ERIC Number: ED437363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
This inservice teacher education packet discusses professional development. Six sections examine: (1) "What is Professional Development?"; (2) "How is Professional Development Changing?"; (3) "Why Does Professional Development Need to Change?"; (4) "How Does Professional Development Need to Change?"; (5) "How are Professional Development Activities Evaluated?"; and (6) "How Can the New Knowledge about Professional Development be Applied to the Local School?" Following implementation suggestions, an overview gives the trainer a quick overview of the entire packet. The overview is laid out in a matrix that describes the number of each activity, the time needed to carry out all of the activities in each section, the purposes of each section, and the contents of each section. Each activity direction sheet is formatted in the same way, with the activity number and name at the top of the sheet and a matrix that offers: the time necessary to carry out the activity, the purpose of the activity, the setting for the activity, and materials needed. The remainder of each activity direction sheet is divided into two columns. The left side of the page lists actions which the trainer should take to carry out the activity and necessary materials. On the right side of the page, the trainer is given a more complete explanation of how to carry out the activity. Handouts and transparencies are included. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement, Teachers
North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction, 301 North Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2825. Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.