ERIC Number: ED509309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
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Transforming Professional Development into Student Results
Reeves, Douglas B.
Focusing on just three things--evidence of student learning, feedback on teacher and principal decisions, and depth of implementation--renowned author and thinker Douglas B. Reeves provides you with a blueprint for how to ensure professional development improves student learning. Find out: (1) Which ineffective professional development practices often get recycled through schools year after year; (2) Why to move beyond the "train the trainer" model; (3) How schools leaders spend too much energy, time, and money on the initial stages of implementation; and (4) Why elaborate planning documents and "brand-name" programs are not enough to achieve results. Then, learn how educators at all levels can improve the results of professional development by taking a course of action that includes: (1) A dedicated team to research student learning problems; (2) A concise action plan with a short list of priorities linked to learning goals; (3) Formative assessments for teachers and administrators; and (4) Progress reports on student learning with actionable feedback to staff.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Problems, Faculty Development, Teacher Influence, Teacher Effectiveness, Teamwork, Student Needs, Cooperative Planning, Formative Evaluation, Professional Development, Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Evaluation, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ASCD