ERIC Number: ED443806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Revisioning Professional Development: What Learner-Centered Professional Development Looks Like.
This publication presents information from an April 1999 meeting of the National Partnership for Excellence and Accountability in Teaching and Learning and the Learning First Alliance, which brought together representatives of schools and districts where outstanding faculty development was underway. This guide presents the story that these leaders, and many of the nation's leading researchers who participated in the conference, told one another about how to best facilitate teacher learning that results in student learning and how to implement the necessary policies and practices. Section 1, "Introduction," discusses "School Improvement, Professional Development, and Expert Teaching" and "Prospects for Change." Section 2, "Implementing Learner-Centered Professional Development," includes "Supportive Schoolwide Conditions"; "Systematic District Support"; "Building a District Infrastructure"; and "The Issue of Quality Time.""Multiple External Influences on Teacher Learning" contains "NSF and Systemic Reform,""California's Reading Initiative,""Collaboration That Reaches Arkansas Classrooms,""Union Initiatives," and "National Commission on Teaching & America's Future." Challenges to redesigning professional development into learner-centered professional communities are described. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Leadership, School Districts, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Improvement, Teachers
National Staff Development Council, P.O. Box 240, Oxford, OH 45056; Tel: 800-727-7288; Web site: http://www.nsdc.org/bookstore.htm ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; AT&T Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Partnership for Excellence and Accountability in Teaching, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; California