Evaluating Professional Development

Author: Thomas R. Guskey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 0761975616
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is a practical guide to evaluating professional development programs at five increasing levels of sophistication: participants' reaction to professional development; how much participants learned; evaluating organizational support and change; how participants use their new knowledge and skills; and improvements in student learning.

Assessing Impact

Author: Joellen Killion
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412953553
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Effective program evaluations can improve staff development programs and increase student achievement. Learn how to assess a program's evaluability, formulate evaluation questions, and collect and interpret data.

Models of Professional Development

Author: Bruce Joyce
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412978068
Format: PDF
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This comprehensive resource examines five major models of professional development and how they can be implemented and tailored to meet the multifaceted needs of any school or district.

Professional Development That Sticks

Author: Fred Ende
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416621962
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Assessing Impact

Author: Joellen Killion
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506395961
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Design high-impact professional learning programs with results-based evaluations You want to make sure that the time, effort, and resources you are investing in your professional learning programs is truly making an impact on educator effectiveness and student achievement. Joellen Killion guides you step by step through the rigors of producing an effective, in-depth, results-based evaluation to measure effectiveness and retain stakeholder support. The methods outlined here: Adhere to changes in federal and state policy relating to professional learning and educator development Facilitate the use of extensive datasets crucial for measuring feasibility, equity, sustainability, and impact of professional learning Help you make data-informed decisions and increase quality and results

Why Can t We Get It Right

Author: Marsha Speck
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483304221
Format: PDF, ePub
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How can we use professional development to provide the best teaching and learning opportunities for all students? Teachers who know their content and strategies can open a virtual toolbox and take out what they need to help all students become successful. This revised and updated edition explains how educational leaders can design, deliver, and evaluate collaborative standards-based professional development, and contains: Essential questions about high-quality professional development Information on creating the culture for a learning community Conditions and processes for professional development Suggestions on designing your own model Tools for evaluating and rethinking professional development and learning Strategies for deepening a leader’s impact on a standards-based system

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning Data

Author: Thomas R. Guskey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452291764
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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When teachers use data effectively, students see results. Part of a series on Learning Forward’s seven Standards for Professional Learning, this volume guides teachers and school leaders toward successful data-based decision making—an essential component of effective professional learning and school development. The book’s features include: An original “think piece” by Thomas Guskey on using data in deliberate and thoughtful ways Specific implementation strategies that focus on analyzing student, educator, and system data and assessing progress A detailed case study of one district’s journey to successful use of data and how it led to measurable improvement in student achievement

SAGE Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching in Education

Author: Sarah Fletcher
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473971349
Format: PDF, Docs
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The knowledge base about mentoring and coaching in education has grown considerably worldwide in the last decade. The very many definitions of mentoring and coaching demand an evidence base to assist with understanding the convergence and distinctions between these concepts, and with situating them in relation to learning. This Handbook is a leading source of ideas and information. It covers national and international research on schools, higher education, and disciplines within and beyond education. The editors draw together contributions and present evidence bases and alternative worldviews in which concepts are both untangled and substantiated. Unique in its coverage, this handbook maps current knowledge and understanding, values and skills underpinning educational mentoring and coaching for learning. Contributors who are leading scholars and practitioners address issues of theory and practice in school, higher education, and other educational contexts, and they set out practical applications of coaching and mentoring for practitioners and researchers. Contributors also address social justice issues, such as those involving traditional and technical forms of mentoring and coaching, democratic and accountability agendas, and institutional and historical patterns of learning. The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching in Education is an essential reference for practitioners, researchers, educators, and policymakers. Dr Sarah J Fletcher is an international Educational Research Mentoring and Coaching Consultant and she convenes the Mentoring and Coaching SIG for the British Educational Research Association. Carol A Mullen is Professor and Chair, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations Department, at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

Professional Development

Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317926005
Format: PDF, ePub
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This top-selling book will serve as the compass and road map to your school’s professional development journey. A comprehensive and authoritative resource you will go to again and again, this book helps guide principals, directors of professional development, school/district committees, and other leaders in creating an effective professional development program that moves ideas from knowledge to action. Topics include: Learning Communities Job-Embedded Learning Coaching Teacher Study Groups Critical Friends Lesson Study Portfolios And more! Additionally, this book features helpful case studies, useful forms and templates, sample agendas, and other invaluable resources for professional development. The second edition contains the following enhancements: Expanded coverage of job-embedded learning, which is a cost-effective way for administrators to enhance professional development with their staff More information on the theoretical grounding of professional development with applications that can be readily adapted for use in schools Updated references and figures to reflect newly published literature on the topics covered User-friendly tabs, so you can find and return to your favorite sections time after time