‘Theory to practice’ based learning activities are important for teachers in training. Therefore, as part of a course in a Bachelor of Education program in Ontario, Canada teacher candidates learned how to create effective teacher websites to promote the healthy development of students as well as engage students, parents, and the community in the learning environment. Student, parent, and community engagement are considered key elements of student success. This learning activity and how teacher candidates developed effective websites based on theories of healthy development and student success were explored in this paper. First, the research related to teacher websites is reviewed. Next, two case studies are presented to illustrate how components of teacher websites can engage students, their parents and the community. The case illustrations also demonstrated how educational and child development theories can be transferred to ‘practice’ for teacher candidates in their program of studies. Finally, recommendations for including teacher websites into teacher training programs and ways to engage students and parents in websites are included.
Laffier, Jennifer; Clarke, Meaghan; and Houston, Alanna
"Teacher Candidates Learn to Create Teacher Websites to Support Student Success Through Student, Parent and Community Engagement,"
Journal of Educational Leadership in Action: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/ela/vol3/iss1/3
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