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ERIC Number: EJ776100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1053-6728
Staff Development 2.0
Jakes, David
Technology & Learning, v26 n10 p20 May 2006
A report recently released by the Center on Education Policy reveals that the four-year-old No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act has indeed served to shine a light on the importance of professional development for K-12 educators. Beyond that basic fact, though, any real broad-based impact on the training of educators remains inconclusive. While the majority of states reports that NCLB has served to ratchet up the quality of professional development, most districts say it's had "minimal" effect. Whatever the truth, concerns about professional development are sure to remain front and center in the foreseeable future. The definition of highly qualified as it applies to educators will evolve with changing technology and the increasing emphasis on accountability and customized learning. How should districts plan for successful and sustained technology-infused professional development? In this article, the author discusses eight crucial ingredients to a high-quality program: (1) Think Multiples; (2) Align with Goals; (3) Evaluate; (4) Get Off-Site; (5) Dedicate Space; (6) Extend Training; (7) Invest in Staff; and (8) Encourage Community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; New Hampshire; New Jersey; West Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001