ERIC Number: ED256016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Preparing a Comprehensive Staff Development Plan: A Technical Guide.
Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Bureau of School Improvement.
This document is a technical guide designed for use in conjunction with the revised guidelines for staff development in Mississippi schools. It outlines and explains a step-by-step process for planning and implementing a staff development program that should foster the changes necessary to improve student and school performance throughout the state. It provides a narrative description of 11 essential steps to follow in developing a comprehensive plan: (1) organize for school improvement, (2) prepare the district mission statement, (3) establish the staff development committee, (4) assess needs for staff development, (5) establish staff development goals and objectives, (6) design implementation strategies, (7) establish a reward system, (8) determine criteria for successful completion of the staff development program, (9) secure administrative support, (10) determine evaluation strategies, and (11) establish a process for program management. Additional selections provide guidelines for maintenance and funding of the staff development program. A bibliography is included, along with an appendix of 25 examples and forms arranged by and referenced to the 11 steps. These examples and forms are presented as suggestions, not prescriptions, and may be modified to meet individual needs. (TE)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Inservice Education, Needs Assessment, Organizational Objectives, Policy Formation, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Staff Development, State Programs, State Standards, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Bureau of School Improvement.
Identifiers: Mississippi; Mississippi State Department of Education
Note: For a related document, see EA 017 635.