%0 Journal Article
	%A S. Pancucci
	%D 2007
	%J International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 11, 2007
	%T Train the Trainer: The Bricks in the Learning Community Scaffold of Professional Development
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10870
	%V 11
	%X Professional development is the focus of this study. It
reports on questionnaire data that examined the perceived
effectiveness of the Train the Trainer model of technology
professional development for elementary teachers. Eighty-three
selected teachers called Information Technology Coaches received
four half-day and one after-school in-service sessions. Subsequently,
coaches shared the information and skills acquired during training
with colleagues. Results indicated that participants felt comfortable
as Information Technology Coaches and felt well prepared because
of their technological professional development. Overall, participants
perceived the Train the Trainer model to be effective. The outcomes
of this study suggest that the use of the Train the Trainer model, a
known professional development model, can be an integral and
interdependent component of the newer more comprehensive
learning community professional development model.
	%P 597 - 604