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Learning Along the Way

Learning Along the Way Author Diane Sweeney
ISBN-10 9781571103437
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 121
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You will see concrete examples of how your school can move away from a one-size-fits-all professional development model to create an authentic learning environment that meets the needs of individual teachers. The book features chapters focusing on: implementing an instructional coaching model -- establishing study groups among teachers -- using observation as a means to model effective instruction -- going deeper with discussion through the use of Critical Friends protocols -- examining various ways adults process new information -- encouraging teachers to take leadership roles -- focusing the principal's leadership around the professional development model.



Professional Development That Sticks

Professional Development That Sticks Author Fred Ende
ISBN-10 9781416621966
Release 2016-02-22
Pages 48
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How can we approach professional development in a thoughtful way, keep teachers motivated, and make the process worthwhile? It’s a truth that school leaders can’t deny: teachers tend to think of PD as a distraction from the “real work” of the classroom—as something to get through instead of an opportunity to engage, learn, and grow as professionals. Too often, they’re absolutely right. When PD is packaged as a one-size-fits-all, one-and-done experience, even content that teachers might greet with enthusiasm won’t stay with them for long. It just doesn’t stick. In Professional Development That Sticks, Fred Ende makes the case for a better approach—one that melds traditional PD structures with personalized learning. Here, school leaders will find a framework for developing professional learning experiences that spark and maintain teacher motivation and lead to real changes in practice. Ende’s three-stage professional development for learning (PDL) process covers critical aspects of planning, providing, and following up. In addition, PDL’s Think, Act, and Reflect method ensures your teachers will acquire meaningful, deep, “sticky” learning that lasts.



Professional Development as Transformative Learning

Professional Development as Transformative Learning Author Patricia Cranton
ISBN-10 UOM:39015037311985
Release 1996-03-15
Pages 256
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This creative and pioneering book adapts and extAnds the transformation theory of adult learning to the professional development of adult educators. Well written and easy to read, with many examples, this volume is highly recommAnded. ?Jack Mezirow, emeritus professor of adult education, Teachers College, Columbia University



Teacher centered Professional Development

Teacher centered Professional Development Author Gabriel Díaz-Maggioli
ISBN-10 9780871208590
Release 2004
Pages 181
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Teacher-Centered Professional Development is a hands-on guide to collaborative skill building for educators. It introduces the Teacher's Choice Framework, a model that empowers teachers by helping them choose and initiate professional growth activities according to their schedules, strengths, and needs. The book describes a wide variety of professional development strategies, including mentoring, journal writing, peer-to-peer coaching, and seminars. For each strategy, the author provides: * A brief history of the research base * A step-by-step guide to implementing the strategy * Sample handouts and assessment forms * Examples from the field of the strategy in practice With this book, teachers at all levels can quickly learn how to set up development teams, conduct action research, and engage in other activities to further their skills. In addition, the Teacher's Choice Framework helps educators prioritize their needs and choose the strategies that best suit those needs. Teacher-Centered Professional Development offers both a perfect introduction to staff development options and a commonsense method for choosing among them.



Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics

Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics Author Susan Loucks-Horsley
ISBN-10 9781452272559
Release 2009-11-24
Pages 424
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The classic guide for designing robust science and mathematics professional development programs! This expanded edition of one of the most widely cited resources in the field of professional development for mathematics and science educators demonstrates how to design professional development experiences for teachers that lead to improved student learning. Presenting an updated professional development (PD) planning framework, the third edition of the bestseller reflects recent research on PD design, underscores how beliefs and local factors can influence PD design, illustrates a wide range of PD strategies, and emphasizes the importance of: Continuous program monitoring Combining strategies to address diverse needs Building cultures that sustain learning



Job Embedded Professional Development

Job Embedded Professional Development Author Sally J Zepeda
ISBN-10 9781317820635
Release 2014-09-12
Pages 200
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In today’s schools, teachers are frequently called on to adapt new curricula and instructional practices in their classrooms. Making sense of the complexities of teaching occurs primarily during the work day, and instead of relying on before or after school one-size-fits-all professional development activities, schools must support teachers in learning on the job. The latest book from renowned author Sally J. Zepeda is written for teachers, teacher leaders, and school and district leaders who want to support job-embedded learning, a powerful form of professional development characterized by active learning and reflection grounded in the context of a teachers’ work environment. Job-Embedded Professional Development provides a framework for helping teachers stop, take a deep breath, and learn along the way as they engage in their daily work. Through the engaging job-embedded learning activities, processes, and cases from the field explored in this book, teachers will immediately be able to: Implement what they are learning in the context of their own classrooms; Work with supportive peers who can coach them along the way; Get feedback on what’s working and what needs to be tweaked; Learn as adult learners fully capable of making sound professional judgments; Engage in conversations that allow teachers to dig deeper into their practices; Focus intently on content knowledge and the linkages to instruction and assessment; Capitalize on learning in digital learning environments before, during, and after school; Gain confidence in themselves and others through learning together.



