Poster Presentation 31 — Effects of Professional Learning on Teacher Perceptions About Developing Potential — Julie Delgado & Talbot S. Hook
Monday, May 20, 2024, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Student Union Ballroom, Rooms 330/331
Providing instructional opportunities which encourage high-potential behaviors to students with advanced academic potential can contribute to eliciting such behaviors. Project LIFT, a Javits-funded project, engaged primary teachers in professional learning opportunities to elicit, recognize, and respond to high-potential students—particularly those from underserved populations. The purpose of this study was to understand teacher beliefs surrounding the development of high potential and how professional learning experiences can influence teacher perceptions and practice relating to high-potential students. Using generic interpretive design and thematic analysis of interview data from two cohorts of teachers, we compared baseline to intervention interviews across treatment and control groups, identifying patterns across time and responses.