Evaluating Professional Development

Author: Thomas R. Guskey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 0761975616
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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, ePub
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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, Mobi
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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
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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, Docs
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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

Professional Development in Education

Author: Thomas R. Guskey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780807734261
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The knowledge base in education is constantly expanding. Practitioners in education, like those in other professional fields, must keep abreast of this emerging knowledge base and use it to upgrade their craft skills regularly. How this is to be accomplished can be viewed from a variety of perspectives, each with its own conceptual premises, each informed by different bodies of research, and each offering different prescriptions for improvement.

Enhancing Professional Practice

Author: Charlotte Danielson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605177
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Describes a framework for teaching based on the PRAXIS III criteria which identifies those aspects of a teacher's responsibilities that promote improved student learning; exploring twenty-two components, grouped into the four domains of planning and preparation, classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Academic Development

Author: Lorraine Stefani
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136944753
Format: PDF
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How can Academic Developers provide evidence of the effectiveness and ‘added value’ of their work to the key stakeholders within their institutions? Written for Academic Developers, academic administrators and others responsible for promoting organizational change, Evaluating the Effectiveness of Academic Development is a professional guide that shares best practice advice and provides developers with useful frameworks for effective evaluation and monitoring of their work. Through case studies and up-to-date examples from experts in the field, this collection explores the nuances of evaluative practice and the tensions inherent in claiming a causal link between academic development and organizational transformation. As higher education institutions continue to seek effective ways to determine the impact of academic development on organizational transformation in general and student learning in particular, Evaluating the Effectiveness of Academic Development is sure to be an invaluable resource.

Handbook of Professional Development in Education

Author: Linda E. Martin
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462515274
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This comprehensive handbook synthesizes the best current knowledge on teacher professional development (PD) and addresses practical issues in implementation. Leading authorities describe innovative practices that are being used in schools, emphasizing the value of PD that is instructive, reflective, active, collaborative, and substantive. Strategies for creating, measuring, and sustaining successful programs are presented. The book explores the relationship of PD to adult learning theory, school leadership, district and state policy, the growth of professional learning communities, and the Common Core State Standards. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking discussion questions. The appendix provides eight illuminating case studies of PD initiatives in diverse schools.