Driven by Data

Driven by Data Author Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
ISBN-10 9780470548745
Release 2010-04-12
Pages 298
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Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.



Teach Reflect Learn

Teach  Reflect  Learn Author Pete Hall
ISBN-10 9781416620105
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 177
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“It’s not the doing that matters; it’s the thinking about the doing,” said John Dewey. As a teacher, you work hard to make a positive difference in the lives of your students. But this kind of progress doesn’t happen overnight, and it doesn’t happen accidentally. It’s the result of intentionality, planning, effort . . . and thought. The difference between learning a skill and being able to implement it effectively resides in your capacity to engage in deep, continuous thought about that skill. In other words, recognizing why you do something is often more important than knowing how to do it. To help you deepen your thinking and reflect on your capacity as an educator, Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral return to the Continuum of Self-Reflection, which they introduced to coaches and administrators in their best-selling Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success, and redesign its implementation so you can take charge of your own professional growth. In these pages, you’ll find tools specifically made to enhance self-reflection on professional practice, including the Continuum of Self-Reflection and the Reflective Cycle. You’ll be able to assess your current self-reflective tendencies, identify opportunities to reflect on your instruction, and begin to forge a path toward continuous growth and educational excellence.



Formative Classroom Walkthroughs

Formative Classroom Walkthroughs Author Connie M. Moss
ISBN-10 9781416619864
Release 2015-01-21
Pages 221
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Revolutionize the walkthrough to focus on the endgame of teaching: student learning. Authors Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart present the proven practice of formative walkthroughs that ask and answer questions that are specific to what the student is learning and doing. Learn the value of having the observer examine the lesson from the student's point of view and seek evidence of seven key learning components: * A worthwhile lesson * A learning target * A performance of understanding * Look-fors, or success criteria * Formative feedback * Student self-assessment * Effective questioning Drawing upon their research and extensive work with K-12 teachers and administrators, Moss and Brookhart delve into the learning target theory of action that debuted in Learning Targets: Helping Students Aim for Understanding in Today's Lesson and show you how to develop a schoolwide collaborative culture that enhances the learning of teachers, administrators, coaches, and students. They present detailed examples of how formative walkthroughs work across grade levels and subject areas, and provide useful templates that administrators and coaches can use to get started now. Grounded in the beliefs that schools improve when educators improve and that the best evidence of improvement comes from what we see students doing to learn in every lesson, every day, Formative Classroom Walkthroughs offers a path to improvement that makes sense and makes a difference.



Teacher Learning in the Digital Age

Teacher Learning in the Digital Age Author Chris Dede
ISBN-10 1612508987
Release 2016-03
Pages 304
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With an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) training, Teacher Learning in the Digital Age examines exemplary models of online and blended teacher professional development, including information on the structure and design of each model, intended audience, and existing research and evaluation data. From video-based courses to just-in-time curriculum support platforms and MOOCs for educators, the cutting-edge initiatives described in these chapters illustrate the broad range of innovative programs that have emerged to support preservice and in-service teachers in formal and informal settings. "As teacher development moves online," the editors argue, "it's important to ask what works and what doesn't and for whom," They address these questions by gathering the feedback of many of the top researchers, developers, and providers working in the field today. Filled with abundant resources, Teacher Learning in the Digital Age reveals critical lessons and insights for designers, researchers, and educators in search of the most efficient and effective ways to leverage technology to support formal, as well as informal, teacher learning.



Leading Professional Learning

Leading Professional Learning Author Thomas C. Murray
ISBN-10 9781483379944
Release 2015-01-02
Pages 80
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Expert strategies for personalized, 21st Century professional learning! Empower teachers to take ownership of their own professional learning. Recognized EdTech leaders Murray and Zoul guide you step-by-step through the process. Confidently learn to build a values-driven school culture, personalized professional roadmaps, and a collaboration-minded staff. You’ll find concrete examples, leadership profiles, and a wealth of resources to help administrators and teachers: Take ownership of their professional growth Design meaningful learning opportunities Collaborate and learn using technology, blogs, and social media Model and support professional learning for others Transform teacher learning and see your student achievement soar!



Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities

Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities Author Miriam B. Raider-Roth
ISBN-10 9780807758151
Release 2017
Pages 161
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Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities book for free.



Teaching How to Learn in a What to Learn Culture

Teaching How to Learn in a What to Learn Culture Author Kathleen R. Hopkins
ISBN-10 0470585269
Release 2010-03-04
Pages 176
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Practical ideas for teaching students the skills they need to really learn This vital teachers' resource answers such questions as "Can intelligence be developed? Do teacher expectations shape student learning? How can I make learning 'stick' for my students?" Drawing from theory and research in learning, this book offers clear, practical guidance along with inspirational ideas to show how teachers can enable students to gain both the cognitive competence and confidence needed to succeed academically. Offers techniques for students to develop their reading, writing, and math abilities Provides suggestions for helping students build perseverance and diligent work habits Helps cultivate students' reasoning skills for problem solving Includes ideas for teachers to improve their students' verbal and written skills The book applies to any and all learners, including special needs students, and is richly illustrated with stories, activities, and examples from across the curricula.



The Reflective Educator s Guide to Classroom Research

The Reflective Educator s Guide to Classroom Research Author Nancy Fichtman Dana
ISBN-10 9781483331997
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 296
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Harness the power of classroom data with the bestselling, updated guide to professional learning through inquiry and analysis. In this third edition of the renowned approach to teacher inquiry and data analysis, the authors add forward-thinking substance to their methods of formulating action research questions, collecting and analyzing data, and creating lasting solutions. In addition to illustrative real-life examples and practical exercises, new features include: An expanded data analysis chapter that introduces formative data analysis and its role in teacher research. Techniques for using inquiry to effectively implement Common Core State Standards. A brand-new chapter on ethical issues in teacher research.



Liberating The Learner

Liberating The Learner Author Terry Atkinson
ISBN-10 9781136168192
Release 2013-12-16
Pages 304
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There is clear evidence that the quality of children's learning in school is very dependant on the style of the teacher's approach and the learning environment he or she creates. This, in turn, is a reflection of teachers own beliefs, anxieties and enthusiasms about learning, often gained through their own educational experiences. This edited volume provides a new framework for exploring teachers' views on a whole range of professional issues, for instance the nature of teaching and learning, the needs of students, and their own abilities as learners. Within this is presented a variety of case studies which illustrate how teachers' views impact upon students' learning. The book builds on the well established assumption that teachers are themselves also learners and that the learning processes involved in professional development are in many ways the same as those involved in a classroom context.It shows how the conclusions drawn from this study can be used in a practical way to assist teachers' professional development throughout their career. All teacher trainers and mentors who take seriously their role of helping children to be resourceful, resilient and reflective learners will find that this book helps them to achieve this aim.



Transforming Classroom Practice

Transforming Classroom Practice Author Arlene Borthwick
ISBN-10 1564842460
Release 2008
Pages 241
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Although there is no one right approach to working with teachers, professional developers will increase their chances for success when they base their work on a solid theoretical background of adult learning theory and organizational development, along with an understanding of lessons learned from the practice of others through the years, both nationally and internationally. This book provides an overview of professional development programs that have demonstrated longterm success through assessment of outcomes. The models described here explore approaches that expand teachers knowledge, skill, and confidence in using technology tools in teaching and learning environments, with the focus on improving teaching and learning rather than on the technology use. Thirteen chapters cover a wide range of topics, including a history of professional development in educational technology and a grounding in the relevant literature; successful and cutting-edge professional development models that discuss program planning, implementation, and assessment; and a discussion of lessons to be learned. The chapters are presented against a backdrop of selected relevant literature. Also available: Visual Arts Units for All Levels - ISBN 1564842428 IT's Elementary!: Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades - ISBN 1564842282 About the Author Arlene Borthwick is Department Chair and Associate Professor, Integrated Studies in Teaching, Technology, and Inquiry, at the National College of Education at National-Louis University (Chicago). She is the President of ISTE's Special Interest Group for Teacher Educators and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Computing in Teacher Education. Melissa Pierson is Director of Teacher Education and Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Houston. Her current research interests include the integration of technology, pedagogy, and content (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge, or TPCK) in teacher education, and the use of inquiry and action research to inform novice teachers' technology integration practices.



Mindsets in the Classroom

Mindsets in the Classroom Author Mary Cay Ricci
ISBN-10 1618210815
Release 2013
Pages 170
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Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, this resource provides educators with ideas for ways to build a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential.