ERIC Number: ED240116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Project PEAK (Professional Exchange of Academic Knowledge).
Mountain View School District, CA.; San Jose Union Elementary School District, CA.
In an attempt to fill the void in staff development caused by declining school revenues, resource teachers will be used to increase the language arts and reading skills of teachers in two cooperating elementary school districts. Resource teachers will receive one day of release time per week to work directly in the classroom with their peers. The key to success will be the selection of the resource teachers. The selection committee will consist of a project director and two members of the curriculum council from each district. The teachers who are chosen will work together to develop the inservice program. This will be a pilot program and evaluation information will be compiled from many sources. Anticipated outcomes are: (1) increased networking; (2) improved teacher morale; (3) compliance with California's SB 813 in the areas of mentor teacher programs and inservice credit requirements; and (4) continued funding and expansion to other curriculum areas. This document includes a timeline for program implementation. This document was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (DC)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Master Teachers, Peer Teaching, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Resource Teachers, Retrenchment, School Districts, Staff Development, Teacher Selection
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mountain View School District, CA.; San Jose Union Elementary School District, CA.