ERIC Number: ED224798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
State Wide Coordination for Staff Development. An Evaluation of a Series of Drive-in Conferences for Washington State Educators.
Hite, Herbert; And Others
In 1981-82, the Washington State Education Agency and the Teacher Corps project at Western Washington University (Bellingham) conducted a series of five drive-in conferences to promote collaborative efforts in staff development. The main feature of the Teacher Corps project was a teacher-designed inservice program, while the Washington State Education Agency had completed studies on inservice teacher education, a plan for coordinating these activities, and a design for a state system of coordinating staff development. The introduction to this report on the drive-in conferences describes the activities of both parties prior to the conference. Section 2 outlines the planning procedures for the conference--establishing assumptions, goals, format, and program. Conference outcomes from the perspectives of both the state agency and the Teacher Corps project are delineated in the third section. Reflections of the outcomes of the conference by state agency and Teacher Corps staffs are presented in section 4. In the fifth section, major lessons learned from the conference about collaboration, coordination, and organizational change are listed and discussed. The sixth section is a summary of the conferences' outcomes. Appendices contain a sample of the program agenda; an abstract of the Washington State System for Coordination of Staff Development; a table of conference panelists; a chart of the organization of the Teacher Corps inservice model; and a list of the purposes of the state coordination system. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Western Washington Univ., Bellingham.
Identifiers: Teacher Corps; Washington; Western Washington University