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ERIC Number: ED427241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 128
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Inquiry and Action: Implementation Guide for Professional Development Facilitators. Revised.
Drennon, Cassandra; Erno, Susan
This guide is designed to assist professional development facilitators responsible for helping Virginia's adult literacy practitioners develop and implement the professional development plans that constitute a key component of the state's professional development system for paid and volunteer literacy training providers. The following are among the topics discussed: inquiry and action as the basis for professional development; frequently asked questions about professional development plans; taking an inquiry stance toward professional development (potential benefits; and elements of inquiry-based professional development); initiating the professional development plan process (tips for generating plans; sample plan formats; suggested resources, strategies, documentation, and evaluation activities; career development program survey; sample memo outlining professional development plan options); resources for practitioners (adult literacy practitioners as researchers; and inquiry and action for reflective practice); and supporting practitioners and sharing learning (Virginia adult education professional development components; and sample flyer for a sharing workshop). Appended are the following: professional development plan forms; professional development plan workshops; funding for professional development activities; short history of inquiry-based staff development in Virginia; annotated bibliography of 56 staff development resources available from the Virginia Adult Education and Literacy Resource Center; planning calendar; and roles and responsibilities of persons working with learning plans. (MN)
Center for Professional Development, Oliver Hall Room 4083, 1015 W. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23284-2020; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Office of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Virginia Adult Education and Literacy Resource Center.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia