ERIC Number: ED402282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendation of Strategic Directions for Professional Development in Maryland Public Schools, 1996-2000.
Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, Baltimore.
This plan outlines the proposed professional development strategies and actions required for Maryland to achieve full success of the "Schools For Success 2000" school reform efforts. The plan's vision is reviewed and the leadership, resources, support systems, strategic alliance partner, best practices, and educational goals required to achieve the plan are examined. The state professional development in Maryland is described, and the nine design principles that define effective professional development and provide a framework for the design of the strategic plan are examined. These strategies to achieve the vision with professional development serve as the bridge between educational goals and student achievement. They are: (1) implement effective professional development practices linked to improved student performance across Maryland; (2) examine and realign existing support systems (i.e. time, money, technology, staffing needs, assessment, performance feedback, accountability, etc.) to create a cultural which encourages and sustains effective professional development; and (3) provide visible leadership and advocacy for professional development. Finally, implementation guidelines suggest ways to make these strategies and actions successful. Appendices include: action plan details; key elements of individual professional development plan; National Staff Development Council (NSDC) Standards; recommendations for The Educators Academy of Maryland (TEAM); survey comments on professional development from Maryland NEA Delegation (July 1995); "The New Consensus on Professional Development" (Linda Valli); Charter for Professional Development Plan Implementation Leadership Committee; and committee membership list. (ND)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Public Schools, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning
Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Instruction and Staff Development, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202; phone: 410-767-0381.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Board of Education, Baltimore.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland