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ERIC Number: ED536798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 37
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
A Guide for Increasing the Effectiveness of Professional Development in Schools and Districts
Vermont Department of Education
This guide is for superintendents, principals, staff developers, teachers and professional development providers--in short for anyone who has a stake in ensuring that professional learning has greater impact on improving practice and increasing student learning. The purpose of this guide is to help schools, districts, and SU/LEAs put in place processes and supports needed to make professional development more effective to meet key student learning and school improvement goals. The guide defines effective professional development and provides tools to self-assess current professional development programs and processes and plan, implement, and evaluate professional learning. Effective professional development depends upon the quality of planning, implementation and evaluation. Within this guide, planning, implementation and evaluation are presented in steps with research-based information and tools and worksheets that can be used to develop a professional development plan, ensure implementation, and evaluate results. The last section includes excellent references used in creating this guide that will provide much greater detail and depth. Appended are: (1) National Staff Development Council Definition of Professional Development; and (2) Learning Forward (formerly National Staff Development Council) Standards for Professional Learning (Revised 2011).
Vermont Department of Education. 120 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620-2501. Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vermont Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Vermont