLB-EETT Funded Professional Development Program on Teacher Self-Efficacy and Resultant Implementation,” by Richard Overbaugh and Ruiling Lu, Journal of Research on Technology in Education
PBS TeacherLine’s course facilitators excel at key competencies that are consistent with current research on effective online facilitation skills.
“A Study of PBS TeacherLine Online Course Facilitation,” conducted by ALTA Solutions Group, LLC and funded by the U. S. Department of Education’s Ready-to-Teach grant
PBS TeacherLine courses improve teachers’ knowledge of content and instructional strategies.
“PBS TeacherLine Pre-Survey and Post-Survey Evaluation Report,” conducted by Learning Point Associates and funded by the U. S. Department of Education’s Ready-to-Teach grant
After completing PBS TeacherLine's Raising Readers courses, child care providers increased their knowledge of, and attitudes toward, early literacy practices.
“Impact of Raising Readers Online Professional Development Course on Caregivers and Educators,” conducted by Education Development Center and funded by the U. S. Department of Education’s Ready-to-Learn grant
PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection Research
“Evaluation of PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection Website,” conducted by WestEd, August 2011 and funded by the U. S. Department of Education’s Ready-to-Teach grant
Educational Technology Research
Teachers have a deepening commitment to media & digital technology.
The eighth annual PBS teacher survey on media and technology use reflects a deepening commitment to media and digital technology that connect teachers and their students to educational resources. With each passing year, teachers' reliance on media and technology for classroom instruction and student engagement is increasing. Teachers value digital media as instructional resources that help them engage student interest, promote creativity and differentiate instruction. Increasingly, teachers are turning to the Internet to access content that traditionally has been distributed via television broadcasts.
The 2010 survey, conducted by Grunwald Associates LLC