ERIC Number: ED347132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Development Department Program Evaluation 1992.
The staff development department of the Des Moines Independent Community School District provides services and has responsibilities related to research, delivery, coordination, facilitation, communication, supervision, evaluation, and development of programs for teachers, administrators, and school support staff. This report contains a summary and evaluation of the system-wide activities of the department as of the 1991-1992 academic year. The major sections of the report focus on program description, staff and budget, staff development department responsibilities, its accomplishments and improvements, and needs and recommendations. Brief descriptions are given of the Administrative Academy, a training program for practicing administrators and teachers who hold administrative certification, and of the Professional Development Committee which reviews and approves course outlines, objectives, and methods of evaluation for staff development teacher credit classes. In addition, brief descriptions are given of the computer training program, office personnel seminar, elementary principals training, early childhood and elementay programs inservice program, secondary administrators training, school-based management through shared decision making, demonstration project training, summer institutes, and the "Effective Teaching" program. The "Effective Teaching" courses are designed to strengthen effective teaching and effective support service behaviors and skills. (IAH)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Districts, School Personnel, Staff Development, Teacher Education Curriculum
Department of Information Management, Des Moines Public Schools, 1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309-3399.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA.