ERIC Number: ED190660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development Priorities Process (Needs Assessment). Leader's Handbook.
Southeast Idaho Teacher Center Consortium, Twin Falls.
Step-by-step instructions are provided for implementing the Professional Development Priorities Process (PDPP), an educational needs assessment process, by a school faculty member with groups of eight peers or more. The essence of PDPP, which was designed at the Southeast Idaho Teacher Center Consortium, is a dynamic group process in which needs are elicited and recorded, priorities are determined, and modes of inservice delivery are articulated--all within one 75-minute session. The return from the PDPP is 100%, and its high reliability is related to the sharing, discussing, and clear defining of needs. Specific topics covered include planning for logistical items, arranging the physical setting, registration procedures for a single school faculty or for multiple school faculties assessed at one school plant, introducing the process, beginning the process by doing a professional development priorities assessment, rating the needs in terms of immediate or long-term priorities, choosing among delivery options, eliminating unnecessary duplication, assessing resources and processing the data. A materials list, examples of all the visuals and forms used in the process, and ideas for modifying the process to assess needs other than those of professional development are included. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeast Idaho Teacher Center Consortium, Twin Falls.