ERIC Number: ED200603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Profile Of A Rural Teachers' Center. Teachers' Center Exchange. Occasional Paper No. 2.
Martin, Peter H.
Project RISE (Regional In-Service Education) is an inservice center serving teachers, administrators, support staff and parents in central Connecticut. It began in 1976 with state funding, and serves 500 teachers in nine rural and small town districts. An initial needs assessment provided a basis for planning and responding to individual teachers' needs as well as producing regional programs. Inservice planning teams were established at every school in the region, with a RISE staff member acting as facilitator at meetings. One-shot workshops were the chief means of inservice until the limitations of such random and short term offerings were recognized. A transition point was reached in 1980 with a new district inservice format, involving small groups of teachers working together over a longer period of time, drawing increasingly on each other and their administrators instead of outside experts. Former teachers or local teachers on leave are employed by RISE to serve as consultant/advisers. A Teachers' Center Policy Board, a Superintendents' Advisory Council, and an Interdistrict Committee form the governance structure of RISE. (FG)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA. Teachers' Centers Exchange.