ERIC Number: ED431643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers Learning in the Community: A Field Guide. Connections: Linking Work and Learning Series No. 8.
Morales, Dionisia; Haynes, Leslie
Increasingly, teachers are connecting with people in the community as part of their professional development. Community organizations provide opportunities for teachers to gain a new perspective on what students need to know to be prepared for a global economy. In addition, experiences in the community can help teachers develop integrated curricula and expand skills and knowledge in related areas. This guide describes ways for teachers to engage in workplace professional development. The guide provides a framework for planning, practical tools for implementation, and strategies to ensure that activities are beneficial to teachers, students, schools, and the community. The greatest reward of workplace professional development is the way it helps students see a connection between the classroom, the world of work, and the achievement of their goals. The guide is divided into the following sections: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Activities"; (3) "Logistics"; (4) "Connections"; and (5) "Useful Tools." A glossary of terms relevant to work-based learning concludes the guide. Reproducible learning site analysis forms, a job shadow guide, internship forms, and general forms are also included. (BT)
Descriptors: Community Role, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Faculty Development, Global Approach, Learning Activities, Problem Based Learning, Teacher Improvement, Teaching (Occupation)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.