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ERIC Number: ED318688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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The Regional Staff Development Center of Southeastern Wisconsin.
Letven, Esther
The philosophy and structure of the Regional Staff Development Center capitalize on local expertise and energy. This structure of cooperation affords 4,500 Wisconsin educators the opportunity to learn from each other through alliances, networks, study committees, and specialized roles. Recognizing and showcasing the positive contributions of area educators enhances self-esteem and creates a climate for continuing professional growth. While serving as a clearinghouse for regional resources, the center also acts as a consortial agent for districts seeking grants, making it possible for them to secure resources and implement special projects they would have difficulty doing on their own. The center's basic mission is professional growth for educators throughout their careers. Programs and services incorporate principles of adult learning and thrive on the energy released when educators connect with and learn from one another. College and university faculty offer research and content expertise while public school teachers provide practical knowledge. A number of programs and services have been developed to achieve the center's goals of support, recognition, and training. Examples of center programs which illustrate each of these goals are presented in this paper. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (New Orleans, LA, November 19, 1988).