ERIC Number: ED427241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
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)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Annotated Bibliographies, Inquiry, Inservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education, Professional Development, Program Guides, Records (Forms), Reflective Teaching, Statewide Planning, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Workshops
Center for Professional Development, Oliver Hall Room 4083, 1015 W. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23284-2020; Web site: http://www.vcu.edu/aelweb
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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