ERIC Number: ED349266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Anna Maria College-Calvin Coolidge School Professional Development School Guidebook.
Del Prete, Thomas; And Others
The concept of the professional development school (PDS) and the commitment to collaboration advocated by educational reformers derives in part from a recognition of the need to more fully incorporate the voices of teachers in teacher education and professional development. The Coolidge Professional Development School (Shrewsbury, Massachusetts) is a joint effort of the Anna Maria College (Paxton, Massachusetts) Education Department and the Calvin Coolidge School professional staff. This guidebook contains: (1) background on the PDS; (2) a summary of beliefs and assumptions about teaching-learning, teacher preparation, and ongoing professional development; (3) an outline of roles and responsibilities of the PDS personnel; (4) description of some benefits of the PDS program; (5) an evaluation plan; (6) an overview of the teacher preparation program; (7) a description of professional development day activities, a sample semester schedule, and two sample day schedules; (8) outlines of the teacher preparation program orientation and cooperating teacher orientation; (9) evaluation forms; and (10) outlines of activities for the teacher retreat and reflection events. The appendices include: information on PDSs in Massachusetts; school-university issues to consider in forming a PDS; a timeline from the 1990 grant proposal; and some notes on clinical methodology and the teaching-learning concept. (IAH)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperating Teachers, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Reflective Teaching, School Role, Student Teaching, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Shrewsbury Public Schools, MA.; Anna Maria Coll., Shrewsbury, MA.