ERIC Number: ED468706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development for the New Millennium. Professional Development Model.
Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
In 1998, the Mississippi Legislature amended Mississippi Code Section 37-17 concerning the requirements for local school district professional development programs. The Department of Education then revised this portion of the model to reflect the statutory changes. This handbook contains the definition and purpose of professional development and identifies the principles of excellence which provide the foundation for professional development programs. It also contains the requirements for schools and districts as well as individual educators and describes the nature of the professional development experiences they are encouraged to plan. Seven sections include: "Principles of Excellence in Professional Development"; "Professional Development" (definition and purpose);"District/School Components" (statutory requirements, state board of education requirements, and recommended practice); "Individual Component" (license renewal requirements and rationale); and "Professional Development Options" (including conversion of professional development options to continuing education units). Two appendixes present eight characteristics of effective professional development and a glossary of relevant terms. (Contains 10 bibliographic references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi