ERIC Number: ED446060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Achieving Your Vision of Professional Development: How To Assess Your Needs and Get What You Want. Hot Topics.
This publication assembles the most current research on professional development and change for teachers looking to accelerate their professional growth and the improvement of student learning. Designed as a how-to resource, it reviews the stages of building an effective professional development system. The seven chapters are: (1) "Developing a Vision of Effective Professional Development"; (2) "Creating a Context for Change"; (3) "Planning for Professional Development"; (4) "Investing in Professional Development"; (5) "Providing Continual Assistance"; (6) "Assessing and Monitoring Progress"; and (7) "The 1998 National Awards Program and Winners" (Christy Casbon). There are six appendixes: "Evaluating Current Professional Development Opportunities"; "Steps in Using Self-Directed Change Model"; "Evaluating Professional Development: A Tool for Staying on Track"; "Features of Effective Learning Experiences"; "Shifting the Paradigm of Professional Development"; and "National Staff Development Council Standards for Staff Development." (SM)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Planning, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teachers
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.
Note: Chapter on the 1998 National Awards Program and Winners by Christy Casbon.