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ERIC Number: ED470239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 155
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Designing Powerful Professional Development for Teachers and Principals.
Sparks, Dennis
This book examines how to generate successful professional development programs. There are 14 chapters in five parts. Part 1, "Set the Stage for Powerful Professional Learning," includes: (1) "The Case for Powerful Professional Learning"; (2) "Stretch Goals, Deep Change, and a Compelling Vision"; and (3) "A Compelling Vision for Professional Learning." Part 2, "Provide a Context for Professional Learning," includes: (4) "Develop the System to Improve Learning"; (5) "School System Responsibilities"; and (6) "A Goal for District Action: All Schools as Professional Learning Communities." Part 3, "Develop School Leaders," includes: (7) "School Leadership" and (8) "The Development of Principals and Teacher Leaders." Part 4, "Develop Teachers," offers: (9) "Focus Teacher Development on Student Learning" and (10) "Continuous Improvement of Teaching and Learning." Part 5, "Get to the Heart of the Matter," includes: (11) "Look for Root Causes"; (12) "Lead for a Transformation in Professional Learning"; (13) "The Power of What We Think"; and (14) "Create Schools in Which Everyone's Job Is To Learn." Each chapter presents suggestions for discussion. (Chapters contain references.) (SM)
National Staff Development Council, P.O. Box 240, Oxford, OH 45056. Tel: 513-523-6029; Tel: 800-727-7288 (Toll Free); Fax: 513-523-0638; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Staff Development Council, Oxford, OH.
Identifiers: Learning Communities