ERIC Number: ED455226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Teaching, Improving Learning: Linking Professional Development to Improved Student Achievement.
Center for Development & Learning, Covington, LA.
This report focuses on how better teaching results in better student learning. It is the result of a Think Tank on Professional Development comprised of parents, educators, and business and community leaders that convened to improve education and teaching in Louisiana. Think Tank members determined that they wanted to help build the capacity for cutting edge professional development for Louisiana's teachers that would ultimately improve student achievement. This report outlines an informed process for selecting professional development that will achieve a higher level of engagement and success in Louisiana classrooms. It focuses on eight issues: what students should know and be able to do; what teachers should know and be able to do; what are the primary performance gaps in teachers' knowledge and performance; what standards for professional development should be established; what outcomes should be expected; what professional development models of delivery should be used; what processes or models are most effective for which outcomes; and how professional development programs will be evaluated to determine their effectiveness. (Contains 16 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Skills
Center for Development and Learning, 208 South Tyler Street, Covington, LA 70433. Tel: 504-893-7777; Fax: 504-893-5443; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cdl.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Development & Learning, Covington, LA.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana