Part of my research question will analyze the benefits of creating a teacher network of professionals to bolster both their job satisfaction and aid in their educational goals. Here are articles I unearthed to show how important a professional network is for teachers and counselors:
- Van Waes, S., Van den Bossche, P., Moolenaar, N. M., Stes, A., & Van Petegem, P. (2015). Uncovering changes in university teachers’ professional networks during an instructional development program. Studies In Educational Evaluation, 46(Evaluating Faculty Development), 11-28. doi:10.1016/j.stueduc.2015.02.003
- Trust, T., Krutka, D. G., & Carpenter, J. P. (2016). “Together we are better”: Professional learning networks for teachers. Computers & Education, 10215-34. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2016.06.007
- Schiff, D., Herzog, L., Farley-Ripple, E., & Iannuccilli, L. T. (2015). Teacher Networks in Philadelphia: Landscape, Engagement, and Value. Penn GSE Perspectives On Urban Education, 12(1).
- Van Waes, S., Moolenaar, N. M., Daly, A. J., Heldens, H. H., Donche, V., Van Petegem, P., & Van den Bossche, P. (2016). Full length article: The networked instructor: The quality of networks in different stages of professional development. Teaching And Teacher Education, 59295-308. doi:10.1016/j.tate.2016.05.022
Ngcoza, K. k., & Southwood, S. s. (2015). Professional development networks: From transmission to co-construction. Perspectives In Education, 33(1), 1-11.