ERIC Number: ED222479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Helping Teachers Become Inservice Facilitators. A Training Program to Develop School-Based Inservice Planning Teams. Seventh Edition. Inservice Series No. 6.
Wilson, Mary Alice B.
This manual is designed for the training of inservice facilitator teams, which include regular and special education teachers, administrators, and other school district staff. Inservice facilitator teams are defined as teams which develop inservice programs for their school system. Each chapter focuses on a specific skill for the training teams; the importance of each skill and alternative activities for teaching the skill are described. Each chapter also describes the continuing support network that is essential to keeping the teams functioning successfully. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the functions and responsibilities of inservice facilitator teams and information on how to use the manual. In chapter 2, there is a description of the strategies to be used in setting up a team, selecting participants, the modeling of team skills by the training staff, and the structured interaction of team members. In the third chapter, techniques are discussed that may be used to help teams share their perceptions of their school system and establish achievable goals. Chapter 4 describes several ways to introduce needs assessment techniques. The fifth chapter offers descriptions of activities that are used to help teams develop resource management skills. Strategies for managing workshops are presented in the sixth chapter. Chapter 7 includes activities which can be used throughout the workshop to enhance communication skills. The eighth chapter is devoted to a discussion of how to develop and maintain political support. The final chapter presents a review of the work of the training staff and articulates the theoretical basis for a successful inservice program. (JD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Cooperative Planning, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Leadership Training, Linking Agents, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Program Development, Resource Allocation, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Workshops, Team Training
Hampshire Educational Collaborative, 58 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA 10060 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hampshire Educational Collaborative, Northampton, MA.