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written by Janice Meyer
The Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science Teaching (TRC) is
a sustained professional development program serving over 700 teachers in Texas. The
teacher participants receive over 105 contact hours of professional development each year. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of the TRC professional development program in science teacher renewal and retention. Sixty current and former members of the TRC were intentionally selected and surveyed to determine the impact of the program on science teacher renewal. One-on-one interviews were also conducted with selected participants to verify and describe their respective TRC experiences. Study participants averaged 13.4 years of teaching experience and 3.3 years participating in the TRC program. Findings revealed teachers joined the TRC  program to enhance the learning  of  their  students, remained in the program for the classroom lessons and materials and left the program due to family reasons. Findings also revealed six factors impacting science  teacher renewal: Building confidence in teaching ability; creating professional environments; providing classroom materials; providing current information on  statewide  issues; providing  leadership opportunities; and providing networking opportunities. These factors impacting renewal are supported in literature on science teacher retention and renewal and are all important for science teacher renewal to occur.
Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching
Philadelphia, PA: March 23-26, 2003
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Keywords:
professional development, teacher renewal, teacher retention
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J. Meyer, presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching , Philadelphia, PA, 2003, WWW Document, (http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED475478.pdf).
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J. Meyer, The Role of Sustained Professional Development in Science Teacher Renewal and Retention , presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching , Philadelphia, PA, 2003, <http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED475478.pdf>.
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Meyer, J. (2003, March 23-26). The Role of Sustained Professional Development in Science Teacher Renewal and Retention . Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching , Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved November 29, 2014, from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED475478.pdf
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Meyer, Janice. "The Role of Sustained Professional Development in Science Teacher Renewal and Retention ." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching , Philadelphia, PA, March 23-26, 2003. http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED475478.pdf (accessed 29 November 2014).
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Meyer, Janice. "The Role of Sustained Professional Development in Science Teacher Renewal and Retention ." Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching . Philadelphia, PA: 2003. 29 Nov. 2014 <http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED475478.pdf>.
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