ERIC Number: ED495574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-1
Why Can't We Get It Right? Designing High-Quality Professional Development for Standards-Based Schools. Second Edition
Speck, Marsha; Knipe, Caroll O.
To increase student achievement and prepare all students to meet standards, educators must be well prepared. Teachers who know their content and strategies can open a virtual toolbox and take out what they need to help all students become successful. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of "Why Can't We Get It Right?" explains how educational leaders can design, deliver, and evaluate collaborative standards-based professional development. In this unique and indispensable guide, the authors provide professional development designs, challenging teachers to make a difference for students and resulting in dramatically improved schools. This excellent resource contains: (1) Essential questions about high-quality professional development; (2) Information on creating the culture for a learning community; (3) Conditions and processes for professional development; (4)Suggestions on designing your own model; (5) Tools for evaluating and rethinking professional development and learning; and (6) Strategies for deepening a leader's impact on a standards-based system. Following a foreword (Dennis Sparks) and preface, this book presents six chapters: (1) Essential Questions about High-Quality Professional Development; (2) Creating the Culture for a Learning Community; (3) Conditions and Processes for Professional Development; (4) Designing Your Own Model; (5) Evaluating Professional Development; and (6) Rethinking Professional Learning. This book concludes with: (1) Resource: Recommended Readings and Web Sites; (2) a list of references; and (3) an index.
Descriptors: Professional Development, Information Sources, Fundamental Concepts, Standard Setting, Design Requirements, Instructional Leadership, Evaluation Criteria, Psychoeducational Methods, Reflective Teaching, Teaching Conditions, Quality Control, Textbook Content, Book Reviews, Guidance Programs, Guidelines, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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