ERIC Number: ED219359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Involving Teachers in Continuing Professional Development: A Teacher Center Model.
McCarthy, Bonnie; Popchock, Carole
The methods and activities used by the Pittsburgh Area Center for Teachers (PACT) to involve teachers in continuing professional development activities are described in this paper. PACT's operating principle is that inservice programs must be planned with and conducted by teachers. Inservice education activities include internships, topical workshops, colleague support groups, and teacher networks. Three components of the PACT model are discussed: (1) PACT teacher associates, experienced teachers on sabbatical who act as PACT staff representatives; (2) PACT inservice days with individual teachers, involving collaborative planning, follow-through, and follow-up; and (3) out-of-school, regional programs. A conclusion states the essential factors in PACT teacher motivation. Appended are: (1) a description of a PACT teacher associate position; (2) PACT procedures for school district inservice programs; (3) sample questions for program planning; and (4) assessment forms for PACT programs and services. (FG)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Needs, Inservice Teacher Education, Participant Satisfaction, Professional Continuing Education, Program Effectiveness, Regional Programs, Teacher Centers, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Guidance, Teacher Participation, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers: Pittsburgh Area Center for Teachers PA