ERIC Number: ED329512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Building Systems for Professional Growth. An Action Guide and Handouts, Transparencies, and Readings.
Arbuckle, Margaret A.; Murray, Lynn B.
This guide provides staff development leaders in schools and school districts with practical information about professional development systems. It is organized in eight chapters, each dealing with a phase of an effective professional development program. The essential components of the program constitute a framework for staff development. The components include: (1) getting started--creating a new system or improving an existing one; (2) educating the decision makers--informing all of those involved in decision making and action for staff development; (3) creating a collaborative structure--defining the program mission, creating a management plan, and formally authorizing the program; (4) team building--creating collegial and collaborative relationships; (5) assessment and goal setting; (6) designs for learning--formal and informal activities for professional growth; (7) program evaluation; and (8) maintenance and continuity. Each chapter begins with an overview of its contents, followed by the goals and an outline of activities. Specific activities to educate the staff further and implement each component are described. Readings, handouts, and transparency masters to accompany each activity are included in a separate packet. (JD)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Needs Assessment, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Teamwork, Workshops
The Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands, 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 900, Andover, MA 01801 ($2.50 plus shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.; Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.