ERIC Number: ED489071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 0
Teacher-Centered Professional Development
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
It's true that students gain more from learning experiences when they're encouraged to plan their activities, share their knowledge with one another, and tailor material to their own needs. So why not create a professional development program that gives teachers the same range of options? This book provides the framework and steps to help teachers: (1) Choose the right professional development strategies for their needs; (2) Collaborate with their peers in mentoring, journal writing, peer coaching, action research, and other activities; (3) Plan and schedule professional development events and experiences; and (4) Evaluate the effect of their efforts. The book includes checklists and assessment forms to make it easier to implement the guide's teacher-centered approach. After first presenting the Dedication and Acknowledgments; the book next contains ten chapters as follows: (1) Professional Development Today; (2) Establishing a Learning Community; (3) Mentoring; (4) Collaborative Action Research; (5) Peer Coaching; (6) Professional Development Through Writing; (7) Critical Development Teams; (8) Attending Conferences and Seminars; (9) Sharing Living Theories to Help Others Develop; and (10) The Administrator's Role. References are included.
Descriptors: Peer Coaching, Mentors, Writing (Composition), Action Research, Professional Development, Teacher Collaboration, Check Lists, Administrator Role, Seminars, Conferences, Records (Forms)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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