ERIC Number: ED231760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Individualized Professional Development: A Cooperative Process That Works!
The Individualized Professional Development Process (IPDP) was developed for the Brookfield, Connecticut school district by a private consultant. Participation in IPDP is voluntary in Brookfield. However, once selected as a participant, a staff member goes through a professional development process. The individual, along with his immediate supervisor, meets with a consultant to clarify roles and responsibilities and to negotiate a set of performance objectives and indicators reflecting a self-selected professional development goal. During this meeting, a draft of a "personal action plan" is developed which spells out such things as: (1) the individual's topic, goal, and objectives; (2) anticipated problems and possible solutions; (3) resources needed; (4) sequence of tasks and activities to be undertaken; (5) the plan's estimated cost; and (6) the project's benefits for the individual and school district. During a second meeting, the action plan and commitments are finalized. The action plan is carried out by the staff member with support from supervisor and consultant. Outcomes are evaluated against the plan's objectives and indicators by teacher, supervisor, and consultant. A summary of each completed IPDP project is prepared and disseminated, and a cadre of participants is selected and trained as IPDP advisors. They assume the role of consultant during subsequent IPDP cycles. All steps are illustrated in the appendices. (JMK)
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Needs Assessment, Problem Solving, Professional Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Staff Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (7th, Atlanta, GA, November 19-23, 1982).