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ERIC Number: ED498496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul-26
Pages: 256
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-4931-6ISBN-978-1-4129-4932-3
The Educator's Professional Growth Plan: A Process for Developing Staff and Improving Instruction. Second Edition
Peine, Jodi
Corwin Press
Recognizing that student achievement is intrinsically linked to high-quality teaching, Jodi Peine offers an invaluable guide that helps educational leaders strengthen teachers' instructional practice with an individualized and robust professional development process. The author provides administrators and staff developers with step-by-step guidance for designing, implementing, and sustaining a professional growth plan. Grounded in research at elementary, middle, and high school levels, the process is delivered in manageable sections with reproducible forms for every step. With a refined method that includes formal data analysis, this guidebook: (1) Demonstrates how participants can develop their own goals and action plans; (2) Provides current terminology and topics for individual growth plan development; (3) Examines steps to take after completing first-generation professional growth plans; and (4) Helps redefine school improvement efforts to produce enduring systemic change. This book provides a targeted approach that accommodates the unique needs of individual teachers. Within a supportive context, educators can assume responsibility for their own learning, witness changes in their professional practice, and realize substantive gains in student performance. After a preface and an introduction, this book is divided into the following chapters: (1) Professional Growth: Defining the What, Why, Who, and How; (2) Managing the Professional Growth Plan Process; (3) Identifying Areas for Professional Growth; (4) Designing the Professional Growth Plan; (5) Professional Growth Plans in Progress; (6) Completing the Growth Plan Process; and (7) The Process Continues. The following are appended: (1) School Leader Blacklines; and (2) Participant Blacklines. (Includes references and index.)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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