- Prof. Michal Armoni
- Dr. Ronit Ben-Bassat Levy
- Dr. Ofra Brandes
Professional learning communities of computer science teachers rely on the fan model to foster extensive professional development (PD) processes in a social context, while developing effective and reliable teaching and learning resources.
During the 2017-2018 school year, the central Professional Learning Community (PLC) of computer science teachers was established at the Weizmann Institute. Over the following years, five regional PLCs were established, led by teachers who participate in the central community. The PLCs foster PD tailored to the needs of teachers as they arise from their practice, and in accordance with the distinct needs of different populations. Their goal is to create a friendly and supporting environment, which encourages the teachers to discuss and address the problems they experience during their work. The PLCs also promote the development of new learning and teaching materials in accordance with practical needs and authentic practice.
The accumulation of the knowledge constructed in the PLCs will employ the PeTeL environment of the computer science group, currently in development.