This case study focuses on better understanding the nature of professional development that helps teachers to change their practice in order to design inquiry-based, technology-rich learning environments for children. The Galileo Educational Network, an independent learning organization, brings together inquiry and technology in meaningful ways for children and teachers using current digital technologies and networks in order to share these findings with a broader audience.
Michele Jacobsen is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Calgary.
List of Tables; Foreword by Bert Einsiedel and Stanley Varnhagen; Acknowledgements; 1. The Greatest Piano Ever Invented; 2. Disproportionately Bold From the Outset: A History of the Galileo Network; 3. A Case Study Approach to Studying the Galileo Network; 4. A Context For Continous Professional Development; 5. Transformations in Teacher Learning and Classroom Practice; 6. Evidence of Engaged Student Learning; 7. Measuring the Success of Galileo Network; 8. Moving Foreword With An Inquiry Stance; Appendix; References; Index.