study brings together the research expertise at the
Education Development Center's Center for Children and
Technology with the professional development offerings
of TeacherLine NY, which are hosted by Buffalo's public
television station WNED. WGBH's Teachers' Domain and
PBS TeacherLine collaborated with EDC and WNED to provide
additional support for the professional development.
Development Center (EDC) is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to enhancing learning, promoting health,
and fostering a deeper understanding about the
world. EDC's Center
for Children and Technology (CCT) investigates
ways that technology can make a difference in
children's classrooms, schools, and communities.
Also contributing to this study is EDC's Center
for Science Education
(CSE), which aims to
improve PreK-12 science education by supporting
school districts, state agencies, higher education
institutions, science museums, and science centers.
Principal investigators for this study are Lauren
Goldenberg, Senior Research Associate and Shelley
Pasnik, Director of CCT. EDC leads this research
Buffalo/Toronto and PBS TeacherLine NY
Buffalo/Toronto serves a bi-national region of
3.1 million households across Western New York
and Southern Ontario with high-quality public
television programming and services that enlighten,
inspire, entertain, and educate Buffalo, Toronto,
and surrounding communities. WNED serves as the
statewide regional coordinator for PBS
the help of the other eight PBS stations throughout
the state, WNED promotes, markets and manages
the online professional development service in
New York. WNED/PBS TeacherLine NY is responsible
for the implementation of the online courses.
TeacherLine provides professional development to
teachers through facilitated online courses, a supportive
learning community, and an online suite of tools for
instructional coaches, mentors, and teacher-leaders.
PBS TeacherLine has more than 130 courses that span
the entire curriculum, including a special collection
of science courses produced by WGBH Teachers' Domain
designed to help educators teach life, physical,
earth and space science. Participants in the study take
the courses through PBS TeacherLine.
public television content, WGBH's Teachers'
Domain provides multimedia classroom resources and
professional development courses to K-12 educators nationally.
WGBH created the professional development content for
Goldenberg, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Center for Children
and Technology (Principal Investigator)
Pasnik, Director, Center for Children and Technology
Anderson, Research Assistant, Center for Children and
Clements, Ph.D., Researcher, Center for Children and
Ferguson, Research Assistant, Center for Children and
Pasquale, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Science
Strother, Researcher, Center for Children and Technology
Implementation Team, WNED
Johnson, Ph.D., Vice President of Education and Outreach
Craig, Ph.D., Director of Education and Outreach
Nowicki, Manager of Learning and Technology
DeVoe, Statewide Business Development and Marketing
study's advisory board meets annually to review research
findings, assessments and procedures. Each advisor brings
with them valuable knowledge about professional development
applications, science education, and research methodology.
2-Chattaqua-Cattaragus Board of Cooperative Educational
T. Hezel, Ph.D.
and Chief Executive Officer
of Science Education
of Miami School of Education
S. Miller, Ph.D.
for Science Education, Education Development Center
Technology and Assessment Study Collaborative
Director, Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Instructional
York State Education Department
Director, Building a Presence for Science
Science Teachers Association
and Director, Technology-based Learning Systems Department
York Institute of Technology