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The Professional Development: Research, Implementation, and Evaluation (PrimeD) framework organizes PD, beginning with the collaborative development of a challenge space and explicitly connecting whole group engagement activities to the challenge space and classroom implementation. PrimeD scaffolds PD into four phases (design, implementation, evaluation and research) and illustrates how those phases fit together and inform each other. We view effective PD as collaborative, allowing teachers to assume leadership roles in their own learning.

The PrimeD Framework and its Tools

We are constantly improving the framework design. Below represents the latest graphic for PrimeD and the latest implementation tools.

PrimeD Tool Sets

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Scholarship

Publications

Saderholm, J. C., Ronau, R. N., Mohr-Schroeder, M. J., Rakes, C. & Bush, S. B. (in press). How to promote effective professional development in your district.  American School Board Journal.

Bush, S. B., Cook, K. L., Ronau, R. N., Rakes, C. R., Mohr-Schroeder, M. J., & Saderholm, J. (2018). A highly structured collaborative STEAM program: Enacting a professional development framework. Journal of Research in STEM Education. 2(2), 106-125.

Rakes, C. R., Bush, S. B., Mohr-Schroeder, M. J., Ronau, R. N., & Saderholm, J. (2017). Making teacher PD effective using the PrimeD framework. New England Mathematics Journal, XLX(1), 52-62.

Saderholm, J., Ronau, R. N., Rakes, C. R., Bush, S. B., & Mohr-Schroeder, M. (2016). The critical role of a well-articulated, coherent design in professional development: An evaluation of a state-wide two-week program for mathematics and science teachers. Professional Development in Education, 43(5), 789 – 818. DOI: 10.1080/19415257.2016.1251485

Driskell, S. O., Bush, S. B., Ronau, R. N., Niess, M. L., Rakes, C. R., & Pugalee, D. (2016). Mathematics education technology professional development: Changes over several decades. In M. L. Niess, S. O. Driskell, & K. F. Hollebrands (Eds.), Handbook of research on transforming mathematics teacher education in the digital age. pp. 107-136. Hershey, PA: IGI Global

Presentations

Rakes, C. R., Kirvan, R., & Witkowski, A. (2018, April). Co-teaching and the PrimeD framework: Radicals and rational exponents. Research report presented at the annual research meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Washington, DC.

Ronau, R. N., Bush, S. B., Rakes, C. R., Mohr-Schroeder, M., Cook, K., & Saderholm, J. (2018, April). PrimeD: A Framework to Guide PD, Embed Evaluation, and Structure Research. Research Symposium presentation given at the Annual NCTM Research Conference. Washington, DC.

Cook, K., Rakes, C., Saderholm, J., Bush, S., Mohr-Schroeder, M., & Ronau, R. (2018, January). PrimeD: A professional development framework to build partnerships and empower teachers. Paper to be presented at the international conference of the Association of Science Teacher Educators, Baltimore, MD.

Cook, K., Bush, S., Saderholm, J., Rakes, C., Ronau, R., & Mohr-Schroeder, M. (2018, January). A structured and collaborative STEAM program: Operationalizing a professional development framework. Paper to be presented at the international conference of the Association of Science Teacher Educators, Baltimore, MD.

Rakes, C. R., Ronau, R. N., Bush, S. B., & Mohr-Schroeder, M. (2018, February). Using the PrimeD framework to understand, guide, and assess secondary mathematics teacher preparation. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Houston, TX.

Rakes, C. R. (2017, September). Using the PrimeD framework to understand, guide, and assess secondary mathematics teacher preparation. Poster presented at the Provost’s Teaching and Learning Symposium at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD.

Ronau, R., Rakes, C., Bush, S., Mohr-Schroeder, M. J., & Saderholm, J. (2017, April). PrimeD: A PD framework to build partnerships and empower teachers. Paper to be presented at the NCTM Research Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Ronau, R., Rakes, C., Bush, S., & Mohr-Schroeder, M. J. (2017, February). Professional Development: Research, Implementation, and Evaluation (PrimeD) Framework: Implications for mathematics teacher professional development. To be presented at the annual conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.

Ronau, R. N., Rakes, C. R., & Bush, S. B. (2016, July). Mathematics Education Research Quality Results Applied to Professional Development Evaluation and Research Frameworks. Presentation given at the 13th International Congress on Mathematics Education. Hamburg, Germany.

Rakes, C., Ronau, R., Saderholm, J., Bush, S., & Mohr-Schroeder, M. (2016, April). The critical role of well-articulated, coherent professional development design: A mathematics and science program evaluation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Washington, DC.

Driskell, S., Bush, S. B., Ronau, R., Niess, M., Pugalee, D., & Rakes, C. (2015). Research in Mathematics Educational Technology: Trends in Professional Development Over 40 Years of Research. Paper published in conference proceedings for the 37th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. (pp. 656-662). East Lansing, MI.

About

The PrimeD Team includes (L to R):

Jon Saderholm, Associate Professor of Science Education, Berea College, Jon_Saderholm@berea.edu

Christopher Rakes, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Maryland Baltimore County, rakes@umbc.edu

Robert Ronau, Professor Emeritus – University of Louisville, bobronau@gmail.com

Margaret Mohr-Schroeder, Professor of STEM Education, University of Kentucky, m.mohr@uky.edu

Sarah Bush, Associate Professor of K12 STEM Education, University of Central Florida, Sarah.Bush@ucf.edu