ERIC Number: ED289825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Summer Inservice Institutes: A Cooperative Training Model for School Districts.
Carswell, Jim; Mateer, Anne
This training model outlines methods school systems can use to implement Summer Inservice Institutes for elementary and secondary teachers of regular and exceptional education students. Procedural information is included that explains the philosophy and assists in the initiation, supervision, evaluation and continuation of the Summer Institute staff development concept. The philosophy of Florida Summer Inservice Institutes is explained using the State Law/State Board Rules governing the training and evaluation requirements. The Broward Plan (1986) outlines the implementation of the district time line with examples that illustrate the coordination of each step from notification of entitlement through the final report. Exceptional Student Education (ESE) is used as an example of cooperation between the district and a department of diverse needs. The ESE plan (1986) is summarized while the ESE Plan (1987) contains handouts that relate to the September-August time line. The development, coordination and evaluation of three separate training programs is emphasized. The philosophy and process of Summer Inservice Institutes remains the same no matter which department is providing the training for teachers. Math, science, computer education, dropout prevention and exceptional student education are examples of the types of departments that are developing Summer Inservice Institutes training programs. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL.